Study finds Virginia underfunds K-12 schools, recommends spending billions more

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JLARC lays out $3.5 billion overhaul of state funding formula

Virginia’s complicated formula for funding K-12 schools needs an overhaul in order for the state to adequately fund public education, according to the results of a major legislative study presented Monday. Analysts with the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission told lawmakers the 18-month review showed the state allocates “far less than needed to sufficiently fund Virginia’s school […]

Savvy Senior: How to handle Social Security benefits when a loved one dies

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Dear Savvy Senior, How are Social Security benefits handled when someone dies? After a long illness, my 68-year-old father has only weeks left to live. I am helping my mom figure out her financial situation going forward, including what to do about my dad’s Social Security after he passes away but could use some help. Only Son Dear Only, I’m […]

Milestones: July 11, 2023

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Hongfei Zhu of Glen Allen was named to the spring 2023 dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.400 or higher. Zhu is in the game design and development program. *** The following local students graduated May 25 from Washington and Lee […]

20 Henrico small businesses to receive free advertising through Henrico Citizen-Henrico EDA partnership

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Twenty Henrico small businesses and organizations will receive free three-month advertising packages with the Henrico Citizen in the coming months, thanks to a partnership between the Citizen and the Henrico Economic Development Authority. Through the Henrico Small Business Boost program, the companies will receive advertising on the Citizen’s online, email, social media, podcast and sponsored content platforms. The program is […]

Blue Sky Puppets presents “RUFUS” at Henrico Theatre

Blue Sky Puppets will present “RUFUS” on Wednesday, July 12 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. This fast-paced and funny puppet show for children is about acceptance and inclusion. Recommended for ages five and older. Admission is free. For details, call 804-652-1460 or 804-501-5138 or email

Family Night at Bricks & Minifigs Richmond

Bricks & Minifigs Richmond, an aftermarket LEGO toy shop located at 10953 West Broad Street, will host Family Night on Friday, July 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy family time while meeting other LEGO enthusiasts. Tickets are $15 per person and each ticket holder will get to choose a current polybag LEGO set ($6 value), a small tub Read more […]

ComedySportz Sweet Tea Tournament

The ComedySportz Sweet Tea Tournament will take place at the CSz Richmond Theater, 8906-H West Broad Street, on July 14 at 7 p.m. and July 15 at 9 p.m. Professional ComedySportz players from across the country will battle RVA and each other in a competition of improv wit and skill. Admission is $12. For details, visit

Mechanics of Faith 2nd Annual BBQ fundraiser

Mechanics of Faith, an organization that offers automotive repair services to those in need, will hold its second annual BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, July 29 at 3 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, 6229 Osborne Turnpike in Varina. The event will include food, a car meet, music, vendors, a bouncy house and other activities for children, and more. Registration is Read more […]