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Citizen Staff Reports 12/08/2016 Transportation
OneJet will introduce nonstop service between Richmond International Airport and Pittsburgh Mar. 1, the company announced this week.
OneJet provides nonstop travel between its base in Pittsburgh and small and medium-size markets, such as Hartford, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Louisville and Cincinnati. It is also adding service to Albany, N.Y. in March.
Flights will go on sale Feb. 1. > Read more.
Regency Square will host Sensitive Santa Dec. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event gives children on the autism spectrum an opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with Santa this Christmas during the first Sensitive Santa event. Families can experience Santa without the common hustle and bustle and sensory overload.
Families also may book during certain times, easing the experience of standing in long lines. Children can be photographed with Santa in an autism-friendly setting. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 12/06/2016 Features
The crowds thronged roads and walkways leading to their destination. Some visitors pushed strollers; many brought multiple children; others came singly or in couples. But all shared the same singlemindedness and eagerness to achieve their goals.
No, it wasn't Black Friday.
These visitors came seeking history, family fun – and beer.
The second annual Hops In The Park Harvest Festival, held Nov. 12 at Henricus Historical Park, showcased Virginia craft beverages of all kinds and had representatives from 21 breweries, cideries and meaderies on hand, in addition to hops farmers from around the commonwealth. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/19/2014 Henrico Schools
If you couldn’t attend a 2014 Henrico County Public Schools graduation, or if you just want to relive the memories, you're in luck.
HCPS-TV will be replaying this year’s graduations on Comcast (channel 99) and FIOS (channel 38) June 24-27. The schedule is as follows:
• June 24: The Academy at Virginia Randolph (10 a.m.);
• June 24: Glen Allen High School (2 p.m.); > Read more.
Boyle falls 4 signatures short of qualifying for November special election
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 06/17/2014 Henrico Schools
UPDATE: JUNE 17, 10 A.M. – A longtime Henrico teacher and a Glen Allen dentist will compete in a special election this November for the right to serve the final year of a four-year term on the Henrico County School Board, after the interim representative failed to submit enough acceptable signatures to appear on the ballot.
Short Pump Elementary School intervention teacher Michelle “Micky” Ogburn and Glen Allen dentist Surya P. Dhakar are seeking to serve the final year of the Three Chopt District board seat that Diana Winston won in 2011 and from which she resigned last August. They will face each other in a Nov. 4 election.
The interim Three Chopt District board member, attorney Robert G. Boyle, Jr. (who was appointed by the board in October) fell four signatures short of qualifying for the ballot, when Henrico Registrar Mark Coakley's office disallowed 57 of the 178 signatures he included with his filing. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/17/2014 Henrico Schools
Henrico County Public Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch to all eligible county children throughout the summer. The county’s participation in the USDA Summer Food Service Program will run from Monday to Thursday of each week. All sites will be closed on July 3-4.
Enrolled Recreation & Parks Sites
All sites will be open from June 23- Aug. 7. Most sites serve breakfast from 8-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The following locations will participate: Baker, Glen Lea, Harvie, Holladay, Johnson, Lakeside, Montrose, Sandston, Skipwith, Trevvett and Ward elementaries and Elko Middle. > Read more.
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St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.
Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.
Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.
Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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CalendarThe Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will screen NT Live’s broadcast of “No Man’s Land” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s “No Man's Land,” broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu. Full text