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Chamber, colleges unite to create intern clearinghouse

The Greater Richmond Chamber, in partnership with the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, recently launched RVAIntern.com, a website through which businesses in the Richmond region can recruit qualified interns from colleges and universities in Central Virginia.

The one-stop site allows employers to submit their internship needs simultaneously to seven schools. Prior to the site's launch, businesses had to visit the websites of each of the seven participating schools to post opportunities to each one. > Read more.

Glen Allen man to lead national pharmacists association

Jeffrey C. Delafuente of Glen Allen recently was installed as 2013-14 president of the American Society for Consultant Pharmacists, an international professional association whose mission is to enhance the quality of care for all older persons through the appropriate use of medication and the promotion of healthy aging.

Delafuente is associate dean for academic affairs at VCU’s School of Pharmacy. > Read more.

Police seek bank robbery suspect

Henrico Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Friday, Dec. 27. Shortly after 5 p.m. that day, a male suspect approached a teller inside the EVB Bank in the 8800 block of West Broad Street. The suspect passed a note to the teller demanding money.

No weapon was displayed, and there were no injuries. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen walking on Homeview Drive towards Parham Road. > Read more.

Teachers earn national certification


Seventeen Henrico County Public Schools teachers recently earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. In addition, five National Board Certified Teachers renewed their 10-year certifications. HCPS had the most teacher certifications of any school system in the Richmond area in 2013.

With the additions, the county now has 122 board-certified teachers. > Read more.

Custom Kitchens, Inc. named RMA’s ‘Retailer of the Year’

David and Richard Hendrick, co-owners of Custom Kitchens, Inc. were named the Retail Merchants Association’s 2013 Distinguished Retailer of the Year during an event earlier this month at the Westin Richmond hotel. Custom Kitchens, Inc., has been in business for more than 55 years and is recognized as an award-winning business and industry leader. The company is involved with numerous non-profits and charities (including the Science Museum of Virginia’s “Boost” exhibit, the Greater Richmond ARC and Habitat for Humanity) and contributes its services to the community. It awarded a $25,000 kitchen remodel prize, which benefitted the Hanover Habitat for Humanity in 2011.
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Community

Free Christmas tree guide available online

The holiday season is getting underway and for many, that means a trip to a Virginia Christmas tree farm or retail lot. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wants to make this annual tradition a little easier and has published the new “2011 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide,” which is available online at http://www.virginiagrown.com > Read more.

‘America Recycles Day’ is today

America Recycles Day, recognized annually on Nov.15, is designed to celebrate the successes of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling throughout the year.

America Recycles Day is a national initiative of non-profit Keep America Beautiful,Inc.(KAB). Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 14-year history of ARD,a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home,at work,and on the go. > Read more.

HPAC honors 5 preservation champions

Two individuals, two organizations, and one newspaper – the Henrico Citizen – were honored recently by the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC) for their efforts to preserve and promote Henrico County heritage.

In a ceremony held Oct. 26 at the Henrico Theatre, HPAC Chairman Beverly Cocke presented the awards accompanied by Henrico County Manager Virgil Hazelett.

Genealogist and retired educator Brenda Dabney Nichols received the Award of Merit for her lectures and programs regarding Henrico history topics and for her recent publication African Americans of Henrico County. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health.

May 19
Extra Billy's Barbecue, 5205 West Broad Street – Five critical violations reported (observed a male employee handle dirty dishes, then handle clean dishes; found a stainless steel pan of soup that was covered with mold; several foods in the walk-in vault stored between 47-53 degrees; > Read more.

Get your guffaw on

The laughs are back.

ComedySportz Richmond Improv Theatre reopened last month after a lengthy hiatus to re-charge and re-group.

With a new location in the Gold’s Gym Plaza on West Broad Street, an expanded team of owner/managers and two years’ worth of pent-up energy, the improvisational show again is ready to entertain Richmond. > Read more.

Restaurant Watch

Find out how your favorite food establishment fared during recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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