Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia.
Hershai James of Highland Springs, a junior at Varina High School, recently was selected to participate in the 2016 Miss Teen pageant competition, which will take place on Sunday, Apr. 3.
She will be competing for her share of $30,000 in prizes that include cash scholarships and bonds that will total more than $20,000. She will compete in the Miss Teen division, one of two divisions that will involve young women between the ages of 13 through 19 competing in modeling routines, which include Casual Wear and Formal Wear categories.
James and other contestants will display their personalities and interviewing skills while interviewing with the judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
If James wins the title of Miss Teen, she would represent Richmond and the surrounding communities at the national competition that will take place in Orlando.}
The Varina Ruritan Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10, during which it presented several annual awards, including Policeman of the Year – to Henrico Officer Aaron M. Lancaster (top) – and Firefighter of the Year – to Julian T. Lipscomb (second from top).
The club also received a plaque from the Henrico Division of Fire (third from top) expressing the division's appreciation for the club and its support of fire prevention programs.}
Ryan Powroznik of Prince George County weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces July 18 to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament on the James River in Varina. For his victory, Powroznik earned $7,507.
Powroznik said that he caught nearly 12 keepers on the James by targeting wood and grass in 3- to 5-feet of water.
“I caught two of my biggest fish using a black and blue Shooter Lures jig trailered with a black and blue-colored Zoom Super Chunk,” said Powroznik, who earned the second BFL series win of his career.}
Citizen Staff Reports 05/12/2015 Eastern Henrico
The James River Association and Henrico County partnered April 25 to improve a primitive hiking trail at Deep Bottom Park in Eastern Henrico County. Alumni from St. Christopher’s School volunteered to improve the primitive trail that runs alongside Four Mile Creek, a tributary of the James River. The volunteers removed overgrowth and resurfaced the trail with mulch to improve accessibility.
The park has a boat ramp and canoe launch and is a popular destination for paddling, fishing, and other recreational activities.}
Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.
It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. }
The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.
Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.
To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116.}
Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship.}
The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year.}
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