Henrico County News
Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates have proposed a special legislative session to address the debate on Medicaid expansion just three days before the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn.
The House and Senate are less than one-tenth of one percent (or $26 million) apart from compromising on a two-year, $96 billion state budget agreement, but GOP leadership reinforced its position Tuesday that Medicaid Expansion does not belong in the budget bill. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/03/14 Business
Menchie’s, an international frozen yogurt shop, will open its second Henrico location Jan. 4 at The Shops at White Oak Village.
The location will host a seven-day grand opening event, offering specials and giveaways each day through Friday, Jan. 10 at the location, 4501 South Laburnum Ave., Suite 510.
“We chose to open a Menchie’s because of the brand’s commitment to its mission, vision, values and community service,” said franchisee Jodie Brendlinger. “Menchie's is a family friendly place that provides their guests with a smiley experience and we can‘t wait to share this with the Richmond community.” > Read more.
Two Henrico County high school seniors teamed up to win awards in the Destination Imagination Beijing Invitational recently after competing together since third grade in the educational program.
Deep Run High School’s Gabby Levet and Douglas Freeman High School’s Charlie Bonner won first place among international teams in the National Geographic Challenge as well as second place at the high school level in the improvisation challenges. Destination Imagination is designed to offer challenges to competitors that encourage their interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) while celebrating creativity. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/02/2014 Business
A Henrico County farm broke the 12-year-old Iowa record of 442 bushels of corn per acre with 454.98 bushels, nearly three times the average 160 bushels nationally.
On Dec. 20, the NCGA (National Corn Growers Association) declared the yield an all-time high and world record. Because farm land is shrinking each year, it is crucial to get as much yield as possible from each acre, and Virginia’s corn yield as of November was estimated at 150 bushels per acre – up five bushels per acre from the previous forecast. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/02/2014 Government
Mike O'Connor, the executive director of Henrico's Department of Mental Health and Developmental Services, is one of 37 members appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the newly-created Virginia Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response.
Yesterday, McDonnell announced the members, who include leaders in the mental health field, law enforcement communities, the judicial system, private hospitals and individuals receiving mental health services and their families. > Read more.
LINC (Legal Information Network for Cancer recently received a donation of $18,655 from the Lovern & Friends charity organization. The money was raised at the Lovern & Friends golf tournament in October. LINC Executive Director Denise Kranich received the check from golf chairs Mike Lovern, Kent Scearce and Justin Steil last month.
Lovern & Friends began as an informal day of golf among friends to honor Michael Lovern, before he underwent his second operation to remove a tumor from his spinal cord. > Read more.
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By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 09/14/2012
Kids of Henrico, start your engines! The Junior League of Richmond’s annual Touch a Truck event is back Saturday at RIR. Kids can also touch a fire truck during the celebration of the new Fire Station No. 3 in Highland Springs. And while you’re in eastern Henrico, check out the Sandston Library book sale. Click here to see all our top picks! > Read more.
The Glen Allen Ruritan Club, in association with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, will host the 16th annual Glen Allen Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park.
The festivities will kick-off with a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of John Cussons Road and Mountain Road and continuing to Meadow Farm. Children’s activities will include Miss Sheri the Clown, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, inflatables, a game truck and more. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 09/06/2012
Are you a fan of bluegrass music? Bikes, BBQ and Bluegrass will feature live bluegrass music by East of Afton and you’ll be supporting Richmond 2015, the organization responsible for bringing the 2015 UCI World Road Cycling Championships to Richmond. The CACGA and UR also have bluegrass offerings this weekend. Other top picks in Henrico include political comedy from The Capitol Steps and the next RVA Local Patronage Mob location. Click here for more! > Read more.
Eurasia Café and Wine Bar offers class, creativity in the Far West End
Classic and upscale are words I’d use to describe Eurasia, a café and wine bar in Gayton Crossing on Gaskins Road. I’d also call its food unique, but its atmosphere lacking.
First-timers may have a little trouble finding the restaurant tucked away in the Far West End shopping center, but fortunately they won’t be met with a long wait on a weeknight. Unfortunately, they may not be greeted with a smile either, but let’s hope I visited on an off night. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
It's in the Bag, LINC's 7th annual live and silent handbag auction, will be held Feb. 7 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the new Snagajob headquarters in Innsbrook.
In addition to featuring more than 150 hand-crafted and designer bags – including evening clutches, Keen hiking pack, a golf bag, bags made from keyboard keys, the "Madmen" portable briefcase bar, hand crocheted bags, and designer Brighton, Coach and Louisbuton bags – this year's event will also provide craft beer tasting by Starr Hill Brewery, a “man” table with gift items for men, music, and food. > Read more.