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FeedMore honors Henrico volunteers


FeedMore recognized several volunteers from Henrico County recently in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week. The volunteers - William Cary, Phil Newton and Yvette Gilmore – have given eight total years of service to the agency, which works to fight hunger in Central Virginia.

“It’s heartbreaking to realize there are kids in our community who are hungry,” said Cary (pictured, at right), a volunteer with FeedMore’s Children’s Programs. “Nobody, young or old, should be hungry.” > Read more.

Henricus Foundation receives $100,000 donation in honor of Jimmy Dean

The Dean Foundation, established by the late sausage king and entertainer Jimmy Dean, this week announced a $100,000 donation to the Henricus Foundation. The Dean Foundation, which has supported Henrico County’s Varina High and Elementary Schools, made the donation to support the educational mission of Henricus Historical Park. Supporters of Henricus are challenged to match the gift with donations of $5,000 or more.

“Jimmy Dean was a successful singer, actor and businessman who held a passion for philanthropy and education,” said Donna Dean Stevens and husband Jayson Stevens, administrators of The Dean Foundation. > Read more.

Henrico girl advocates for Juvenile Diabetes funding

Kamryn Anderson and her family show their support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation awareness effort.
Kamryn Anderson is an honor student at Brookland Middle School who keeps herself busy with cheerleading, homework, singing, going to church and doing chores. So understandably, having Type 1 Diabetes has been frustrating for this bright and motivated 12-year-old.

“I just want to be a normal kid, and go to school without going to the nurse, or having to be first in the lunch line,” said Anderson, who was diagnosed with the disease when she was five years old. > Read more.

National soccer group locates in Henrico County

Henrico County and the metro Richmond area have gained a well-earned reputation as a hotbed of youth soccer in recent years.

That status has been bolstered this year by the addition of the headquarters of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL).

Currently in its fourth year of operation, the ECNL is a girls-only league comprised of 78 youth soccer clubs in 27 states across the country spanning from California to Massachusetts. Each club competes in one of eight conferences and has five separate age-group teams, with ages of players ranging from 14 to 18. > Read more.

Henrico soldier reunites with cousin in Jordan

It seemed like a routine overseas deployment to medical Specialist Musab Alsawalha of Henrico, when he was given his orders to deploy to Kuwait to support the 3rd Medical Command at Arifjan, Kuwait.

As he was packing his bags though, more than 6,000 miles away, Jordanian Lt. Col. Mohammed Sawalha of the Jordan Armed Forces Staff Joint Operations command also was packing his bags in preparation for Eager Lion 13 in Jordan – a multi-national exercise with more than 8,000 military participants from 19 countries.
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Community

Weekend Top 10

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.

Traveling tapestry exhibit opens at Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a touring exhibit from the American Tapestry Alliance during the next month and a half.

The Gumenick Family Gallery exhibition, Small Tapestry International 2: Passages, featuring small tapestries created by artists from around the world, opens Sept. 15 with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., which is open to the public. The exhibition will continue through Oct. 30. This is the only East Coast venue hosting this touring, biennial exhibition of the American Tapestry Alliance. > Read more.

Lewis Ginter hosts fall plant sale

Grace Harrison of the Henrico Master Gardeners' Association demonstrates vermi composting to a visitor during Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's fall plant sale Sept. 17.
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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘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.

Weekend Top 10


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.

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