Henrico County News
Citizen Staff Reports 12/06/2013 Features
Each holiday season for the last 40 years, Henrico resident Frank Hudak – also known as “Mr. Christmas” – has been lighting up his home in the West End with thousands of holiday lights. During those years, he also has raised more than $82,600 to support Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) through a simple donation box outside his home.
What began as a way to recapture the holiday spirit of his youth in Philadelphia helped start a local holiday tradition of lights and giving. > Read more.
For the nearly 400 attendees at the Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on May 18, the silent auction that included a Gibson guitar donated by The Martin Agency, as well as a guitar and ukuleles from Hohner, Inc., was music to their ears.
Held at the Torque Club at the Richmond Raceway Complex, guests bid on more than 200 silent auction items while sampling sliced tenderloin from Arcadia restaurant and marinated lamb lollipops from Fleming's Steakhouse, as well as foods from other local restaurants and a large selection of West Coast wines. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/23/2013 Features
Brenda Spain (above, left), a 30-year employee at Beth Sholom who works the night shift, received the 11th annual Arthur Heller Employee Recognition Award at a ceremony held June 6 at the retirement home.
Pictured with Eleanor Tyler, the 2005 recipient of the award, Spain was nominated by her supervisor for the compassion and respect she shows residents and for "going that extra mile" to make them comfortable.
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At about the same time, Ollie Harvey’s sister was diagnosed with cancer while her grandson, Heaven, was diagnosed with autism. “I was really hurting in my heart,” Harvey said.
Then one day, Harvey came up with an idea to help out by selling bottled water through the Women of Richmond company that she founded. The Women of Richmond initiative is part of the non-profit organization Help Our People Eat (H.O.P.E), also founded by Harvey 25 years ago. The main goal of H.O.P.E. is to help out needy families in the Richmond area with donations of food, clothing, money for rent and other necessities. > Read more.
Photos by Sydni Ham for the Henrico Citizen 06/20/2013 Education
To assist the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls as it prepares to open an elementary school on its West Broad Street campus this fall, 150 volunteers from Henrico-based Altria spent time June 14 painting and remodeling the interior of the building and landscaping the grounds.
VHBG currently operates a school for sixth- through twelfth-graders. Its new elementary school initially will serve about 15 children with significant social, emotional and behavioral issues. > Read more.
Grace Chapman, horticulture director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, has been named to the Visiting Committee at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. As part of a six-year term, Chapman joins a select group of international experts across multiple disciplines who convene every 18-months to formally review key aspects of the world-renown Longwood Gardens, providing guidance and recommendations. Chapman is a graduate of the Longwood Graduate Program with a master of science in public horticulture. > Read more.
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By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/27/2011
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/24/2011
John Hutcheson, Jr., son of Rossie and Randy Hutcheson; Graham Jones, son of The Rev. and Mrs. Gary D. Jones; and Warren Snead, III, son of Brenda and Warren L. Snead, Jr., of Richmond, were recently inducted into the Order of Gownsmen at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. The Order of the Gowsnmen is a unique student government body among U.S. colleges and universities. Since 1875 the Order of Gownsmen has remained the body responsible for maintaining the spirit, traditions, and ideals of the University of the South. The wearing of the gown is both a sign of academic achievement and a promise to continue the ideals and traditions of the university. > Read more.
Holiday events are in full swing this weekend in eastern Henrico! The Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Elf” and the Concert Ballet of Virginia will perform a shortened version of “The Nutcracker” at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. On Sunday the North Airport Drive Civic Association’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Fire Station #3. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > 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.
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