Henrico Citizen - 10th anniversary

The Henrico Citizen turns 10 years old with its Sept. 15 edition. As we reflect on our first decade, several articles stand out. We've collected some of them here; click the links to read them.

Spies like us (Jul. 4, 2002) – http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/spies_like_us

Back to the future (Oct. 17, 2002) – http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/back_to_the_future

Henrico man still 'making flavor' (Jan. 15, 2004) –
http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/henrico_man_still_making_flavor

Second sight (June 17, 2004) –
http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/Charity_rider_enjoys_the_scenery

For the love of one (May 6, 2004) – http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/for_the_love_of_one_8273

Seeking answers for a senseless tragedy – http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/opinions/article/seeking_answers_for_a_senseless_tragedy

Chef's salad (Jun. 2, 2005) – http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/chefs_salad

A pilot's new wings (Apr. 20, 2006) – http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/a_pilots_new_wings

Stoney's world (Sept 21, 2006) – http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/stoneys_world

Westwood's U-2 connection (Mar. 18, 2010) – http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/westwoods_u_2_connection

Shooting stars (Mar. 17, 2011) –
http://www.henricocitizen.com/index.php/news/article/shooting_stars_9378

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


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


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!


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


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

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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“Rise Up Strong: Be Healthy” is a multi-generational event taking place July 7-9 at Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church, 11421 Gayton Rd. Events for all ages start at 5 p.m. July 7 with a cookout followed by a circle dance and vespers. July 8 activities include yoga, art for relaxation and a nature walk. The culminating event will be the packaging of meals for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop World Hunger) at 5 p.m. July 9. The church hopes to pack 20,000 meals for school children across the world. Richmond’s Tommy Written Jazz Trio will provide entertainment. For details, call 741-5254 or visit http://www.thegaytonkirk.org. Full text

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