Henrico County News
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 12/05/2013 Education
Fifteen Henrico fifth-graders were honored for their essays highlighting historical figures and events at the 11th Annual Historical Awareness Project awards reception, held Nov. 25 at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.
Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and Henrico County Public Schools, the project is based on the county’s fifth-grade curriculum and is designed to provide students with an awareness of their local heritage, while encouraging the writers and their families to learn more about their community history. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/02/2013 Government
The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee has selected the winners of its annual awards that recognize residential and commercial properties that are attractively landscaped and maintained.
The 2013 Land Lover and Clean Business awards were presented to the 10 winners during the June 25 Henrico Board of Supervisors meeting. The recipients, who represent a residential and a commercial property from each of Henrico’s five magisterial districts, also will be commended on signs placed at their properties. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/02/2013 Features
Master Cho's Tae Kwon Do & Martial Arts will sponsor a Martial Arts Expo and Juvenile Diabetes Benefit today and tomorrow at both Henrico locations, culminating at Benedictine High School tomorrow. The world-renowned Sehan University Demonstration Team will perform, and all proceeds will support Mason, an 11-year-old Richmond boy suffering from the disease.
Mason's family needed help raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes. A portion of the proceeds will help cover the cost of owning a Guardian Angel Service Dog, a diabetes alert dog. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/28/2013 Business
LINC (Legal Information Network for Cancer) recently announced a new executive board that includes three Henrico County residents.
Robert "Robbie" Westermann, Esq. of Henrico, a partner at Hirschler Fleischer, P.C., will serve as board president. William "Bill" Redd of Henrico, senior vice president and managing director of Brandywine Realty Trust, is vice president, and Ryan A. Glasgow, Esq. of Henrico, an associate with Hunton & Williams, LLP, is secretary. Elizabeth O'Donnell, CFO of the Virginia Cancer Institute, will serve as treasurer. > Read more.
HHHunt has promoted Steve Brant to vice president of finance and accounting with responsibility for HHHunt’s Communities Division and golf courses. He has been with HHHunt for seven years. Brant holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Averett University. HHHunt has also promoted Ann Kelly to assistant vice president of finance and accounting with responsibility for HHHunt’s homebuilding operations. She rejoined HHHunt more than a year ago after working previously from 2001-2008. She holds a degree in international economics and history from Virginia Tech. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 06/26/2013 Environment
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of article about Henrico streams.
If you pay $25 a year to own one of Virginia's crab-themed “Friend of the Chesapeake” specialty license plates, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) thanks you.
And so do the turtles, fish, birds, frogs and other inhabitants of the wetlands at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (LGBG) and Belmont Recreation Center. > Read more.
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By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 11/14/2011
Two individuals, two organizations, and one newspaper – the Henrico Citizen – were honored recently by the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC) for their efforts to preserve and promote Henrico County heritage.
In a ceremony held Oct. 26 at the Henrico Theatre, HPAC Chairman Beverly Cocke presented the awards accompanied by Henrico County Manager Virgil Hazelett.
Genealogist and retired educator Brenda Dabney Nichols received the Award of Merit for her lectures and programs regarding Henrico history topics and for her recent publication African Americans of Henrico County. > Read more.
At 9 a.m. this morning, Salvation Army musician Matt Sims kicked off the annual Red Kettle Campaign at Short Pump Town Center with bells and music. He will play for 36 hours, ending at 9 p.m. Nov. 12. The feat of playing 36 consecutive hours has never before been attempted by any Salvation Army musician. The idea came to him in late summer as he was thinking of ways to increase awareness for the Red Kettle Campaign at a time when donations to The Salvation Army are more important than ever. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 11/10/2011
Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.
The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being filmed in and around Richmond, and casting officials are seeking background actors to appear on screen.
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” said Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War, and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.” > Read more.
American Tap Room’s new Willow Lawn location offers breath-taking atmosphere, but average dishes
On a rare warm night in late November, the newly opened American Tap Room was, to my surprise, bright and packed with guests – many eating outside.
I didn’t have a clue what to expect from this unheard-of restaurant in an unexpected spot – right in the heart of Willow Lawn. I came to learn it’s not unheard of; it’s a restaurant chain out of Northern Virginia.
“It definitely improves the look of Willow Lawn,” said my friend, who ventured to the new spot with me on a Monday night for dinner one week after the restaurant opened. > Read more.
Free Birds offers some giggles, but more eye-rolling
Thanksgiving season is upon us – a time for friends, family, and recklessly indulgent overeating. As we settle into our annual turkey-induced food coma, there’s no better time to take in a festive holiday film. And Free Birds, for better or worse, has the distinguished honor of being one of the only Thanksgiving-themed movies currently on the market.
The film stars Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson as Reggie and Jake, two turkeys who can’t stand the Thanksgiving tradition of watching their neighbors be plucked and served for dinner. > Read more.