Math Science Innovation Center in Eastern Henrico celebrates 50 years of wonder
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 10/25/2016 Education
Even the most relaxed parents may blanch on occasion at the thought of letting their kids delve deeply into buckets of mud or handle insects and spiny sea creatures. Throw in the mention of exploring a spider room, and some might barely suppress shudders.
But at the MathScience innovation center (MSIC) in Eastern Henrico County, flies and mud pies are all part of the game – and the learning. > Read more.
HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital will host three alcohol impairment simulation events this week to raise awareness of how one’s balance, motor planning, and coordination skills are effected by alcohol.
The simulation series will be held in the Forest Lobby of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, 1602 Skipwith Road, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26; and at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/21/2016 Henrico Government
Henrico County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) welcomed 10 newly activated CASA volunteers during a ceremony Oct. 17. The advocates were sworn in by Stuart L. Williams, Jr., chief judge of the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Williams commenced the swearing-in by thanking the new volunteers for committing their time and their hearts to children who are in need of the court’s intervention to ensure their safety and well-being. He also told them that CASA’s work and the reports they prepare for the court are invaluable and that their work as fact-finders and information gatherers is essential in assisting the court with making critical decisions in the best interest of children. > Read more.
By Zachary Halaschak, Special to the Citizen 05/24/2016 Henrico Government
With 15 cases already reported statewide – including three in Central Virginia – officials from Henrico County and Virginia are anticipating a potential uptick of Zika virus infections heading into the summer months.
Although states like Florida and Louisiana are at the most risk because of climatic factors, all states on the southeastern seaboard face potential Zika outbreaks in the coming months. Virginia’s mosquito season is May 1-Oct. 31, and the two known vectors of Zika – Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever mosquito) and the Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito) – both are present in Virginia. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/24/2016 Henrico Business
Henrico Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski won eight awards in the Virginia Professional Communicators (VPC) 2016 communications contest, including four first-place entries that will advance to the National Federation of Press Women competition. Awards were announced at the VPC spring conference, held in Winchester in April.
Kruszewski collected first-place honors in the feature story, reviews, personal opinion columns, and blog categories.
In the personal columns category, judges praised her first-place Family Forum columns (“The Greatest Love” and “Time to Give Spanking the Boot”) for using “thoughtful, poignant, personal examples supported by scientific evidence [to make] convincing observations about family topics like the depth of parental love and the downside of physical discipline.” > Read more.
In response to citizen input, company to consider adjacent site as possibility
UPDATE: MAY 23, 1:50 P.M. – Plans for a Dominion Virginia Power substation in Varina could be delayed for three more months, after company officials today requested a deferral of their scheduled June 9 case before the Henrico Planning Commission.
The company is seeking to build a substation in Varina to improve service reliability in the region and wants to locate it on a 1.5-acre portion of a 10-acre site at 7000 Osborne Turnpike.
Company officials now are asking that the case be delayed until September so that they may consider input they received during a public meeting May 17 at Varina High School. Specifically, they intend to consider the possibility of purchasing a portion of an adjacent 477-acre parcel on Osborne Turnpike, which was listed for sale recently. Several speakers at last week's meeting urged Dominion representatives to consider that option. > Read more.
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Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarThe American Legion Post 233, 8088 Recreation Rd., will host a country/gospel/bluegrass Music Jam at 6 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. Anyone is welcome to play or sing. Admission is free. Food and drinks are available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Full text