The University of Richmond will receive a 2014 Catalyst Award from ROSMY at the organization’s annual fundraiser May 3. ROSMY’s Catalyst Awards honor people and institutions that work to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. In naming Richmond, ROSMY cited accomplishments at the university, such as the recent Q-Summit: A Southern Queer Youth Gathering and the Campus Pride LGBTQ College Sports Summit, as well as partnerships in the community. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/02/2014 Henrico Government
Mike O'Connor, the executive director of Henrico's Department of Mental Health and Developmental Services, is one of 37 members appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the newly-created Virginia Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response.
Yesterday, McDonnell announced the members, who include leaders in the mental health field, law enforcement communities, the judicial system, private hospitals and individuals receiving mental health services and their families. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/02/2014 Henrico Business
Richmond International Raceway completed its Five Days of Giving campaign last month with donations totaling $15,000, benefiting Richmond-area nonprofit organizations. The organizations are receiving grants from the track’s charitable arm – Richmond International Raceway Cares.
RIR opened a grant application for organizations interested in being considered for donations. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/02/2014 Henrico Business
MARTIN’s Food Markets customers and associates donated $94,746 through the 2013 Share a Holiday Meal campaign. From Nov. 3 through Dec. 14, MARTIN’S customers had the opportunity to support the program by making a donation in increments of $2,
$5 or $10 at the checkout. The funds raised will be donated to: Henrico Christmas Mother - $24,594; Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Christmas Mother - $28,103; Hanover Christmas Mother - $12,418; Salvation Army Central Virginia Command - $26,000; and Salvation Army of Williamsburg - $3,631. MARTIN’s started participating in the Share a Holiday Meal campaign four years ago. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/31/2013 Henrico Business
Jeffrey C. Delafuente of Glen Allen recently was installed as 2013-14 president of the American Society for Consultant Pharmacists, an international professional association whose mission is to enhance the quality of care for all older persons through the appropriate use of medication and the promotion of healthy aging.
Delafuente is associate dean for academic affairs at VCU’s School of Pharmacy. > Read more.
- More Henrico News
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 11/22/2012
Have you had enough of crowds and long lines? Take a break at two beautiful places in Henrico – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Lavender Fields Herb Farm. If you’re still reeling from those awkward Thanksgiving conversations, Don “DC” Curry is ready to provide some laughs at the Richmond Funny Bone. For all our top picks, click here! > Read more.
The Henrico County Public Library, in partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library, will host New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani on Wednesday, April 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Rd., as part of its annual All Henrico Reads program.
The featured title – Trigiani's novel The Shoemaker’s Wife – will be available for sale, as well as some of her other novels. She will autograph books following the program. > Read more.
Native American performers displayed their colors during the 21st annual Great American Indian Exposition Pow-Wow and Show at The Showplace in Henrico Nov. 9-11. The event featured more than 200 dancers, singers, drummers and artisans representing more than 100 tribes. It opened with a parade of nations in honor of November, Native American month. Attendees also had the opportunity to dine on Native American foods, such as buffalo stew and Indian tacos. > Read more.
Halligan’s unique atmosphere creates fun ‘hot’ spot
Isn’t it a nice feature of Henrico County that we have “theme” restaurants like those in bigger cities right here in West Broad Village and that everything is for real? The Halligan Bar & Grill is all about fighting fires – quench your thirst and hunger, see and touch the real equipment of fire and rescue services, including a real historic fire engine truck, and mingle with real firefighters.
The Halligan is a true and honest theme restaurant named after the claw-and-blade bar used by fire and rescue services around the world. Independent restaurant owner Shawn Gregory used to be a firefighter himself and has parked a real fire engine right in the main restaurant. His father, also a firefighter, used to ride that very truck when on duty at Henrico Fire Station No. 3 years ago. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
Anyone who has seen "Animal House," "Revenge of the Nerds," or any of the countless retreads and spoofs they spawned will surely find something familiar in "Monsters University." Pixar's latest comes from the very same mold, but has been cast in brighter, cuter colors. Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan, the green-and-blue leads of 2001's "Monsters, Inc." (Billy Crystal and John Goodman, respectively) are freshmen at the titular university and face the typical trials and tribulations one would find in any college comedy. Arrogant fraternity jocks, a tough-as-nails dean and a campus-wide scare-off must all be overcome if Mike and Sully are to become the best of friends and blossom into the heroes we know from the original film. > Read more.