Henrico County news
The April edition of Henrico Restaurant Week raised $2,050 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls' 2016 Youth Triathlon, which will be held Aug. 20.
Henrico Restaurant Week, hosted by the Henrico Citizen in partnership with title sponsor Visit Henrico, featured 10 Henrico restaurants. Each made a donation from every special Restaurant Week lunch and dinner sold during the week. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/23/2016 Education
Henrico County Public Schools, through its Division of School Nutrition Services, will participate in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture. The program provides meals to students enrolled in Henrico Schools summer programs or in those run by the Henrico County Department of Recreation and Parks.
Food service will be from Monday through Thursday each week. (All sites will be closed Monday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.) Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. > Read more.
The following Hampton by Hilton hotels in Henrico have received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award: Hampton Inn Richmond-West, located in Innsbrook at 10800 W. Broad St.; and Hampton Inn Richmond-Airport, located at 421 International Center Drive in Sandston. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/06/2016 Henrico Government
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said announced today that DVDs of "Heroin: The Hardest Hit," a documentary on the impact of heroin and prescription drugs on the Commonwealth of Virginia, now are available through the Virginia Attorney General's office, which produced the film.
Organizations, schools, businesses or individuals may request a free DVD featuring either the full 43-minute film or a shorter 30-minute film designed for easy presentation, Attorney General Mark Herring announced June 6. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/06/2016 Henrico Government
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will help residents diagnose problems with their plants and landscaping at a series of free walk-up clinics in June.
The clinics are scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday of the month at the Lakeside Farmers’ Market, 6110 Lakeside Avenue.
Henrico Master Gardeners will be on hand to help residents identify insects and diseases that may be affecting their plants and answer questions about gardening, landscaping and lawn care. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/06/2016 Henrico Schools
A new app and website called Hoopla is giving Henrico residents access to more than 350,000 movies, music and television shows for free.
The Henrico County Public Library announced its partnership with Hoopla on June 1 – one that will give citizens access to 24/7 streaming and temporary downloads onto their computers and smart devices.
Henrico is the 15th library system in Virginia to partner with Hoopla Digital. Officials hope that as the country becomes more digitized the new service will encourage people to continue using the library as a source of learning and entertainment. > Read more.
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Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.
Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.
The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
The Tuckahoe Family YMCA and ReEstablish Richmond will host the third-annual Refugee Community Resource Fair Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the YMCA, 9211 Patterson Avenue in Henrico. The event is designed to provide refugees in the region information about jobs, local businesses, housing, health care, education and more.
As part of its strategic plan, the YMCA of Greater Richmond works to identify, address and eliminate economic, geographic and cultural barriers. > Read more.
Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a wine bar and restaurant, opened June 23 at The Shops at Willow Lawn in Henrico. The location is the company's 17th nationwide.
Guests can learn from local artists while sampling a wide selection of wine, beer and tapas. The facility held a soft-launch last weekend, allowing patrons a sneak peek at the studio’s artistic offerings.
Muse anticipates expansion across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area this summer. Other locations are spread throughout the Northeast. > Read more.
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