Kevin Sullivan wins Democratic nomination, will compete in Jan. 13 special election
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor General Assembly
DEC. 23, 11 A.M. – Henrico County School Board member Lamont Bagby fell several votes short in his attempt to win the Democratic nomination to seek the 74th District House of Delegates seat in a Jan. 13 special election.
Bagby lost by eight votes – 24 to 16 – in a firehouse primary to Charles City resident Kevin Sullivan, a former International Brotherhood of Teamsters political coordinator. Former 74th District representative Floyd Miles finished third.
Only about 100 Democrats in the district (which spans portions of Henrico and Richmond and all of Charles City County) were eligible to vote – those who are active members of the Democratic committees in one of the three localities – and only a few more than 40 turned out. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/22/2014 Henrico Business
Short Pump Town Center has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that took place during the past several months.
The center has added landscaping, walkways lit with hanging lanterns, new gathering spaces withseating under heated pavilions, fountains, a new pedestrian bridge spanning the main plaza, additional covered bridges, updated restrooms, a centrally located glass elevator, a new children's play village in the food court and an outdoor play area in the main plaza, in addition to a fireplace. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/23/2014 Henrico Schools
The Community Foundation is seeking nominations of outstanding principals in Henrico County Public Schools. The foundation will award a $7,500 cash grant to one winning principal and a $7,500 grant to be used for initiatives at his or her school, as part of its annual REB Awards. Similar prizes will be awarded in Chesterfield, Hanover and Richmond.
The awards are designed to identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area. Nominees should have served in their current positions for at least three years.
The Community Foundation is inviting nominations from students, parents, colleagues, school personnel and administrators and the community at large. Nominations should take the form of a one to two-page typed letter describing the nominee’s distinguished educational leadership. > Read more.
Would your business like to do more business in Henrico? Would you like to learn marketing methods to reach a hyper-local customer base or learn more about business and personal branding techniques?
Then you won't want to miss the Henrico Citizen's Business and Branding Summit, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at Mercedes-Benz of Richmond, 8225 W. Broad Street.
This free, no-obligation informational event will provide insight and ideas from local branding and marketing professionals and the Henrico Citizen team. You'll also have a chance to network with other local business leaders and professionals.
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36 Henrico officers testing first batch this fall
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen 10/20/2014 Henrico Crime
Citizens soon will see an addition to the uniforms of Henrico County police officers, as body-mounted cameras will be issued to 400 officers in the county by Jan. 1, 2016.
Henrico Police officials began researching the cameras earlier this year, according to Henrico Police Lt. Chris Eley, and on Oct. 1 ordered 36 cameras for officers to test and determine which is the best match for the department’s needs.
“We’re just being progressive and wanted to get ahead of the curve,” Eley said about the division’s decision to implement cameras. “This will allow us to be more aware of our preconceived biases, how we talk and interact with people and [will] make us better public servants. We’re going to evaluate the system, work on our policy and usage and [on] what to expect from them.” > Read more.
By Lane Burgess, Special to the Citizen 10/20/2014 Henrico Crime
October is nationally known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in recognition of the victims and survivors of the ongoing issue that affects one in four women. In Henrico, a collaborative group of organizations has gathered to provide services and events around the issue.
The Greater Richmond Regional Hotline – (804) 612-6126 – is the newest program to result from the Regional Collaborative, a group of five domestic and sexual violence service providers including the YWCA of Richmond, Hanover Safe Place, Safe Harbor, The James House and Project Hope at Quin Rivers.
The consolidated service provides all callers with a knowledgeable resource to explain options and conduct a safety assessment. > Read more.
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By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 02/14/2013
If you’re looking to extend the Valentine’s Day celebrations, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is offering Orchids Galore and a chocolate workshop. You can also take your Valentine to a show at Henrico Theatre – Gaye Adegbalola performs Friday and Theatre IV presents “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad” on Sunday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
It was a red-out in the nurseries of Bon Secours hospitals Feb. 1, as all the babies were dressed in red knit caps and blankets as part of National Wear Red Day to kick off American Heart Month. At right, St. Mary's Hospital CEO Toni Ardabell holds one of the newborns at that hospital. Each of the knit caps worn by the infants was knitted by Bon Secours volunteers. > Read more.
Girl Scout Troop 3715, composed of fifth-grade girls from The Collegiate School, recently earned its Bronze Award – a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. Troop members are Emma Blackwood, Layla Brinster, Sarah Carrington, Caleigh Deane, Katie Dunn, Chandler Eddleton, Sarah Kate Gentry, Caroline Laskin, Caitlin Long, Gwen Lynch, Teresa Markiewicz and Avery Schebell. The troop donated 113 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to families who adopted pets from the Richmond SPCA and also made and donated more than 1,000 “happy socks” (cat toys constructed from socks stuffed with fiberfill and catnip) to the SPCA. > Read more.
Last month, world-renowned conductor and speaker Benjamin Zander of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra presented a free concert to more than 400 people at St. Michael Catholic Church. He joined the Symphony Musicians of Richmond and American Federation of Musicians Local 123 for the charity event benefiting United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.
Zander conducted “Classical Fever,” a unique performance for those without classical music in their lives. It aims to help people discover personal connections to the art and have a deep artistic experience. > Read more.
Get some sun, some exercise and support two great causes – this weekend in Innsbrook! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s CF Great Strides Walk is on Saturday and the MISS Foundation’s Kindness Walk Remembering Those We Love is on Sunday. Families will enjoy an ice cream social, May Play Day, and an Artist Reception at Crossroads Art Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
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