Henrico County news
Task force to distribute addiction resource cards at local retail spots
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 07/29/2016 Features
Within the next week or so, grocery shoppers in Henrico and around the region will be able to add an item to their grocery bags that they never could before.
For those shoppers with family members who struggle with addiction, the item may even be a life-saving one.
Chesterfield SAFE, a regional coalition of community leaders, health care workers, educators, law enforcement officers and concerned citizens, will launch a blitz July 25 to place resource cards in grocery stores, pharmacies and other retailers and medical centers across the greater Richmond area. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/29/2016 Business
Bon Secours Palliative Medicine was one of three programs in the nation to earn the American Hospital Association's 2016 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
The Circle of Life Award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. Bon Secours Palliative Medicine supports patients when their symptoms are overwhelming, when they are facing difficult decisions and when they are dealing with chronic medical conditions. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/29/2016 Transportation
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state to serve customers. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices. > Read more.
Weinstein JCC, preschool
Ann Marie Benson began her journey at Weinstein JCC as a parent volunteer and has transformed into a 19-year preschool teaching veteran who also serves as the early morning childcare coordinator. At the JCC, she is able to combine her passion for working with children and her faith.
Benson is a graduate of Wilkes University but believes her education will never be complete when it comes to teaching. She learns something new every day from her children, co-workers, workshops, lectures and conferences and continues to take college courses each summer in early childhood education.
> Read more.
Hermitage HS, history
David Savino, 38-year teaching veteran at Hermitage High School, created a legacy when he started a 20th Century history class in 1986 that aimed to teach students the story of the 20th (and 21st) centuries and provide them with context for current events. The course is now taught in every high school in the county, viewed as an important supplement to the U.S. history SOL exams, and has remained one of the most sought-after and popular classes at Hermitage High School despite not being required for graduation.
There’s a reason why.
For many of Savino’s students, it’s simply his ability to make history interesting and relatable. > Read more.
Glen Lea ES, pre-kindergarten
Erica Whiting, 27, followed the family tradition and became a preschool teacher like her mother. Whiting teaches at Glen Lea Elementary School, where she works with eager and energetic preschoolers who are ready to soak up everything.
Whiting graduated from James Madison University in 2011 with a degree in early childhood education and credited her time there with developing her knowledge.
> 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.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
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CalendarThe Henrico County Community Author Showcase, a program that connects writers and readers in the community, will begin at 7 p.m. and continue on Thursdays at various libraries. Theresa Harris… Full text