‘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
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The patients are free to draw whatever they envision, expressing themselves through their colored markers, a form of healing through art therapy.

“Some people might not feel safe anywhere because they have had hard things happening to them, and I have the background to help that person reground and feel safe in the group,” Jacobson said. > Read more.

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


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


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


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

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.

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Kickstart your “Weekend on Wednesday” at Short Pump Park’s W.O.W. every Wednesday in April from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Out on a Limb (Apr. 5), Tom Devil and the Wizard (Apr. 12), Stonebrook (Apr. 19) and Jonathan Austin (Apr. 26). Local food trucks will offer dinner while kids explore the new playground and four-legged friends run in the dog park. For details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Full text

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