Citizen Staff Reports 12/22/2014 Government
Since its adoption by Henrico County in 2005, the Project Lifesaver program has helped locate 312 missing county residents suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's disease and autism.
During the past 30 days, the program has helped locate five missing residents and return them to their homes safely.
The Henrico Division of Fire, Division of Police and Sheriff’s Office provided a demonstration last week of the Project Lifesaver program at the Henrico County Training Center to demonstrate how it works. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/22/2014 Henrico Business
Martin's Food Markets will make a donation of more than $24,000 to the Henrico Christmas Mother program, as a result of contributions provided by its customers Nov. 2-Dec. 6.
The grocery store chain collected a total of $100,177 from customers at its Metro Richmond and Williamsburg stores during the period. The Henrico Christmas Mother will receive $24,549.33. Other programs receiving donations are the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother ($28,000), the Hanover Christmas Mother ($13,120), the Salvation Army Central Virginia Command ($26,000) and the Salvation Army of Williamsburg ($8,505). > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/29/2014 Henrico Schools
At Pocahontas Middle School, cancer awareness has been a passionate school-year mission. A focus that began in summer 2013 culminates June 6 when the Henrico County school participates in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
At the all-night fundraiser, teams will take turns walking or running the school’s track. Participants will also celebrate survivors and remember loved ones who have died.
In the fall, the entire school read “Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie” by teacher-turned-author Jordan Sonnenblick, and incorporated the cancer-themed young adult novel into the curriculum. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/27/2014 Henrico Business
A May 20 close-out auction of 29 remaining residences at Rocketts Landing generated $7.3 million in sales in 45 minutes, according to Rocketts Landing developer The WVS Companies. The one- and two-bedroom units ranged in price from $150,000 to $476,000. They were among the last remaining units in Phase 1 of development at the site.
“The goal of the auction at Rocketts Landing was to close out Phase I of the development by creating an opportunity for the market to speak and set the prices,” said Jason Vickers-Smith, president of The WVS Companies. > Read more.
The impact of a Douglas Freeman High School student who died earlier this year after running a half-marathon will live on through a new race whose details will be announced later this week.
The Speak Up 5K race will honor the life and legacy of 16-year-old Cameron Gallagher, who died after finishing the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach March 16. Officials with the Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Fund will sponsor a Speak Up 5K kickoff event May 31 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Brown's Island in Richmond to share details about the race. > Read more.
6457 Miller Road – $101,500, 988 SF (built in 1933), from Donald L. and Lisa D. Adkins to Sauer Properties Inc.
1531 Americana Drive – $102,500, 1,245 SF (built in 1975), from Laura Denise Parker to Primestar Fund I LP.
1505 Farley Terrace – $105,000, 1,560 SF (built in 1993), from Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Lease Buy Own LLC.
2706 Ellerbee Road – $129,000, 1,300 SF (built in 1959), from Michael A. Carter to Kory Clayton.
4801 Adair Avenue – $130,000, 1,000 SF (built in 1955), from Brad S. Dalton to Jeffrey M. Hiter.
6077 Old LaFrance Road – $131,000, 1,808 SF (built in 1930), from Raymond Deutz to Jacob T. and Maria C. Philpott. > Read more.
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University of Richmond executive chef Glenn Pruden helped create a spooky graveyard of pumpkin skeletons, headstones, bony hands and vultures on the White House lawn Saturday.
Pruden worked on a team of carvers that included the winners of Food Network’s Pumpkin Challenge and $50,000 carving competition. James Parker of Veggy Art in Chantilly organized the White House team and invited Pruden to participate.
Parker recently trained university dining services employees in the art of carving fruits and vegetables and is the current Food Network Fruit Sculpture Challenge champion. Pruden said he was the “new guy” on the team, although he has been carving for many years. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/27/2011
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.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia's Legend of the Poinsettia will return to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for performances Jan. 5-8.
The Legend of the Poinsettia is based upon a Mexican legend and traditional story in the Latin American holiday season about a pure hearted girl who discovers the true spirit of giving.
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The fourth annual Winter Sol-Stache will take place Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at Mekong Restaurant, 6004 W. Broad St. A fundraiser for prostate-cancer research, the event celebrates facial hair in addition to the winter solstice, and awards mug trophies for mustache categories that include the chevron, walrus, handlebar, horseshoe, Zappa, pencil, and the combination of English, Dali and Fu Manchu. The event will also include mustache-themed games such as "Pin the 'Stache on Selleck." Fake moustaches are also allowed to participate. > Read more.
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CalendarStart the countdown to “Avengers 2” early by watching the second movie in the Thor series at 1:30 p.m. at Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd. A movie gift… Full text