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Updates from Henrico Citizen
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Sun, 2013-11-24 20:24
Safe Harbor’s annual cocktail party and festival of trees Nov. 8 raised more than $15,000 to support the agency’s work assisting those who have suffered sexual and domestic violence and promoting healthy relationships and healthy sexuality. More than 100 guests attended the Nov. 8 event at the Deep Run Recreation Center. The event featured holiday-themed trees and wreaths available for purchase through silent auction as well as many other silent and live auction items.
Thu, 2013-11-21 19:59
The churn of bulldozers and dump trucks has been evident since July on the site of what will become a powerhouse mixed-use development in Henrico's Near West End. Earlier this month, county officials got their first look at the plans for a state-of-the-art library that is expected to open there in less than two years. Upon buildout within the next decade or so, the 80-acre Libbie Mill community (situated at the corner of Staples Mill Road and Bethlehem Road) is expected to house 994 for-sale units and 1,096 apartments and more than 200,000 square feet of office, commercial and community space.
Thu, 2013-11-21 19:52
Richmond American Indian Pow Wow, held Nov. 15-17 at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Henrico, featured art, culture, dance, exhibits, festivals, music and history showcasing Native Americans in Virginia. Among those honored at the event was 80-year-old Pat Richardson, pictured at right with her son, Wayahsti Richardson. The elder Richardson has supported her tribal family, culture and young dancers for decades.
Thu, 2013-11-21 12:07
Henrico County Public Schools is forming a community-based Student Performance Task Force whose members will serve as liaisons with the community at large and strive to improve student performance and help close the achievement gap among students. The school system is accepting applications and nominations for task force members. Potential members could include students, parents, teachers, school leaders, central office staff, School Board members, Board of Supervisors members, other elected officials, faith-based leaders, representatives of advocacy organizations and others.
Thu, 2013-11-21 11:22
The Henrico County Division of Police is now on Pinterest. “Connecting with citizens through a variety of social media is important as many people are expanding their personal and professional use of social media,” said Henrico County Police Chief Douglas A. Middleton. Pinterest allows the Division to develop themed pages of various interests like a virtual bulletin board.
Thu, 2013-11-21 11:09
Volunteers with Henrico County's "Operation Paintbrush" painted the home of Terri Sheppard on Westbourne Drive earlier this month as part of the program, which offers its services to homeowners who need meet certain criteria. Pictured (left to right) are Mallory Horne, Terri Sheppard, Peter Diaz, Melody Moadab, Marcus Squires, Samira Squires, Layne Mitchell, Kenny Trinh, Cassandra Mason, Matthew Giffen and Jeremy Jackson.
Thu, 2013-11-21 11:06
Virginia Blood Services is inviting its donors to “triple” the impact of their blood donations from Nov. 27-Dec. 8 by bringing along a non-perishable food item to donate to FeedMore. In addition to transporting the food items, Virginia Blood Services also will donate $1 to FeedMore for each participating donor during the drive.
Thu, 2013-11-21 10:58
The Henrico County Library system is seeking book donations to provide to the Henrico Christmas Mother, whose season starts Dec. 4. All Henrico libraries have donation boxes, where visitors can donate new or gently used children’s and teen books. All books that are in good shape will be accepted. The Henrico Christmas Mother Program relies on hundreds of volunteers and thousands of donors to provide new clothes, toys, books and food to more than 6,000 Henrico County residents who need assistance during the holiday season, including low-income families, adults with disabilities and the elderly.
Wed, 2013-11-20 11:44
Henrico's Jack Kreuter Jewelers is closing its doors and holding a multimillion-dollar, going-out-of-business sale through next week at its 6231 River Road location. The weeklong event begins Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. “Saying goodbye isn’t easy,” said Jack Kreuter. “This is one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make, but this time I’m ready to retire.” Kreuter said he had considered retiring when he stepped down from his position as president of Schwarzschild Jewelers in 1994. However, after a yearlong sabbatical, he realized the decision was premature and instead opened his own store.
Tue, 2013-11-19 11:28
Two northbound lanes of Brook Road near Athens Avenue will be closed while crews repair a broken water main. The left northbound lane of Brook will remain open. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area. The Henrico County Department of Public Utilities expects to complete the repairs and reopen the right and center northbound lanes of Brook by 5 p.m. Water service to customers is not disrupted.
Mon, 2013-11-18 19:13
U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7) presented 11 veterans from Virginia’s Seventh District – including one from Henrico – with the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation during a ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond Nov. 18. "Each year the Congressional Veteran Commendation gives us an opportunity to honor the veterans in our community and preserve their stories," Cantor said after the event. "Today, I had the privilege of presenting eleven distinguished veterans from the Seventh District of Virginia with the Congressional Veteran Commendation. Each of these heroes selflessly served their neighbors and their nation. We are forever indebted to all our soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they made to defend our freedoms."
Thu, 2013-11-14 19:37
UPDATE: NOV. 14, 8:54 P.M. – Embattled Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Russo and the Henrico School Board have reached an agreement that will end Russo's employment with the system Nov. 15 and pay him the equivalent of half his remaining salary – more than $186,000 – in one lump sum. School Board Chairwoman Beverly Cocke announced the agreement and read a resignation letter from Russo, who had been on paid leave for more than three months, at the board's monthly meeting Nov. 14. Russo's contract was set to expire June 30, 2015. "Dr. Russo's employment contract provides that, at any time, the contract could be ended by the mutual agreement of the parties," Cocke said. "The parties have reached such agreement and the matter is now closed."
Thu, 2013-11-14 19:36
Hermitage High School tenor sax player Danny Santos (pictured) was named to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band Oct. 22 during a ceremony at the school. Santos is one of 125 musicians and color guard members from the United States who earned spots on the band, which will showcase its talent during a halftime performance at the nationally broadcast U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Tex., on Jan. 4, 2014.
Thu, 2013-11-14 19:27
Students at Godwin High School recently learned how the law applies to them and how it forms the basis of behavior within a society, through an interactive experience called the Rule of Law, presented Oct. 10 by the Henrico County Bar Association. The program is designed to spotlight the role of law as the foundation for communities of opportunity and equity; its goal is to teach young people to understand and appreciate the foundational principles embedded in the rule of law, without which democracy cannot exist.
Thu, 2013-11-14 12:36
HCA Virginia will hold a job recruitment open house for Hanover Emergency Center, its newest freestanding emergency center that will open in spring 2014, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Randolph Macon College, Brock Commons, 304 Henry St. A campus of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, the new facility is looking for ER RNs, medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, CT technologists with ER radiology experience, ultrasound technologists with general obstetrics and vascular experience and mammographers. Hanover Emergency Center will be located at the intersection of Atlee and Chamberlayne Roads in Mechanicsville. For more information, visit http://www.hcavirginia.com
Mon, 2013-11-11 21:15
Bursts of laughter come from a typically quiet room at A Grace Place, an adult care center in Henrico. Inside, groups of players sit contentedly around tables, moving their oversized game pieces around and enjoying each other’s company. At the age of 99, Marie Bradley is the oldest person at the table, but that doesn’t stop her from playing another game of dominoes with her friends. At A Grace Place, individuals like Marie can find personalized care, health management and just plain fun.
Mon, 2013-11-11 15:50
Two Henrico County police officers were among the local first responders honored at the 24th Annual Valor Awards ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The event, which is sponsored by the Retail Merchants Association and attended annually by more than 500 business leaders and public safety officials, highlighted outstanding acts courage performed by six law enforcement officers from City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.
Mon, 2013-11-11 15:40
Saxon Shoes celebrated its 60th anniversary in business last month with a birthday party at its Short Pump Town Center location. The company also kicked off its 21st Saxon Shoes for the Needy collection, which will run through the holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at either of Saxon Shoes’ two locations, Short Pump Town Center or The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre.
Mon, 2013-11-11 11:16
The College Board has named Henrico County Public Schools to its fourth-annual AP District Honor Roll. The honor recognizes school divisions that simultaneously increase access to Advanced Placement course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.
Thu, 2013-11-07 20:38
The physicians at Advanced Orthopaedics invited the team from Greater Richmond Fit4Kids to their Shrader Road location in Henrico Nov. 1 to present them with more than 500 pieces of sports gear and equipment collected from the community. The equipment will be distributed to local children who do not have access to appropriate sports equipment to help them live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Donations were accepted at the Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call locations and several other sites through Oct. 31.