Henrico County News
Support group helps lung disease patients
By Lane Burgess, Special to the Citizen 12/12/2013 Non-Profits
Thirteen years ago, Russell Glover couldn’t breathe. Out of nowhere, what felt like a punch to the stomach led him to the hospital. After a diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), he was left with a life expectancy of three years.
“I wasn’t happy with that,” said Glover, then in his 50s and full of life. He learned that his lungs were scarring and thickening over time, making it hard to breathe. The term idiopathic means that the cause of the disease is unknown, and unfortunately there aren’t any cures, either. > Read more.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 05/23/2013 Environment
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles about Henrico streams.
Trick question: What relatively new Henrico throughway was built using a special fund and an unusual number of boulders, is traveled by countless users daily -- yet is practically unknown to all but its fans?
It’s a trick question because the “throughway” consists of a gravel path and boardwalks through the wetlands linking the two Western Government Center campuses, and the “users” include four, six-, and eight-legged creatures and dozens of bird species in addition to bi-peds. > Read more.
Currently at the Hermitage Technical Center, instructors are preparing to finish up the curriculum for the year and get students in the mindset for the upcoming school year.
HTC had several state SkillsUSA first-place winners in April. These students will compete nationally in Kansas City, Mo., in June.
The Crime Scene Investigation team of Dzenita Jasarevic, Kellie Jordan and Lyndsey Morris took first place at the state level. > Read more.
For the IB juniors and seniors of Henrico High School, the past couple of weeks have been a combination of panic and catharsis. It is IB exam season.
IB exams are designed to test everything we should have learned in our years in the Diploma Program. The standard level courses test one year’s worth of knowledge and understanding, whereas the higher level courses test two years’ worth. > Read more.
May will be a very important month for many of the John Rolfe Middle School students, faculty and staff.
Starting May 22, we will begin our SOL tests. Pull-out tutoring, after-school tutoring, and in-class tutoring will be continuing, and we have started our “Super Saturdays” tutoring sessions as well. They allow the students who need help in a specific subject to get the help they need and also allow students to get structured study time, complete their missing work and improve their grades. > Read more.
By Andrew Stoddard, Special to the Citizen 05/23/2013 Business
Short Pump Town Center is marking its 10th anniversary this year not only by celebrating its past, but also by looking to the future.
As part of the shopping center’s continuous effort to improve and enhance its selection of stores as well as the shopper experience, Short Pump Town Center is allowing customers and community members to create and post new ideas on Popularise, an online crowd sourcing and community engagement tool that focuses on real estate development. > Read more.
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The Keep Henrico Beautiful (KHB) Committee is seeking outstanding residential and commercial properties for the 2011 Land Lover and Clean Business awards. Nominations for exemplary homes and businesses from each of the five magisterial districts will be accepted through Saturday, April 30. > Read more.
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Richmond International Raceway will host its second annual Race Into Spring Festival on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., featuring a number of family-friendly activities.
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Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound residents along routes in Highland Springs. Deliveries are scheduled weekdays between 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. The minimum volunteer commitment is a couple hours at least one weekday per month, though additional shifts are available. > 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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