Henrico County News
Citizen Staff Reports 06/18/2013 Government
The Henrico County Department of Social Services will hold a meeting Thursday, July 11 for individuals and couples who may be interested in providing foster care to county youth.
Henrico has a significant need for foster parents, with 98 children placed in foster care as of April 30, according to Social Services. A total of 53 children entered care during the past year. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 02/11/2013 Features
As preparations gear up for the 14th annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, there seems to be news about 10k sign-ups (which recently set a record for single-day registration), training teams, contests and charity promotions at every turn.
But at least one Eastern Henrico family of five needs no reminder of the event's April 13 date, or of the benefits of training and keeping fit. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 02/10/2013 Features
A Glen Allen teen who entered her first pageant just three years ago recently confirmed that she has a knack for winning – by capturing a regional title this past summer and a national title in November.
In August 2012, Davina Seoparsan won the title of Miss American Coed (MAC) East Coast Junior Teen. A few months later, she topped more than 50 contestants from around the nation to become Miss American Junior Teen 2013. In addition to the national title, Seoparsan won the Optional National Speech competition, was first runner-up in the talent competition, and placed third runner-up in the National Actress competition. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/10/2013 Education
Steward School students Catie McKinnon (pictured, left) and Mary McLaughlin paint as part of a beautification project the school conducted at Chimborazo Elementary School in Richmond on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 21. Since 2010, all Steward students have taken part in the annual "Day of Service" on the King holiday, working to enhance city schools.
This year, students and faculty members helped provide makeovers for Chimborazo's art room and lobby, while others installed artwork by Steward students, created flower pots and repainted various areas. > Read more.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 02/08/2013 Business
A food wholesaler that caters to independent restaurants and food service businesses will open this month in the former Kroger store in the Northpark shopping center at the intersection of Parham and Brook Roads at I-95.
New York-based Restaurant Depot is planning to open at the site Feb. 27.
The company operates cash-and-carry stores that are designed specifically for independently owned restaurants, catering companies and other food-oriented businesses and nonprofits, according to Ray Mallin, the branch manager of the company's Alexandria location. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/07/2013 Government
Eligible taxpayers can receive free help preparing their 2012 income tax return at sites hosted by MetroCASH and Henrico County.
Trained volunteers will help qualifying taxpayers prepare and electronically file returns at 14 sites throughout the metropolitan area, including two in Henrico: Fairfield Area Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 2 through March 9; and Dumbarton Area Library; 6800 Staples Mill Road, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 6 through April 11. > Read more.
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The 10th anniversary of Anthem LemonAid will take place throughout this coming weekend (July 15-17) at multiple locations in Henrico County and in the metro Richmond region, including Panera Bread, Sam’s Club, Walmart and Arby’s. Cups are $1. > Read more.
By Katie Conklin, Special to the Henrico Citizen 1310061077
Children of some local National Guard members will be able to find comfort when their parents are deployed overseas, thanks to a recent donation organized by a Henrico man.
At the Sandston Armory on June 15, LOGO Dynamics Incorporated’s Matt Davidson presented 75 National Guard teddy bears to Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Gagnon, State Family Programs Director Vickie L. Sais, and State Youth Coordinator Dana Ivory. > Read more.
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Seven-year-old Patrick Carr gives Genworth Financial volunteer Joe Scarpa a high-five after winning a tug-of-war game on June 24 at a camp carnival at the Shady Grove Family YMCA. > Read more.
Born and raised in good old Europe, I am quite familiar with the traditional Austro-Hungarian tradition of the Kaffeehaus, an institution that represents a lifestyle of relaxing and thinking in a familiar environment with coffee, pastry, news, good service, marble tables, subdued sounds like the click-clack of the coffee machine, mugs and plates, conversations among patrons and with staff and a bit of low volume Johann Strauss music.
And so it was a thrill to find a modern version of a Kaffeehaus right here in Henrico County: The Daily Grind, near Short Pump Town Center. > Read more.
The Innsbrook Foundation will present a special concert June 19 at the Innsbrook Snagajob Pavilion to raise funds benefiting the victims of the Moore and Shawnee communities of Oklahoma.
The Innsbrook After Hours RVA Cares event will feature five bands and a family festival in recognition of the many families devastated by the Oklahoma tornadoes on May 20, which killed 23 people, injured 377 others, and left destroyed and damaged homes affecting 33,000 residents. > Read more.
West End residents no longer have to pick between fighting the summer mall crowds for a quick bite or breaking the bank to eat at a fine-dining spot because one Richmond group is bringing both to them.
RVA Street Foodies, the organization behind the outdoor food truck courts at the Virginia Historical Society and Hardywood Brewery, debuted its new Henrico food truck court at All Saints Episcopal Church on River Road May 22. > Read more.
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