By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 12/06/2016 Features
The crowds thronged roads and walkways leading to their destination. Some visitors pushed strollers; many brought multiple children; others came singly or in couples. But all shared the same singlemindedness and eagerness to achieve their goals.
No, it wasn't Black Friday.
These visitors came seeking history, family fun – and beer.
The second annual Hops In The Park Harvest Festival, held Nov. 12 at Henricus Historical Park, showcased Virginia craft beverages of all kinds and had representatives from 21 breweries, cideries and meaderies on hand, in addition to hops farmers from around the commonwealth. > Read more.
Henrico Police arrested and charged an 18-year-old county man with second-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old Henrico man Dec. 4.
Leslie Jerome Tyler, Jr. is being held at the Henrico County Jail, charged in the stabbing death of Keonte Freeman Taylor at a hotel in the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road in Eastern Henrico. At about 1:25 a.m., Dec. 4, police and fire units responded to the hotel for reports of a stabbing. They found Taylor, who was transported to a local hospital, where he later died. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/06/2016 Non-Profits
The McShin Foundation, based in Henrico, recently earned three years of reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services. McShin, founded in 2004, is a nonprofit recovery community organization that serves people and their families in the battle against substance use problems.
CAPRSS is the only accrediting body in the nation for RCOs. It evaluates organizations on four standards: principles, people, practices and performance. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/23/2016 Henrico Business
The following Hampton by Hilton hotels in Henrico have received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award: Hampton Inn Richmond-West, located in Innsbrook at 10800 W. Broad St.; and Hampton Inn Richmond-Airport, located at 421 International Center Drive in Sandston. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/23/2016 Henrico Schools
The Henrico County Public Schools system earned two statewide honors this week at the Creating Excellence Awards Program, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Community College System and held June 9 in Richmond.
The HCPS sports medicine program won the Region One Program award, and the Computer Systems Technology Advisory Committee won the region's Advisory Committee award. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/21/2016 Henrico Business
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation inducted its 34th Hall of Fame recipient, Glen Allen resident Mary Studevant, during its 2016 awards ceremony June 16 at the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center in Richmond.
Studevant held numerous civilian supervisory and non-supervisory positions within the group for more than 30 years. She began in 1966 as a secretary and continued for more than 17 years in the acquisition field.
“Studevant’s transformative leadership style led to improvements throughout DSCR and DLA Headquarters recognizing DLA Aviation as the Center of Excellence for Executive Level Conferences,” said Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day. > Read more.
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St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.
Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.
Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarHenricus Historical Park will present Sir Thomas Dale’s Colonial Christmas at Henricus from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event will feature first-person character interpretation of the etiquette, norms, customs, and laws regarding Christmas in Elizabethan-Jacobean English households in the early 17th-century. Experience holiday traditions of different socio-economic homes and enjoy period dance and song in the hospital. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org. Full text