Tuckahoe Town Meeting to Address 400th Anniversary, County Economy
The next town meeting of Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O'Bannon will provide information about Henrico's upcoming 400th anniversary celebration and also will feature discussion about the county's economy. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Deep Run Recreation Center, 9910 Ridgefield Parkway.
O'Bannon and Finance Director John Vithoulkas will discuss the variety of county-hosted activities planned to mark the county's quadricentennial anniversary next year. Events scheduled for the yearlong commemoration include a Civil War symposium; an evening with best-selling author and Henrico High School graduate David Baldacci; programs about African-American and Virginia Indian culture and history; a kite and food festival; and historical bus tours. A schedule of events and more information are available at http://www.henrico400th.com.
In addition, O'Bannon and Vithoulkas will lead a discussion highlighting the positive aspects of the county's economy. They will hold a question-and-answer session as well.
Tuckahoe town meetings are open to the public. For details, call 501-4208 or visit http://www.patobannon.com
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Tim Laxton rises at 4:30 a.m. every day for a biscuit. But he’s not rushing out to any restaurant to get his favorite Southern comfort food; he’s baking his own from scratch and serving them up from his bakery on Lakeside Avenue.
Laxton opened Early Bird Biscuit Co. & Bakery in early July and since then biscuits have been flying out of there.
The self-taught baker draws hungry crowds in with a biscuit of the day like the Old Bay Cheddar, but the buttermilk biscuits are the staple.
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The plot follows what seems to be the end of the career of the world’s greatest detective as he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer Irene Adler, Holmes and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. As Holmes says, “The game is afoot Watson, and it is a dangerous one!” > Read more.
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