Scholarship fund has donated $164,200
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 06/21/2016 Features
Howard W. “Bud” Minor, Jr. had just assumed the presidency of the Western Henrico Rotary Club in 1990 when he got the call one July evening from fellow Rotarian Cordell Briggs.
Seventeen-year-old Becky Briggs, Cordell's daughter, had been killed in an auto accident that afternoon on Interstate 95 near Emporia.
At Briggs' request, Minor went to identify the body. His long-time friend said he just was not up to the task.
Citizen Staff Reports 01/03/2016 Features
The Mighty Pen Project – a university-level class designed to teach military veterans how to best write the stories of their experiences – has opened the application process in order to fill two upcoming classes. One class will run from Jan. 20 through Mar. 23, while the other will be held from Apr. 13 through Jun. 15. Registration is now available for both of these classes.
The project is sponsored by the Virginia War Memorial. Previous classes have included veterans of conflicts and wars in Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Patty Kruszewski, Citizen Managing Editor 12/21/2015 Features
Emily Kimball has criss-crossed the country by bike, hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, and walked coast to coast in England -- all while in her sixties.
She has enjoyed careers as a community organizer, an outdoor recreation manager, and a planner for the Virginia Office on Aging. She's been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and featured in stories in Family Circle and Lifestyle Magazine.
Now 84, the lifelong outdoor enthusiast has a new book out recounting some of her experiences.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/20/2015 Features
CVWMA residential recycling collections will be delayed by one day because of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. There will be no collections either day, so Red Friday recyclers will instead have their materials collected on Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 2.
Residential recycling collections Monday through Thursday will be on regular schedule.
Photos by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 12/18/2015 Features
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights is in full effect as the holidays approach. The lights will remain on through Jan. 11 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly, except for Dec. 24 and 25.
The Richmond Arthritis Foundation will hold its 13th annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk Dec. 5 at Mary Munford Elementary, and Henrico resident Kyleigh Broomell will be the 2015 Youth Honoree.
Broomell loves to dance, swim and run; she also just learned how to roller-skate. But some mornings, the active eight-year-old doesn’t even feel like getting out of bed. For the past six years of her young life, Broomell has been living with juvenile arthritis.
Arthritis in its various forms affects one in five people in the U.S., and 300,000 of them are children like Broomell.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/23/2015 Features
Dominion GardenFest of Lights will kick off its holiday illumination Nov. 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
The celebration will begin with a countdown and a flip of the switch to turn on more than a half-million twinkling lights.
After the illumination, attendees can enjoy strolls through the Garden, botanical decorations, model trains and family activities. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+, $8 for children ages 3-12, free for children under age three, and free for Garden members.
Citizen Staff Reports 11/19/2015 Features
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Virginia, will host its annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope Nov. 23 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, to remember lives lost and lives changed forever by impaired driving and to help mobilize the community to assist MADD with its efforts to stop impaired driving.
Victims' names will be read as candles are lighted.
Photos by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 11/17/2015 Features
Thousands of shoppers enjoyed the 11th annual Holly Jolly Christmas along Lakeside Avenue Nov. 13-14. The event included free trolley rides (above) from shop to shop both days, a special holiday market Friday night at the Lakeside Farmers’ Market and a number of specials, extended hours and presentations (including one at The Dance Studio, pictured) at participating businesses. A number of Lakeside businesses will offer extended hours, specials and prizes – including the chance to win free tickets to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Dominion Gardenfest of Lights – each Thursday before Christmas (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve) as part of “Light up Lakeside.”
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