Henrico County News
The national Council on Accreditation (COA) has presented St. Joseph's Villa with the 2013 Innovative Practices Award, honoring the performance and quality improvement of its Flagler Housing & Homeless Services. Its case study submission about Flagler's multi-year transition to rapid re-housing and resulting outcomes was one of two selected winners in the nation. Flagler expects to serve more than 300 households (approximately 800 individuals) in the Richmond and Tri-Cities areas this year. > Read more.
Holman Middle School’s Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter recently won the Arvid W. Van Dyke Outstanding Middle School Award at “Technosphere 2013” – the third consecutive year that the group claimed the award. The honor is presented to the best middle and high school TSA chapters in Virginia and is earned by competing in individual and team competitions that explore topics such as digital photography, prepared speech, VEX robotics, medical technology and structural engineering. > Read more.
By Ben Panko, Special to the Citizen 05/13/2013 Features
After three months and 30,000 pies of preparation, this year's Lebanese Food Festival is set to take place May 17-19 on the 15-acre campus of St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church in Glen Allen.
The 29th installment of the three-day festival is expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees for food and entertainment, said Sandra Joseph Brown, a member of the Lebanese Food Festival Committee. > Read more.
On three separate occasions in April and May of 2013, several hundred dollars’ worth of men’s and women’s fragrances were stolen from a beauty salon store in the 9900 block of Brook Road. In the surveillance photos shown, the suspect can be seen on two separate occasions.
The suspect is described as a black female, possibly in her 40s, approximately 6 feet feet tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds. She may be operating a light colored Mercury Sedan. > Read more.
By Blake Belden and Michael Schuster, Capital News Service 05/09/2013 Features
Virginia’s suicide rate is the highest it’s been in 13 years, according to the state’s chief medical examiner. Experts say the causes may include the poor economy and lack of mental health services.
In 2011, the most recent year for which data are available, there were 1,067 suicides in the state – 12.6 suicides per 100,000 residents. The numbers have risen steadily since 2003, when there were 804 suicides, a rate of 10.9 suicides per 100,000 population. > Read more.
Henrico Police are seeking a suspect or suspects in connection with a case of stolen checks.
Sometime between April 5-6, numerous checks that had been deposited in drop boxes at several apartment complexes in the 9300-9500 block of West Broad Street and the 400 block of North Airport Drive were stolen. The checks were written as payment for rent. Two people (possibly males) of interest in these thefts are pictured above (at right), while the image to the left shows a possible third male subject of interest. > Read more.
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(Written by Henrico County Public Relations & Media Services Director Tamra McKinney and presented by County Manager Virgil Hazelett during the Henrico Business Holiday Breakfast Dec. 8.)
‘Twas the night before Christmas, a quarter past eight;
The traffic in Short Pump was making me late.
Cars filled with presents were leaving the mall,
As if there had been no recession at all. > Read more.
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The Sales and Marketing Council of The Home Building Association of Richmond held a Holiday New Home Social Dec. 7 at McCabe's Grant at Lake Lorreine. Among the HBAR members and friends celebrating the season and touring the home were (at top, left to right) John Parrish of Web 3.0, Jamie Chafin with Village Bank Mortgage, and Joe Dunn with Village Bank Mortgage, and (above, left to right) Jamie Accashian with Chesterfield County Public Schools, Buck Accashian of Century 21 Signature Realty, Becky Accashian of Century 21 Signature Realty and Bob Accashian of Genworth. > Read more.
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The “Knitters of Cedarfield” made their annual donation of knitted caps to the Henrico Christmas Mother Dec. 6 at the Hermitage at Cedarfield, presenting 100 caps to be used by needy families. Among the Christmas Mothers on hand to thank knitters were Mitty Sledd, 1975 (left, seated), Robin Smith, 2009 (left, standing) and Dorothy Tatem, 2010 (right, seated).
The presentation was followed by a program of holiday music, courtesy of the Greater Richmond Chorus, and sales of additional knitted caps by Cedarfield resident Charlotte McCutcheon, who donates all proceeds to the Henrico Christmas Mother and the Central Virginia Food Bank. > Read more.
The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being filmed in and around Richmond, and casting officials are seeking background actors to appear on screen.
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” said Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War, and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.” > Read more.
American Tap Room’s new Willow Lawn location offers breath-taking atmosphere, but average dishes
On a rare warm night in late November, the newly opened American Tap Room was, to my surprise, bright and packed with guests – many eating outside.
I didn’t have a clue what to expect from this unheard-of restaurant in an unexpected spot – right in the heart of Willow Lawn. I came to learn it’s not unheard of; it’s a restaurant chain out of Northern Virginia.
“It definitely improves the look of Willow Lawn,” said my friend, who ventured to the new spot with me on a Monday night for dinner one week after the restaurant opened. > Read more.
Free Birds offers some giggles, but more eye-rolling
Thanksgiving season is upon us – a time for friends, family, and recklessly indulgent overeating. As we settle into our annual turkey-induced food coma, there’s no better time to take in a festive holiday film. And Free Birds, for better or worse, has the distinguished honor of being one of the only Thanksgiving-themed movies currently on the market.
The film stars Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson as Reggie and Jake, two turkeys who can’t stand the Thanksgiving tradition of watching their neighbors be plucked and served for dinner. > Read more.
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