Event to benefit low-income homeowners
River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.
The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. > Read more.
Driver arrested on DUI charge
Citizen Staff Reports 09/27/2016 Henrico Crime
An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.
At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.
A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/27/2016 Henrico Government
The Henrico County Public Library system will host three "death cafés" – gatherings during which attendees can discuss death and dying in what the library terms "surprisingly upbeat and informative guided discussions" led by spiritual and bereavement counselor Alane Miles.
The events will provide attendees the opportunity to ask any and all questions about the topics of death, dying, grief and funeral practices, in an informal setting. Miles has 20 years of experience in the hospice field, hosts the Death Club Radio show on WRIR and writes for Style Weekly. Registration is not required. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/12/2016 Henrico Business
Insurance producers reveal their top carrier choices and Glen Allen based Markel Insurance has been given a five-star rating for its excellent service. Insurance Business America surveyed hundreds of producers last month to determine which aspects of carrier performance are most important to them. These ranged from competitive rates to technology and automation capabilities, claims processing efficiency, and more. The producers were then asked to rate their primary carrier’s performance across 10 criteria. Out of the hundreds of responses, only 18 carriers scored a 5 or higher rating in at least one category. These companies were awarded five-star ratings and featured in the latest issue of Insurance Business America. Of the 18 carriers that made this year’s list, Markel Insurance received five-star marks in five out of the 10 categories, specifically: Carrier reputation and financial stability; competitive rates; underwriting expertise; technology and automation capabilities; and range of products. > Read more.
Visitors enjoyed food, games, music and fun at the Midtown State Fair Aug. 7 at Libbie Mill Midtown. The event combined locally grown and produced food and craft beer with the atmosphere of a fair. > Read more.
10-year-old all-stars two wins from national championship
By Kevin Richeson, Special to the Citizen
The Glen Allen 10-year-old Cal Ripken all-star baseball team has slugged its way to an undefeated start in the pool play round of the Cal Ripken World Series in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Glen Allen, which won the state and Southeast Regional championships in July to qualify for the World Series, is two wins away from a national championship.
The team opened up World Series play against Longwood, Fla. on Aug. 4. Cameron Slough got the start for Glen Allen and pitched four innings, giving up one just earned run, which allowed his team to jump out to a 4-1 lead going to the fifth inning. > Read more.
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Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
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