Superintendent Russo to host community meetings
Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Russo will host a series of five public meetings with Henrico citizens – one in each magisterial district – during the coming weeks.
The meetings will provide an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and engage in an open dialogue with Russo about school-related issues.
The meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following times and locations:
• Oct. 24, Fairfield Area Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Avenue, Henrico;
• Oct. 29, Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico;
• Nov. 7, North Park Branch Library, 8508 Franconia Road, Henrico;
• Nov. 19, Confederate Hills Recreation Center, 302 Lee Avenue, Highland Springs;
• Nov. 28, Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen.
Emily Francis (left) of Richmond Green Drinks and Cary Jamieson of The Steward School checked out the cherry tomato crop Aug. 20 at the school's Bryan Innovation Lab following a visit by members of Green Drinks. Jamieson, director of the Bryan Innovation Lab, was among the speakers who pointed out various sustainable features of the building and its surroundings, including geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems, as well as rain gardens and large storage cisterns (like the one pictured) to minimize groundwater pollution. > Read more.
For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.
CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.
“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
5th Wall Theatre will present “Uncanny Valley” by Thomas Gibbons at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr., Sept. 10 through Oct. 3. Starring award-winning actors Jacqueline Jones and Alexander Sapp, and directed by Morrie Piersol. Talkbacks will follow select performances. > Read more.
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