The April edition of Henrico Restaurant Week raised $2,050 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls' 2016 Youth Triathlon, which will be held Aug. 20.
Henrico Restaurant Week, hosted by the Henrico Citizen in partnership with title sponsor Visit Henrico, featured 10 Henrico restaurants. Each made a donation from every special Restaurant Week lunch and dinner sold during the week. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/23/2016 Henrico Schools
Henrico County Public Schools, through its Division of School Nutrition Services, will participate in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture. The program provides meals to students enrolled in Henrico Schools summer programs or in those run by the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks.
Food service will be from Monday through Thursday each week. (All sites will be closed Monday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.) Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/23/2016 Henrico Business
The following Hampton by Hilton hotels in Henrico have received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award: Hampton Inn Richmond-West, located in Innsbrook at 10800 W. Broad St.; and Hampton Inn Richmond-Airport, located at 421 International Center Drive in Sandston. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. > Read more.
Brookland MS, history
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen Henrico Schools
Nick Lapres didn’t always expect to become a teacher, but his passion to advocate change, open people’s eyes and invoke communication with young people in order to seek solutions to the world’s problems landed him at Brookland Middle School in 2013 as a U.S. history teacher.
“Teaching allows me to do what I always wanted to do,” Lapres said. “I could have tried to be an author, journalist, podcaster, documentarian, activist, etc. but those weren’t in the cards for me. Teaching is my way of doing it. It is a special profession, but if you’re going to try it you need to be thoughtful about your motivations.” > Read more.
School of nursing, adult education
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen Henrico Schools
Randall Mangrum is celebrating his 30th year of nursing, an ode to his profession that has left him richly blessed with experience. It’s also allowed him to easily transition from practicing to teaching, while he prepares the next generation of nurses as a St. Mary’s Hospital practical nursing teacher for the Henrico County Adult Education program.
“As a nurse, you are a teacher,” Mangrum said. “The majority of my career was spent in the practice setting. I have been a nurse in the acute care, long-term care and community-based setting, in addition to patient education. I have been involved with employee education on some level. It’s almost as if I have come full circle – I began my career as a licensed practical nurse, and now I have the opportunity to give back to the profession.” > Read more.
Carver ES, art
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor Henrico Schools
The revelation came to her as she was lying on her back, beneath a table in her Catholic elementary school art classroom in Pittsburgh. It was there that a young Julz Suder first glimpsed into her future.
“Our teacher wanted us to draw frescoes like Michelangelo did in the Sistine Chapel,” Suder recalled.
And just like that, she was hooked. > Read more.
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Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.
Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.
The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.
As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.
Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.
Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.
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