Henrico County news
Event to benefit low-income homeowners
River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.
The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/27/2016 Public Safety
An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.
At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.
A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/27/2016 Government
The Henrico County Public Library system will host three "death cafés" – gatherings during which attendees can discuss death and dying in what the library terms "surprisingly upbeat and informative guided discussions" led by spiritual and bereavement counselor Alane Miles.
The events will provide attendees the opportunity to ask any and all questions about the topics of death, dying, grief and funeral practices, in an informal setting. Miles has 20 years of experience in the hospice field, hosts the Death Club Radio show on WRIR and writes for Style Weekly. Registration is not required. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/04/2016 Non-Profits
Leadership Metro Richmond this week announced its class of 2017 – community leaders from the region selected to participate in its flagship program – Leadership Quest. The 69-member class will participate in a ten-month program, starting in September, that focuses on regional issue topics and community leadership development. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/02/2016 Henrico Crime
Children tried their skills as firefighters, spraying hoses at targets during Henrico County Community Day at the Western Henrico Government Center July 30. The event included opportunities to learn about Henrico Police, Fire and government programs, take tours of the jail, courthouse and county vehicles, play games and visit vendors, among other activities. Firefighters also held a cook-off using only disaster kit food supplies. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/02/2016 Henrico Business
The long-awaited arrival of Wegmans Food Markets’ new Short Pump store is almost here.
The store will open at West Broad Marketplace, on West Broad Street near North Gayton Road, this Sunday, Aug. 7, at 7 a.m.
“As a manager you dream of opening a new store, getting it up and running, building a team and developing a culture,” said store manager Todd Strassner, a 34-year veteran of the Rochester, N.Y.-based chain. “Our new employees see in action what it means to respect and care about those you work with, and everyone is empowered to give customers our best.” > Read more.
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Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
Three local churches are holding events on Saturday: A Fall Veterans and Community Health Fair and Blood Drive at Antioch Baptist Church in Varina; a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in the West End; and a Community Day event at Fair Oaks Baptist Church in Highland Springs. Two events are also planned in Henrico for history buffs: A tour of New Market Heights and a commemoration of the battle for Fort Harrison. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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