The Henrico County Public Library, in partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library, will host award-winning author Lee Smith on April 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, 23060, as part of its annual "All Henrico Reads" program.
Her novel, Guests on Earth, the featured title, will be available for sale, along with some of her other novels. She will autograph books following the program. > Read more.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 04/22/2013 Henrico Government
Community concerts. A farmers’ market. Nature trails and wetlands exploration for children.
Not exactly what comes to mind when you think about visiting the library? Schematic designs for new Varina Area Library may cause you to think again. > Read more.
Citizens fight to protect historic natural resource
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories examining the Upham Brook Watershed, and citizen, governmental, and organizational efforts to protect it.
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Beneath an ugly cloverleaf on West Broad Street, mere yards from the relentless hum of tires and throb of idling engines, it’s possible – as of a few months ago – to glimpse a rare and valuable jewel. > Read more.
Photos by Tom Lappas/Henrico Citizen 04/22/2013 Henrico Government
Henrico County officials unveiled a new sign welcoming travelers to the Brook Road corridor in northern Henrico during a ceremony April 11. The sign, erected near the Brook Run shopping center and the Henrico-Richmond line, is the latest result of a community effort to revitalize the corridor. Funding of $25,000 for the sign was donated by the developer of The Atlantic at Brook Run senior apartments nearby.
“This sign is intended to promote tourism and the rich history of this corridor,” County Manager John Vithoulkas told those assembled at the dedication. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/22/2013 Henrico Business
Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (second from right) helps officials from the board of the recently-christened Children’s Theatre of Virginia to tug the ribbon off the newly-installed sign on the space formerly occupied by Barksdale Theatre. The dedication of the theater, which is located at the Shops at Willow Lawn, was held April 10 in conjunction with the monthly community event Mommy and Me. The Children’s Theatre of Virginia was formed after the merger of Theatre IV and Barksdale Theatre in July and will stage at least six shows per season serving families and students. > 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.
Eastern Henrico’s annual “Holiday on Parade” event is back tomorrow. Family-friendly activities will take place at various locations in the east end. The festivities will culminate with the 21st annual James River Parade of Lights. Also, several churches throughout the county are hosting holiday celebrations including West End Assembly of God, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church and The Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Estilo charms, with a stylish twist, in Henrico’s Near West End
If you're looking for something a little different from the standard, ho-hum restaurant experience, look no further than The Village shopping center. Among the recent success stories to put down roots in The Village is Estilo, created by the owners of the gastropub Toast (featured in a Feb. 21 review in the Citizen), only a few steps away.
Estilo – which translates to style – offers a taste of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, among other countries, and a menu that rotates regularly through the rest of Central and South America. > Read more.
Disney’s Frozen shines as an instant classic
Disney has spent the past few years in search of that certain something; that ‘Disney Magic.’ It’s been a slow process. From The Princess and the Frog to Tangled to Wreck-it Ralph, the studio took slow steps, welcoming its princesses and fairy tales and musical numbers back into the fold. Every film was an improvement on the last, but none of them had anywhere near the charm or lasting appeal of the early ‘90s highs of the “Disney Renaissance.”
Frozen, by far, is the House of Mouse’s best attempt at a new Little Mermaid. > Read more.
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