Henrico County News
The Henrico County Public Library, in partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library, will host award-winning author Lee Smith on April 2, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, 23060, as part of its annual "All Henrico Reads" program.
Her novel, Guests on Earth, the featured title, will be available for sale, along with some of her other novels. She will autograph books following the program. > Read more.
A Texas man was stopped by TSA officers at Richmond International Airport May 24 after the officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine spotted a loaded gun in the man’s carry-on bag.
TSA contacted the Richmond International Airport Police Department who responded, confiscated the .32 caliber handgun, loaded with 5 rounds, and cited the man on a state weapons charge. The passenger indicated that he forgot the firearm was in his bag. There was no impact to airport operations. > Read more.
After a week of homeroom classes battling it out during “penny wars,” during a Pennies 4 Patients fundraiser, Holman Middle School’s Junior Beta Club raised more than $4,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Pennies counted positively toward a homeroom’s total. Silver coins and bills counted negatively. Students from other homerooms could cancel out the competition’s pennies by donating “negative” coins and bills. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/30/2013 Government
U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor is seeking nominations for this year’s Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) to honor veterans in Virginia’s 7th District.
“The Congressional Veteran Commendation is an opportunity to honor Virginia’s veterans and military families," Cantor said. "Each year we pay tribute to these brave men and women from the 7th District. Many of them are parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends, and I hope you will consider nominating a veteran in your community so we can thank them for their incredible service to our country.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/28/2013 Education
The Council on International Educational Exchange is seeking host families for four foreign exchange students who will be arriving in the RIchmond region in August and attending high school in the area during the 2013-14 school year. Host families or individuals should have a willingness to learn about a foreign culture.
CIEE is seeking host families for a 15-year-old girl from Germany, a 16-year-old girl from Spain, a 16-year-old boy from China and a 16- year-old boy from Slovakia. > Read more.
Photo by Wayne Miller for the Henrico Citizen 05/28/2013 Features
Thousands of people commemorated Memorial Day at the fifth annual American Legion Post 242 Sandston Memorial Day Parade Monday. A group of veterans (right) traveled along the parade path by horse and carriage. > Read more.
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Henrico’s 400th anniversary commemoration will take to the road for a series of bus tours of historical county locations, beginning with a daylong look at Henrico’s key Civil War sites on Saturday, June 11. Later tours will examine Henrico’s African-American history and the county’s development over the past four centuries. > Read more.
The Henrico Pops Chorus will present “One Singular Sensation” at 7:30 p.m. May 10-11 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. > Read more.
Beautiful blooms and lush green plants filled the parking lot at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden at its annual spring plant sale held on April 28-30.
About 30 vendors offered plants and gardening advice. > Read more.
Eastern Henrico’s annual “Holiday on Parade” event is back tomorrow. Family-friendly activities will take place at various locations in the east end. The festivities will culminate with the 21st annual James River Parade of Lights. Also, several churches throughout the county are hosting holiday celebrations including West End Assembly of God, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church and The Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > 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.
Disney’s Frozen shines as an instant classic
Disney has spent the past few years in search of that certain something; that ‘Disney Magic.’ It’s been a slow process. From The Princess and the Frog to Tangled to Wreck-it Ralph, the studio took slow steps, welcoming its princesses and fairy tales and musical numbers back into the fold. Every film was an improvement on the last, but none of them had anywhere near the charm or lasting appeal of the early ‘90s highs of the “Disney Renaissance.”
Frozen, by far, is the House of Mouse’s best attempt at a new Little Mermaid. > Read more.
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