Hermitage and Highland Springs ACE Center graduations: ‘This is where the journey to fulfill your dream and career begins’

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“As you move on, remember your thoughts,” Varina District School Board member Alicia Atkins told graduates of the Advanced Career Education, or ACE, centers at Hermitage and Highland Springs high schools June 14 at Richmond Raceway. “They are powerful and let the light within you continue to shine bright.” With a 97% pass rate and a 98% graduation rate, the […]

State supplies $250k grant to tackle local internship shortage

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New initiative plans to work with Henrico school district

In an effort to address the shortage of internships in the Richmond region, the State Commission on Higher Education in Virginia gave a $250,000 capacity building grant to VCU and ChamberRVA. The funds will be used for a new initiative: the RVA-VTOP Collaborative. Its goal is to create more paid internships and to increase the number of local students ready […]


HobbyTown opening largest Virginia store in Henrico’s West End

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HobbyTown, a national chain of retail hobby and specialty toy stores, is opening its largest Virginia store in Henrico’s West End, company officials announced this week. The store is located at 9900 West Broad Street, at the intersection of West Broad and Gaskins Road. The new location is just a bit farther west from the previous HobbyTown store in Henrico, […]

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Freeman HS girls tennis team wins state title

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The Douglas Freeman High School girls tennis team won the state championship June 10 in Newport News, defeating Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology to overcome a variety of pandemic challenges during the season and claim a title. In the finals, juniors Grace Johnson and Cindy Xie gave the team wins at line 3 and 1 singles respectively […]

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Henrico Schools to offer free meals in person and curbside this summer

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Henrico Schools officials will continue to provide free breakfasts and lunches for those 18 and younger throughout the summer – both for students who are in school in person (beginning June 28 at some sites and July 12 at others) and for families who pick them up at various school curbside locations (beginning June 21). Students participating in Summer Academy […]

Virginia Credit Union LIVE! announces expanded 2021 concert season

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Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway will welcome fans back at full capacity for an expanded concert season beginning in July, raceway officials announced Thursday. The venue did not host its traditional season last year because of the pandemic. “We welcomed fans back to Richmond Raceway for NASCAR in April, so now we’re ready to welcome concert goers back […]

Restaurant Watch

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MAY 28 Les Crepes, 1308 Gaskins Road – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: facility does not have parasite destruction records from salmon provider; lemon zester is dirty; slicer is soiled; food inside make table has elevated temperatures; no date marks found on lamb, brie, eggplant, seafood sauce and onion soup; alfredo and curry sauce are past […]

Henrico News Minute – June 17, 2021

A Henrico County high school student wins a congressional art competition; another congressional competition kicks off; coverage of this week’s high school graduations continues on HenricoCitizen.com; The James River Association works with three Henrico schools to ‘Paint Out Pollution;’ tips for planting cancer-fighting vegetables in your garden; Sportable holds its first-annual River City Slam wheelchair tennis tournament. (Today’s Henrico News […]

Deep Run HS graduation: ‘We turned stumbling blocks into stepping stones’

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The Deep Run High School seniors missed out on sports games, arts performances and competitions. But many students used that time to perform acts of generosity, like making face masks for front line workers. “We turned stumbling blocks into stepping stones and transcended limitations,” said Valedictorian Ritika Allada. “We attended online clubs and honor society meetings to brainstorm different ways […]