Henrico County News
Innovative county program manages storm water, revives stream
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 05/23/2013 Features
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles about Henrico streams.
Trick question: What relatively new Henrico throughway was built using a special fund and an unusual number of boulders, is traveled by countless users daily -- yet is practically unknown to all but its fans?
It’s a trick question because the “throughway” consists of a gravel path and boardwalks through the wetlands linking the two Western Government Center campuses, and the “users” include four, six-, and eight-legged creatures and dozens of bird species in addition to bi-peds. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 05/16/2013 Features
It’s a month yet before the curtain rises on opening night of Les Miserables at Collegiate School – but in true Christian Youth Theater tradition, all seven performances are completely and predictably sold out.
Yes, the legendary musical is a popular one – the longest running musical in the world. But when the Broadway production passed through Richmond in March, it did not enjoy nearly as receptive an audience as the CYT Richmond adaptation.
Nor nearly as proud an audience, either. > Read more.
Family, friends, colleagues and students of George H. Moody Middle School teacher Carol Kenzer gathered May 10 to remember a kind, funny and unforgettable woman.
“Mrs. Kenzer changed my life in a way that she would probably never recognize,” said Charlie Bonner, a junior in the Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics at Douglas S. Freeman High School and a former student of Kenzer's. He noted how her passion and encouragement had led him to work on several political campaigns. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/16/2013 Features
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month this month, artwork by students at the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls will be on display at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road, from May 17 to June 17. Items include sketches, pop art and sculptures. VHBG serves as a home for about 50 at-risk youngsters and helps many who are struggling with mental health disorders. The organization held a walkathon May 1 (organized by students) and raised more than $2,000 for education, research and advocacy for suicide prevention. > Read more.
Photo by Patty Kruszewski/Henrico Citizen 05/15/2013 Features
More than 2,000 cyclists from as far away as Arizona, Maine, Michigan and even Vatican City flocked to Richmond May 11 for the 2013 Cap2Cap, in which participants bike between Virginia's modern and colonial capitals on rides ranging from 25 to 100 miles in length. Among volunteers greeting riders afterwards in the lunch tent at Rocketts Landing was Jacquelin Wade, shown hugging her friend Tera Holland, events coordinator and athlete liaison at Richmond Multisports. Holland, a first-timer at the Cap2Cap, had just finished the 25-miler and pronounced it "a blast!" > Read more.
Henrico County Police is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a bank robbery this morning in the Willow Lawn area.
At approximately 9 a.m., a man described as a black male, 20-35 years old, 5 foot 8, wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt and sunglasses, entered the Suntrust Bank located in the 1600 block of Willow Lawn Drive and passed a note to the teller demanding money. > Read more.
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Deep Run High School’s 2013 Marathon Dance, a student-run function that aims to raise money for organizations around the community, will be held March 15-16 in the school’s gymnasium. In its seven-year history, the dance has raised more than $863,000, and this year the students’ goal is to break the $1 million mark. The event has progressed from a small dance in the high school gym to an event that brings the entire community together. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 03/08/2013
Cultural performances abound this weekend in Henrico: Minds in Motion, Capitol Opera, Black Grace, One Voice Chorus and a special dance performance at the Hindu Center of Virginia. And despite the snow earlier this week, the weekend weather is going to be sunny and warm! Spend Saturday outside for a good cause – the Free to Breathe Richmond 5K Run/Walk is in Innsbrook! Click here for more! > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 02/28/2013
A favorite pre-cursor to spring takes place on Saturday at Dorey Park – Henrico’s annual Kite Festival! Another spring activity is the Richmond Home & Garden Show. More weekend ideas: A Cappella music, the Henrico County Adventure Series and Judy Collins. For all our top picks, click here! > Read more.
Unique flavor combinations attract fans at Near West End gastropub
Toast’s billing as a gastropub intrigued me almost as much as its “New American” menu, so I enjoyed reading up on the expression’s origins. As it turns out, some pub owners in London coined the term in 1991, as part of an effort to introduce more refinement to the menu. It wasn’t long before the British restaurant-pub hybrids caught on in the States, spawning a new genre and even a spin-off: the gastrolounge, which emphasizes wine and spirits over beer selection. > Read more.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and Henrico Police Athletic League now are offering children who participate in PAL the opportunity to receive free art experiences through the Art Matters program.
Henrico PAL reaches more than 1,500 at-risk children and teens between the ages of 6 and 18 each year through educational, athletic and social programs while creating a positive relationship between police officers and youth. Through Art Matters, the CACGA and PAL are working together to expand PAL programming to include art, music and theatre classes and summer camps. > Read more.
Actor Chelsey Moss (right) of the Theatre IV on Tour production of Hugs and Kisses performs during a recent dress rehearsal of the musical. The play, seen each year by more than 50,000 Virginia students in kindergarten through fifth grade, is designed to serve as a child sexual abuse prevention program by illustrating to children the concepts of “good touch, bad touch and secret touch” in a sensitive fashion. The musical will visit Crestview Elementary School March 14. > Read more.