Citizen Staff Reports 11/26/2015 Business
Dominion Resources announced recently that it is providing $1 million in grants through its charitable foundation to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across 12 states this holiday season. Donations will be shared by 119 non-profit organizations providing essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services.
Eligible organizations in targeted areas within Dominion’s footprint were encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each. More than 250 applications were considered, with selections made based on an organization’s demonstrated ability to serve communities, meet basic human needs, and prevent future need for assistance. > Read more.
The Henrico County Division of Police graduated the 44th class of its Citizens Police Academy Nov. 5. Academy graduates were: Mark Brickey, Jeffrey Brush, Jonathon Brush, Miranda Brush, Hemal Desai, Catherine Link, Lisa Loudermilk, Jacqueline Madison-McCreary, Sonya Magamoll, Robert Marshall, Rose Martin-Turnage, Justin Murphy, Tom Murray, James Pfister, Chasity Turnage, and Breona Tyler.
The Citizens Academy allows participants to receive much of the same hands-on training and experience that actual police officers and recruits undergo. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/25/2015 Henrico Government
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks received two awards from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society at its annual conference, held Nov. 7-10 in Virginia Beach. The statewide awards program honors individuals, agencies and organizations throughout Virginia that have demonstrated excellence in several areas during the previous calendar year.
Twin Hickory Park was awarded the Best New Facility (Parks, Playgrounds Greenways, and Trails) in the population category of 100,000+. A few highlights of the site include walking trails, open play areas, multi-purpose field, landscaping, irrigation, a picnic shelter with restrooms, a playground for 2-5 year olds and one for 6-12 year olds. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/02/2015 Henrico Schools
Author and Maker Movement co-founder Gary Stager, Ph.D. will present "Learning to Play in Education: Joining the Maker Movement" Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Road. The presentation, part of the school's Bryan Innovation Lab Visiting Innovators Program, is free and open to the public and will take place in the Bryan Innovation Lab. Stager, a laptop education pioneer and co-author of Invent to Learn – Making, Tinkering, and
Engineering in the Classroom, will discuss the Maker Movement’s impact on classrooms in the 21st century. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/02/2015 Henrico Business
West Broad Village is bringing outdoor ice skating to the Far West End this winter.
The Rink, a 120-by-60-foot outdoor rink, will open in the community on Friday, Nov. 13 and remain open daily through Sunday, Jan. 18. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive in Glen Allen. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports Henrico Schools
Henrico County Public Schools is offering prospective employees the chance to get out and vote Nov. 3 and then stop by the Henrico Schools job fair at the Resource Workforce Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road. Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.
HCPS is seeking candidates to join the HCPS family as bus drivers, custodians and cafeteria workers, as well as substitutes for teachers and nurses. Members of the HCPS Human Resources, School Nutrition Services, Custodial Services and Transportation departments will be present to conduct preliminary interviews with interested candidates. > Read more.
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The Varina Ruritan Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10, during which it presented several annual awards, including Policeman of the Year – to Henrico Officer Aaron M. Lancaster (top) – and Firefighter of the Year – to Julian T. Lipscomb (second from top).
The club also received a plaque from the Henrico Division of Fire (third from top) expressing the division's appreciation for the club and its support of fire prevention programs. > Read more.
The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.
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CalendarCharacterWorks, an after-school youth theater program, will present “Mary Poppins” Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 27-29 at the Robins Theatre at Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd. Based on the books by… Full text