By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 12/05/2013 Education
Fifteen Henrico fifth-graders were honored for their essays highlighting historical figures and events at the 11th Annual Historical Awareness Project awards reception, held Nov. 25 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.
Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and Henrico County Public Schools, the project is based on the county’s fifth-grade curriculum and is designed to provide students with an awareness of their local heritage, while encouraging the writers and their families to learn more about their community history. > Read more.
Richmond National Battlefield Park recently acquired 251 acres of the Glendale Civil War battlefield – one of the largest battlefields in Virginia – from the Civil War trust, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving battlefields across the country. The acquisition will allow the park to expand its mission of preservation to be fulfilled and for the historic landscape to be accessible.
“The ultimate goal is to preserve the landscape so that people understand the battles and what transpired on the land at that time,” said Randy Jones, a spokesman for the Department of Historic Resources. “This site has the power to connect us to future generations during a defining period in our history." > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/12/2013
Henrico High School alumna Miranda Harrison, a 2011 graduate of the school's Center for the Arts, will compete in the Miss America Pageant Sept. 15.
Harrison is now a junior at West Virginia’s Marshall University studying broadcast journalism and political science and will compete as Miss West Virginia in the event, which will air nationally on ABC television.
“How exciting that one of our very own Warriors has made it this far, not only with outer beauty, but more importantly with intelligence, talent, and a heart for helping families dealing with the realities of cancer,” said Karen Moody, the lead CFA musical theatre teacher at Henrico H.S. > Read more.
By Ben Panko, Special to the Citizen 09/12/2013 Transportation
Being one of the most efficient airports in the world requires staying ahead of the curve, especially in one of the country’s fastest-growing regions.
Richmond International Airport is continuing to be a leader in development in Eastern Henrico, with planned expansions and improvements on its 300,000 acres to accommodate future business and passenger needs. It was recently named the second-most efficient mid-sized airport internationally by the Air Transport Research Society. > Read more.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, visited Henrico Fire Station No. 2 today to meet with first responders from Henrico's divisions of fire and police, as well as the Henrico Sheriff's Office. with station and county officials in commemoration of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. McDonnell issued a proclamation noting the day as one of remembrance, patriotism and prayer in the state. > Read more.
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By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 11/02/2012
Election Day is fast approaching and the Henrico Theatre is showing the movie "The Candidate" to commemorate. If you’re looking to celebrate the end of robo-calls and political ads, the Mystery Dinner Playhouse, Shady Grove Coffeehouse and University of Richmond are all offering fun diversions this weekend. For more weekend ideas, click here! > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/29/2012
An estimated 8,000 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts recently traveled through Central Virginia neighborhoods distributing grocery bags door-to-door, the first stage of the annual “Scouting for Food” effort, now in its 25th year. The public is asked to fill the bags with non-perishable food items and place them in front of their houses on Saturday, Nov. 3 when Scouts will again canvass neighborhoods to gather the food donations. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/25/2012
It’s the last weekend before Halloween but we’ve gathered a batch of pumpkin-free events in Henrico: Walk “Out of the Darkness” at Deep Run Park, enjoy the Latin Ballet’s performance of “Volver” and start your holiday shopping super early at the Craftsmen’s Classic at RRC. And there’s an event for our four-legged readers as well – FETCH a Cure’s Mutt Strutt on Sunday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Eurasia Café and Wine Bar offers class, creativity in the Far West End
Classic and upscale are words I’d use to describe Eurasia, a café and wine bar in Gayton Crossing on Gaskins Road. I’d also call its food unique, but its atmosphere lacking.
First-timers may have a little trouble finding the restaurant tucked away in the Far West End shopping center, but fortunately they won’t be met with a long wait on a weeknight. Unfortunately, they may not be greeted with a smile either, but let’s hope I visited on an off night. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
It's in the Bag, LINC's 7th annual live and silent handbag auction, will be held Feb. 7 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the new Snagajob headquarters in Innsbrook.
In addition to featuring more than 150 hand-crafted and designer bags – including evening clutches, Keen hiking pack, a golf bag, bags made from keyboard keys, the "Madmen" portable briefcase bar, hand crocheted bags, and designer Brighton, Coach and Louisbuton bags – this year's event will also provide craft beer tasting by Starr Hill Brewery, a “man” table with gift items for men, music, and food. > Read more.