6924 Lakeside Avenue
Henrico VA 23228
The Henrico Citizen is Henrico County's award-winning, hometown community newspaper, a publication of, by and for the people of Henrico – one of the most historic localities in the United States.
The Citizen, founded in 2001, is published on the first and third Thursdays of each month and is available at more than 110 locations throughout the county and region for free pick-up. It is the only community paper that covers all of Henrico County.
The Citizen tells the stories of the people, places, events and issues that make Henrico County so unique. In addition to regular coverage of county government issues, schools, arts, community organizations and non-profits and other local news issues of interest, as well as news of events in the region, the Citizen also publishes regular special sections on the topics of health and fitness; baby boomers and seniors; home and garden; arts and entertainment; thrifting; and many others.
The Henrico Citizen is the most honored community publication in Henrico County and is a member of the Virginia Press Association. Citizen staff members have earned 192 awards for excellence in reporting, photography and design from the VPA, the Virginia Press Women/Virginia Professional Communicators and the National Federation of Press Women since the paper's inception.
The Citizen is a longtime partner of the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers and has been recognized as Virginia Blood Services' Media Partner of the Year.
In 2011, the Citizen celebrated its 10th anniversary and the 400th anniversary of Henrico County with a special yearlong series examining some of the most important events in the county's rich history.
In 2011, the Citizen published its first-annual "Henrico's Top Teachers" section, recognizing 20 outstanding teachers in the county, as nominated by readers. The issue publishes in May.
In 2012, the Citizen published its first-annual Henricopedia magazine, a guide to all things Henrico. The magazine publishes each September.
In 2015, the Citizen created and sponsored the inaugural two editions of Henrico Restaurant Week, which involved more than 40 restaurants and raised more than $10,000 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls and the Henrico Christmas Mother program. The event will be held twice annually. For details, visit http://www.henricorestaurantweek.com.
In 2015, the Citizen published its first annual dining guide magazine, called The Plate. The magazine publishes each August.
The Henrico Citizen was founded in September 2001 by publisher Tom Lappas and is owned by T3 Media, LLC in Henrico, Va.
In addition to its print publication and internet home, the Citizen is on Facebook and Twitter at the following locations:
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To contact the Henrico Citizen:
By Phone: (804) 262-1700
By Fax: (804) 577-1230
By Mail or In Person: 6924 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 307, Henrico VA 23228
St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.
Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.
Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
The Richmond Raceway Complex has two exciting, albeit very different, events taking place this weekend: the Richmond Antique Extravaganza Show and Sale and Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed. If you’re searching for date night ideas, Wild Ponies will be performing at the Henrico Theatre tonight, CAT Theatre will present “Wishing Well” and The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarThe Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Yosvany Terry and the Afro-Cuban Sextet at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Cuban-born and Grammy-nominated saxophonist, composer and chekere player Yosvany Terry is at the crest of a wave of New York-based musicians from Cuba and Latin America transforming the international jazz scene, and his powerhouse Afro-Cuban Sextet serves as the essential vessel for further exploration. Tickets are $10 to $20. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu. Full text