Citizen Staff Reports 02/05/2016 Features
A Glen Allen mother and entrepreneur recently earned a $7,000 grant from The First Years, a juvenile products manufacturer, to help make her childhood clothing invention a reality.
Casey Bunn, who has two children (three-year-old Jillian and one-year-old Charlie) created Handsocks to solve a problem – the need for long, cozy, sock-like mittens that keep babies and older children warm while also providing protection from scratches and skin conditions. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 02/05/2016 Henrico Government
A century or so ago, Henrico County was known as the Dairy County of Virginia, and one of the largest dairy operations was centered at the Dorey family's barn in Varina.
On Jan. 7, the barn – now the site of the Dorey Park Recreation Center – was transformed into an art gallery, and its rafters hung with colorful student art work depicting nature scenes. > Read more.
One of the most visible exhibits at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Sandston is on its way to a new home.
The world’s fastest and highest flying production aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird, is preparing to move from the museum to the Science Museum of Virginia. The iconic, supersonic stealth plane will become the focal point of the SMVs new exhibition gallery, Speed, opening later this year.
Before traveling to its new home, the Blackbird will be disassembled and packaged by experts from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery and W.M. Jordan Company. > Read more.
By Diana DiGangi, Capital News Service 01/18/2016 General Assembly
With confidence and high spirits, Democratic lawmakers and gay rights advocates on Monday kicked off their third consecutive year of fighting for an end to conversion therapy for minors in Virginia.
The controversial treatment, also known as reparative therapy, is aimed at turning homosexuals into heterosexuals and is based on the view that homosexuality is a mental disorder. Conversion therapy is also performed on those questioning their gender identity. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/14/2016 Henrico Schools
Spelling champions from each of Henrico County Public Schools’ 45 elementary schools and 12 middle schools will compete Jan. 19 to determine a winner in the 2016 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee at Hungary Creek Middle School. HCPS-TV will stream the event live online at henricoschools.us beginning at 7 p.m.
Last year, Tejas Muthusamy of Moody Middle School repeated as champion by defeating his younger brother, Shreyas, in the finals. In both 2014 and 2015, Muthusamy eventually advanced to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where he finished in the top 10 both years. > Read more.
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors began a new four-year term Tuesday by voting unanimously to elect Varina District Supervisor Tyrone Nelson as chairman and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover as vice chairman for 2016.
The appointment is Nelson’s first service as chairman since he became the board’s Varina District representative in 2012. He served as vice chairman in 2015.
In remarks to his colleagues, Nelson said he was humbled and honored to serve and pledged to work cooperatively with them and the county’s staff. > Read more.
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Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.
Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/15/2015
The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.
A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.
A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
Start celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with Susan Greenbaum at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. She will present “An Evening of Love Songs.” Other fun events this weekend include Henrico Rec & Parks’ 30th annual One Act Showcase; “The Lego Movie” playing at the Henrico Theatre (tickets are only $!); and Robin and Linda Williams who will be performing at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. And homeowners will really appreciate the free Home Improvement Seminar taking place at Harvie ES. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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