Henrico County News
Citizen Staff Reports 03/13/2014 Education
Byrd Middle School Assistant Principal Jennifer Maddux recently was named to the national “20 to Watch” list of prominent education technology leaders by the National School Board Association (NSBA). The annual award goes to educators who “inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions” and increase efficiency, according to the NSBA.
The organization said Maddux has “brought life and energy” to Byrd. The judges cited her experience as an instructional technology resource teacher, which equipped her to create a suite of online resources and coach teachers in creating engaging, student-centered instruction. > Read more.
The University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) is launching a new graduate program in nonprofit studies. The program will include a master’s degree in nonprofit studies, which will provide specialized knowledge in fields including management, advocacy and public policy, social entrepreneurship, resource development, program design and assessment, and global organizations and philanthropy. The program will also include a graduate certificate designed for leaders of nonprofit organizations and boards. The first classes should begin in August, pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the university’s accrediting body. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/30/2014 Education
Collegiate School will show support for its Super Bowl-bound alumnus, Russell Wilson, by hosting a “Roar For Russell" Day on Jan. 31.
In addition to wearing "Roar For Russell" T-shirts and donning other Seahawks or Collegiate spirit wear, students, teachers, staff and parents are donating new books, family friendly DVDs, coloring books, crayons and stickers to youths who are patients at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, in Wilson's honor. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/30/2014 Education
Henrico County Public Schools Human Resources will host a job fair Wednesday, Feb. 5 to identify candidates for full-time and substitute bus driver positions. Members of the HCPS Human Resources and Pupil Transportation Departments will be on hand to conduct preliminary interviews with interested candidates.
“We have numerous contracted bus driver positions that offer full benefits and are looking for new members to join the HCPS driving force team,” said Assistant Director of Pupil Transportation Kevin Roye. > Read more.
For Varina High School students and staff, the 2014 Super Bowl is personal. The school will celebrate “Michael Robinson Spirit Day” Friday, in honor of the Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl fullback, who is a 2001 Varina graduate.
The school is encouraging students and staff to wear Seahawks gear, or the team’s green, navy and silver colors. Bobby Ukrop, president and CEO of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, donated cookies in Seahawks colors for the celebration. There are also two large good-luck banners for students to sign. > Read more.
UPDATE: JAN. 28, 9:50 P.M. – The Henrico County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Feb. 25 to consider implementation of a 4-percent meals tax, which would begin June 1 – one month later than initially expected.
The board tonight voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance that would amend the county code and impose the tax on prepared meals sold in the county. It did so with the power granted by voters, who approved a Nov. 5 ballot question. County officials estimate that the tax would generate at least $18 million a year – with about half of that being paid by non-county residents who eat meals in Henrico.
Officials had targeted May 1 as the start date for the tax but suggested delaying it in order to allow enough time – about three months – to explain the proposal to all businesses that will be affected by it. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 11/27/2012
Members of the Richmond Area Bicycle Association recently contributed $13,000 to buy 198 new bicycles and helmets for donation to area Christmas Mother programs.
The bicycles were assembled on Nov. 3 by more than 50 volunteers from RABA and will be distributed to area Christmas Mothers Dec. 1. Volunteers will load up trucks & trailers and deliver the bikes to Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, New Kent, Chesterfield, Powhatan and Charles City counties. The Christmas Mothers will give them to needy families who have applied for help. The club worked to match appropriate bicycles to the needs of the children in the various counties. > Read more.
The Tuckahoe Family YMCA recently received a $7,000 donation from the Tuckahoe Kiwanis Club. The money was raised during the group’s eighth annual golf tournament and will help the Y continue its programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The donation is the organization’s way of giving back to the community it serves, Kiwanis Club of Tuckahoe Tournament Director Bland Weaver said. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 11/22/2012
Have you had enough of crowds and long lines? Take a break at two beautiful places in Henrico – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Lavender Fields Herb Farm. If you’re still reeling from those awkward Thanksgiving conversations, Don “DC” Curry is ready to provide some laughs at the Richmond Funny Bone. For all our top picks, click here! > Read more.
Arianna’s delights with oversized meals priced right
In the Lakeside area of Henrico, you’ll find some well-known places like Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Bryan Park, but you may miss a delicious Italian secret – Arianna’s Grill, located at 5107 Lakeside Avenue.
Fortunately, I live nearby and take advantage of the restaurant’s lunches, dinners and home delivery; I can’t say no to their oversized salads and specialty pizzas. > Read more.
Halligan’s unique atmosphere creates fun ‘hot’ spot
Isn’t it a nice feature of Henrico County that we have “theme” restaurants like those in bigger cities right here in West Broad Village and that everything is for real? The Halligan Bar & Grill is all about fighting fires – quench your thirst and hunger, see and touch the real equipment of fire and rescue services, including a real historic fire engine truck, and mingle with real firefighters.
The Halligan is a true and honest theme restaurant named after the claw-and-blade bar used by fire and rescue services around the world. Independent restaurant owner Shawn Gregory used to be a firefighter himself and has parked a real fire engine right in the main restaurant. His father, also a firefighter, used to ride that very truck when on duty at Henrico Fire Station No. 3 years ago. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
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