Citizen Staff Reports 12/06/2013 Features
Each holiday season for the last 40 years, Henrico resident Frank Hudak – also known as “Mr. Christmas” – has been lighting up his home in the West End with thousands of holiday lights. During those years, he also has raised more than $82,600 to support Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) through a simple donation box outside his home.
What began as a way to recapture the holiday spirit of his youth in Philadelphia helped start a local holiday tradition of lights and giving. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/18/2013 Transportation
Three bridge structures will be replaced and sections of I 95, Brook Rd. and some secondary routes will be resurfaced in Henrico County in the coming months.
Among the bridge replacements recently approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board are three on Route 360 crossing the Chickahominy River in Henrico County; a fourth bridge in the group is located in Hanover. The bridges were built in 1923 and widened in 1941 and 1970. Expected project completion is Nov. 25, 2014. > Read more.
Innsbrook After Hours officials are seeking volunteers to assist with this year's concert series, which will open Wednesday, May 1 and continue for 22 Wednesdays through Sept. 25.
Volunteers should be able to arrive by 4:30 p.m. in order to welcome visitors to the Innsbrook Snagajob Pavilion each Wednesday when gates open at 5 p.m. > Read more.
By Amber Galaviz, Capital News Service 04/18/2013 General Assembly
During the General Assembly’s 2013 session, state legislators debated how much to spend on public education. But has education funding been going up or down? It depends on whom you ask. Democratic politicians and the Virginia Education Association say funding for the commonwealth’s public schools is at its lowest level since 2008.
Gov. Bob McDonnell disputes that. > Read more.
The Henrico Too Smart 2 Start Coalition’s youth ambassadors and Safe Harbor will present a forum Saturday, April 20 to educate youth and parents on healthy relationships and how to identify and prevent teen dating abuse.
The Healthy Teen Dating Relationships forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Georgiadis Hall at the Parham Road Campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 1651 E. Parham Road. > Read more.
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University of Richmond executive chef Glenn Pruden helped create a spooky graveyard of pumpkin skeletons, headstones, bony hands and vultures on the White House lawn Saturday.
Pruden worked on a team of carvers that included the winners of Food Network’s Pumpkin Challenge and $50,000 carving competition. James Parker of Veggy Art in Chantilly organized the White House team and invited Pruden to participate.
Parker recently trained university dining services employees in the art of carving fruits and vegetables and is the current Food Network Fruit Sculpture Challenge champion. Pruden said he was the “new guy” on the team, although he has been carving for many years. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/27/2011
Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.
Holiday events are in full swing this weekend in eastern Henrico! The Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Elf” and the Concert Ballet of Virginia will perform a shortened version of “The Nutcracker” at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. On Sunday the North Airport Drive Civic Association’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Fire Station #3. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being filmed in and around Richmond, and casting officials are seeking background actors to appear on screen.
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” said Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War, and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.” > Read more.