Henrico County news
Kevin Sullivan wins Democratic nomination, will compete in Jan. 13 special election
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor General Assembly
DEC. 23, 11 A.M. – Henrico County School Board member Lamont Bagby fell several votes short in his attempt to win the Democratic nomination to seek the 74th District House of Delegates seat in a Jan. 13 special election.
Bagby lost by eight votes – 24 to 16 – in a firehouse primary to Charles City resident Kevin Sullivan, a former International Brotherhood of Teamsters political coordinator. Former 74th District representative Floyd Miles finished third.
Only about 100 Democrats in the district (which spans portions of Henrico and Richmond and all of Charles City County) were eligible to vote – those who are active members of the Democratic committees in one of the three localities – and only a few more than 40 turned out. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/22/2014 Business
Short Pump Town Center has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that took place during the past several months.
The center has added landscaping, walkways lit with hanging lanterns, new gathering spaces withseating under heated pavilions, fountains, a new pedestrian bridge spanning the main plaza, additional covered bridges, updated restrooms, a centrally located glass elevator, a new children's play village in the food court and an outdoor play area in the main plaza, in addition to a fireplace. > Read more.
At a ceremony Oct. 30, the Henrico Division of Police promoted five of its members. Those promoted were:
• Sergeant R. J. Bordner, Sr., to the rank of lieutenant.
• Officer B. W. Beadles, to the rank of sergeant.
• Officer J. D. Butcher, to the rank of sergeant.
• Detective J. R. Howard, to the rank of sergeant.
• Detective S. B. Shapiro, Jr., to the rank of sergeant. > Read more.
UPDATE: OCT. 29, 5 P.M. – An apartment fire in northern Henrico this afternoon did little damage today, thanks to a quick response by Henrico Firefighters.
Firefighters responded to the 1500 block of Presidential Drive, near Brook Road, at 3:20 p.m. in response to a call for a fire. No one was home in the apartment, and all occupants in the other apartments were able to make it out of the building uninjured. > Read more.
UPDATED: OCT. 29, 4:37 P.M. – Henrico Police are seeking a suspect who robbed a woman Oct. 22 in the 10000 block of Brook Road and shortly thereafter used her credit card at a business in the same block to make a purchase.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. that day, the victim was approached by the subject, a black male, who displayed a knife and took the victim’s purse. The suspect fled the area toward the south. No injuries were reported. > Read more.
Photos by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 10/28/2014 EducationMiddle SchoolsFairfield Middle School
Fairfield Middle School recently unveiled its new fitness center, which was awarded by the National Foundation of Governors’ Fitness Councils, through its National Champion Schools campaign, in September. Fairfield was one of just three schools in the state selected to receive one of the centers, which is valued at $100,000.
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It was a red-out in the nurseries of Bon Secours hospitals Feb. 1, as all the babies were dressed in red knit caps and blankets as part of National Wear Red Day to kick off American Heart Month. At right, St. Mary's Hospital CEO Toni Ardabell holds one of the newborns at that hospital. Each of the knit caps worn by the infants was knitted by Bon Secours volunteers. > Read more.
Girl Scout Troop 3715, composed of fifth-grade girls from The Collegiate School, recently earned its Bronze Award – a leadership adventure and the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. Troop members are Emma Blackwood, Layla Brinster, Sarah Carrington, Caleigh Deane, Katie Dunn, Chandler Eddleton, Sarah Kate Gentry, Caroline Laskin, Caitlin Long, Gwen Lynch, Teresa Markiewicz and Avery Schebell. The troop donated 113 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to families who adopted pets from the Richmond SPCA and also made and donated more than 1,000 “happy socks” (cat toys constructed from socks stuffed with fiberfill and catnip) to the SPCA. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 02/08/2013
Two Black History Month events will take place this weekend at Dorey Recreation Center and The Academy at Virginia Randolph. Other weekend options: Celebrate electricity at Meadow Farm Museum or enjoy the sounds of Italian bluegrass music and The Diggity Dudes. Click here for more! > Read more.
Get some sun, some exercise and support two great causes – this weekend in Innsbrook! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s CF Great Strides Walk is on Saturday and the MISS Foundation’s Kindness Walk Remembering Those We Love is on Sunday. Families will enjoy an ice cream social, May Play Day, and an Artist Reception at Crossroads Art Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
Disney movie connects viewers with nature
There’s a long and storied history between the Disney world and the bear world. You’ve got The Jungle Book and Winnie the Pooh. Br’er Bear and Brother Bear. In short, a lot of bears.
But all those previous animals were sketched out by animators, who could cheerily omit the less family-friendly aspects of our ursine counterparts – sharp claws, pointy teeth and the occasional tendency to eat something while it’s still alive.
Bears, the latest documentary from Disney’s nature film label, Disneynature, has no such option. > Read more.
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