Nuckols Farm third-graders raise money for VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art
When the Institute for Contemporary Art opens its doors on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in 2016, there will no doubt be fanfare and a crowd of excited supporters on hand.
But perhaps no one will be more excited than a couple of Henrico County nine-year-olds who recently broke onto the ICA’s supporter list as the youngest of its founding donors.
Their donation grew out of a brainstorming session in which the two Nuckols Farm Elementary third-graders, Tess Freiman and Aly Betz, were casting about for ideas for their latest money-making project.
Photos by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 12/02/2014 Features
Some local pet owners took the opportunity to introduce their pets to Santa Claus at Virginia Center Commons mall last month.
Above, Santa poses with four pugs and a cat named Macaroni (owned by Ruth Ferrer and Nancy and Gabriel Williams of Mechanicsville).
Photos by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 11/20/2014 Features
This young dancer was one of many who participated in the 23rd annual Great American Indian Exposition and Pow-Wow at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Henrico Nov. 15-16. The event also included a number of other activities and demonstrations.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/17/2014 Features
More than 200 fashionistas gathered with friends at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump last month to shop for designer shoes and accessories while enjoying wine tastings from several regional wineries, as part of “Wine, Women and Shoes.”
Local media celebrities and businessmen took to the runway as "Shoe Guys," offering wine-and-shoe pairings on silver platters. The fundraiser benefited Bon Secours for Women and the Bon Secours Forensic Nursing program, which offers compassionate health care services to victims of violence and abuse, including sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse and elder abuse.
Photos by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 11/07/2014 Features
The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games returned to the Richmond Raceway Complex Oct. 25-26, showcasing Celtic heritage, food and fun, as well as unique athletic competitions, such as the caber toss, sheaf toss, stone put and Scottish hammer throw.
By Eileen Mellon, Special to the Citizen 11/06/2014 Features
On Friday nights, a group of about 15 Henrico girls can be found sitting in a circle with balls of variously colored yarn sprawled around them. This designated knitting night has become a tradition for the girls known as Miles of Scarves, a group created in 2009 that knits scarves to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The group recently was named the 2014 Bob Carter Companies Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Group by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
“When I started this group, I had no idea that this would grow this much,” said Meredith Polk, the founder of Miles of Scarves.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/04/2014 Features
The Henrico Christmas Mother Council has announced that Rebecca "Becky" M. Goshorn, a retired math teacher from Henrico County Public Schools, has been chosen as the 2014 Henrico Christmas Mother.
A Norfolk native and a resident of Henrico County for 38 years, Goshorn began teaching mathematics and computer science at Hermitage High School in 1977 and retired in 2000.
She is currently a mathematics education consultant, an adjunct mathematics teacher at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and an adjunct university supervisor for mathematics graduate Interns at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Photos by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 11/04/2014 Features
Twenty college quidditch teams totaling more than 400 players participated in the U.S. Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Nov. 1-2 at Varina's Dorey Park. A team from the University of Maryland won the tournament, while VCU's entry (pictured above) won the consolation bracket to qualify for the world championships. The game is inspired by one played by characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/30/2014 Features
Henrico County will host 20 college quidditch teams and almost 400 players from seven states and Washington, D.C., as they compete for the United States Quidditch Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2 at Dorey Park.
In conjunction with the tournament, the Division of Recreation and Parks will present Quidditch Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. The family-friendly event will feature hands-on quidditch demonstrations, broom-making, food and other fun inspired by the “Harry Potter” book series by J.K. Rowling.
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CalendarAmerican Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee… Full text