McShin Academy expanding to St. Joseph’s Villa

‘Recovery’ high school aims to rehabilitate, educate

Two Lakeside-area nonprofits are partnering to create what is believed to be the first recovery high school in Virginia.

The McShin Academy will be a joint effort of the McShin Foundation (a recovery community organization based at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church in Lakeside) and St. Joseph's Villa (a 183-year-old nonprofit on Brook Road that provides a variety of services for children with special needs).
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Reynolds CC dedicates student center


Reynolds Community College recently celebrated the dedication of the Jerry and Mary Owen Student Center, named for longtime supporters of the college who have made numerous investments in it.

Jerry Owen served on the Reynolds College Board from 1984 to 1988, and he and his wife support the college’s scholarship fund and created an endowment for the Reynolds Middle College, which helps students earn a high school equivalency and transition into a degree or workforce credential program.
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Capital One sponsors ‘Coders Experience’


Capital One hosted its “Coders Experience” event in Richmond and a number of other state locations Oct. 14. The events attracted hundreds of middle school girls, who learned how to create their own mobile apps, hone problem-solving skills and gain software development knowledge. A second day of Coders Experience events will take place Oct. 21. More than 500 Capital One volunteers are participating in the 10 events.
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Registration opens for Henrico Drug Court Alumni 5k Sept. 30

The Henrico County Drug Court will sponsor an inaugural 5k run/walk event Saturday, Sept. 30 to support the continued recovery of its participants and graduates.

The Henrico Drug Court Alumni 5k will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, and will include face painting, music, a bounce house, silent auction and other family fun. The race will start at 9 a.m.
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Reynolds Police Department re-accredited by Law Enforcement Commission


The Reynolds Community College Police Department recently achieved re-accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

Accreditation programs are designed to measure and confirm compliance of the participating agency with the professional standards in whatever discipline or profession they are involved.
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‘Change the World RVA’ to raise funds for homeless students


A local nonprofit will host a week-long fundraising and awareness campaign later this month to benefit local students who experience homelessness and housing instability.

Change the World RVA's campaign will take place Sept. 24-30 to support students during the current school year.
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Business in brief


Thalhimer Realty Partners, Inc., the investment and development subsidiary of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, recently announced that Jason Guillot had joined as principal. Guillot has more than 10 years of experience in brokerage and development. During this time with Thalhimer, he has been responsible for acquiring and managing the redevelopment of several projects, including three medical office buildings and the high-profile Westhampton On Grove mixed-use project. He will focus on the growth of TRP’s office, medical and mixed-use portfolio and will assist with asset management of TRP’s existing holdings. Guillot is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, on the board of Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate, and is the incoming president of the Westhampton Merchants Association.
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Long & Foster acquired by HomeServices of America


HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced Sept. 7 that it had acquired The Long & Foster Companies, Inc., the largest private residential real estate company in the United States (by sales volume). The acquisition includes Long & Foster’s family of companies, including Long & Foster Real Estate and its market-leading affiliated business lines in mortgage, settlement services, insurance, and property management.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Biomat USA, Inc. relocates to Henrico County


Grifols has completed the relocation of its Biomat USA Inc. facility to Henrico County.

The new facility, located at 4350 South Laburnum Avenue in Eastern Henrico, represents a nearly $2.9 million investment. It is a plasma donor center that employs 45 people and helps create life-saving medicines.
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Gas prices likely to remain elevated at least one more week


Gas prices locally are expected to remain elevated for at least one more week in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic officials.

And the uncertainty of the next massive storm – Hurricane Irma – also could have an impact in the days and weeks ahead.

In the Richmond region, the average cost of one gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline Tuesday was $2.49 – up 15 cents per gallon from last Friday and 33 cents per gallon from last month.
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Henrico to present ‘A New High’ on Sept. 13 to promote recovery from addiction


The Henrico County Drug Court and Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services will present a free showing of the film “A New High” on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to promote recovery from addiction.

The documentary will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. A fair of community service providers will begin at 6 p.m.
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HCPS to host job fairs for potential bus drivers, cafeteria workers


Henrico County Public Schools will host two job fairs next week to interview candidates for full-time and substitute positions as bus drivers and school nutrition workers.

Good bus driver candidates will be paid while they train. HCPS also is seeking math teachers at the middle school and high school levels.
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Car Pool locations to host 40th anniversary celebration Sept. 9


All six local Car Pool car wash locations will celebrate the business's 40th anniversary with pizza, cupcakes and gift bags while supplies last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9. The local chain has three Henrico locations – at 5514 West Broad Street, 9200 West Broad Street and 11950 West Broad Street.
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Henrico Police seek robbery suspect


Henrico Police are seeking a man who robber a bank on Staples Mill Road Sept. 5.

At approximately 12:35 p.m. that day, Henrico Police responded to the Wells Fargo Bank in the 10100 block of Staples Mill Road for reports of a robbery. The suspect, a black male between 40 and 50 years old, had entered the bank, approached the victim and presented a note.
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Free meals offered at 10 Henrico schools

Breakfast, lunch available at no cost to students, thanks to expansion of federal program

All students at 10 Henrico County public schools will be able to eat two free meals a day throughout the coming school year, thanks to the expansion of a federal program.

Henrico Public Schools officials have broadened the school system’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision program, which enables schools with a high percentage of low-income students to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.
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