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FeedMore honors Henrico volunteers


FeedMore recognized several volunteers from Henrico County recently in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The volunteers - William Cary, Phil Newton and Yvette Gilmore – have given eight total years of service to the agency, which works to fight hunger in Central Virginia.

“It’s heartbreaking to realize there are kids in our community who are hungry,” said Cary (pictured, at right), a volunteer with FeedMore’s Children’s Programs. “Nobody, young or old, should be hungry.” > Read more.

A watershed wish list

Activists, officials have ideas for stream health
Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final article in a series about watershed health. In the Aug. 15 Citizen, neighbors of Henrico streams and various experts on waterway issues contributed feedback regarding their concerns about watershed health. This article examines suggestions for change and improvements to watershed health.

Despite serious concerns about the state of the county’s waterways, most observers and experts concede that there are a few bright spots. > Read more.

Henrico to hold public meetings on meals tax referendum

Henrico County will conduct a series of public meetings to provide information on the meals tax referendum, which will be part of the general election ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

County Manager John A. Vithoulkas will lead 10 of the 12 meetings, which will be held at high schools throughout the county and at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden from Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Wednesday, Oct. 30. The meetings will include a presentation by county staff and an opportunity to ask questions. > Read more.

Business in brief


Beginning October 6, Martin’s Food Markets customers can earn money for their local schools when they grocery shop through Martin’s simple school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards. To participate in the program, customers must sign up each year and designate up to two schools by visiting their local Martin’s or at http://www.martinsfoods.com/aplus A+ S.chool Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using one’s BonusCard beginning October 6 and continuing through March 22, 2014. There is no limit to what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards, including earning cash for school programs, technology, scholarships, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs. > Read more.

UR signs transfer agreements with JSRCC, John Tyler CC

University of Richmond and two area community colleges will sign updated articulation agreements this month, assuring transition for associate degree graduates of the community colleges into bachelor degree programs at Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS).

Students from J. Sargeant Reynolds and John Tyler community colleges who have completed associate’s degrees in applied arts, arts and sciences, or applied science and have a grade point average of 2.0 out of 4.0 from all college work attempted will be guaranteed acceptance to SPCS. > Read more.

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Community

Weekend Top 10

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 festival at Willow Lawn Dec. 3

The Shops at Willow Lawn will host its holiday festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope Harris and the Cousins Jamboree, Peter McCory and Jonathan the Juggler will perform on the Main Stage. Barksdale Theatre's Snowbear will also make a special appearance.

There will also be train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, free photos with Santa in a photo booth, face painting, balloon art, crafts, giveaways, merchant specials and more. > Read more.

Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration planned for Dec. 3

Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will host the Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning at the Courtney Road Service Station, 3401 Mountain Rd., and ending at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd. All events are free. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite place to eat fared during recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health > Read more.

2011 Virginia Winery Guide available

The 2011 Virginia Winery Guide, produced by the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office, is now available to the public. The guide includes information about all 190 wineries in the state, as well as a detailed driving map of the state and wineries. The listings include the location, hours, directions and contact information for each winery. > Read more.

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite place to eat fared in recent health inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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