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‘Henrico’s Top Teachers’ Celebration









As part of its second annual 'Henrico's Top Teachers' section, which will publish in its Feb. 16 print edition, the Henrico Citizen has partnered with the Henrico Education Foundation to host a celebration in honor of these 20 outstanding teachers on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport.

The organizations are seeking corporate partners who wish to help us celebrate these unsung heroes of the community. Let's make it an unforgettable evening!

For details about the event or about becoming a sponsor, please call (804) 262-1700 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Henrico Education Foundation.


AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Teachers’ Excellence – $2,000 (Banquet Sponsor)
• Recognition as sponsor for 20 teachers and 20 guests
• Table sponsorship (includes 6 tickets to reception, 6 tickets to banquet and signage)
• Full-page, full-color advertisement in 2/16/12 Henrico Citizen ‘Top Teachers’ issue
• Company logo on front cover of program
• Opportunity to contribute giveaway or literature to “goodie” bag provided to teachers

Teachers’ Pet – $1,000 (Reception Sponsors)
• Table sponsorship (includes 4 tickets to reception, 4 tickets to banquet and signage)
• Half-page advertisement in 2/16/12 Henrico Citizen ‘Top Teachers’ issue
• Company logo included on back cover of program
• Opportunity to contribute giveaway or literature to “goodie” bag provided to teachers

Teachers’ Apple – $500 (Teacher Recognition Sponsors)
• Two (2) tickets to reception and two (2) tickets to banquet
• Quarter-page advertisement in 2/16/12 Henrico Citizen ‘Top Teachers’ issue
• Company name included on back cover of program
• Opportunity to contribute giveaway or literature to “goodie” bag provided to teachers


Community

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

New Italian restaurant opens in Short Pump

Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.

Henrico native to appear on Travel Channel show


A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”

The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.

The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.

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