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.
During the month of October, Tuffy and Ms. Tuffy Auto Repair Center, along with over 60 other independent auto repair shops across the U.S., will offer free brakes as part of the “Brakes for Breasts” fundraiser. The brakes come with a lifetime guarantee. The customer pays for labor. Tuffy and Ms. Tuffy will donate a portion of each brake service to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. For more information, visit http://www.brakesforbreasts.org > Read more.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 10/03/2013 Government
Henrico County officials now believe that more than half of the annual revenue generated by a proposed 4-percent meals tax would come from non-Henrico residents.
Officials expect that the meals tax would generate about $18 million annually – money that they've indicated would be dedicated solely to the school system. About 50.3 percent of that amount would come from visitors to the county, according to a study conducted by Richmond Region Tourism, which analyzed the number of travelers and commuters who visit Henrico for work, business or recreation. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/03/2013 Business
A crowd of more than 450 people attended the fifth-annual Band Together event Sept. 13 at a private home in Richmond, raising more than $90,000 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls.
Under the leadership of Taryn White (pictured, at left) and Kelly Armstrong (pictured, at right), the VHBG volunteer benefit committee planned the event, which featured music by Blue Dogs and McBeth. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/01/2013 Features
Fans will have an opportunity to ride around Richmond International Raceway for a good cause on Sunday, Oct. 20. They'll have the chance to ride five laps around the track in the pace car, in exchange for a $10 per person donation that will benefit The Cullather Brain Tumor and Quality of Life Center and RIR Cares – a fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity that supports community outreach programs and nonprofit charities in the Greater Richmond Area.
Rides will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and pre-registration is encouraged. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/01/2013 Education
Henrico County Public Schools' Nutrition Services has launched a smartphone app that provides a list of lunch menu items. It's among the first such apps in the nation.
“School Lunch by Nutrislice” is available in the Apple App Store for iPhones and in Google Play for Android phones. The information can also be viewed online at http://henrico.nutrislice.com > Read more.
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By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 09/14/2012
Kids of Henrico, start your engines! The Junior League of Richmond’s annual Touch a Truck event is back Saturday at RIR. Kids can also touch a fire truck during the celebration of the new Fire Station No. 3 in Highland Springs. And while you’re in eastern Henrico, check out the Sandston Library book sale. Click here to see all our top picks! > Read more.
The Glen Allen Ruritan Club, in association with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, will host the 16th annual Glen Allen Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park.
The festivities will kick-off with a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of John Cussons Road and Mountain Road and continuing to Meadow Farm. Children’s activities will include Miss Sheri the Clown, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, inflatables, a game truck and more. > Read more.
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 09/06/2012
Are you a fan of bluegrass music? Bikes, BBQ and Bluegrass will feature live bluegrass music by East of Afton and you’ll be supporting Richmond 2015, the organization responsible for bringing the 2015 UCI World Road Cycling Championships to Richmond. The CACGA and UR also have bluegrass offerings this weekend. Other top picks in Henrico include political comedy from The Capitol Steps and the next RVA Local Patronage Mob location. Click here for more! > Read more.
The holiday season is upon us, and the Henrico Citizen wants to share good memories with you. Send us a favorite photo from a previous Christmas, Hanukkah or other winter holiday and we may publish it in an upcoming issue. If your photo is selected for publication, you'll also receive a gift certificate for food or entertainment! > Read more.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host UkeFest Virginia, a celebration of the four string dynamo, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3. The Festival features wall to wall music, from serious concerts to informal jams, workshops, and open mic performances, as well as, artisans and vendors; all designed to present the wide range of fun available from this unique and mesmerizing instrument.
The event kicks off Friday as Ashland resident Thomas Wakefield and The Aloha Boys perform at 7 p.m. An Open Mic Jam follows at 9 p.m. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.