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Citizen Staff Reports 02/05/2016 Features
A Glen Allen mother and entrepreneur recently earned a $7,000 grant from The First Years, a juvenile products manufacturer, to help make her childhood clothing invention a reality.
Casey Bunn, who has two children (three-year-old Jillian and one-year-old Charlie) created Handsocks to solve a problem – the need for long, cozy, sock-like mittens that keep babies and older children warm while also providing protection from scratches and skin conditions. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 02/05/2016 Government
A century or so ago, Henrico County was known as the Dairy County of Virginia, and one of the largest dairy operations was centered at the Dorey family's barn in Varina.
On Jan. 7, the barn – now the site of the Dorey Park Recreation Center – was transformed into an art gallery, and its rafters hung with colorful student art work depicting nature scenes. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/05/2016 Features
One of the most visible exhibits at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Sandston is on its way to a new home.
The world’s fastest and highest flying production aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird, is preparing to move from the museum to the Science Museum of Virginia. The iconic, supersonic stealth plane will become the focal point of the SMVs new exhibition gallery, Speed, opening later this year.
Before traveling to its new home, the Blackbird will be disassembled and packaged by experts from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery and W.M. Jordan Company. > Read more.
A handful of Henrico students willingly gave up much of their summer to spend six hours a day, six days a week for more than a month dancing toward their dreams.
These eight young people were among the 170 students participating in the School of Richmond Ballet’s five-week Summer Intensive Program. The dancers range in age from 12 to over 20, but all share a passion and love of dance, and many hope to make a career out of it. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/05/2013 Henrico Crime
Henrico County Police Division’s Traffic Safety Unit is joining with other police and sheriff’s departments throughout the nation to partake in National Stop on Red Week this week. The focus is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of red-light running. Henrico’s Stop on Red or Stop on Blue campaign runs Aug. 5-12, and the Traffic Safety Unit will conduct three traffic light enforcement operations as a part of the program.
According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the American Trauma Society (ATS), two out of three Americans see other drivers run red lights almost every day. > Read more.
The James River Association (JRA) sponsored a boat trip to the construction site of an artificial spawning reef July 26 so that observers could get a close-up view of the project, which is designed to benefit the river’s endangered Atlantic Sturgeon. This reef, under construction just south of the Varina-Enon Bridge, will use approximately 2,700 tons of rock donated by the Luck Stone Corporation. > Read more.
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Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.
Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/15/2015
The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.
A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.
A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
Start celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with Susan Greenbaum at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. She will present “An Evening of Love Songs.” Other fun events this weekend include Henrico Rec & Parks’ 30th annual One Act Showcase; “The Lego Movie” playing at the Henrico Theatre (tickets are only $!); and Robin and Linda Williams who will be performing at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse. And homeowners will really appreciate the free Home Improvement Seminar taking place at Harvie ES. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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