Business in brief


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announces the sale of the former Friendly’s restaurant property located at 5220 Brook Road in Henrico County. Brook Road V, LLC purchased the 3,521-square-foot former restaurant property situated on 0.92 acres from O Ice, LLC for $775,000 as an investment. Bruce Bigger of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller. > Read more.

Water system repairs to prompt lane closures Wednesday near Gayton, John Rolfe


Work to repair a leaking water main or valve will require lane closures beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 near Gayton Road and John Rolfe Parkway.

Westbound Gayton’s left turning lane and left through lane will be closed. Westbound traffic will be shifted to the right through lane. Eastbound Gayton’s left through lane will be closed at John Rolfe. Eastbound traffic will be shifted to the right through lane. > Read more.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals named to nation’s top 100


HCA Virginia's Henrico Doctors' Hospitals recently was named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a provider of information and solutions that support healthcare cost and quality improvement.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals consists of three community hospitals – Henrico (Forest), Parham, and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals – and two freestanding emergency departments, West Creek Emergency Center and Hanover Emergency Center. Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals specializes in heart and stroke care, women’s health, oncology, orthopedics, urology, and behavioral health. > Read more.
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Henrico to offer rabies vaccinations for pets Oct. 15


The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck.

Each vaccine costs $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers. Under Virginia law, dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies. > Read more.

Avalon swim team claims ‘Dunk Hunger 2016’ gold medal


An epic battle ensued across Richmond all summer long, as swim teams and pools throughout the region competed in Richmond Family Magazine’s Dunk Hunger 2016 to help end chronic hunger in Central Virginia. This year’s community effort raised the equivalent of 75,246 pounds for FeedMore.

Henrico's Avalon Swim Team claimed this year’s Gold Medal and picked up a $1,000 cash prize, courtesy of Dunk Hunger’s co-presenting sponsor, Nova of Virginia Aquatics. Other top finishers were Silver Medal Winner, Wyndham Tidal Waves, followed by Canterbury Recreation, Hungary Creek, and Burkwood. > Read more.

Bon Secours, Short Pump Town Center to host ‘Pink for a Purpose’ Oct. 13


Bon Secours Cancer Institute and Short Pump Town Center are joining forces Thursday, Oct. 13 to support women’s health – specifically breast cancer awareness – through their annual "Pink for a Purpose" event at the mall. The event will feature wine tastings, appetizers and retail "therapy" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Main Plaza of Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink.

Health experts Dr. Misti Wilson and Dr. William Irvin, Jr. will speak. Attendees also will have the chance win giveaways, prize raffles (including a $500 Short Pump gift card, discounts from participating retailers and appetizers and wine tastings at eight Short Pump Town Center restaurants). > Read more.

Henrico Police arrest robbery suspect


Henrico Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old county man with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with a robbery that occurred Oct. 4 in the 6800 block of Paragon Place. Police anticipate other charges will be filed against the suspect, Jeremy Lemech Graham, in connection with other commercial robberies in the West End.

Officers observed a vehicle leaving the area of the Oct. 4 robbery and ultimately stopped it with the assistance of the Richmond Police Department, at which point they arrested Graham. > Read more.

Henrico Police make arrest in robbery investigation

Henrico Police this week arrested and charged a man with robbery in connection with two cases in which victims were robbed while attempting to purchase items advertised on social media.

Police arrested Clayton Mollette, Jr. Oct. 4 and charged him with three counts of robbery and three counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Members of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the New York City Police Department assisted Henrico Police in making the arrest in New York City. > Read more.

Business in brief


Saxon Shoes has partnered with seven community non-profits to help bring awareness to their causes and financial support to their programs. Saxon has launched “Dollar a Pair” – a new community initiative to run through the month of October. For every pair of shoes purchased, Saxon will donate one dollar to a local charity of the customer’s choice. In Richmond the community partners are Feedmore, Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, Massey Cancer Center and St. Joseph’s Villa. In Fredericksburg customers can choose from Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation, Loisann’s Hope House, or Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice. Saxon will also feature a display for each local charity in both stores to share information about each charity’s mission and work. > Read more.

First Tennessee Bank awards $55k in grants

First Tennessee Bank recently awarded 20 grants totaling $55,725 to Richmond-area nonprofits as part of its first FTB Gives series of grants awarded in the region. FTB arrived in the local market in 2008, and its local headquarters are at Reynolds Crossing in Henrico's Near West End.

The donations include a $10,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity and $5,000 grants each to the Better Housing Coalition and HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc.).

The remaining grants were awarded to the following nonprofits:

• Arts & Culture – Art 180, Richmond Ballet, Richmond Symphony, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen; > Read more.

Reynolds CC 8-week and 4-week classes start Oct. 19


Classes start Oct. 19 for Reynolds Community College’s eight-week and four-week fall semester sessions. Registration for both sessions is currently open and runs through the start of classes. Students may register online anytime at http://www.reynolds.edu. Students also may register in-person in Enrollment Services, located on each campus.

Reynolds Community College has three campuses: the Parham Road campus at 1651 East Parham Road in Henrico County; the downtown campus at 700 East Jackson Street in downtown Richmond; and a Goochland campus, located at 1851 Dickinson Road near Routes 6 and 632 in the community of the Goochland Courthouse. > Read more.

Henrico County Public Schools seeking bus drivers

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking candidates for full-time and substitute bus drivers, and new hires will receive pay during a training program.

Members of the HCPS Human Resources and Pupil Transportation departments will be at the Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East Street, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk with interested candidates. Applicants are encouraged to apply online in advance at http://henricoschools.us/careers. > Read more.

Modine Innovation Tour to visit Glen Allen Oct. 7-8


Modine Manufacturing Company, a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, will bring its Modine Innovation Tour to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Oct. 6-7 to showcase the latest products in the industry and offer continuing education courses.

The event will be held Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Richmond has had a lot of economic growth across a broad spectrum of industries,” said Kimberly Raduenz, marketing communications manager for Modine. “The entire region is benefiting from it, and we want to make sure that our distributors are able to take full advantage of the new technology we have to ensure their clients have the best possible HVAC solutions.” > Read more.

‘Run 2 Rebuild Richmond’ scheduled at River Road UMC Oct. 1

Event to benefit low-income homeowners

River Road United Methodist Church will host its fifth Run 2 Rebuild Richmond Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for Rebuilding Together Richmond.

The event will include a 5K run/walk, a one-mile “Fun Run” and a wellness fair. Event proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together Richmond, a local non-profit that brings volunteers together to repair the homes of low-income homeowners. > Read more.

Eastern Henrico crash kills Richmond man

Driver arrested on DUI charge

An early morning single-vehicle crash in Eastern Henrico Sunday killed a 34-year-old Richmond man, and Henrico Police arrested the vehicle's driver and charged her with driving under the influence.

At 2:46 a.m. Sept. 25, Henrico Police and Fire personnel responded to Osborne Turnpike near the intersection of River Bend Estates Drive for a single vehicle accident.

A Chevrolet van was traveling west on Osborne Turnpike when it ran off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. > Read more.

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Community

Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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