Henrico County News
By Andrew Stoddard, Special to the Citizen 05/23/2013 Business
Short Pump Town Center is marking its 10th anniversary this year not only by celebrating its past, but also by looking to the future.
As part of the shopping center’s continuous effort to improve and enhance its selection of stores as well as the shopper experience, Short Pump Town Center is allowing customers and community members to create and post new ideas on Popularise, an online crowd sourcing and community engagement tool that focuses on real estate development. > 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.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/10/2013 Education
Students and teachers from J.R. Tucker High School and Varina High School recently participated in the World War II Roundtable Seminar at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond.
They had the opportunity to meet and learn first-hand about World War II from a panel of 12 Virginia World War II veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 and a former Army Ranger who was part of the first wave of Americans who hit the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. > Read more.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 04/08/2013 Health
Henrico residents are slightly more likely to be born underweight, grow up in single-parent households, suffer from obesity as adults and contract sexually transmitted infections than average Virginians, according to a national study released last month.
The fourth annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study rated Henrico as the 38th healthiest locality in Virginia, among 133 cities and counties analyzed. But the county trailed both the state averages and the national benchmarks in seven key categories, including low birthweight, adult obesity, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol consumption, sexually transmitted infections, children in single-parent households and number of fast-food restaurants per capita. > Read more.
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Citizen Staff Reports 08/20/2012
Forty-seven students from Henrico County were among those honored by the Richmond Vietnamese Association at its Sixth Annual Academic Awards Celebration, held Aug. 12 at the Church of the Vietnamese Martyrs in Henrico. Students were recognized for academic excellence. The keynote speaker was Henrico Superintendent Patrick Russo. > Read more.
The Richmond Region Antique Automobile Club of America will host its 2012 Reliability Tour with stops throughout the region – including one in Lakeside – at the end of this month.
The club is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and its tour, Aug. 27-31, will feature antique automobiles built in 1915 and years prior. It will stop Aug. 28 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 08/16/2012
It’s loud. It’s messy. It’s GWAR-B-Q, taking place Saturday at Hadad’s Lake in Varina! If you aren’t into heavy metal, how about jazz? We’ve also found events for brides-to-be, Civil War re-enactors, pirates and crab lovers! For all the top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Valentine exhibit explores county's history in photographs
Photographs that span more than a century and help tell the stories of everyday life in Henrico County during that span are on display as part of a new exhibit at the Valentine Richmond History Center downtown.
"Into Focus: Henrico County through the Camera" – a collaborative exhibit with Henrico County featuring about 50 photographs of the county from as far back as 1899 – opened Oct. 13 and will continue through March. Photos in the exhibit document each of the county's five magisterial districts and are arranged by district, curator Meg Hughes said. The exhibit is designed to celebrate Henrico's 400th anniversary this year. > Read more.
The Richmond Quilter’s Guild will present its tri-annual show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22-23 at Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Over 300 quilts will be on display plus raffle quilts, demonstrations, vendors and door prizes. > Read more.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia will present a weekend of Hispanic heritage at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. El Dia de los Muertos Festival, a family-focused event, will be held Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Day of the Dead” is a celebration of one of the most traditional Mexican festivities and embraces the cycle of life. There will be music, arts and crafts, food, vendors, dancing, art exhibits and more. > Read more.