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Citizen Staff Reports 09/26/2016 Government
Henrico County will offer four home maintenance workshops, all on Saturday mornings, beginning Oct. 1 and continuing into next spring.
The first session – "Weatherization and Maintenance" – will be held Oct. 1 in the former Dumbarton Library at 6800 Staples Mill Road and will teach attendees about seasonal activities, such as cleaning gutters, washing siding and maintaining heating systems. It also will address how to take care of major appliances and prevent dangerous situations. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/23/2016 Features
Community members came out by the thousands to celebrate the 15th annual edition of Glen Allen Day Sept. 17 at Crump Park in Glen Allen. The event began with a parade along Mountain Road and continued with live music, games and activities for children, food and dozens of vendors. > Read more.
SEPT. 23, 10 A.M. – No one was injured during an early morning shed fire in Eastern Henrico today.
At approximately 3:55 a.m., Henrico County firefighters responded to the fire in the 4600 block of Sydclay Drive, near South Laburnum Avenue. A shed near the back of an apartment complex was on fire, and the heat from the fire had started to damage the back of the apartments. Firefighters were able to control the fire quickly, and there were no injuries as a result of the blaze. > Read more.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden finished second in USA Today’s 10Best Public Gardens contest. Twenty gardens nationwide were nominated, including some of the most stunning green spaces across North America.
The public was invited to vote for their favorite garden during March, and the top 10 were announced April 2.
“This has been the second most popular contest in the history of Readers’ Choice, so a top ten finish is really saying something!” said Libby McMillan, Content Manager and Senior Editor at USA Today. “America loves its gardens more than any of us knew.” > Read more.
The history of the early settlements at the James River came to life when Opechancanough’s offensive of 1622 was enacted recently at the Henricus Historical Park.
Attacks by Powhatan Indians had killed more than 300 men, women and children, representing a quarter of the total population, among the early settlers along the James River and in the Williamsburg area in March 1622. In the weeks after the “massacre,” the Powhatan Confederacy Indians, led by chief Opechancanough, continued their coordinated campaign against the settlers, who had to be evacuated from their farms and settlements to the fortified Jamestown settlement. > Read more.
U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7) Mar. 31 toured Henrico Public Schools’ Engineering Specialty Center and Highland Springs Technical Center and then participated in a roundtable with counselors, graduates and private sector partners to discuss how career and technical training programs prepare students with the skills they need to succeed.
“At a time when many people in our communities are chronically unemployed and college graduates face mounting debt, career and technical education programs are more important than ever," Cantor said. "I was pleased to see the work that the Henrico County Public Schools are doing to provide parents and students with more choices and opportunities starting in high school. > Read more.
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Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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