Bon Secours presents scholarships
Through the Sons, Daughters and Grandchildren Awards, Bon Secours Virginia gave more than $36,000 in college scholarships to employees and their families in 2011.
At a recent award ceremony at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, four Henrico students whose parents and grandparents are Bon Secours employees were honored with $1,000 checks from Bon Secours Virginia. They were:
• Meghan Beattie, a graduate of Douglas Freeman High School who is currently pursuing a degree in engineering from the University of Virginia;
• Stephen Chisum, a graduate of Deep Run High School who is currently enrolled at Christopher Newport University in the pre-med program;
• Elizabeth Daly, a graduate of Douglas Freeman High School who is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education at the University of Virginia;
• Nicholas Hassell, a graduate of Godwin High School who is currently studying history at Virginia Military Institute.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/16/2013
A decline in blood donations is typical during the winter months as people become busy with holiday activities and travel. Patient needs remain steady, however, making it important for people to visit a VBS donor site or mobile drive to give blood. > Read more.
In Varina, one of the most anticipated events of the season is approaching. The 19th Annual Big Toy Parade will return on Dec 14, offering a “homey,” small-town feel that helps elicit holiday spirit among participants and spectators alike.
The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans and Henrico County Parks and Recreation and is held in conjunction with the James River Boat Parade. It is led by a grand marshal along Old Osborne Turnpike and ends at the Osborne Boat Landing, where hundreds of community members gather to await nightfall and the arrival of lighted boats, concluding a festive holiday celebration. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/03/2013
Slated to begin play in the fall of 2014, Richmond United will field U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The teams will train and play home games at two of the top soccer specific complexes in the nation, Ukrop Park and Striker Park. > Read more.
Estilo charms, with a stylish twist, in Henrico’s Near West End
If you're looking for something a little different from the standard, ho-hum restaurant experience, look no further than The Village shopping center. Among the recent success stories to put down roots in The Village is Estilo, created by the owners of the gastropub Toast (featured in a Feb. 21 review in the Citizen), only a few steps away.
Estilo – which translates to style – offers a taste of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, among other countries, and a menu that rotates regularly through the rest of Central and South America. > Read more.
Disney’s Frozen shines as an instant classic
Frozen, by far, is the House of Mouse’s best attempt at a new Little Mermaid. > Read more.
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