Parents petition to reinstate popular fifth-grade event
By Eric Steigleder, Special to the Citizen 04/16/2014 Education
Parents are frustrated, an online petition has garnered almost 500 signatures, School Board members have voiced their concerns, and now there are plans to hold a public meeting the week after spring break to discuss a contentious issue.
The Henrico County Book Bowl has many in the community up in arms – specifically, the recent plan to discontinue the program after 24 years.
So what exactly is the Book Bowl? > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/02/2013 Henrico Business
Dr. Barry Wein, most recently of Bon Secours Patterson Avenue Family Practice, will join PartnerMD’s Richmond office in September 2013. An open house will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. Dr. Wein will be in attendance, as well as several other PartnerMD physicians. The open house will feature interactive, hands-on stations, including: blood pressure checks, dermatological screening, body composition analysis and more. Attendees may tour the office, speak with Dr. Wein and discuss membership options with PartnerMD’s membership team. > Read more.
Of the 30 million children nationwide who receive free and reduced-price lunches during the school year, a mere 2.3 million get similar free and reduced-price meals when school is not in session.
This summer, the Chickahominy Family YMCA, one of 18 branches of the YMCA of Greater Richmond, is doing its part to rectify that problem by providing meals for nearly 200 children from Coventry Gardens, an apartment complex about five miles away in the Highland Springs area of Eastern Henrico.
The beginnings of the program can be traced to the Chickahominy YMCA’s work with Highland Springs Elementary through its fully subsidized daycare. > Read more.
Henrico Police are seeking information about the location of two women wanted for grand larceny, forgery/uttering and obtaining money under false pretenses. Stephanie Lynn Boothe and Aimee Denise Ames are wanted in connection with several incidents in July during which they presented counterfeit checks and/or pay stubs at Cash Advance locations in Eastern Henrico County. Boothe and Ames were last known to reside in Henrico County; however, they have ties to Rockville, Va., and Petersburg. > Read more.
All Bon Secours Richmond Hospitals, including St. Mary's, delivered white roses and a special card to parents recognizing that their babies were born July 22 – the same day as George Alexander Louis, son of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Above, new mom Precious Thompson and dad Anthony Powell are pictured with their baby, Nevaeh Powell, and RN Rachael Lapp. > Read more.
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Henrico County's first county-built dog park will open Saturday, Oct. 15 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road in Varina. A grand opening and dedication ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The one-acre park will feature sections for large and small dogs, exercise play equipment, water fountain and spray water features. The first 200 dogs Oct. 15 will receive a giveaway, and attendees can take their dog's photo with Snoopy and Sparky the Fire Dog.
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Compiled by Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/13/2011
(A sampling of fall festivals throughout Henrico County this month appears below; admission is free unless otherwise noted.)
Oct. 15 – Henrico County’s annual Harvest Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Meadow Farm, 3400 Mountain Rd., featuring hands-on activities and demonstrations, pony rides, a petting zoo, tethered hot air balloon rides, the Great Pumpkin Patch of Meadow (ages 3-12) and more. For details, call 501-5121. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/13/2011
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.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Is it heresy to say – in this bastion-of-tradition capital of the Old South – that it's time for Southern fried chicken to take a step back and make way for a new fried chicken king?
Count me among the new believers bowing to Bonchon Chicken's delectable double-fried bliss. Hand-brushed with signature garlic soy or hot sauce, flash-fried once and then again, the decadent drums and wings take "crisp" to a new level. If you're eating with a crowd and everyone bites in at once, be warned: you might need ear plugs to handle the din. > Read more.
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