Thanks in part to several new initiatives enacted by Henrico Police officials, the number of violent and non-violent crimes reported in the county last year dropped slightly from 2012 figures, as did the total number of arrests made by police, according to agency statistics.
The county recorded its lowest crime rate per 1,000 residents ever (26.45), according to Henrico Police Chief Doug Middleton, who said that the number was encouraging but added “we aren’t done yet.”
Henrico saw its non-violent crime rate drop about 1 percent from 2012 to 2013 and its violent crime rate fall by about 2.5 percent during the same period. It’s the latter that has been a chief focus of Middleton and his staff. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/27/2014 Henrico Business
Henrico-based RF&P Federal Credit Union has changed its name to RiverTrace Federal Credit Union. The company was founded in 1956 to serve the financial needs of RF&P employees and their families. After being granted a community charter in 2013, RF&P membership was expanded to include anyone who lives, works, worships or goes to school in Hanover, Henrico or Chesterfield counties or the City of Richmond. The new name and tagline were developed as a tribute to the James River, the early beginnings of Richmond and the establishment of trade and commerce in the New World. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/25/2014
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships, a nine-day cycling event that is expected to attract 450,000 spectators to the Richmond region, will begin officially with a day of racing through Eastern Henrico County.
The team time trial will be held Sept. 20, 2015, with teams departing from Rocketts Landing and heading east into Varina on Route 5, before winding through Richmond National Battlefield Park, a historic Civil War site. Riders then then will circle back and enter the City of Richmond in Shockoe Bottom, finishing with a 350-meter-long climb of Governor Street next to the Virginia State Capital and dash down Broad Street to the Convention Center. > Read more.
By Lane Burgess, Special to the Citizen 02/25/2014 Non-Profits
At only 12 years old, Honesty Liller began drinking and using marijuana. Through her teen years, she moved on to cocaine, followed eventually by heroin. After an overdose, a pregnancy and hitting rock bottom, she found her place at the McShin Foundation, a full-service recovery community organization (RCO) serving individuals and families fighting substance abuse disorders.
“I was desperate,” she says. “I didn’t love myself, and I wasn’t a mother. I was broken down, beaten down, and I didn’t have any money.”
She moved into the foundation’s recovery house, located off Dumbarton Road in the basement of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church. During the following five months, she began doing odd jobs as a nanny and landscaper and eventually began working for The McShin Foundation. > Read more.
More than 250 participants will take a stand against lung cancer in the fourth annual Richmond Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk March 8 at Innsbrook Corporate and Community Center, which aims to raise awareness and funds for groundbreaking research in the early detection of the disease.
Susan Keen, a thoracic nurse navigator at CJW Medical Center, founded the local area race after losing four family members to lung cancer, the deadliest form of cancer in men and women. > Read more.
- More Henrico News
The American Heart Association’s "Go Red For Women" movement, along with Macy’s, Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute and HDL, Inc. will host a Go Red Total Makeover event on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Macy’s Short Pump Town Center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to spotlight one local heart-healthy woman who is in the process of making herself over from the inside out. The organizations are seeking nominees through Jan. 27.
Nominees should be female residents within the greater Richmond community who have taken action to improve their heart health. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/16/2014
The Henrico Police Athletic League (Henrico PAL) is conducting a winter clothes drive to benefit Henrico youngsters in need this winter. From now through Jan. 31, the organization is collecting coats, hats, gloves and socks at its main office, located at 8655 Staples Mill Road, near Parham Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All clothing will be distributed through Henrico County Schools to students in need. > Read more.
The James River Ringers will hold open auditions for their 2014-15 performance season on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., at Church of the Epiphany Episcopal, 8000 Hermitage Road. Those interested will be asked to ring a variety of positions during a format typical of a regular rehearsal. Potential candidates must be able to read music, demonstrate a good sense of rhythm and have a good work ethic. While prior experience ringing is helpful, it is not necessary. > 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 a musical weekend in Henrico with a variety of concerts to choose from! Fans of jazz can see the Desiree Roots Trio on Friday; bluegrass lovers will love the McShin Foundation’s Live in Richmond benefit; and a cappella enthusiasts will enjoy the premiere male ensemble Soundworks Chorus. If you’re looking for some laughs, comedian Kathleen Madigan will perform at the University of Richmond on Saturday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Usually chefs are hesitant to swap their prized recipes, but for a couple of local doughnut shops, sharing their sugary treats with each other has proved to be the perfect recipe for sweet success.
Last month, Glen Allen-based Daylight Donuts merged with Dixie Donuts in Carytown to bring their customers each other’s doughnuts.
Both will remain open, but as of Jan. 1, Daylight Donuts became the second Dixie Donuts.
Daylight’s yeast-glazed doughnuts are now being sold at the Carytown shop and Dixie Donuts, known for their gourmet specialty treats, sent some of their recipes over to the former Daylight Donuts including one called The Virginian, which has sweet potato icing and pecans. > Read more.
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