Fifth-grader will compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee in May
Citizen Staff Reports 03/10/2014 Education
Fifth-grader and Henrico County Public Schools spelling champion Tejas Muthusamy won the 40th Annual Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee Saturday. Muthusamy, of Rivers Edge Elementary, bested champions representing 30 central Virginia school divisions. He now advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 27-29 at National Harbor near Washington DC.
Muthusamy, 11, was one of the youngest participants in the regional contest, which includes students in grades 5-8.
To win, Muthusamy correctly spelled the word “brigand,” which Merriam-Webster defines as “one who lives by plunder usually as a member of a band.” > Read more.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 12/06/2013 Henrico Government
Varina's long-anticipated new library will step closer to reality Dec. 10, when the Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a plan of development for the facility.
Construction of the 42,333-square-foot Varina Area Library, which will be located on Route 5, adjacent to the Pocahontas Parkway, is expected to begin by May and be completed by November 2015. The facility's targeted opening date is March 1, 2016. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 12/05/2013 Henrico Schools
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/04/2013 Henrico Business
The national Council on Accreditation (COA) has presented St. Joseph's Villa with the 2013 Innovative Practices Award, honoring the performance and quality improvement of its Flagler Housing & Homeless Services. Its case study submission about Flagler's multi-year transition to rapid re-housing and resulting outcomes was one of two selected winners in the nation. Flagler expects to serve more than 300 households (approximately 800 individuals) in the Richmond and Tri-Cities areas this year. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/03/2013 Henrico Government
Henrico County officials hope to implement the county's new meals tax by May 1, 2014, pending Board of Supervisors approval of a new ordinance outlining the tax. Voters authorized the tax in a Nov. 5 vote. The Citizen first reported the May 1 date on Nov. 6.
The board is expected to receive a proposed ordinance establishing the parameters for what purchases would be taxed and hold a public hearing in the coming weeks. > Read more.
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Photos by Patty Kruszewski/Citizen Managing Editor 10/18/2012
Christmas Mothers hailing from as far back as 1976 (Thelma Moore) gathered at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center Oct. 15 (at right) for the annual coffee hosted by The Henrico Christmas Mother Council. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/15/2012
Princess Banks of Henrico is the winner of the Richmond Region Energy Alliance's $10,000 Richmond Home Energy Makeover Contest, officials announced Oct. 15. Banks and her husband, along with their nine-year-old daughter, will receive energy updates to their home by mid-November, including a new heating and cooling system, added insulation and duct sealing.
“The grand prize is going to a family who will see a vast improvement in their home’s energy performance,” said Bill Greenleaf, executive director of the Richmond Region Energy Alliance. “As we promised, this family won once and they will save forever.” > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/11/2012
There are several charity events in Henrico this weekend – The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ 5K walk in Innsbrook, Hilliard House’s ‘Harvesting the Grape’ event and the ribbon cutting ceremony for Sophie House in Glen Allen. Admission to the first ever outdoor music festival ‘Jammin’ on the Ave’ in Lakeside will also benefit a worthy cause - the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad. Click here for more! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
A local food truck operator and owner of a culinary incubator are mixing their talents together to bring a new concept to Henrico. In May, Melissa Krumbein and Joseph Andreoli will open Nosh, a catering company that provides cooking classes as well as a personal chef service.
Krumbein is the owner of Kitchen Thyme, a rent-by the-hour kitchen in the Olde Towne Shopping Center for chefs and other cook enthusiasts. Andreoli, who operates a food truck called Dressed and Pressed, will be teaching the cooking classes. > Read more.
At first glance, Riad Moroccan Grill might appear cavernous and anything but cozy.
But by the end of my first visit, the attentive staff and top-notch service had won us over and made my fellow diner and me feel at home. By the end of my second visit – following a delectable feast at the luncheon buffet -- I was ready to settle down for a nap on the inviting Moroccan pillows in the booth. > Read more.
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