Henrico County VA

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Below is a list of local groups, organizations and government agencies of interest to Henrico County citizens.

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Arts and Entertainment
Chamberlayne Actors Theatre
HATTheatre
Mystery Dinner Theatre
Greater Richmond Chorus
Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums
Richmond Arts Council
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Business
Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Greater Richmond Partnership
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Greater Richmond Technology Council
Henrico Economic Development Authority
Lakeside Business Association
National Association of Women Business Owners - Richmond chapter
Retail Merchants Association of Greater Richmond
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce

Education
Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico Education Foundation
Henrico County Council of PTAs
Mathematics and Science Center
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
University of Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University
World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond
Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Government
Henrico County Home Page
Henrico County Board of Supervisors
Henrico County Planning Department
Henrico County Demographics
Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover
Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton
Three Chopt District Supervisor Dave Kaechele
Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia O'Bannon
Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia BioTechnology Research Park
General Assembly - 'Who's My Legislator?'

Health
Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter
CHIP (Children's Health Involving Parents) of Richmond
Greater Richmond Red Cross
Henrico County Air Quality Conditions
REACH (Richmond Enhancing Access to Community Healthcare)

History
Archeological Society of Virginia - Greater Richmond Chapter
Henrico County Historical Society
Henrico History
Pocahontas Chapter, Daughters of American Colonists

Legal
Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
Greater Richmond IP Law Professionals Association
Henrico County Bar Association
Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC)
Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association

Museums and Memorials
Agecroft Hall
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Money Museum
Meadow Farm Museum
Museum of the Confederacy
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
University of Richmond Museums
Valentine Richmond History Center
Virginia Aviation Museum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia War Memorial

Organizations - Family
Commonwealth Parenting Center
Homeschooling Parents - Eastern Henrico
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
Mocha Moms – Richmond West group
Newcomers Club
Richmond Area Mothers of Multiples
Richmond area stay-at-home dads
West End MOMS Club

Organizations - Non-Profit
American Cancer Society
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
Good Neighbor Village
Greater Richmond ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens
Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)
Junior League of Richmond
Meals on Wheels of Greater Richmond
Relay for Life of Western Henrico
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness/Race for the Cure
United Way of Greater Richmond
Urban League of Greater Richmond
Virginia Asian Foundation

Organizations - Service
Henrico East Rotary Club
Henrico North Rotary Club
Innsbrook Rotary Club
Western Henrico Rotary Club
Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club
Glendale Ruritan Club
Fairfield Ruritan Club
Glen Allen Ruritan Club
Short Pump Ruritan Club
West End Jaycees
Varina Ruritan Club
Battlefield Park Lions Club
Glen Allen-Short Pump Lions Club

Organizations - Youth
Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
Heart of Virginia Boy Scouts Council
Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia
School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC)

Pets and Animals
Henrico Animal Protection Unit
Henrico Humane Society
Metro Richmond Zoo
Richmond SPCA
Somebuddies, Inc.

Political
Henrico County Democratic Party
Henrico County Republican Party

Public Safety
Henrico County Division of Police
Henrico County Division of Fire
Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad
Metro Richmond Crimestoppers
Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad

Religion
Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond
Islamic Society of Greater Richmond

Sports and Recreation - Organizations and Pro Teams
Greater Richmond Sailing Association
Greater Richmond Ultimate Frisbee League
James River Advisory Council
James River Woodcarvers
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Richmond Kickers
Richmond Revolution
Richmond Raiders
YMCA of Greater Richmond

Sports and Recreation - Youth Leagues
Bethlehem Little League
Chamberlayne Packers Youth Football
Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association
Glen Lea Metropolitan Youth Football League
Kanawha Football
Lakeside Youth Baseball
Laurel Panthers Youth Football Association
Parham Bears Youth Football
Sandston Babe Ruth League Baseball
Short Pump Community Center
Tuckahoe Little League
Tuckahoe Tomahawks Youth Football
Varina Athletics
Varina Youth Sports
Virginia Randolph Athletic Association

Travel
Current Traffic Camera Images
Current Local Traffic Conditions
GRTC (Greater Richmond Transit Company)
Henrico County Gasoline Prices
Richmond International Airport
Virginia Traffic Conditions


Community

RAMPS receives $8k grant


RAMPS (Ramp Access Made Possible by Students) recently received an $8,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 75 grants totaling more than $600,137 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

RAMPS, an organization founded by then-Henrico County high school students to build ramps for local low-income residents who need them, will use the grant to purchase modular wheelchair ramp supplies. These supplies will be used by local high school RAMPS clubs, who provide volunteers to build the ramps. > Read more.

Henrico man to compete in Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals

Henrico resident Larry Loving, Jr., will compete with three other locals – Thomas Scribner (Richmond), Roscoe McGhee (Midlothian) and Larry Loving (Richmond) in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Feb. 26-Mar. 1. The foursome qualified for the national golf tournament by winning the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational, held at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md. on June 11. That event supported the RiteCare Center for Childhood Language Disorders.

In total, 240 amateur golfers will compete in Florida. > Read more.

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

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Entertainment

Travinia brings contemporary elegance to Willow Lawn


It was another win for Willow Lawn when Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened there six months ago, nestled in the heart of the re-made shopping center. The contemporary American Italian restaurant boasts 13 locations up and down the East Coast, with the Henrico location opening in August.

In the same week, I hit up Travinia twice, once for lunch and once for a late dinner. At lunchtime on a weekday, I was overwhelmed by the smell of garlic and by the number of working professionals in nice suits on their lunch breaks. When we first walked in, I was concerned our meal would be a little too pricey based on the décor – it’s a really nice place. Luckily, the menu has a variety of options for every budget. > Read more.

Soak up the fun

‘SpongeBob’ movie energizes with wit, laughter

There’s a ton of sugar in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Literal sugar, as SpongeBob Squarepants (Tom Kenny) and Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) inhale their own weight in cotton candy and eat ice cream, one scoop per mouthful.

At one point we burrow into the brain of our boxy yellow hero and discover the inner workings of his brain: googly-eyed cakes and candies that giggle and sing. All of which is extremely appropriate for a film like Sponge Out of Water. Because not only is the movie sweet (the “awwww” kind of sweet), but it’s the equivalent of a 30-candy bar sugar rush, zipping between ideas like a sponge on rocket skates.

The story under all this is really not that complicated. SpongeBob flips burgers at the Krusty Krab. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


With this last round of snow still fresh on the ground, the best way to start the weekend may be at Southern Season for their weekly wine-tasting program, Fridays Uncorked. Families with cabin fever will enjoy the Richmond Kids Expo, taking place tomorrow at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Some date night options include the Rock & Roll Jubilee at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, HATTheatre’s production of “The Whale” and National Theatre Live’s “Treasure Island” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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