Waxing poetic

Glen Lea students create living history ‘museum’

Students at Glen Lea Elementary School in February learned about, and then educated the public about, some of the most important African- Americans throughout history as part of Black History Month activities at the school. Students’ efforts culminated the evening of Feb. 21 when they dressed as famous African-Americans to create a “living” wax museum at the school. The night […]

Glover Park to host Australian football exhibition tournament April 6

Henrico’s Glover Park will host a four-team Australian football exhibition tournament Saturday, April 6. The 2019 Hardywood USAFL Mid-Atlantic Cup will include the RVA Lions (ranked 44th nationally) and three other teams from the region (the NC Tigers, the Baltimore Dockers and the DC Eagles). The event is free and open to the public. Lions officials anticipate making the event […]

Henrico students prepare for Arbor Day with ‘Plant It!’ program

Third-graders at Greenwood Elementary School in Henrico County celebrated spring by planting redbud tree seedlings with some help from Suyapa Marquez, senior community affairs representative at Dominion Energy. The students in Tricia Conlon’s class are enrolled in Project Plant It!, the environmental education program created by Dominion Energy in 2007 to teach children about the many benefits of trees and […]

Northam proclaims April as Highway Safety Month

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam this week proclaimed April as Highway Safety Month in the state, calling attention to the growing number if pedestrian fatalities statewide – which reached a 10-year high in 2018. Pedestrian deaths in Henrico have spiked recently, as well. In 2018, 123 pedestrians were killed in crashes in Virginia, a nearly 62-percent increase over the number of […]

Spanberger announces Congressional Art Competition for high school students

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District) is inviting high school students from the district to participate in an art competition, in which the winner’s piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside artwork from students in all 50 states. The annual contest is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the artistic talent of Central Virginia students. […]

Henrico supervisors to hold April 9 public hearing on budget

The Henrico Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 9 on the county’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., one hour earlier than usual, in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center’s Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road. Residents may provide oral or written comments on the $1.3 billion […]

Spanberger to host Henrico town hall April 18

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District) will host a town hall event at J.R. Tucker High School Thursday, April 18, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be her fourth such meeting in the district since she took office this year. A fifth meeting is scheduled later this month in Louisa County. “I am very excited for this upcoming […]