Henrico County News
Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates have proposed a special legislative session to address the debate on Medicaid expansion just three days before the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn.
The House and Senate are less than one-tenth of one percent (or $26 million) apart from compromising on a two-year, $96 billion state budget agreement, but GOP leadership reinforced its position Tuesday that Medicaid Expansion does not belong in the budget bill. > Read more.
Jeff Gordon proudly led a tour through the Community Brain Injury Services facility recently, pointing himself out in several framed photos on the wall in the foyer.
“This is a compilation of all our memories here,” said the survivor of brain injury who has benefitted from many of the services offered by the organization. Although many years have passed, he was eager to share how he was affected by brain injury at the age of 16 after wrestling with some friends.
“I come here to have a place to keep me out of trouble,” he joked. “It gives me a lot of new friends and gives us something to do with our time.” > Read more.
Free Agents Marketing has expanded its workforce by seven employees, a 15 percent increase in six months. New hires include: Michael Litos, senior strategist, interactive; Jenna Cocchiola, account coordinator, public relations; Cindi Houtz, media director, media; Carol Billingsley, senior account executive, public relations; Greg Mathe, senior account executive, public relations; Donna Wade, media coordinator, media; and Natalie Otsuka, account coordinator. The firm, a full-service marketing and public relations agency, moved its headquarters to Innsbrook in March to a larger office space to accommodate its growth. > Read more.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 9/26/2013 Education
ONLINE UPDATE: 7:25 P.M. (New information added at 8:46 P.M.) – By a unanimous vote, the Henrico County School Board has named Robert G. Boyle, Jr. to serve as the interim Three Chopt District representative to the board.
Boyle, 43, will fill the vacancy created last month when Three Chopt member Diana Winston resigned her seat. The county will hold a special election for the seat in November 2014, and the winner will serve the remainder of the term, through 2015. All five School Board seats will be up for election in November 2015, with the winners taking office to begin their four-year terms in January 2016.
Boyle is an attorney with Hirschler Fleischer in Richmond. He will be sworn in Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. > Read more.
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen 09/26/2013 Education
A new facility at the Collegiate School is pairing technological innovation with a forward-thinking educational approach, pushing students and faculty members to look at the world with a different view.
It’s already senior Vivien Fergusson’s new favorite spot on campus.
“I spend all my time in The Sharp Academic Commons,” said Fergusson. “It’s completely changed how I use the space on campus. Before, I spent a lot of time in the cafeteria or upper school but whenever I have a free period I come here.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/26/2013 History
Richmond National Battlefield Park will present living history and ranger-led programs at Fort Harrison in Henrico County Sept. 28-29 in commemoration of the 149th anniversary of Civil War fighting at New Market Heights, Fort Harrison and Fort Gilmer.
Volunteers portraying Union and Confederate infantry and artillery units will provide cannon and rifle firing demonstrations, while Park Service historians will provide tours of the fort, a key site involved in fighting at Chaffin’s Farm on Sept. 29-30, 1864. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 11/07/2011
CVWMA curbside recycling and trash collections will continue as regularly scheduled for the Veteran’s Day holiday on Friday, Nov. 11. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/07/2011
Henrico resident Saumil Bandyopadhyay, a junior at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, recently won first place in the research competition at the International Space Olympics held in Koroley, Russia. His project, “Eye in Space: Dual Detection of Infrared and Ultraviolet Emissions with a Novel Nanowire Multispectral Photo-detector,” will be published in a science journal. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/03/2011
The Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau (RMCVB), CultureWorks and local cultural attractions recently launched a new community calendar system that offers event organizers one centralized location where they can list their events online for publication. Likewise, media outlets now have the ability to collect event information from a single source and include it in their calendars. > Read more.
If you’re looking for a date night with someone special, Henrico is the place to be! Check out a classic 90s movie, “My Girl,” at Henrico Theatre; Circa, an innovative circus from Australia, will dazzle at the University of Richmond; and celebrate TGIF at Keagan’s Restaurant where the PJ Bottoms Band is performing. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Abstract paintings of Inge Strack (pictured) are on display through March 9 at the Gumenick Family Gallery at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Strack, a Chestefield painter of German origin, often paints in bold colors with a deep sense of emotion, focusing on brushstrokes, texture and form to find a balance. Strack’s painting is routed in the European tradition of expressionism but has found its own, unique language in following the American dream.
“I am not attempting to abstract the physical world," she said. "I draw my subject matter from inside of myself hoping to create a constant conversation between the viewer and the painting, especially since abstracts do not seem to answer but ask.” > Read more.
Do you play pickleball? Learn more about this oddly-named but fun-to-play sport tomorrow! Though it’s still pretty chilly outside, you can get a jump start on spring at the Richmond Home and Garden Show or at a workshop on raised bed gardening at Lavender Fields Herb Farm. For all our top picks this weekend in Henrico, click here! > Read more.