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Eight’s enough? Crowded race for 56th District develops

By Zachary Halaschak, Special to the Citizen 04/28/2017 Government

Following the retirement of Delegate Peter Farrell [R-56th District], a number of candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to vie for the open seat in the Virginia General Assembly district, which contains a portion of Henrico’s Far West End.

Democratic challengers include Lizzie Basch and Melissa Dart, while Republican contenders include George Goodwin, Matt Pinsker, Graven Craig, Surya Dhakar, Jay Prendergrast and John McGuire. In addition to a section of Henrico, the district also includes portions of Goochland and Spotsylvania County, as well as all of Louisa County. > Read more.

On the trail to Awareness

Citizen Staff Reports 04/28/2017 Features

Twenty-five teams, composed of some 350 participants, gathered at Dorey Park in Varina April 8 for the Walk Like MADD 5k, to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving Virginia. The event raised more than $35,000, with more funds expected to come in through May 7. > Read more.

Leadership Metro Richmond honors St. Joseph’s Villa CEO

Citizen Staff Reports 04/28/2017 BusinessNon-Profits

Leadership Metro Richmond honored St. Joseph's Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett, a 2003 graduate of LMR, with its 2017 Ukrop Community Vision Award during its annual spring luncheon April 6.

The award honors a LMR member who demonstrates a purposeful vision, a sense of what needs to be done, clear articulation with concern and respect for others with demonstrated action and risk-taking. > Read more.

Glen Allen H.S. takes second in statewide economics competition

Citizen Staff Reports 04/27/2017 Education
Glen Allen H.S. was among six top schools in the state to place in the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.

Taught by Patricia Adams, the Glen Allen H.S. team was runner-up in the Economics division, in which teams faced off in a Quiz Bowl. > Read more.

Glen Allen native serves aboard Navy’s most advanced submarine

Citizen Staff Reports 04/27/2017 Features

A 2007 Deep Run High School graduate and Glen Allen, Virginia native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Tennessee, Gold Crew.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Uhl, a machinist’s mate, serves aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.

As a machinist's mate, Uhl is responsible for operating and maintaining the auxiliary engineering equipment aboard the submarine. > Read more.

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Obituaries
Obituary – Elizabeth Broaddus Hill
Obituary – Wyoma Rebecca “Becky” Slootweg
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Community
Volunteers sought for Cap2Cap bike ride
YMCA event will focus on teen mental health
Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award
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Make ‘em take the pledge: no more snuff boxes!
Thanksgiving, Part II
Storm woes for e-junkies
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Sports
RIR to host Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship
RIR bringing back red stripes to track walls
Austin Dillon headlines Track Takeover at RIR
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Metro Diner is opening at Libbie Place Tuesday, Apr. 18. Get a sneak peek during their Friends and Family Event Apr. 15-16. Enjoy classic dishes with a twist like the Chicken and Waffles with a house-made strawberry butter, or Yo Hala on the Square – a stuffed challah bread French toast with house-made strawberry and blueberry compote – for breakfast, lunch or dinner. All proceeds on Apr. 15 will benefit the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation; all proceeds on Apr. 16 will benefit Junior Achievement of Central Virginia. Reservations are available both days from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guests should call (804) 510-0780 to reserve a table for groups of up to four. Full text

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