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Citizen Staff Reports 08/28/2015 Education
The Henrico School Board last night filled the vacant Fairfield District seat by appointing Pierre L. Greene to the position. He was sworn in this morning at the Henrico Circuit Court.
Greene is a pastor and the managing director of Light Tower Wealth Strategies, a financial services company. The board chose him over four other finalists – Tavorise K. Marks; Lillian H. Mayo; Tramaine Moultrie-Robinson; and Marlene H. Sherlock. It had interviewed the five applicants in a closed session Aug. 13 and then heard comments from the public about them Aug. 20. > Read more.
Cameron Hopkins did not grow up in a typical neighborhood.
Sure, it may have seemed like an everyday community at times, but the ground beneath his feet was too significant to call “normal.”
Hopkins, a rising senior at Varina High School, spent his childhood at home in the Fort Harrison section of Richmond National Battlefield Park, a national park commemorating Richmond’s copious Civil War history. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/27/2015 Education
UPDATE: AUG. 27, 8 P.M. – The Henrico County School Board tonight extended by two years the contract of Superintendent Patrick Kinlaw. His new contract runs through June 2018.
“We’re pleased to be building on positive momentum,” said School Board Chair John Montgomery, who represents the Varina District. “Further proof will be when accreditation information is released in September and we continue the upward trend. Our work, however, is not complete. Dr. Kinlaw has assembled a strong team, and the Board is confident that academic growth will continue under his leadership." > Read more.
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen 08/20/2015 Transportation
The Virginia Capital Trail, which will connect Virginia's past and present capitals across 52 miles (including along Route 5 in Varina) is one step closer to completion. Demolition crews are finishing the removal of silos at the Lehigh Cement site on the James River, just west of Rocketts Landing in the city.
The demolition of the site makes way for a portion of the path and brings VDOT and contractors closer to completing the trail. The goal from the beginning has been to have the trail completed by the UCI World Biking Championships, which will begin Sept. 19. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/20/2015 Henrico Business
To showcase the dedication and achievements of Eastern Virginia’s philanthropic sector, Virginia Center Commons will host “Community Cares Day” Friday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Virginia Center Commons cares about its community and is thrilled to be able to offer this showcase for organizations seeking to raise awareness and recruit new volunteers for their causes,” said Dorian Walker, director of marketing and business development at Virginia Center Commons. “We invite shoppers to come out and learn more about the nonprofits who strive to make a difference and provide a better life for families and individuals throughout the area.” > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/20/2015 Henrico Business
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015. St. Mary’s is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that St. Mary’s has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. > Read more.
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For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.
CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.
“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
CAT Theatre is hosting the Red Eye 10s Coast-to-Coast Play Festival Sept. 18-19. Hosts of the festival across the country cast, rehearse and perform six, contest-winning ten-minute plays from MFA students at Hollins University in the same twenty-four hour period.
On Sept. 18, CAT will host a kick-off meeting at which the plays will be randomly cast and actors will meet with their directors and read the play for the first time. From 9 p.m. until 5 p.m. the following day, casts will rehearse in different venues in the region, convening at CAT in the late afternoon for technical rehearsals. > Read more.
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