Citizen Staff Reports 08/25/2016 Government
Anne Holton (wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine) and Erin Powell, owner of Ginger Juice, discuss the importance of small business to communities, as veggies are cold-pressed into juice during a campaign event in Henrico Aug. 23. Ginger Juice is the first cold-pressed juice company in the region. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/25/2016 Henrico Business
Clients and guests of The Main Street Group, a financial services firm based in Innsbrook, attended a reception earlier this summer June to welcome new vice president Megan Bosch. Pictured, from left, are Bosch; CEO Steve Crawford, Kristi Hammond, Desiree Bryan and Michael Douglas. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/24/2016 Henrico Crime
A 31-year-old Henrico County man died when the 1995 GMC tractor trailer he was driving ran off Route 460 in Dinwiddie County and overturned shortly before 2 a.m. Aug. 24. The man, Melvin Johnson, died at the scene. A female passenger in the truck was transported by helicopter to MCV with life-threatening injuries. Neither person was wearing a seatbelt, according to Virginia State Police. > Read more.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 08/18/2016 Henrico Schools
The start of a redistricting process that could alleviate crowded conditions at Hungary Creek Middle School is on hold for another seven months or so while Henrico County Public Schools officials first consider the possible implementation of new instructional programs at the middle school level.
The Henrico School Board had hoped to begin the redistricting process this fall, but Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Beth Teigen told the board last week that it wouldn't make sense to start yet. That's because officials are weighing the possibility of establishing special "academies" at some middle schools to provide focused instruction in several topics – potentially including leadership, coding and/or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). > Read more.
By Kevin Richeson, Special to the Citizen 08/18/2016 Henrico Business
The Henrico Business Leaders organization is conducting its annual school supply drive to benefit its partner school of the last three years, Hermitage High School.
HBL members are collecting pens, pencils, highlighters, index cards and other typical classroom materials for students who cannot afford to buy their own items, so that those students will be properly equipped when the school year begins next month.
The drive is taking place through the end of August, and supplies will be distributed to Hermitage Aug. 22. > Read more.
Three pets killed in nearby house fire
Citizen Staff Reports 08/17/2016 Henrico Crime
AUG. 17 – Fire aboard a passenger bus Wednesday morning on I-95 South in Henrico County snarled traffic, but no one was injured in the incident. Soon after Henrico Fire officials had extinguished that fire, a nearby house fire killed three family pets.
Henrico Fire officials responded to the bus, which caught fire near the Parham Road exit, at about 8 a.m. The driver of the bus was the only person onboard and was able to exit safely. Firefighters controlled the fire quickly and fully extinguished it shortly after 9:30 a.m.
About 20 minutes later, Fire units – including some of the same ones that responded to the bus fire – were dispatched to a house fire in the 6000 block of Indigo Road in Henrico’s West End. > Read more.
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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.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/18/2016
Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.
For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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