Purify Infrared Sauna opens at GreenGate


Purify Infrared Sauna recently opened its second Henrico location at GreenGate Shopping Center in Short Pump.

Owner Mary Woodbridge opened her first Purify location on Patterson Avenue in July 2015. The new store is located at 301 Maltby Boulevard, Suite C, west of Short Pump Town Center.
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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22.
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Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair


Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers.
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Officials to unveil design for new Fairfield Library Sept. 27


Henrico County Public Library and BCWH Architects will reveal the schematic design for the new Fairfield Area Library, set to open in October 2019, at a community meeting Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Recreation Center, 1440 N Laburnum Ave.

The library was designed by BCWH Architects in conjunction with Henrico County government officials, Henrico County Public Library administration and staff members and with direct input from community members provided at a series of community meetings and through an online survey in the spring.
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Richmond Raceway breaks ground on redevelopment project


Days after its 2017 racing season concluded, Richmond Raceway and International Speedway Corporation held a groundbreaking Sept. 14 for Richmond Raceway Reimagined, a $30-million infield redevelopment project at the Henrico complex. The new infield will offer a variety of enhanced amenities for fans, teams, sponsors and other stakeholders to the Richmond infield. Fan access is the focus of Reimagined, which will showcase new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garages with a fan-viewing walkway. The new infield continues the track’s mission of being the most fan-friendly track on NASCAR’s schedule.
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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital to host 30th Neonatal Intensive Care Unit graduation reunion


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital will host its 30th annual reunion in celebration of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patient graduates. Sept. 16.

The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Women’s Hospital at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, 1602 Skipwith Road.
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Virginia War Memorial seeks entries for Veterans Day Essay Contest


The Virginia War Memorial is seeking student entries for its Second Annual Veterans Day Essay Contest.

The contest is open to all middle and high school public, private and homeschooled students in Virginia with a winner chosen from each age group. The theme of this year’s essay is “Home” or “Homecoming” – for American soldiers and veterans.
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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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