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Citizen Staff Reports • Photo courtesy MLB.com
A Lakeside girl won her age bracket in the qualifying round of the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. last month and is headed to the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati to compete for the national championship in her division.
Kayla Stephens (above) won the 7-8 year-old division for girls at the event. All 30 MLB teams hosted similar events for boys and girls in four age divisions: 7-8 ,9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.
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Citizen Staff Reports • Photos courtesy Henrico Div. of Fire Transportation
UPDATE: JUNE 30, 12:02 P.M. – No one was injured during a fiery two-tractor trailer accident on Interstate 295 North near the Pocahontas Parkway in Varina this morning.
Henrico Fire units responded to the scene near mile marker 25 on I-295 North at 8:19 a.m. and found both tractor trailers off the road and down an embankment, with one on fire.
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Citizen Staff Reports Public Safety
A new Virginia law takes effect July 1 making Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen eligible for the Virginia Veterans Identification Card, and the first applicants for the card will be recognized at a ceremony at 10 a.m. July 1, 2015, at the Guard's Army Aviation Support Facility in Sandston.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Virginia National Guard and Virginia Department of Veterans Services will conduct the ceremony, and a DMV 2 Go mobile customer service center will be on site to process the applications and remain afterwards to perform other transactions. Applicants will receive their Veterans ID Card in the mail from DMV's secure card issuance facility in about five days. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports Henrico Business
On the heels of the inaugural Henrico Restaurant Week in April, which raised more than $5,000 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, T3 Media, LLC (the parent company of the Henrico Citizen) recently announced that it would host a second edition of the event Oct. 2-11.
This time, the event will benefit the Henrico Christmas Mother program, as $1 from the sale of every Restaurant Week lunch and $2 from the sale of every Restaurant Week dinner will be donated to the organization. > Read more.
The Varina Ruritan Club and the Bits and Pieces Quilt Chapter combined to produce 126 fleece blanket and pillow sets to donate to the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond recently. The two groups also donated an additional 56 fleece-covered pillows. The blankets and pillows are given to patients in the bone marrow unit at the facility, and the individual pillows are given to breast cancer patients. The organizations also gave two sets to Laurel Hill United Methodist Church and two sets to the Varina Ruritan Club for distribution to local residents in need. The two clubs have been working together every year on this project since 2002. > Read more.
Former Henrico educator honored; Hermitage programs win awards
Citizen Staff Reports 06/15/2015 Henrico Schools
Former Henrico County Career and Technical Education educator and administrator Harvey L. Crone was one of three people inducted into the Virginia CTE Hall of Fame June 11 during the Creating Excellence Awards Program in Richmond. At the event, the Hermitage Technical Center also won a Secondary CTE award for excellence. The awards program is a partnership of the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Career Education Foundation and the Virginia Community College System.
Crone, is known for his leadership in career and technical education with Henrico Public Schools and the Virginia Community College System. Upon his retirement from Henrico County in 2000, he continued his career by leading the Workforce Alliance Apprenticeship Program at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and the Career Pathways initiative in partnership with John Tyler Community College. > Read more.
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Dr. Even Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author who has been featured on Oprah and Dr. Oz, was in town last week to promote his June 27 talk, "Proof of Heaven," at Glen Allen High School.
Alexander (pictured, at right, while Unity of Bon Air church member Harry Simmons interviews him) has written about what he considers to be his journey through the afterlife.
Tickets to this month's event are $25 and will support the new Bon Secours Hospice House being built later this year. > Read more.
The Innsbrook Rotary Club, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2015, has completed a number of volunteer projects this year and raised thousands of dollars for various organizations through three events.
The club's annual rose sale, benefit for youth live auction and Virginia Fire Games competition, combined with individual and corporate donations, have raised nearly $70,000 – money that the club contributes back to the community.
FeedMore is the beneficiary of the club's 25th anniversary project, which provides refrigerated trailers to be used for the distribution of food throughout Central Virginia. > Read more.
Chef Bryan Voltaggio will host a special three-course dinner event July 21-22 at his Willow Lawn Family Meal restaurant. The menu will consist of his favorite dishes and offer diners the chance to purchase a signed copy of his newly released book, HOME.
Voltaggio will attend and cook at each dinner, as well as share stories that inspired recipes for the book. > Read more.
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