Holton campaigns for Clinton, Kaine in Henrico


Anne Holton (wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine) and Erin Powell, owner of Ginger Juice, discuss the importance of small business to communities, as veggies are cold-pressed into juice during a campaign event in Henrico Aug. 23. Ginger Juice is the first cold-pressed juice company in the region. > Read more.

Main Street Group names new VP


Clients and guests of The Main Street Group, a financial services firm based in Innsbrook, attended a reception earlier this summer June to welcome new vice president Megan Bosch. Pictured, from left, are Bosch; CEO Steve Crawford, Kristi Hammond, Desiree Bryan and Michael Douglas. > Read more.

Henrico man dies in Dinwiddie crash

A 31-year-old Henrico County man died when the 1995 GMC tractor trailer he was driving ran off Route 460 in Dinwiddie County and overturned shortly before 2 a.m. Aug. 24. The man, Melvin Johnson, died at the scene. A female passenger in the truck was transported by helicopter to MCV with life-threatening injuries. Neither person was wearing a seatbelt, according to Virginia State Police. > Read more.
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Henrico libraries have new phone numbers


As part of a migration to a new voice over IP phone system, all Henrico County Public Libraries now have new phone numbers.

The new numbers are:

• Fairfield Area Library – 501-1930

• Gayton Branch Library – 501-1960

• Glen Allen Branch Library – 501-1950 > Read more.

Substitute discrepancies evident at middle, high school levels, too

Eastern, Northern Henrico schools account for 82 percent of ‘fail-to-fill’ occurrences
Eastern and Northern Henrico middle and high schools failed to fill substitute teacher positions more than once a day on average during the past two school years, according to data provided to the Henrico Citizen by Henrico County Public Schools at the newspaper's request.

The data shows that Eastern and Northern Henrico secondary schools – like their elementary school counterparts – have a disproportionately difficult time filling substitute teacher positions, when compared to schools in the West End.

More than 80 percent of the 4,525 failed attempts to fill substitute teacher positions at Henrico middle and high schools during the past two years occurred at the 10 such schools in Eastern and Northern Henrico. The rest took place at 13 West End schools. > Read more.

Fighting crime with fun


Dozens of communities and neighborhoods throughout Henrico County celebrated National Night Out Aug. 2, taking the time to enjoy food, fellowship and take a stand against crime. Richmond International Raceway hosted an event for surrounding neighborhoods, which included games and activities, smiles from members of the Virginia Clown Alley #3 (top), face painting by Sandra 'Strawberry' Winstead (second from top) and remarks from Henrico Police Chief Hum Cardounel (below, flanked by State Senator Donald McEachin and Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam.) > Read more.

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Community

Local choral group seeks volunteers

Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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North Park Library will host a Summer Finale Party with cool treats and lots of fun at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the North Park Library. For details,… Full text

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