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.
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.
Fitness is a priority in all Henrico County Schools. In middle school, students are required to take PE classes. Every season, different competitive sports opportunities are offered. TMS also provides opportunities for intramural sports, and the faculty promotes fitness during their staff development days. Fitness was the theme for the last staff development day when teachers competed in basketball, biking, rowing, and coordination exercises to learn about teamwork. > Read more.
Holman Middle School is where the tradition of excellence begins and continues to grow. In March, there were many opportunities to be involved in Holman’s fundraisers and events.
Drama: Holman’s school play is an annual event that is a must-see! This year, March 8-10, students, with the help of Mrs. Neely and Ms. Sabalis, put on the show, Charlotte’s Web. > Read more.
For the second consecutive year, Working Mother magazine has named Bon Secours Virginia Health System among 12 companies nationwide for supporting and advancing its hourly workers. Nearly 85% of Bon Secours Virginia’s 12,000 employees earn hourly wages. Bon Secours was cited for Work-Life Initiatives such as dependent care, wellness benefits including health care coverage, free health education, health screenings and fitness, and education development including tuition assistance and mentoring. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/11/2013 Education
Henrico Maggie Walker Governor's School students (from left to right) Karthik Chetty, Bobby Bohnke, Caroline Weakland, Matthew King and Rohan Pidaparti participated in the 16th Annual Governor’s School Model United Nations Conference (GSMUN XVI) March 22-23 at the school, which hosted students from Baltimore to Virginia Beach and points in between.
This year's event raised $10,200 for the charity Free the Children, under the leadership of Bohnke. The entire conference is run by students. > 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.
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd. in Chester, will present “Pocahontas, Rocke Hall and the Powhatan People” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. The program will feature Rocke Hall, home to Rev. Alexander Whitaker, who tutored Pocahontas at Henricus. The life of Pocahontas at Henricus will also be examined at the event, as well as the significant impact neighboring Virginia Indians had on the English colonists. > 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.
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