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Southwest to complete its Richmond conversion

JetBlue to add Boston flights
Southwest Airlines will complete its full conversion in the Richmond market Aug. 10 when it launches service to Atlanta, taking over the route from its AirTran subsidiary.

Southwest will serve the Richmond-Atlanta route with larger aircraft than AirTran uses. The low-cost carrier will fly 143-seat Boeing 737 jets on that route, replacing AirTran's 117-seat jets. > Read more.

Chickahominy Family YMCA names new executive director

The YMCA of Greater Richmond recently named Lauren Reyes executive director of the Chickahominy Family YMCA. In this role, she will be responsible for leading the facility's philanthropic initiatives, volunteer and board development efforts and community partnerships.

Reyes has been with the Y for 8 years, most recently serving as operations director of the Northside Family YMCA, where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch, while building and maintaining positive relationships with members and staff. Reyes also served as a child care director and member services director at the Manchester Family YMCA, as well as operations director at the James Center Y. > Read more.

Business in brief


The University of Richmond will receive a 2014 Catalyst Award from ROSMY at the organization’s annual fundraiser May 3. ROSMY’s Catalyst Awards honor people and institutions that work to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. In naming Richmond, ROSMY cited accomplishments at the university, such as the recent Q-Summit: A Southern Queer Youth Gathering and the Campus Pride LGBTQ College Sports Summit, as well as partnerships in the community. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions Feb. 17-23


1439 New Market Road - $120,000, 1,444 SF (built in 1958), from Evangeline M. Hubbard and L. Hubbard to Val. S. Williams Jr.
611 Conley Road - $124,700, 1,088 SF (built in 1959), from Donnie W. Peele to Donald J. Garland.
2711 Tanager Road – $125,000, 1,004 SF (built in 1966), from John C. Pherigo and Marcia L. Pherigo to Sabit Selimovic and Nesiba Selimovic.
3808 Fenwick Street - $126,000, 972 SF (built in 1958), from J.H. Payne Jr. and Claire E. Payne to Moore 34 LLC.
8806 Midway Road - $127,500, 1,092 SF (built in 1982), from Jeremy N. Helwig to Hoi H. Ngai and Lynda M. Phung.
2415 Bransford Drive - $129,200, 975 SF (built in 1947), from Pam Nasworthy Team LLC to Adam J. Ewbank and Rebekah L. Donovan. > Read more.

HCPS assistant principal named to national “20 to Watch” list

Byrd Middle School Assistant Principal Jennifer Maddux recently was named to the national “20 to Watch” list of prominent education technology leaders by the National School Board Association (NSBA). The annual award goes to educators who “inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions” and increase efficiency, according to the NSBA.

The organization said Maddux has “brought life and energy” to Byrd. The judges cited her experience as an instructional technology resource teacher, which equipped her to create a suite of online resources and coach teachers in creating engaging, student-centered instruction. > Read more.

HCA opens ‘Center for Emotional Growth’ at Parham Doctors’ Hospital

HCA Virginia’s Parham Doctors’ Hospital opened its new Center for Emotional Growth Tuesday, a center designed to provide inpatient behavioral health care for patients with acute emotional health stressors and symptoms that can't be safely and adequately addressed on an outpatient basis.

“Emotional wellness is an essential part of a person’s overall health and well-being,” said Will Wagnon, CEO of Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. “We are proud to offer this new program, which will provide more patients with comprehensive, individualized care when they need it most.” > Read more.

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Community

Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

Local recyclers rewarded for efforts

Eighteen local recyclers – including two from Henrico County – won prizes from the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) in celebration of the America Recycles Day 2011, a national awareness campaign that celebrates the successes of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps to raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout the year. > Read more.

Safe Harbor launches new website Dec. 7

Safe Harbor will celebrate the launch of its new website and social media on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Metro Grill, 301 N. Robinson St. A percentage of sales will benefit Safe Harbor. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Bifocals, in focus

A theatre project by, and for, older adults
A quasi-independent arm of the Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV, Bifocals offers older adults the allure of the footlights, creativity and plenty of jovial companionship. And a paycheck – albeit small – doesn’t hurt either.
“It’s a very welcoming environment” said Walker, a retired state assistant superintendent of education. “It draws you in.” > Read more.

Restaurant Watch

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

First Lady of Virginia to serve as honorary chair for Cure by Design

The American Cancer Society has selected the First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maureen McDonnell, to serve as honorary chair for this year’s Cure by Design Survivor Fashion Show.

Taking place on Sept. 24 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa in Short Pump, Cure by Design is an event in which the Richmond fashion, design and retail communities join forces to benefit the American Cancer Society. The main event of the evening is a fashion show featuring designer fashions from fashion designers and local retailers modeled by cancer survivors of all ages. > Read more.

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