Henrico County News
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden a “Critical Needs” grant recipient. This investment will help expand Lewis Ginter’s Community Kitchen Garden program, which provides fresh foods to Richmond’s food deserts – areas where fresh fruit and vegetables are hard to come by. The grant will expand the garden’s planting space by 1,500 square feet, which will allow the Community Kitchen Garden to provide meals for approximately 7,690 individuals through their Meals on Wheels and Kids Café programs. FeedMore, Inc. is also receiving funds from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The grant will support FeedMore’s comprehensive hunger relief programs and help the organization address the problem of food deserts that mark Greater Richmond, the most food-insecure region of the mid-Atlantic. > Read more.
GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit education organization headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 176 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $122,500 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2013.
GRASP is dedicated to helping primarily low income and disabled students overcome financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/13/2013 Features
In celebration of Father’s Day, the Henrico Citizen and First Things First of Greater Richmond sought nominations of “Henrico’s Top Dads” from children and teens ages 5 to 17. Entries were judged by officials from both organizations and Henrico School Board member Lamont Bagby. The top 10 winning submissions appear here in alphabetical order, and honorable mention recipients also are listed on this page. Each dad was recognized at First Things First’s Celebrate Fatherhood event at Ukrop Park in Chesterfield June 9. > Read more.
Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of articles about Henrico streams.
In all the excitement and celebration about the opening of the newly rebuilt Huguenot Bridge, it was easy to overlook the flurry of activity a dozen yards below.
As barricades, orange barrels, and yellow-vested Virginia Dept. of Transportation (VDOT) employees slowly receded from the bridge surface the day after its May 28 opening, and traffic flowed without hindrance for the first time since 2010, a different team of VDOT workers clustered beneath the underside of the bridge to plant an assortment of young trees. > Read more.
By Ben Panko, Special to the Citizen 06/13/2013 Health
Three years, 124 credits and more than 800 hours of hands-on practice later, 26 men and women joined the profession of Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton in a ceremony May 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Not only had these eager graduates earned their places in the field of nursing, but they also earned the first bachelor's degrees granted by the Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/13/2013 Transportation
Eastern Henrico residents and motorists who will be driving in the vicinity of Richmond International Airport (RIC) Saturday morning June 15 are advised that an emergency test is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
As mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airports are to conduct full-scale tests of their Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) every three years. Such drills not only test the AEP, but also create a real-time practice environment for multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional response coordination that would be necessary in the event of an actual incident. > Read more.
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The 15th annual Glen Allen Day will be held Sept. 17 and begin with a parade at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of John Cussons and Mountain Roads. The celebration will continue from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadow Farm, 3400 Mountain Rd. There will be live music on two stages, a food court, a classic/custom auto show, train rides, inflatables, a petting zoo and dozens of arts/crafts and business exhibitors. > Read more.
Compiled by Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 09/15/2011
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.
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital celebrated its 45th anniversary Sept. 10 with a Parisian-market-themed picnic featuring French foods, mimes, children’s activities and a history of nursing tent.
On hand to celebrate were a number of young “alumni” of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), who had a chance to reunite with the nurses and doctors who cared for them as newborns. > Read more.
Estilo charms, with a stylish twist, in Henrico’s Near West End
If you're looking for something a little different from the standard, ho-hum restaurant experience, look no further than The Village shopping center. Among the recent success stories to put down roots in The Village is Estilo, created by the owners of the gastropub Toast (featured in a Feb. 21 review in the Citizen), only a few steps away.
Estilo – which translates to style – offers a taste of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, among other countries, and a menu that rotates regularly through the rest of Central and South America. > Read more.
ClassifiedsPrime companion mausoleum space with open and closed included. Westhampton Memorial Park. Call Doug at 794-6916.