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Henrico Schools to host College and Career Night Nov. 1


Students of all ages are invited to investigate options for life after high school at Henrico County Public Schools’ 2017 College and Career Night. The annual countywide event offers a chance to talk with representatives of more than 100 universities, colleges and professional programs, as well as about 50 representatives of career options such as businesses and branches of the military.

College and Career Night will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave.
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Business in brief


Henrico-based nonprofit Commonwealth Autism recently received the Standards for Excellence Institute’s Seal of Excellence for successfully completing its accreditation program. Commonwealth Autism voluntarily opened itself to analysis by a peer review team during the last 18 months that examined the organization’s compliance with the “Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.” These standards cover areas such as: mission, strategy and evaluation; leadership – board, staff and volunteers; legal compliance and ethics; finance and operations; resource development; and public awareness, engagement and advocacy. Commonwealth Autism was one of six organizations in the Richmond region to be recognized and the first in the region to achieve full accreditation. In addition to this accreditation, Commonwealth Autism is recognized as an Accredited Charity with the Richmond Better Business Bureau and holds accreditation from the Code of Ethics for Behavioral Organizations (COEBO).
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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 Christmas Mother accepting applications


The Henrico Christmas Mother program will accept applications in person on three remaining days this month. The program, which provides holiday assistance to qualified Henrico County families with children; seniors; and disabled adults, will accept applications at its warehouse, 361 Dabbs House Road in Henrico, on Monday, Oct. 16, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Toyota salesman donates to veterans’ group


For McGeorge Toyota salesperson Tom Baskin, selling cars is personal. So much so that he has been able to donate $15,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter by selling the most cars in April, June and July.

Baskin, who is a veteran himself (U.S. Air Force, 1973-1979), made the donations through the Random Acts of McGeorge program, which rewards the top salesperson each month with $5,000 that he or she may donate to a local charity of their choice.
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Cat that attacked Varina homeowner tests positive for rabies


OCT. 11, 11:15 A.M. – A cat that attacked a Varina resisdent Oct. 9 has tested positive for rabies, Henrico Police officials confirmed today. It is the county's fourth confirmed rabies case this year.

While the homeowner was entering the home in the 9000 block of Battlefield Park Road, a stray cat tried to run inside. When the homeowner attempted to scare the cat off the porch, the cat bit the homeowner on the hand and ran inside.
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The Armour House, 4001 Clarendon Rd., will celebrate its 100th birthday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, old-fashioned garden games, kid’s activities, historical tours, a photo exhibition and more. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For details, call 652-1400 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec. Full text

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