Henrico County news
Event to benefit low-income homeowners
River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.
The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/27/2016 Public Safety
An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.
At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.
A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/27/2016 Government
The Henrico County Public Library system will host three "death cafés" – gatherings during which attendees can discuss death and dying in what the library terms "surprisingly upbeat and informative guided discussions" led by spiritual and bereavement counselor Alane Miles.
The events will provide attendees the opportunity to ask any and all questions about the topics of death, dying, grief and funeral practices, in an informal setting. Miles has 20 years of experience in the hospice field, hosts the Death Club Radio show on WRIR and writes for Style Weekly. Registration is not required. > Read more.
Deep Run HS, math
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen Henrico Schools
During Joseph Palen’s time at Deep Run High School, his ability to transcend subjects and reveal the universal language of mathematics to his students, paired with his genuine enthusiasm for the subject, has turned math into something his students become excited about.
“He has made his students understand mathematics in a way that no common core/standardized teacher could,” wrote one former student in a nomination letter. “He has impacted every single person I know that has taken his class because he has shown that everything is connected together. He has shown that even though you hate a subject, the subject deserves respect because it delves deeper than anyone will ever understand. > Read more.
Springfield Park ES, kindergarten
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor Henrico Schools
Don’t make plans with Roxanne Buff on Labor Day afternoon – she’ll be busy, regardless of which year you had in mind.
Buff will be spending her time on the phone that day, calling the parents of each of her incoming kindergarten students on the afternoon before a new school year begins.
> 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.
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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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CalendarThe Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop to help residents care for their lawns and landscaping. “Choosing the Right Tree” will be held… Full text