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Chronological Listing of Program Titles

A Community’s Spirit: Historic Tales of Highland Springs

(Running time: 25 minutes)

Highland Springs was founded in 1890 as one of Henrico’s first suburbs. Named for its high elevation and natural springs, the little unincorporated town became a hub of activity and community spirit. Hear from residents and high school alumni as they tell the tales of how Highland Springs came to be the unique community it is today.


By the People for the People: Volunteering in Henrico County

(Running time: 26 minutes)

Volunteering has a long proud history in America. Since our nation’s inception, Americans have volunteered to help each other in times of crisis.Volunteers work 200,000 hours each year for Henrico County, at an annual savings of $5 million. Join HCTV as we hear stories of selfless volunteers throughout our community, and learn why their commitment to volunteering is worth its weight in gold.


Magazine 17: Fall 2008 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 16 minutes)

This edition of Magazine 17 feature packages include:

  • Snow Removal
  • Retirement Planning
  • Automated Meter Reading
  • Gas and Energy Cost
  • Digital and High Definition Television


At Your Leisure: What’s New in Rec and Parks Programming? [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 27 minutes)

This new edition of “At Your Leisure” samples more of Henrico’s vast recreational offerings. Join HCTV as we drop in on a baby sign language class, a benefit event for the Henrico Humane Society, a belly dancing class, a Frank Sinatra tribute concert, and a sunset canoe paddling expedition.


Paving Ahead

(Running time: 13 minutes)

From the heavily traveled thoroughfares, to the cul-de-sac you call home, Henrico’s Public Works employees take pride in the way you ride. We’ll explain why sometimes all you need is a slick coat of slurry, and other traffic patterns demand a steamy layer of asphalt. Take a ride on the roller with HCTV as we heat, mill, seal and smooth the surface of Henrico’s roads, in Paving Ahead.


Collecting Yourself: Hoarding Disorders

(Running time: 26 minutes)

Do you have trouble throwing things away? Are your “collections” out of control? If you are a hoarder, or have clutter in your home, this program is a must see. Henrico County has a support group for people who want to rid their lives of clutter. HCTV defines the difference between simple clutter, collecting and hoarding in “Collecting Yourself: Hoarding Disorders.”


The Art Within: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

(Running time: 18 minutes)

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Henrico’s premiere art, theater and dance venue, dates back to 1911. Formerly the Glen Allen School, this magnificent building was transformed in 1999 to offer a variety of art classes, showings, galleries and performances. Join HCTV as we explore all that the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen has to offer, and find The Art Within.


Henrico Police Athletic League [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 25 minutes)

The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) provides a safe environment for at-risk children between the ages of 6 and 15. Through educational, athletic and social programs, PAL creates a positive relationship between police officers and young people. HCTV takes you inside the PAL program to experience the benefits and learn about the wide variety of opportunities for our young citizens.


Henrico Wildlife: Sharing The Habitat

(Running time: 26 minutes)

From deer and raccoons to snakes and beavers, Henrico County and the surrounding area has a rich population of wildlife that residents can enjoy and learn to understand. Peacefully coexisting with these animals includes respecting the fact that they are wild. Encountering wildlife in Henrico can be a positive, enriching experience. Join HCTV as we explore how to share the habitat with these wonderful creatures.


Magazine 17: Summer 2008 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 18 minutes)

This edition of Magazine 17 feature packages include:

  • Drowning Prevention
  • Keeping Ditches and  Drop Inlets Free of Debris
  • Rules of the Road
  • New Animal Shelter
  • Prickly Pear Cactus


The Will of the People: The Evolution of American Voting and Elections

(Running time: 27 minutes)

Virginia is the birthplace of America’s unique democracy, which has evolved and improved from colonial times through today. Discover the history of our democratic process in The Will of the People, a compelling look at the suffrage movements of women and minorities, as well as advancements in ballot casting technology and campaigning methods.


Adventure Henrico: Scuba Diving

(Running time: 21 minutes)

Breathing underwater is as easy as one, two three, well maybe four — days of training that is. Join HCTV staffers Ben and Steve as they dive into an adventure that begins in the classroom and ends 60 feet beneath the water’s surface. Earning their PADI Open Water Dive Certifications was a little trickier than they thought.  Kick your fins along with them as they sink or swim through the doorway of a new world in Adventure Henrico: SCUBA Diving.


No Limits:  The Work of Supported Employment for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 17 minutes)

Intellectually disabled adults work in a variety of jobs throughout our community. Henrico County’s supported employment program helps intellectually disabled adults become self-reliant.  Join HCTV as we explore how job coaches and supervisors help clients succeed in the workplace.


Soaring Free: Bird Watching in Henrico

(Running time: 24 minutes)

Bird watching in Henrico can be fascinating for people of all ages. Hundreds of different species can be found in the county alone, and their beauty, quirky behavior and mysterious habits make them a wonder to behold. Soar through the county as HCTV shows you how and where to go “birding” in Henrico.


Central Virginia Biography
Lewis Ginter: A Quiet Contribution

(Running time: 31 minutes)

Lewis Ginter is probably best known in our area for the botanical garden bearing his name. Located in Henrico County, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is but one of the many contributions Ginter made to the Metro Richmond area with the help of his niece, Grace Arents. Although Metro Richmond was a home Ginter adopted, he profoundly changed the landscape and quality of life through his fascinating and diverse business ventures.


Magazine 17: Spring 2008 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 22 minutes)

This edition of Magazine 17 feature packages include:

  • Digital and High Definition Television
  • Police Internal Affairs
  • The Juggling Guy
  • SkyWarn Weather
  • Horses in Service


Your Other Mind: The Healing Power of Hypnotherapy [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 26 minutes)

The healing power of hypnotherapy can range from pain management and anxiety, to insomnia and smoking cessation. In this program, HCTV talks to several people who have used hypnotherapy to successfully control some of their medical or behavioral issues, up to and including calming the side effects of Tourette’s Syndrome.


Missing Pieces: Henrico Police Forensics Unit

(Running time: 26 minutes)

The lives of the Henrico Forensics Unit team are far from the glamour of Hollywood. These investigators live in the reality of forensic science and they’ll do whatever it takes to solve the mysteries criminals leave behind. From 30-year-old murders to today’s criminal activities, HCTV takes you on a journey inside the minds of the investigators who spend their lives searching for the Missing Pieces.


The Armour House and Gardens at Meadowview Park

(Running time: 20 minutes)

Built between 1915 and 1918, the Armour House and Gardens at Meadowview Park is a sprawling 600-acre retreat boasting a scenic walking trail, tennis courts, children’s play areas, gardens and a flowing fountain surrounded by arbors with blooming vines. Join HCTV as we document the rich Henrico history of the Victorian style home and Meadowview Park with rare photographs and interviews chronicling the property’s intriguing past.


Digging the Truth: Archaeology In and Around Henrico

(Running time: 21 minutes)

Documenting our history can be fascinating, but written historical records don’t always tell the whole story. HCTV takes you on a journey into the dirt of Henrico as archaeologists uncover the truth about the past right here in our own backyard.


Central Virginia Biography
Southern Man of Mystery: Edgar Allan Poe

(Running time: 37 minutes)

This premiere edition of Central Virginia Biographies takes you into the world of “America’s Shakespeare,” Edgar Allan Poe. The brilliant but troubled writer is credited with mastering the genre of science fiction, detective fiction, and the horror story, in addition to creating mesmerizing poetry and establishing the format of the short story. The legendary author of The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher grew up in Richmond, and considered himself a Virginian wherever his travels led him. Take a poetic journey back in time with HCTV’s Southern Man of Mystery: Edgar Allan Poe.


The Heart of the Matter: Atrial Fibrillation [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 23 minutes)

Atrial fibrillation is a disorder in the heart’s electrical system which causes the two upper chambers to contract irregularly. This condition can be treated with medications, but more severe cases may require surgery. HCTV explores the stories of Atrial fibrillation patients who benefited from different surgeries, and we talk to several leading cardiologists who explain these procedures.


Manmade Wonder of Virginia
Monticello: Thomas Jefferson’s Dream

(Running time: 25 minutes)

Thomas Jefferson’s dream was to build a home in the mountains of Virginia. Throughout the years, his many experiences gave him a wealth of knowledge to make this dream come true. Monticello not only reflects Jefferson’s many interests, but also embodies the spirit of all the people who lived and worked to make this home one of the most famous man-made wonders of Virginia.


Magazine 17: Winter 2008 Edition [Retired from Broadcast]

(Running time: 24 minutes)

This edition of Magazine 17 feature packages include:

  • Zip Code Campaign
  • Chocolate
  • Colonial Dancing
  • Celtic Festival
  • Pet Adoptions


A Gift from the Heart: Fostering Our Children

(Running time: 25 minutes)

Being a foster parent is a gift from the heart. Join HCTV as we explore the lives of foster families and discover that every family’s story is unique. Henrico County parents, children and social workers highlight the rewards of fostering our children and show how the family unit is one of life’s masterpieces.


Inside Innsbrook: Where the West End Started

(Running time: 24 minutes)

The development of Innsbrook Business Park in the early 80s was instrumental in shaping the west end of Henrico County. With more than 850 acres of office space, residential properties and retail, Innsbrook is still a crown jewel in Henrico’s economic assets. With three lakes covering 34 acres, magnificent landscaping and pedestrian-friendly environment, it’s hard to imagine it’s humble beginnings that stemmed from one man with one big idea.


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