Tucker Cadets Help Collect Donations
Cadets from the J.R. Tucker High School’s Marine Corps JROTC program attended a Dec. 2 meeting of the FBI Citizen's Academy Alumni Association to help collect donations of canned goods for the Central Virginia Food Bank. Part of the “Feds that Feed” program, an initiative of FBI Richmond's Community Outreach Program, the food donations joined those from other federal law enforcement partners such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the Drug Enforcement Agency; the Internal Revenue Service; the United States Secret Service; the United States Marshal’s Service; and the United States Postal Inspection Service. The JRTHS cadets (pictured, left to right: Joshua Rosengaft, Garrett Hagood, David Lam, Kimberly Stacy, and Jordan Johnson) who attended the meeting at the Community Idea Stations/WCVE studios in Chesterfield were also able to join Citizen's Academy alumni for a presentation by Special Agent Ally Mackenzie about the Innocent Images national initiative.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/16/2013
A decline in blood donations is typical during the winter months as people become busy with holiday activities and travel. Patient needs remain steady, however, making it important for people to visit a VBS donor site or mobile drive to give blood. > Read more.
In Varina, one of the most anticipated events of the season is approaching. The 19th Annual Big Toy Parade will return on Dec 14, offering a “homey,” small-town feel that helps elicit holiday spirit among participants and spectators alike.
The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans and Henrico County Parks and Recreation and is held in conjunction with the James River Boat Parade. It is led by a grand marshal along Old Osborne Turnpike and ends at the Osborne Boat Landing, where hundreds of community members gather to await nightfall and the arrival of lighted boats, concluding a festive holiday celebration. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/03/2013
Slated to begin play in the fall of 2014, Richmond United will field U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The teams will train and play home games at two of the top soccer specific complexes in the nation, Ukrop Park and Striker Park. > Read more.
Estilo charms, with a stylish twist, in Henrico’s Near West End
If you're looking for something a little different from the standard, ho-hum restaurant experience, look no further than The Village shopping center. Among the recent success stories to put down roots in The Village is Estilo, created by the owners of the gastropub Toast (featured in a Feb. 21 review in the Citizen), only a few steps away.
Estilo – which translates to style – offers a taste of Peru, Chile and Bolivia, among other countries, and a menu that rotates regularly through the rest of Central and South America. > Read more.
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