Henrico County News
Fairfield Middle School’s student-run Community Garden Market is adding fall hours. The market is now open Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Located adjacent to the school at 5121 Nine Mile Road in Henrico County, the market offers fresh, affordable, organically grown produce cultivated by Fairfield students. Grants from Lowe’s, Home Depot, VCU and the Henrico Education Foundation helped fund the project, which aims to educate students and improve community access to healthy food.
“About 4,000 homes in the Fairfield area are on monthly food assistance. There’s a huge need for food security,” said Amanda Hall, coordinator of the garden market and a former Fairfield science teacher. > Read more.
A bipartisan compromise has been reached to provide additional state funding and resources to victims of sexual and domestic violence after anti-violence bills were struck down in the General Assembly.
House Bill 885, which originally extended the time bracket for filing claims to the Criminal Injury Compensation Fund, now includes the increased emergency awards for victims of crime through the CICF that were contained in the failed House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 4, according to HB885 sponsor Delegate Christopher Peace, R-Hanover. > Read more.
Henrico County School Board work sessions and monthly meetings will be streamed live online beginning today, in an effort to make the meetings more accessible to a greater number of citizens.
The stream can be accessed through the Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) website (http://www.henrico.k12.va.us) by clicking on the live streaming logo that will appear approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start.
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The Henrico County Police Division received its eighth accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) March 22. After a lengthy onsite assessment of the division’s policies, procedures, management operations and support services, as well as interviews with citizens, other agencies, division staff members and employees and the county manager, the commission bestowed the division with its highest award, the “CALEA Gold Standard Advanced Accreditation with Excellence."
“Without every single effort and initiative at the ground level and up, it would not have been accomplished," Henrico Chief Douglas A. Middleton said of the award. > Read more.
Steward School Athletic Turf and Field Manager Mark Roberts has made Steward history. The school has won "Field of the Year" in the school/parks and recreation category from the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) for its baseball field. The award is a first of its kind for Steward, and it is the result of Roberts’ work in maintaining the field. Roberts accepted the award on Steward’s behalf at an awards presentation in January.
Roberts was honored for his achievement prior to Steward’s home varsity baseball game March 22.
Roberts said that the award “should bring a fair amount of attention to Steward, and that’s why I do it.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 03/24/2014 Government
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold an open house Saturday, March 29 to begin accepting registrations for the 2014 Henrico County Junior 4-H Camp.
The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Extension office at the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. The residential camp, which is open to boys and girls ages 9 through 13 as of Sept. 30, will be held Aug. 4-8 at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, near Williamsburg. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports
Community volunteer Bonnie L. Abernathy has been named the 2011 Henrico Christmas Mother and already is at work with hundreds of schools, businesses, civic organizations, church groups and individuals to help Henrico citizens experience the the holiday season. > Read more.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond (DSAGR) will hold its fifth annual Step UP for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Short Pump Town Center. The event, previously known as The Buddy Walk, features a 5K run/walk and a free family festival that celebrates the abilities and accomplishments of children, teens and adults with Down syndrome. > Read more.
Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor
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. > Read more.
The Kenya Safari Acrobats – a high-spirited troupe from Africa – will perform twice at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen on Thursday, Feb. 3. Shows will be held at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The group promotes African circus entertainment throughout the world. (Africa is being recognized internationally as the birthplace of the circus.) > Read more.
Find out how your favorite place to eat fared in recent health inspections by the Virginia Department of Health > Read more.
Crossroads Art Center to host indoor event Jan. 21
We really do love downtown Richmond’s First Fridays Art Walk. It’s a great way to view works of myriad artists in a concentrated area, meet a lot of local characters and just revel in the general spectacle of it all.
At this time of year, however, we prefer our activities a bit more sheltered from the elements. But we don’t have to give up our Art Walk – we’re just moving indoors. > Read more.
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