By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 02/05/2016 Government
A century or so ago, Henrico County was known as the Dairy County of Virginia, and one of the largest dairy operations was centered at the Dorey family's barn in Varina.
On Jan. 7, the barn – now the site of the Dorey Park Recreation Center – was transformed into an art gallery, and its rafters hung with colorful student art work depicting nature scenes.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/21/2015 Government
Voters in the 74th Virginia House of Delegates District, which includes a portion of northern and eastern Henrico, as well as Charles City County and a portion of Richmond, are heading back to the polls today to select a replacement for former Delegate Joe Morrissey. It will be the fifth general, special or primary election held in the district since November 2013.
Democrat Lamont Bagby and independent David Lambert, son of former state senator Benjamin Lambert, at competing in today's special election to serve the remainder of the term vacated by Morrissey, who resigned earlier this year.
A new collaborative community group, the Henrico Partnership for Family and Community Engagement, is in the works, with a focus on building healthy communities through family stability and building partnerships between regional organizations to create collective efforts.
Group organizers believe that family stability is essential to building healthy communities and that it's important to engage parents in their children’s lives – with equal importance placed on the involvement of the mother and the father. The group seeks to create opportunities for growth between families and community partners.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/09/2015 Government
The Henrico County Television program "The Decision: Aging Out of the Foster Care System" has earned a 2015 Emmy Award from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award was announced at the 57th annual Emmy Awards ceremony June 27 in Bethesda, Md.
Produced and directed by Steve Boyd, the program won the award in the public/current/community affairs category. The 23-minute show features four young adults as they weigh the choice of transitioning from Henrico's foster care system at age 18.
The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee selected the winners of its 2015 Land Lover and Clean Business Awards, which honors one residential and one business property in each of the county's five magisterial districts that are beautifully landscaped and maintained.
The slate of candidates for the Nov. 3 local elections is officially set.
Two members of the Henrico Board of Supervisors – Pat O'Bannon of the Tuckahoe District and Tyrone Nelson of the Varina District – will be unopposed, while two others – Dick Glover of the Brookland District and Frank Thornton of the Fairfield District will face opposition. (Democrat Danny Plaugher, the executive director of Virginians for High Speed Rail, is challenging Glover, while two Democrats-turned-independents – John Dantzler, an operations manager for a real estate firm, and Brian Taylor, who previously sought the Democratic nomination for the Seventh District U.S. House of Representatives seat – will compete against Thornton).
UPDATE: June 16, 1:26 P.M. – Jeff Everhart has conceded the Republican nomination for Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney to Tony Pham and will not seek a recount, he announced in a statement today.
Everhart initially appeared to be the winner of last Tuesday's primary, defeating Pham by 32 votes in a race that also included Shannon Dillon. But late last week, the Henrico Registrar's Office determined that more than 100 votes had not been counted, and those votes swung the election to Pham by 67 votes.
“I congratulate Tony Pham on his victory," Everhart said today. "This was a hard-fought race, but it was also a campaign that abided by the Republican Party’s 11th Commandment.
Citizen Staff Reports 06/15/2015 Government
U.S. Army veteran Monica Southall of Henrico practices her discus technique June 13 during field training for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Fort Belvoir.
Southall is one of more than 40 active duty and veteran athletes representing Team Army training at Fort Belvoir. She will represent Team Army in the field competition and sitting volleyball competition in the DOD Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base in Quantico June 19-28.
The 2015 DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.
The League of Women Voters of Metro Richmond (LWVRMA) will sponsors its third-annual voter registration training class on Saturday, Aug. 1 at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for community organizations and individuals interested in conducting voter registration drives.
Training will be conducted by Virginia Department of Elections Election Services official Garry Ellis. The training meets the Virginia Department of Elections certified training requirements needed to receive 25 or more voter registration applications.
The training will cover topics including best practices for completion of the voter registration application; maintaining the integrity of the voter registration process; prohibited activities; important deadlines for submission of completed applications; and laws protecting the privacy of applicants, as well as information including the restoration of felon voting rights.
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