Henrico County News
Innovative county program manages storm water, revives stream
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 05/23/2013 Features
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles about Henrico streams.
Trick question: What relatively new Henrico throughway was built using a special fund and an unusual number of boulders, is traveled by countless users daily -- yet is practically unknown to all but its fans?
It’s a trick question because the “throughway” consists of a gravel path and boardwalks through the wetlands linking the two Western Government Center campuses, and the “users” include four, six-, and eight-legged creatures and dozens of bird species in addition to bi-peds. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/15/2013 Education
Henrico County Public Schools has been named one of the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation’s 14th annual “Best Communities for Music Education” survey. Henrico is the only school system in the country to hold this distinction for all 14 years.
The Best Communities designation recognizes collaborative, from-the-ground-up efforts of teachers, administrators, students and parents who continually work to keep comprehensive music education as an integral part of the core curriculum. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/14/2013 Education
Henrico County Public Schools officials this month released the names of the finalists for its Gilman Teacher of the Year and The First-Year Teacher of the Year awards. The Gilman finalists are: Fairfield District – Jimmi Dineen Fender (Henrico High); Three Chopt District – Deborah D'Allessandro (Pocahontas Middle); Tuckahoe District – Jaime Kegley (Maybeury Elementary); Brookland District – Taylor Snow (Moody Middle); Varina District – Kelly Ostrom (Varina High). > Read more.
Middle-school students who are struggling with math will soon get extra help.
In July, a new state law kicks in that will require public schools to provide “mathematics remediation and intervention to students in grades six through eight who show computational deficiencies." > Read more.
Photos by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 04/15/2013 Features
Currently, Hermitage Technical center is trying to pick a date to induct the first members of our chapter of the National Technical Honor Society. This organization is the career and technical education version of The National Honor Society (NHS). The induction was originally set for March 23, but an unexpected snow day came our way, and postponed the ceremony. > Read more.
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The Glen Allen Ruritan Club, in association with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, will host the 16th annual Glen Allen Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park.
The festivities will kick-off with a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of John Cussons Road and Mountain Road and continuing to Meadow Farm. Children’s activities will include Miss Sheri the Clown, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, inflatables, a game truck and more. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 09/06/2012
Are you a fan of bluegrass music? Bikes, BBQ and Bluegrass will feature live bluegrass music by East of Afton and you’ll be supporting Richmond 2015, the organization responsible for bringing the 2015 UCI World Road Cycling Championships to Richmond. The CACGA and UR also have bluegrass offerings this weekend. Other top picks in Henrico include political comedy from The Capitol Steps and the next RVA Local Patronage Mob location. Click here for more! > Read more.
The third annual Cookies for Kids Cancer Bake Sale will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 throughout the Richmond region, including a number of spots in Henrico County.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the national nonprofit founded by Richmond native Gretchen Holt Witt that supports research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers. Through local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer together. > Read more.
Virginia Randolph Education Center (VREC), which provides educational services to students with special needs, will hold an open house to showcase new materials and equipment on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. VREC received a special education grant that allowed them to renovate parts of their facility and invest in new and innovative learning tools for special needs children. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Ning Lee’s Landscape Painting” featuring paintings by internationally known artist Ning Lee Nov. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Gumenick Family Gallery. Lee, a native of China, will be present at the opening. > Read more.