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.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/26/2013 Government
Henrico County Public Library earned a Star Library designation from Library Journal based on national rankings that consider per-capita circulation, visits, program attendance and public computer access.
HCPL received a Star Library honor for the first time and was among six library systems in Virginia and 263 libraries or library systems in the United States recognized in 2013. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/26/2013 Education
In preparation for Thanksgiving, the Citizen asked two Echo Lake Elementary School kindergarten classes to answer questions about the holiday. Their responses appear below.
Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Because it’s fun. –Addison
So we can celebrate what we’re thankful for. –Autumn
For turkeys. –Brendan > Read more.
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen 11/25/2013 Features
Twenty-eight year-old Henrico native Ashley Blankenship moved to New York City last year to continue the pursuit of her dream of acting.
The decision is beginning to pay off for her in a big way: Blankenship recently became the advertising face of Arizona Tea, and she has earned roles in a number of television shows and movies.
Blankenship, who attended Hermitage High School and the Center for the Arts at Henrico High, has known from an early age what her passion was. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/25/2013 Education
A year’s worth of work is now sprouting beautifully at Rivers Edge Elementary School.
Earlier this month, the school dedicated its new Sensory Garden, which was designed using the input of Rivers Edge students, beginning in 2012. It engages the beholder’s five senses – a section of flowers for sight, an herb garden for taste, a section of plants with different textures to touch, a section of fragrant plants for smelling and a section of wind chimes and music for one’s listening pleasure. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/24/2013 Business
Safe Harbor’s annual cocktail party and festival of trees Nov. 8 raised more than $15,000 to support the agency’s work assisting those who have suffered sexual and domestic violence and promoting healthy relationships and healthy sexuality. More than 100 guests attended the Nov. 8 event at the Deep Run Recreation Center.
The event featured holiday-themed trees and wreaths available for purchase through silent auction as well as many other silent and live auction items. > Read more.
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By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 04/12/2013
Celebrate heritage and community this weekend in Henrico! Historic Bloemendaal at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will highlight music and activities from the Garden’s past. On Saturday, the North Airport Drive Civic Association will host Highland Springs Community Day. Other fun events this weekend include the K-Cettes craft and bake sale, a Global Sounds music event at UR and an organ recital at River Road Church Baptist. For more, click here! > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 04/05/2013
Henrico has two races to offer this weekend and both are for a great cause – Stop Child Abuse Now’s Race to Protect Children and the Make it Happen 5K to benefit the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation. Music lovers also have some choices this weekend – The Honky Tonk Experience and Steve Smith and Hard Road are performing – and the film “Sound of Music” is playing at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks, click here! > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 03/28/2013
If you’ve eaten a few too many Peeps this Easter weekend, the annual Henrico 5K Run/Walk takes place Saturday in Innsbrook. Other Easter happenings include Oak Hall Baptist Church’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, an Easter Improv Show with West End Comedy and a visit with Peter Rabbit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Is your child obsessed with trucks? Or police cars, ambulances, bulldozers or tractor trailers? Then you need to attend the popular Touch a Truck event tomorrow at RIR, sponsored by the Junior League of Richmond. If you’re interested in hearing some music this weekend, check out Debra Wagoner’s portrayal of Patsy Cline, folk singer Sarah McQuaid or the classic film “Singin’ in the Rain.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
The Henrico campus of Stratford University will host a Food and Culture Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature food from around the world, three culinary competitions, cultural entertainment and more.
Stratford has partnered with ClearChannel radio to present the Richmond Best Chefs Competition, where local budding chefs have the opportunity to compete for scholarship prizes. Radio personalities from Q94, XL102 and 106.5 The Beat will be competing against each other in a Best Radio Chef Competition. > Read more.
The CAT Theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary last month, as patrons, actors and crew members gathered at Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club in Mechanicsville for a fund-raising auction that included memories, tributes and live entertainment.
“CAT Theatre is a wonderful theatre tradition here in Richmond that blends old friends and new,” said Board President H. Lynn Smith, “And we have an exciting season lined up to begin our next 50 years.” > Read more.
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