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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.
Hundreds petition HCPS for Eastern Henrico pilot program; but system says efforts began in 2013
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 05/03/2016 Henrico Schools
Charging that they’ve been lied to repeatedly by public officials, organizers of a community meeting in Eastern Henrico May 2 criticized the Henrico County Public Schools system and demanded changes to the way county schools teach students to read.
At the Nehemiah Action Assembly at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, speakers from RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Community) called for immediate action by HCPS to address the struggles of thousands of children in Eastern Henrico schools who they said are not learning how to read. Before an audience of about 500 people, speakers argued that the school system’s current attempts to address the issue are failing miserably. > Read more.
Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton greets a young cyclist (above) during the Pedal and Gears bike event, held in Lakeside April 30. The event featured a free family-friendly bike ride hosted by Bike Walk Northside, a bike safety demonstration, live music, food and vendors. It was sponsored by the Lakeside Business Association. > Read more.
As the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) celebrates its 170th year of service to at-risk children, alumni gathered April 29 at the VHBG campus on West Broad Street to reminisce.
For some, like Mike Creech (pictured in center), it was their first step back in nearly 40 years. As a child, Creech bounced around in foster care for four years before finally landing at VHBG (then called the Richmond Home for Boys) in 1975 at age 11. Creech was recalling his fond memories of the people who worked at VHBG, how they taught him to be responsible, how they made him feel like family and that he called them “Mom” and “Pop.” > 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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