By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor Community
JULY 20, 7:45 P.M. – Stop us if you've heard this one before: the Richmond Flying Squirrels are looking for a new home.
Could they find one in Henrico? It's possible, after Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones announced last week that he had met with Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas and
Chesterfield County Administrator Jay Stegmaier and that the three localities would work together to try to identify a potential landing spot for the region's Double-A baseball team. In making his announcement, Jones indicated that the team's current home on the Boulevard would not be on the table for a future site, because city officials remain committed to supporting a children's hospital there.
Here are eight potential Henrico sites that could meet the Squirrels' needs.
By Patty Kruszewski, Henrico Citizen Managing Editor 1295533886 Community
At age 28, Chad Southward has already wiped out two pairs of lungs, survived two catastrophic illnesses, and endured two life-saving surgeries with lengthy recoveries.
And he’s got the medical bills to show for it.
What’s more, he’s been cheated out of the newfound career he loves – one that might have helped him pay off some of those bills.
But you won’t hear him complaining. Southward is grateful for every breath.
Leonard Tengco, first-place winner of the costume contest at the 2010 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, visited Maggiano’s in Short Pump Jan. 5 to help promote the 2011 race.
Tengco said his costume, “Squirrel Chasing a Nut,” was inspired by his experiences with the squirrels that overran his roof and yard when he was living in the Fan.
By Patty Kruszewski, Henrico Citizen Managing Editor 1295537764 CommunityEducationPrivate SchoolsSteward School
A budding filmmaker from Henrico has earned a trip to Los Angeles this summer, thanks to a passion for mountain biking, a talent for video production, a chance online discovery – and a bone-jarring bike crash provided by a friend.
Seventeen-year-old Boyd Chambliss beat out entrants from around the country to take top honors in the Quench X X-Treme Sports Video Contest with his submission of a mountain bike jump performed by his neighbor, Ian Rowland.
By Tom Lappas, Henrico Citizen Editor 1295027193 Community
It was just another day at work for Lakeside resident Donna Guziejka Friday – until the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol showed up.
Then, she got the surprise of her life: a check for $10,000.
By Tom Lappas, Henrico Citizen Editor 1294322250 Community
Michael Jones remembers how helpless he felt as a child, watching his mother remain in a difficult relationship with a boyfriend simply because she needed reliable transportation and he owned a car.
“He held the keys of the car over her head,” Jones said of the man.
The experience made a lasting impression on Jones, the pastor of Sandston-based Village of Faith Ministries, a 1,500-member church that also holds services in Midlothian.
“I did not want for any single mother to go through something like that,” he recalled.
By Patty Kruszewski, Henrico Citizen Managing Editor 1294338192 CommunityTop 24 Events in Henrico History
Although the Richmond airport was officially dedicated in 1927, its historical beginnings could be said to date to the Civil War – or even to the turn of the 19th century.
According to a timeline of Richmond aeronautic history, gliders were flown near the present-day area of the airport in the 1800s. During the Civil War era, Union and Confederate forces both employed tethered balloons near today’s airport site to spot enemy artillery and troops and sketch terrain for reconnaissance purposes.
By Amy David, Special to the Henrico Citizen 1292509329 Community
Aggie’s Attic, a mission project of Laurel Park United Method Church, is helping out local charities and improving the lives of families in the community.
The non-profit is a thrift store in the Laurel Park Shopping Center that provides low-priced items that have been donated by the church and other members of the Henrico community to help in need families or other residents in the area. All of the proceeds go to charitable organizations, school programs, or families that have crucial needs.
By Amy David, Special to the Henrico Citizen 1292509187 Community
Virginia Blood Services (VBS) officials are hoping to see an increase in donations with upcoming blood drives and stressing the importance of what giving blood can do for someone in the community.
“The reality and need for blood is daily,” said David Ambrogi, VBS’s volunteer coordinator for Henrico County.
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