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TSA workforce donates one ton of food to Central Va. Food Bank

A friendly competition among various groups of employees at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who work at Richmond International Airport turned into a last-minute rally that saw the TSA workforce of approximately 200 employees collect more than one ton of food to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank of Richmond.

The 2,500 cans and boxes of donated food weighed in at 2,069 pounds after a three-week collection period by TSA employee groups. The winning team donated 710 cans and boxes of food. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Apr. 7-13


2209 Manlyn Road – $19,000, 1,456 SF (built in 1957), from Joseph E. and A.M.B. Amatisto to Kristyn B. Brockwell.
427 Newbridge Terrace – $36,000, 1,057 SF (built in 1986), from Paladin Fund II LLC to Wayne Blake and Alan Puryear.
8400 Hungary Road – $50,000 (vacant site), from My Le Cao and BIch T. Mong Hang.
3206 Chesham Street – $59,000, 688 SF (built in 1948), from Woodrow W. Smith to Eillis T. Ferguson.
2007 Delrio Drive – $60,000, 1,154 SF (built in 1957), from Catherine and Josephine C. Postell to Wayne B. Lewis.
2203 McDonald Road – $90,500, 1,981 SF (built in 1949), from Michelle G. Rafaly and D.G. Gauman, Jr. to Daniel L. Chandler.
4612 Hilbrook Avenue – $108,000, 1,090 SF (built in 1977), from Douglas R. and Charlotte R. Sheppard to Melissa Annette Martin. > Read more.

Twin Hickory ES principal wins REB Award

Twin Hickory Elementary School Principal Michael Dussault recently was awarded the 2013-14 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually – one each from the school systems of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and one from the city of Richmond schools.

The award recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their jobs to create an exceptional educational environment. The award stresses management and communication skills, and the ability to inspire, encourage and advocate for the school. It includes $7,500 for personal development and an additional $7,500 for school projects of the recipient’s choosing. Dussault said part of his grant would help buy a school greenhouse. > Read more.

April is for ‘River Heroes’

Do you know a River Hero?

Someone who has improved the condition of the James River in the metro Richmond area, or enhanced use of some aspect of the river? Or someone who has championed the James River in a compelling way?

If so, The Friends of the James River Park (FOJRP) want to hear from you.

Once again this year, FOJRP is joining area retailers, restaurants and other organizations to honor the James River and the people who care for it. > Read more.

Business in brief


The Princeton Review has named the University of Richmond a “green” college for 2014. The college guidebook publisher annually recognizes colleges for environmental initiatives in construction, energy conservation and recycling. In recent years, all of the university's new construction has been LEED certified, and major renovations have focused on sustainable design strategies. The university also has a silver STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council with an active student chapter. To encourage students to conserve energy, monitoring systems in 14 residence halls allow residents to view their electricity usage in real time. To reduce single-occupancy vehicle travel, Richmond operates bus service to popular destinations around Richmond, provides free GRTC bus passes to students and employees and participates in Zipcar, an on-demand, car-sharing program located on campus. > Read more.

Four schools earn $25,000 grants

Four Henrico County elementary schools recently were presented with $25,000 grants for implementing innovative and effective ways to help struggling students.

The faculty members of Glen Lea, Montrose, Ridge and Donahoe elementary schools were presented with surprise ceremonial checks by Henrico County Public Schools.

The grants are part of the division’s general fund that was set aside to fund the programs most promising in helping lower-achieving students close the gap with their peers. > Read more.

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Community

Weekend Top 10

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.

‘More Than a GPA’ program at Godwin H.S. Jan. 18

The Godwin High School PTSA will present "More than a GPA," a program about the effort to redefine success for today's students and to make the case for character and integrity as important measures of one's potential, on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at GHS.

Four speakers -- all featured in the book "A Better Man – True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What It Really Means to Be a Man" -- will address the topic: Adam Cristman, Paul Galanti, Tim Seibles and Leighton W. Smith, Jr. > Read more.

VHBG receives donation

The Kinder Morgan Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls in Henrico. The money will fund the Vocational-Educational Partnership Program at the John G. Wood alternative school at the home, which is designed to fill the gap between classroom knowledge, job training and real life experiences that employers demand. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Benefit Sol-stache celebrates solstice, facial hair

The fourth annual Winter Sol-Stache will take place Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at Mekong Restaurant, 6004 W. Broad St. A fundraiser for prostate-cancer research, the event celebrates facial hair in addition to the winter solstice, and awards mug trophies for mustache categories that include the chevron, walrus, handlebar, horseshoe, Zappa, pencil, and the combination of English, Dali and Fu Manchu. The event will also include mustache-themed games such as "Pin the 'Stache on Selleck." Fake moustaches are also allowed to participate. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

CandleLight Players’ Christmas Dessert Theater on Dec. 19

CounterACT Drama Ministries, in partnership with the James River Home School Foundation, will present the CandleLight Players’ Christmas Dessert Theater on Monday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Chamberlayne Baptist Church, 215 Wilkinson Rd. “Tangled in the Tinsel” is a collection of comedy sketches that covers every aspect of the holiday season. “The Journal” is a one-act mystery about two book store owners who find a mysterious journal during the Christmas rush. > Read more.

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