Henrico County News
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 12/20/2013 Government
Changes to the way stormwater runoff is required to be mitigated from new development sites could cost developers, Henrico County – and ultimately property owners – more money, while forcing the county to end its successful watershed management program and environmental fund, which have been used to rehabilitate streams countywide since 2001.
Henrico and all state localities must amend their local codes by July 1 to reflect new stormwater quality standards adopted in 2011 by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board and other new standards required by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and federal Environmental Protection Agency. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/21/2013 Business
Susan Martinson (pictured above, second from left), creator of Keep It Simple Syrup, posed with students from Stratford University’s School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Oct. 9 following a culinary competition in which the students created dishes using the syrup, also known as KISS.
A panel of five judges chose top-three winners in both sweet and savory categories that used the cocktail mixer and syrup as an ingredient. The first, second and third place winners in each category received gift cards. > Read more.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 10/17/2013 Government
Two years from now, Varina residents may be able to walk, jog or bike their way from Route 5 to Dorey Park and back, as they travel along a unique stretch of the Virginia Capital Trail.
The 3.5-mile Park Phase will be the only portion of the 52-mile Richmond-to-Williamsburg trail that is not constructed along Route 5. It would break away from Route 5 just west of Wood Mill Drive (across from Buffin Road) and head north to Dorey Park, then loop east around the Four Mile Run subdivision, travel beneath I-295 and head south to reconnect to Route 5 at Rocky Hill Farm Drive Road near Dairy Queen. > Read more.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the fountain lighting at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital will be pink during the month of October. In addition, pink design elements have been added to the outside of St. Mary’s and other local Bon Secours hospitals, and pink ribbons have been placed around the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/17/2013 Features
St. Joseph’s Villa officials recently unfurled a banner on the Villa campus near the corner of Brook and Parham Roads to thank Henrico County firefighters for saving the lives of several residents of the Hollybrook apartments on the campus, following a Sept. 5 fire there.
The apartments are home to disabled residents with limited mobility, which firefighters knew when they received the call for service. Since many residents are unable to help themselves escape from the buildings during an emergency, teams of firefighters from several local stations arrived on the scene. > Read more.
Raytheon recently selected Fairfield Middle School math teacher Andrew Senka as one of its 32 “Math Heroes” award-winners in the nation. In his second year at Fairfield, Senka has developed a reputation for 21st century, student-centered instruction in which all students feel valued.
“I try to make my classroom an inviting and comfortable place that encourages the students to express themselves as both students and as teachers within a safe environment,” Senka said. > Read more.
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Virginia Home for Boys and Girls will host its first "trunk-or-treat" Halloween tailgating event on its Henrico campus on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will invite children to fetch Halloween candy from the backs of vehicles gathered in the campus parking lot. Dozens of cars and SUVs will sport fun decorations and themes to entertain children, such as movies, sports and camping. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/19/2012
If you’ve been meaning to get a flu shot this season, Oak Hall Baptist Church is holding a clinic on Saturday. Other health-related events in Henrico this weekend include the Richmond Heart Walk in Innsbrook and health screenings conducted by the National Kidney Foundation. And don’t forget to check out the local theater scene! Click here to see all our top picks! > Read more.
Photos by Patty Kruszewski/Citizen Managing Editor 10/18/2012
Christmas Mothers hailing from as far back as 1976 (Thelma Moore) gathered at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center Oct. 15 (at right) for the annual coffee hosted by The Henrico Christmas Mother Council. > 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.
ClassifiedsPrime companion mausoleum space with open and closed included. Westhampton Memorial Park. Call Doug at 794-6916.