Henrico County News
Henrico witnesses a boom in high-end housing
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen 09/19/2014 Features
Henrico County has seen a surge in the high-end housing market, with about 100 homes priced at more than $750,000 being bought or built in the last year, specifically in the Three Chopt and Tuckahoe magisterial districts.
HHHunt, a home developer based in Henrico, sold multiple homes in its new Ellington Woods community for more than $1 million recently, a trend that George Moore, vice president of development for HHHunt Communities, believes isn’t going to stop any time soon.
“When you talk about higher-priced homes, these areas are very desirable,” Moore said. “The schools in this area of Henrico County are ranked some of the highest in the state of Virginia; there is quality development, and people are looking for attractive communities with landscaping, high end amenities and the nearby services.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/10/2014 Education
Difficult economic times can hit young workers particularly hard. Thirty Highland Springs High School students recently gained an edge by taking part in a job-shadowing program through Junior Achievement of Central Virginia and Capital One.
Students in the JA Job Shadow program participated in sessions dedicated to career research, job-seeking and preparation. During a four-hour visit to the Capital One campus June 3, students toured the company’s Technology Operations Center and participated in a Q-and-A session with Capital One executives on topics such as professionalism, ethics in the workplace and job search challenges. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/10/2014 Non-Profits
Raising a record total amount of $95,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Virginia Chapter through the annual “Man & Woman of the Year” event, local Realtor John Daylor has won this year’s male title for the chapter.
Daylor was nominated for participation in the fundraising event by his friend Bill Torney, whose mother and brother had lymphoma.
“I kept thinking, I know a lot of people – I’ve been in the area for a long time– I’m just going to get on the phone and ask people,” John said. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/10/2014 Education
Janet Givens, a first-grade teacher at Henrico’s Kaechele Elementary School, was among 100 Virginia teachers selected to participate in one of four new Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching summer academies in classroom instruction, education policy and leadership last month. Givens attended the Interdisciplinary Studies Academy June 22-27 at George Mason University in Fairfax.
Funded by a grant from the Virginia Department of Education, each of the four academies accepted 25 teachers. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/08/2014 Public Safety
UPDATE: JUL. 9, 2:40 P.M. - A missing Henrico County woman is safe in Newark, N.J., Henrico Police said this afternoon. Nineteen-year-old Fatoumata Coulibaly went to the Newark Police station shortly after 1 p.m. today after learning that she had been reported as missing and told officers to let Henrico authorities know that she was safe and had left her Henrico townhome voluntarily. Henrico Police last night had termed her disappearance "suspicious" because her townhome near Parham Doctors' Hospital was found insecure.
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Photos by Roger Walk, Special to the Citizen 07/07/2014 Features
The first annual Henricus Mudstock – a 5k mud run through Henricus historical Park in Chesterfield – took place June 28, bringing more than 600 runners to the park. The event also included a one-mile Flower Children run.
The Mudstock was sponsored by the Richmond Sports Backers and held on the Henricus Trail. Participants navigated their way through obstacles along the way, such as water traps and a crawl through a mud ditch. > Read more.
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The Richmond Heart Walk, held Oct. 20 at the SnagAJob.com Pavilion in Innsbrook, raised $631,000 for the American Heart Association – with more donations being accepted through the end of the year at http://www.richmondvaheartwalk.org.
Participants took to the one- and three-mile routes around the Innsbrook office park to help raise awareness for heart disease to support the education, programs and research goals of the American Heart Association. Teams representing local businesses, universities and community groups walked together with brightly colored matching shirts to show their unity. > Read more.
Nearly three dozen Lakeside Avenue merchants will host the eighth annual Holly Jolly Christmas event Nov. 9-10, providing local shoppers with a signature kick-off event. Shoppers will be able to take free trolley rides to and from shops along the avenue from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Participating shops will stay open late, and many will offer special deals for holiday shoppers. All participating businesses also will have special containers to collect donations for the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad, the event's beneficiary. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 11/02/2012
Election Day is fast approaching and the Henrico Theatre is showing the movie "The Candidate" to commemorate. If you’re looking to celebrate the end of robo-calls and political ads, the Mystery Dinner Playhouse, Shady Grove Coffeehouse and University of Richmond are all offering fun diversions this weekend. For more weekend ideas, click here! > Read more.
Eastern Henrico has a lot to offer this weekend: the new Highland Springs Community Center will re-open and the film “Shenandoah” will play Sunday at the Henrico Theatre. In western Henrico, “Annie Get Your Gun” will be at CACGA and the Shady Grove Coffeehouse will feature The Whitetop Mountaineers. And if you’re in the mood to start holiday shopping – and support a great cause – the Little Sisters of the Poor will host their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday. > Read more.
There are several opportunities to hear unique music this weekend: a harpsichord recital at River Road Church Baptist, a violin and piano recital at Trinity Lutheran Church and UkeFest Virginia – a two-day event celebrating all things ukulele. And new this year – compost your jack-o-lanterns at Short Pump ES! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Henrico resident Gus Iurillo will appear as a contestant on the television game show Jeopardy! on Monday, Oct. 28, on WRIC-TV Channel 8 at 7:30 p.m. Iurillo is a franchisee of the Entrepreneur's Source, a company that advises people about alternative career options in franchising and business ownership. > Read more.
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