Dominion restoration schedule for Aug. 31
Dominion Power crews will be working to restore power in the following Henrico locations today:
Eastern Henrico – Charles City Road; Dan Street; Jennings at Nine Mile Road; Osborne Turnpike at Battery Hill Road and south of Battery Hill Road; Thalen Street; Harvie Road at Byron Street; Harvie Road at Howard Road; Route 5 south of Buffin Road; Osborne Turnpike; Strath Road;
Glen Allen – Virginia Center Commons at Virginia Village Drive;
Northern Henrico – Boxwood at Woodman Road; Club Road; Danley Lane; Hilliard Road; Hood Drive; Hungary Spring Road; Kent Street; Lakeside Avenue; Laurel Fork Drive; Maplewood Avenue; Moody Middle School; Shadyhurst Drive; Stoneleigh north of Dumbarton;
Highland Springs – Cedar at East Nine Mile Road; Holly Avenue; South Holly Avenue; Washington Street east of Mullins; Hillcrest Avenue;
Sandston – Challis Lane; East Union Street; Elko Road at Old Williamsburg Road;
Huntsman Place; Meadow Road; Old Williamsburg Road; Old Williamsburg Road west of Boar Swamp; Portugee Road; White Oak Place; Wilson Avenue north of Sedgewick Street
Western Henrico – Camden Drive; Coleburn at Three Chopt; Dancer Road; Debryshire Road; Dover Road; Fon Du Lac Road; Forest Avenue; Gayton Road; Gayton Road east of Andover; Landis at Three Chopt Road; Lorraine Station Road; Marroit Road; Mooreland Road; Parham Road; Parham Road north of Spalding Drive; Patterson Avenue west of Gayton; Pepper north of Patterson; Randolph Square Lane; Ridge Road; River Road; River Road east of Lower Tuckahoe; River Road west of Nomas; Rolando Drive; Santa Clara Drive; Santa Clara Drive north of Sierra; Shelley Road; Skipwith Road south of Hungary Spring Road; Skipwith Road south of Vanta; Summit Drive; Tapoan west of Three Chopt Road; Tarrytown Drive; Twinridge Lane; University Boulevard; Wistar Road; Yolanda Road
Henrico's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of only 20 gardens in North America nominated for USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” contest for Best Public Garden.
The 20 public gardens nominated are:
• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
• Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. > Read more.
Photo by Patty Kruszewski/Henrico Citizen 02/24/2014
The Fifth Annual Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) Award Banquet, held Feb. 6 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, honored HPAL’s top volunteers and employees, including Morgan Lewis, Youth of the Year; Dale Alexander, Volunteer of the Year; Lowell Thomas, Employee of the Year, and Victor Williams, Board Member of the Year. Also honored for their support were Jim and Christi Dowd of Richmond BMW and Josh Davis of Henrico County Public Schools Pupil Transportation.
Keynote speaker for the banquet was Tim Hightower, a University of Richmond alumnus and former NFL running back. Hightower was introduced by Billy McMullen, former NFL player and a Henrico PAL board member. > Read more.
The Pocahontas Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, based in western Henrico, last year donated more than $1.3 million worth of manufacturers coupons to U.S. military personnel overseas. Throughout 2013, members and friends of the chapter clipped 952,349 manufacturers’ coupons valued at $1,350,630, which Program Chairman Carole Featherston shipped to U.S. military bases abroad. Military personnel can use the coupons when shopping in base stores.
The National Society Daughters of American Colonists is a women’s genealogical and patriotic society whose members are descended from a man or woman who rendered civil or military service in any of the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has several events to offer residents this weekend! Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer at Meadow Farm Museum? Learn more about the African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War at Dabbs House Museum, or check out the Henrico County Adventure Series. The Division of Fire will dedicate the new Fire Station #7 this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
But animated South African film has its moments
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > Read more.
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