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 Katherine Johnson and Blake Belden, Capital News Service 01/30/2013 General AssemblyGeneral Assembly 2013
Brantley Tyndall, a Richmond bicyclist, used his only form of transportation to show up in support of Bicycle Action Day at the Capitol. This session, Virginia legislators have introduced several bills that advocates say would make biking safer across the commonwealth.
Tyndall says he relies on biking as his means of transportation, because it’s fast, cheap, fun and environmentally friendly and it keeps him healthy. While Tyndall himself hasn’t been involved in a bike accident, he knows several people who have. > Read more.
The House passed 99-0 a joint resolution bill today that offers tax exemptions for spouses of soldiers killed in action. The bill provides a real property tax exemption for their primary residence.
This bill adds to the current legislation that provides tax exemptions for spouses of any veteran with a “one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability.” HJ 551 extends these rights to the spouses of soldiers killed in combat. > Read more.
A bill that aims to prevent death or injury from falling soccer goals has cleared the Senate and is now being considered by the House.
The Senate voted 33-6 last week to approve Senate Bill 933, known as the Movable Soccer Goal Safety Act. A movable soccer goal is a freestanding structure that consists of at least two upright posts, a crossbar and support bars but no secure form of support or restraint. > Read more.
Many of the students are working on getting back into the flow of waking up early to their alarms and working hard since their return to school after winter break.
Hermitage Technical Center was happy to welcome students back to their second home and tech center family.
As students begin to crowd the hallways again, teachers are scurrying to turn in drafts of their mid-term exams for administrative approval. > Read more.
The students of Henrico High School have mixed feelings about the outdoor campus.
Getting outside between classes gives students a chance to clear their minds and get some fresh air. As one student said, “Experiencing nature helps you refresh.”
Here, in the height of winter, the outdoor campus of Henrico High School is bittersweet, but despite the bitter winter winds, there are countless sweet memories of weather on the HHS walkways. > Read more.
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Compiled by Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 1300374865
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.
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As part of 'Innsbrook Saves the Earth Week,’ the Innsbrook Foundation is offering 80-gallon Earth Machine compost bins; 55-gallon Systern rain barrels; and 6-gallon stack-and-carry recycling bins for sale through March 21.
The Earth Machine is available for $55, the rain barrel for $65 and the recycling bins for $7 apiece. For details or to place an order, visit http://www.innsbrook.com Order.s will be delivered during Innsbrook Saves the Earth week, April 11-15. > Read more.
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“America’s Next Top Model” will hold an open casting call at The Shops at Willow Lawn Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 27. For a list of eligibility requirements and an application, visit http://www.cwrichmond.tv > 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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