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Mother, son work to raise funds for Make-A-Wish

By Kyla Coleman, Special to the Citizen 07/23/2017 FeaturesGeneral News

A mother and son duo raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Betsy Owen, Goochland County native, and her five year old son Israel have been making a difference in the Henrico community for two years. Owen works at Maggiano's Little Italy in Short Pump. Betsy and her fellow co-workers have split into teams to raise a total of $15,000 for Make-A-Wish. > Read more.

Eyes in the sky

By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 07/21/2017 General NewsGovernment

Members of the Henrico Citizens Police Academy Alumni (pictured) got a rare peek at the “high” side of law enforcement recently, with a trip to the Metro Aviation Hangar adjacent to Richmond International Airport.

About 25 academy alumni gathered at the hangar July 11 to hear Officer Shaun McCarthy describe a typical day aloft - and some not so typical – in a Cessna owned by the Metro Aviation Unit. > Read more.

Rock on!

By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 07/21/2017 FeaturesGeneral News

The painted rocks craze is thriving in Henrico, as a walk around the grounds of local libraries and parks will demonstrate. This rock was spotted near Libbie Mill Library, and there's a slideshow of many more uniquely-painted stones on the RVA Rocks Facebook page (https://facebook.com/groups/RVARocks/).

Painting and hiding rocks is a family activity appropriate for all ages, and parents especially like the way it fosters creativity and gets kids outdoors. > Read more.

Goochland man arrested at RIC with gun

Citizen Staff Reports 07/20/2017 General NewsPublic Safety

A Goochland County man was arrested at Richmond International Airport July 19 after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the 9 mm caliber handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it entered the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 12 bullets. > Read more.

Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street

Citizen Staff Reports 07/20/2017 General NewsPublic Safety
A 54-year-old Kansas man was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross West Broad Street near Bethlehem Road in the Near West End at about 10:30 p.m., July 19.

Julius A. McBride of Overland Park, Kansas, was struck by a car traveling east on West Broad Street. > Read more.

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Kansas man struck, killed while crossing West Broad Street
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Rolls-Royce supplier lands in Henrico
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Jul. 20, 2017

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Entertainment
Weekend Top 10
‘Five Flights’ opens July 20 at CAT Theatre
Henrico actress lands role in Christian TV series
All’s fair in food and fun
Restaurant Watch

Obituaries
Obituary – Hoyle S. “Chick” Walters
Obituary – Janet Sue Vest
Obituary – Barbara Jean (Chilton) Crider
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Community
Glen Allen woman raising companion dog
Guided tour of Malvern Hill planned as part of ‘History at Sunset’ series
Anthem LemonAid registration now open
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Opinions
Growing a grown-up: Part II
How to grow an adult
Make ‘em take the pledge: no more snuff boxes!
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Sports
Code Lacrosse joins Richmond Strikers
5 Henrico student-athletes win scholarships at awards dinner
RIR to host playoff race in 2018
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The Henrico Teen Theatre Company will present “Simply Cinderella” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 2-5 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Overworked Cinderella swings her broom at the Fairy Godmother, thinking she’s a giant moth. Meanwhile, the Queen wants the Prince to choose a suitable bride, but he would rather play video games than dance with a girl. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, call 501-5859. Full text

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