Hair Cuttery will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children who need it most this summer. From Aug. 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, the chain will donate one free haircut certificate to a disadvantaged child in the community. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/28/2016 Henrico Government
Henrico County Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon has been designated to serve on the Virginia Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee.
The committee works to define and implement the Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan, which guides efforts to promote compatibility among communication systems used by public safety agencies at the local, regional and state levels. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/26/2016 Henrico Government
Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.
The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Monday, Oct. 17 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, Aug. 19, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer. > Read more.
Project to honor late brother takes flight
By Jennie Trejo, Special to the Citizen Henrico Schools
FEB. 22, 12:15 P.M. – When Christopher Sims, a 14-year-old Henrico boy, died by suicide two years ago, it left a family and an entire community off kilter, searching for answers.
For months afterwards, his twin brother, Alexander, listened to their mother describe how she wished something positive might come from the tragedy.
So Alexander Sims, a junior at Mills E. Godwin High School, decided to create a kindness program to combat bullying and teen suicide. He named it “Christopher’s Angels” (in honor of his brother) and launched it Feb. 9 – on the second anniversary of Christopher's death – at http://www.christophersangels.org > Read more.
Highland Springs High School student Sam Adu-Gyamfi was the Central Region winner in the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History essay contest, sponsored recently by Dominion and the Library of Virginia. Adu-Gyamfi (pictured above, center, with Dominion representative Sarah Perkinson, left, and Highland Springs H.S. teacher Katelyn Vogelpohl) was honored along with three other essay winners during a ceremony Feb. 3 in Richmond that included Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
The essay contest was part of the "Strong Men and Woman in Virginia History" event, which honored the leadership and achievements of eight outstanding African-Americans with Virginia connections. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/21/2016 Henrico Schools
The Virginia Board of Education last month granted “Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School” status to 31 schools that otherwise would have been denied state accreditation because of persistently low student achievement. Among them: Henrico's Fairfield Middle School.
The board’s accreditation regulations define reconstitution as a process to improve instruction and raise student achievement by restructuring a school's governance, faculty, instructional program and/or student population. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 07/18/2016
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.
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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CalendarThe Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Paula Harrison… Full text