Henrico County News
Godwin grad tackling Appalachian Trail to honor her late father
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 05/20/2013 Features
For seven years now, outdoor enthusiast Connie Henshaw has been dreaming of the day she would through-hike the Appalachian Trail after graduation from college in 2016.
But she was barely into her freshman year at Virginia Tech when a tragic turn of events upended her plans, and she pulled out of spring semester classes to hit the trail in March – three years early. > Read more.
Henrico Police are seeking two men who approached a woman at a Bank of America ATM and demanded money from her during an early morning robbery March 23.
At about 12:05 a.m. that day, the woman was depositing money to the ATM in the 8000 block of Villa Park Drive in northern Henrico when the two suspects approached her, demanding money. One displayed a handgun. The victim threw her deposit and drove off, unharmed. The armed suspect picked up the cash, and both suspects fled on foot. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/11/2013 Features
More than 250 youth from across the country, joined by police and civilian chaperones, attended the Region 6 National PAL Youth Leadership Conference March 22-24 at the Marriott Richmond West Hotel. Hosted by Henrico Police Athletic League, the conference welcomed representatives of 33 different Police Athletic Leagues from as far away as California and centered around the theme, “Empowering Youth For A Better Tomorrow.”
In addition to breakout sessions designed to teach leadership skills, the conference included social activities such as a pool party, cookout, and a trip to G Force Go Karts. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/11/2013 Features
Gov. Bob McDonnell was among the prominent visitors to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Bloemendaal House March 28 as he joined Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, Dominion Resources chief executive Tom Farrell, and Richmond 2015 CEO Wilson Flohr in making a milestone announcement about the funding of Richmond 2015. Corporate partners with the non-profit corporation overseeing the city’s hosting of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships have raised more than $11 million, reaching the halfway mark in their fundraising goal to stage the international cycling competition. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/10/2013 Education
Gayton Elementary School fourth and fifth graders had the opportunity to visit with representatives of approximately 80 different occupations March 22 as GES celebrated its biannual career day.
Among the students who enjoyed trying on handcuffs at the Hermitage Technical Center criminal justice program booth were Shea Gunter (center) and friends Aiden Ginn (left) and Sarah Hastings. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/10/2013 Health
St. Mary’s Hospital hosted a tour March 27 of its new Pediatric Emergency Department (ED), which has a separate entrance and private waiting area adjacent to the Adult Emergency Department and numerous child-friendly features to make visits more comforting and less intimidating for children.
Among other features of the ED are mosaic tile floors, colorful walls, butterfly artwork and an interactive butterfly video exhibit, which Dr. Billy Lennarz, Bon Secours Virginia Health System’s chief medical officer for pediatrics, demonstrated to attendees. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 08/31/2012
The Henrico County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the 2013 Master Gardener training program, which will provide in-depth instruction in all aspects of horticulture.
Participants will learn about lawn care, tree and shrub maintenance, vegetable gardening, soils, pest management and other topics. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 08/30/2012
It’s been a long work week so it’s time to kick back and enjoy some local entertainment! “Always… Patsy Cline” is back by popular demand and local bands, The Killing Daylights and Blue Line Highway, are also performing. Neal Brennan, who helped bring you the stoner cult classic “Half Baked,” will perform at the Richmond Funny Bone and West End Comedy has two shows on Saturday. For more T.G.I.F. choices this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 08/27/2012
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will conduct a free workshop Saturday, Sept. 15 on gardening in the fall.
Part of the Gardens Growing Families program, the workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Extension Office’s demonstration kitchen in the Henrico Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. Registration is required by Thursday, Sept. 13. > Read more.
West Broad Village: The Headless Horseman Returns, a free and family-friendly event featuring Halloween-themed performers, candy and children’s games, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at West Broad Village in Short Pump. > Read more.
The Dixie Bee-Liners will perform at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Combining blues and folk-rock influences with bluegrass and old-time mountain music, this award-winning ensemble creates a sound steeped in tradition, but with modern tones and rhythms. At their performance, the audience will hear many of the band's original repertoire – bluegrass barn-burners, ballads, and instrumentals – as well as Appalachian standards that have become true American classics. > 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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