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 182 awards for excellence in reporting, photography and design from the VPA, the Virginia Press Women 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 edition of Henrico Restaurant Week, which involved more than 30 restaurants and raised more than $5,000 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. A second Henrico Restaurant Week will take place in October to benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother program. 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
Citizen Staff Reports 10/12/2015
HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/12/2015
Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.
Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.
Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.
Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.
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CalendarSenior citizens group Elderberries will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post #244, located at 2522 Indale Rd. in Glen Allen. The program will be singer Vickie Bruce.… Full text