Henrico County news
Citizen Staff Reports 07/26/2016 Government
Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.
The free, 14-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Monday, Oct. 17 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, Aug. 19, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/25/2016 Education
The Henrico Education Foundation will host a Nov. 3 fundraiser at Glen Allen High School with actor and author Henry Winkler, who is best known for his role as Fonzie in the 1970s sitcom "Happy Days."
The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will include remarks and conversation with Winkler; coffee and dessert; and a book sale and signing.
Tables of eight for the event are $150 and may be purchased at http://www.henricogives.org or by calling (804) 652-3869, ext. 3. Individual tickets will be released in early fall. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/25/2016 Government
Thanks to a partnership between the Library of Virginia, Virginia State Parks and the Science Museum of Virginia, Henrico County Public Library now offers nature exploration backpacks, which are available for check out. Each backpack checks out for 14 days and contains information and materials to make a trip to one of Virginia's 36 state parks a fun learning experience for the entire family. > Read more.
Moody MS, English
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen Henrico Schools
Outside Lauren Byrd’s classroom, it’s not uncommon to hear laughter through the door.
Byrd, 47, is a coach, facilitator, lecturer and comedic relief for her seventh- and eighth-grade English students at George H. Moody Middle School. Byrd brings the subject to life through a learning style that relies heavily on exposing students to classics, highlighting universal human themes and engaging interdisciplinary units with literature, history and media. > Read more.
Ridge ES, kindergarten
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor Henrico Schools
Shamiya Bell fell in love with the idea of teaching when she was in third grade in Tennessee. Her teacher, Mrs. Casey, pushed her to do her best and encouraged her. She was strict, but fun.
“I just never forgot that grade – or her,” Bell recalled recently. “I always wanted to teach third grade.
So when Bell graduated from VCU as an education major with a master’s degree in the field as well, there was little doubt about which grade she would teach.
> Read more.
Wilder MS, math
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor Henrico Schools
It’s no surprise that Rebecca Morrish’s office is a classroom.
“I always wanted to be a teacher ever since I knew what a teacher was,” she said. “Every year since kindergarten, I pretty much fell in love with my teacher and said ‘I’m going to grow up to be just like you.’”
But it was her geometry teacher in high school in New York, Mrs. Seasley, who inspired her ultimate career path. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 07/18/2016
Good Vibrations choral group is looking for all voices with some musical experience to sing with the volunteer choir. The season runs from August to November. Genre includes patriotic and inspirational. > Read more.
Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.
Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.
The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
Pelon’s serves up a good mix of variety, value
I first stumbled into Pelon's on a Wednesday night, lured by the promise of $2 tacos and beers. At those prices, I had assumed the place was a hole in the wall, and was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, pleasant interior.
Having spent my teen summers in Virginia Beach surfing, I also felt instantly at home amid the ocean-themed decor. From the ride-the-waves posters lining the walls and the TV displaying non-stop surfing footage, to the foosball table and enormous spools serving as tables, Pelon's is a delight for beach lovers and surfing fans. Reading the menu is part of the entertainment here, as patrons browse burrito choices that include Rip Tide, The Curl, Hawaiian Pipeline and Big Kahuna. > Read more.
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