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.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/10/2013 Education
The Faison Centers of Excellence broke ground Sept. 26 on The Faison Residence, a residential community for young adults with autism in Henrico’s Near West End, at the corner of West Broad Street and Byrd Avenue.
The facility will be the first residential community of its kind on the eastern seaboard. It will cost $15 million and have 45 apartments, about one-third of which will house young adults with developmental disabilities. The others will house a group of teachers, nursing assistants and other professionals. > Read more.
A commuter train runs a red light in Los Angeles and collides with a freight train, killing 25 and injuring 135.
A helicopter runs out of gas and crashes a mile short of landing while on a medical flight in Missouri, killing the pilot, the patient, and two medical personnel.
A tractor trailer driver veers out of his lane and crosses the median in Kentucky, killing 11 -- including eight members of a family traveling to a wedding. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/07/2013 Education
Godspeed, the 17th-century ship replica from Jamestown Settlement, made its way up the James River Sept. 20 to dock at Henricus Historical Park for the annual "Publick Days" celebration commemorating Henricus' 1611 founding. On the eve of Publick Days, Henricus supporters gathered to welcome the Godspeed and mark the occasion with Emeritus Founding Members (pictured with Henricus staff and event sponsors from BB&T; seated, from left): Hobson Goddin, Judge Ernest P. Gates, John Taylor, J.E. Causey Davis, and Pauline Mitchell. > Read more.
During the month of October, Tuffy and Ms. Tuffy Auto Repair Center, along with over 60 other independent auto repair shops across the U.S., will offer free brakes as part of the “Brakes for Breasts” fundraiser. The brakes come with a lifetime guarantee. The customer pays for labor. Tuffy and Ms. Tuffy will donate a portion of each brake service to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. For more information, visit http://www.brakesforbreasts.org > Read more.
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The Richmond Heart Walk, held Oct. 20 at the SnagAJob.com Pavilion in Innsbrook, raised $631,000 for the American Heart Association – with more donations being accepted through the end of the year at http://www.richmondvaheartwalk.org.
Participants took to the one- and three-mile routes around the Innsbrook office park to help raise awareness for heart disease to support the education, programs and research goals of the American Heart Association. Teams representing local businesses, universities and community groups walked together with brightly colored matching shirts to show their unity. > Read more.
Nearly three dozen Lakeside Avenue merchants will host the eighth annual Holly Jolly Christmas event Nov. 9-10, providing local shoppers with a signature kick-off event. Shoppers will be able to take free trolley rides to and from shops along the avenue from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Participating shops will stay open late, and many will offer special deals for holiday shoppers. All participating businesses also will have special containers to collect donations for the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad, the event's beneficiary. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 11/02/2012
Election Day is fast approaching and the Henrico Theatre is showing the movie "The Candidate" to commemorate. If you’re looking to celebrate the end of robo-calls and political ads, the Mystery Dinner Playhouse, Shady Grove Coffeehouse and University of Richmond are all offering fun diversions this weekend. For more weekend ideas, click here! > Read more.
Actor Chelsey Moss (right) of the Theatre IV on Tour production of Hugs and Kisses performs during a recent dress rehearsal of the musical. The play, seen each year by more than 50,000 Virginia students in kindergarten through fifth grade, is designed to serve as a child sexual abuse prevention program by illustrating to children the concepts of “good touch, bad touch and secret touch” in a sensitive fashion. The musical will visit Crestview Elementary School March 14. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
Eurasia Café and Wine Bar offers class, creativity in the Far West End
Classic and upscale are words I’d use to describe Eurasia, a café and wine bar in Gayton Crossing on Gaskins Road. I’d also call its food unique, but its atmosphere lacking.
First-timers may have a little trouble finding the restaurant tucked away in the Far West End shopping center, but fortunately they won’t be met with a long wait on a weeknight. Unfortunately, they may not be greeted with a smile either, but let’s hope I visited on an off night. > Read more.
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