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Does the Henrico Citizen publish a print edition?
Yes, the Henrico Citizen newspaper is published 24 times a year – on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

Where can I pick up a copy of the print edition?
The Henrico Citizen is a free publication and is available at more than 120 locations throughout the county and region. For the full list, click here.

How long has the Citizen been in existence?
The Henrico Citizen was founded in 2001 and published its first issue Sept. 20, 2001.

Who owns the paper?
The Henrico Citizen was founded and is owned and operated by T3 Media, LLC.

Do you publish any other newspapers?
No, the Henrico Citizen is the only newspaper published by T3 Media, LLC.

Does the Henrico Citizen have Twitter or Facebook accounts?
Yes, you may friend us on Facebook here and follow us on Twitter here.

How can I submit news items, news tips, article ideas or letters to the editor to you?
You may e-mail these items to us at
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How do I submit my event listing to you?
You may e-mail your events to us at
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Can I fax information to you?
Yes; our fax number is (804) 577-1230.

How can I place a classified ad?
You may submit a classified (text only) advertisement to us by clicking here. You must first register as a user (free) before you are able to submit your ad. You may also e-mail your text to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Once we have received your ad through e-mail or the website, you will be contacted with a price quote.

Can I subscribe to the Henrico Citizen print edition?
Yes; we offer paid subscriptions by U.S. Mail for $20 for one year (24 issues) or $36 for two years (48 issues). To order, please e-mail us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (804) 262-1700.

How can I learn more about display advertising in the Henrico Citizen or on HenricoCitizen.com?
To receive a copy of our media kit, which outlines our print, online and e-mail newsletter display advertising rates, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

What is your mailing/physical address?

We are located at 6924 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 307, Henrico VA 23228. You may send mail to us at the same address.

How many weeks before an event should I submit it to you?
Because we publish only twice each month, we recommend submitting your events as early as possible to ensure they appear at least once in print. Ideally, we would like to receive submissions 45-60 days prior to the date of the event.

I submitted an event but it didn't appear in print. Why not?
We receive numerous events each month and are unable to publish each one. We attempt to publish a wide variety of event notices from various organizations, giving preference to those that take place in Henrico and have a wide-reaching appeal to our readers. If your event was not included, we may have received it too late or simply lacked available space to include it this time. We do make every effort to include as many events as possible in our online calendar of events, which you may view here.

What other items may I submit to you?
We accept submissions of births, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, business announcements, church and religion news and events, personal milestones, school news, reunions, youth sports and achievement news and other community news of interest. You may also submit photographs to us as well. These items may be submitted to us by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or through our website here.

How can I purchase reprints of photos or pages?
We offer a number of published and unpublished photos for sale, as well as page reprints. You may view them and order items by clicking here.

How can I obtain a copy of a back issue?
We have a limited number of back issues available for sale for $2 apiece. Please contact our office at (804) 262-1700 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn if the issue you want is available.

Do you accept freelance articles or other unsolicited columns?
If you are interested in writing freelance articles for the Henrico Citizen, please contact Publisher Tom Lappas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). At this time we do not publish unsolicited columns or articles.

How can I sign up to receive your twice-weekly e-mail news updates?
You may submit your e-mail address to us here or by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to request that you be added to the distribution list for our e-mail news updates.
Community

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

The Boathouse to open at Short Pump Town Center

The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.

“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”

The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.

Getting a ‘mouf’-ful

Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.

Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?

Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.

Lakeside microbrewery beginning to take shape

Original Gravity gets the green light to move forward with relocation, expansion into larger space

A Lakeside home-brewing shop has felt the gravitational pull toward the booming craft beer scene.

Original Gravity, a shop that sells beer and wine kits for homebrewers, has just been given the green light to start work on a microbrewery.

Owner Tony Ammendolia is expanding his 1,000-square-foot shop in Lakeside Town Center to 5,000-square-foot digs a few doors down to add a brewery and expand his supplies.

Ammendolia opened the home-brew supply store in November 2011 and since then he said business has taken off.

“I think I outgrew this place in the first year,” Ammendolia said. “We’ve seen steady growth and I’ve been looking for a place to expand to move the shop to get more square footage.” > Read more.

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