Henrico County news
Citizen Staff Reports 09/26/2016 Business
ChamberRVA is accepting nominations for its annual "Innovation Award," which it presents to an organization that has been in business 2-5 years in the Richmond region and has demonstrated "out of the box" thinking and a creative approach to any and all aspects of its business.
This year, the chamber is emphasizing three industry sectors organically emerging in RVA: technology, health and industrial (manufacturing and distribution). It is seeking the most innovative new business in one of those three sectors. > Read more.
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.
Short Pump MS, French
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor Henrico Schools
Doug Wright took up teaching as a second career, after working as a musician for several years.
He considered becoming a probation officer instead of teaching, since he had gotten to know some criminals in the music industry. But eventually, he says, he ended up studying French – “because it sounded like music to me.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/19/2016 Henrico Crime
The American Heart Association has recognized the Henrico County Division of Fire as being one of the top departments in the country in responding to and managing severe heart attacks.
The AHA released its 2016 Mission Lifeline ratings and awarded Henrico Fire with an EMS Gold Level Recognition Award. The award is given to departments that have gone above and beyond to implement quality enhancement measures dealing with severe heart attacks. The honor is a result of improvements by Henrico Fire in treating ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) type heart attacks. These are the most deadly type of heart attacks and are caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart. When this occurs, reperfusion therapy is needed – EMTs must open the blocked vessel or provide clot-busting medication quickly. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/19/2016 Henrico Schools
Lakeside Elementary School will host a celebration June 9 for Carole Timberlake, a first-grade teacher at the school for the past 46 years, who is retiring this year.
The event will be held in the school's auditorium, beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Members of the public – including Timberlake's former students – are invited to attend. To RSVP, call (804) 261-5050 or register online at http://tinyurl.com/Timberlake46. > 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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