Henrico County News
Citizen Staff Reports 03/13/2014 Education
Byrd Middle School Assistant Principal Jennifer Maddux recently was named to the national “20 to Watch” list of prominent education technology leaders by the National School Board Association (NSBA). The annual award goes to educators who “inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions” and increase efficiency, according to the NSBA.
The organization said Maddux has “brought life and energy” to Byrd. The judges cited her experience as an instructional technology resource teacher, which equipped her to create a suite of online resources and coach teachers in creating engaging, student-centered instruction. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/16/2013 History
At a luncheon in July, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) presented awards to 11 individuals – including three Henrico residents – and one group who have made significant contributions to research, education, and the mission of the society.
VHS honored Henrico residents Donald Tobias with the Patricia Rodman and Martin Kirwan King Volunteer Award; Johnnie Taggart with the Howson W. Cole Award; and Paulette Schwarting with the President’s Award for Excellence. > Read more.
UPDATED: 11:55 P.M. – A Henrico man was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning as he was exiting his car in the parking lot of the Reflections of West Creek apartment complex, near Short Pump Town Center, and Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating the suspect.
The victim told police that he as he was getting out of his car, he encountered a black male with a dark bandana pulled over the lower portion of his face who displayed a pistol and told him to get back in the car. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/13/2013
UPDATED: SEPT. 18, 1 p.m. – The Henrico County School Board will host a public hearing tomorrow to receive input on the eight finalists who are under consideration for the vacant Three Chopt District School Board seat. The spot which has been vacant since Diana Winston resigned last month.
The eight finalists, who were interviewed individually by the other four members of the School Board during a closed session last Thursday, are:
• Robert G. Boyle, an attorney and Henrico Education Foundation board member;
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Citizen Staff Reports 09/13/2013
A missing 51-year-old Alexandria man whose abandoned SUV was found on I-95 at Exit 79 Sept. 11 has been found safe in Henrico County.
Henrico Police found the man, Douglas A. Jordan, in the 1500 block of North Parham Road shortly after 4 p.m. today, after responding to a call of a suspicious male subject who might need medical assistance. > Read more.
A 47-year-old Florida man died last night when the tractor-trailer he was driving ran off the left side of the exit ramp heading from I-64 West to I-295 South in Eastern Henrico.
Reggie D. Battle, 47, of Jacksonville, Fla., was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10:30 p.m. Virginia State Police continue to investigate the incident. No other injuries were reported. > Read more.
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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.
An Eastern Henrico church is encouraging community members to hang ribbons in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. > Read more.
But animated South African film has its moments
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > 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.