Henrico County VA

HCPS art students receive top honors

Henrico County Public School Art students received a total of 148 awards in the recent Scholastics Art competition.

The Gold Key award, which is the highest recognition, was given to 59 works created by students in Henrico. The Gold Key winners’ artwork has been sent for national adjudication. National awardees and teachers will be celebrated at regional ceremonies, public events and the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

“Art students work extremely hard over years to develop and build skills to create works of art that have personal meaning and bring value to our lives. In this process they become creative and critical thinkers with the ability to communicate their ideas visually, verbally and in writing,” said Mike Gettings, the HCPS Art Specialist. “Their art, the show, and the awards offer tangible proof of the transformative nature of the visual arts on the creator, viewer and environment.”

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) sponsors this regional competition and will host the Scholastic Exhibition Feb. 18 to March 18.
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Varina Ruritans honor police, fire officials and community members

The Varina Ruritan Club celebrated its 80th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10, during which it presented several annual awards, including Policeman of the Year – to Henrico Officer Aaron M. Lancaster (top) – and Firefighter of the Year – to Julian T. Lipscomb (second from top).

The club also received a plaque from the Henrico Division of Fire (third from top) expressing the division's appreciation for the club and its support of fire prevention programs. > Read more.

The Rink to open at WBV Nov. 14

The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.


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