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Poplar Spring Road to be closed at railroad tracks July 30

Poplar Spring Road in Eastern Henrico County will be closed at the railroad tracks from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 while CSX makes improvements to the crossing. > Read more.

JRAC recognizes ‘Stewards of the River’

The regional James River Advisory Council recently presented three women with its annual Stewards of the River Awards during a breakfast reception at Deep Run Recreation Center in Henrico.

The winners, pictured (left to right) were:

• Communications Award – Gay Stokes, the community outreach coordinator with the Stormwater Utility Division of the Richmond Department of Public Utilities. Stokes communicates with citizens about how stormwater runoff impacts water quality. and has been instrumental in the development of public service announcements addressing illicit discharges and their impacts on the river; > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, Apr. 21-27


706 Coles Way – $226,015, 1,650 SF, from Anderson Mill LLC to Yumika A. Fowler and Eric P. Jones.
204 Huntsman Road – $227,159, 1,872 SF (built in 1989), from Ronald W. Toney and J. Hundley to Federal National Mortgage Association.
10315 Waltham Drive – $235,000, 1,690 SF (built in 1965), from Stephen F. Hart Jr. and C.B. Trustee to Charles Jackson Harrell, Jr. and Patricia H. Harrill
8527 Mark Lawn Drive – $239,200, 1,914 SF (built in 1935), from Thomas E. and K.L. Murphey to Cassandra Wilder and Justin Beck.
5802 Gate House Drive – $242,100, 1,930 SF (built in 2004), from Syed Arman Raza to Yeshwanth R. Dendi and Shilpa Yedama. > Read more.

‘Hallway of Hope’ brightens hospital for patients

For cancer patients and their families, trips to the hospital can be discouraging. But a collaborative art exhibit between Henrico County Public Schools and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has made barren hospital hallways a little brighter.

“Hallway of Hope” is an exhibit of HCPS student artwork, designed to lift the spirits of visitors to the hospital’s cancer departments. The pieces rotate monthly, and the continuing theme for the artwork is “What makes me happiest.” The initial call for artwork brought 700 entries. Project organizers want to refresh the exhibit with new pieces. > Read more.

Hot air balloon was carrying 2 UR women’s basketball coaches

UPDATE: May 12, 6:01 P.M. – The families of Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis have released statements through the University of Richmond about the women who died in Friday's hot air balloon crash in Caroline County.

Statement from the family of Ginny Doyle
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic events and the loss of Ginny. Words cannot express how we feel or our remorse. Ginny was a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, athlete, teammate, coach, teacher, colleague, friend and storyteller. > Read more.

Citizen wins 12 awards from VPA, VPW

The Henrico Citizen recently earned 12 awards from the Virginia Press Association and Virginia Press Women.

Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski won 10 awards in the Virginia Press Women 2014 communications contest, including four first-place awards for entries that will advance to the National Federation of Press Women contest. Awards were announced at the VPW spring conference awards luncheon, held April 5 at The Moton Museum in Farmville.

Kruszewski collected two of her first-place honors in the Specialty Articles category, with stories in the sports and reviews categories. > Read more.

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Community

Adriana Trigiani named 2013 ‘All Henrico Reads’ author

The Henrico County Public Library, in partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library, will host New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani on Wednesday, April 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Rd., as part of its annual All Henrico Reads program.

The featured title – Trigiani's novel The Shoemaker’s Wife – will be available for sale, as well as some of her other novels. She will autograph books following the program. > Read more.

Native colors on display

Native American performers displayed their colors during the 21st annual Great American Indian Exposition Pow-Wow and Show at The Showplace in Henrico Nov. 9-11. The event featured more than 200 dancers, singers, drummers and artisans representing more than 100 tribes. It opened with a parade of nations in honor of November, Native American month. Attendees also had the opportunity to dine on Native American foods, such as buffalo stew and Indian tacos. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Drum roll, please…the holiday season has begun! Celebrate Santa’s arrival this weekend at Short Pump Town Center and The Shops at Willow Lawn. Why does the Count from Sesame Street love the number eight? A new book will tell you Sunday at the Weinstein JCC. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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Entertainment

Classic love, with a teen-lit slant

Romeo & Juliet introduces “pop Shakespeare” to a younger generation
The intentions of Romeo and Juliet are noble ones. It means to condense Shakespeare down into a simple, easily identifiable package, to create a re-telling that’s more in line with teen romance than classic literature.

Douglas Booth, as Romeo, squints into the camera as though he’s just stepped out of a cologne ad. Hailee Steinfeld, as Juliet, scribbles away in her diary to the tune of twinkling piano ballads. By no means is it an intelligent or novel Shakespeare adaptation, but it’s not meant to be. It’s a stepping-stone for those who need an extra boost into the words of the Bard. > Read more.

A faithful West End friend

Since October 1990, The Tavern has been as faithful to its clientele as “Cheers,” where everybody knows your name. On a lazy Saturday afternoon recently, repeat customers cozied up to the bar to watch football on one of three flat-screen TVs. Without fail, the staff knew their names and orders without asking.

Native Richmonders know The Tavern, although it is hidden in a little shopping center at the corner of Patterson and Three Chopt. From the minute you walk in, you’re greeted with a warm smile in the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The wooden booths, hardwood floors and large bar give it a true tavern feel. > Read more.

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The Short Pump Ruritan Club is seeking crafters for its 24th annual craft show, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road.… Full text

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