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Fareva opens aerosol facility in Varina


Fareva Richmond this week opened an aerosol production facility at its Varina location – an addition that will result in the creation of 80 to 100 new jobs. The $40-million facility, on Darbytown Road, will produce drug, over-the-counter and beauty products. Its capacity is 100 million aerosol cans.

A second phase is under consideration and could increase that capacity to 250 million cans, according to company officials. It would require an additional investment of $15 million to $20 million and would create about 150 new jobs. > Read more.

‘The Soul of an Octopus’ selected as ‘All Henrico Reads’ featured title


The ninth-annual All Henrico Reads program next April will feature The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, by New York Times bestselling author Sy Montgomery.

All Henrico Reads is a community reading program that provides an opportunity for people to discuss a shared reading experience. It is sponsored by the Henrico County Public Library, in partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library

The event will culminate with a visit from Montgomery Wednesday, Apr. 5, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road. > Read more.

Business in brief


Office Pride, a commercial cleaning service, recently honored Sheri and Roger Marshall with Standards of Excellence and Customer Satisfaction awards. The Marshalls own an Office Pride location at 11 W. Williamsburg Rd. These recognitions are based on sales growth, customer retention and satisfaction, as well as corporate compliance and continuing education. Sheri Marshall has partnered with The Choice Group and most recently Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center where she’s a listed employer that accepts and accommodates individuals living with disabilities. She helps to place these people into positions where they will be most successful and supported within her Office Pride of Richmond. > Read more.
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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.

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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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Weekend Top 10


It’s going to be a cold weekend so if you’re headed out to the James River Parade of Lights or the Richmond Road Runners Club Toy Run 5K in Innsbrook, you’d better bundle up! If you’re looking for some indoor ways to celebrate the holidays, check out Three-Penny Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas” or “To Drive the Cold Winter Away: An Irish Celebration of the Returning Light” at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Glen Allen. Also this weekend – the Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Home Alone." For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will screen NT Live’s broadcast of “War Horse” at 3 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, “War Horse” is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the British in World War I. A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, “War Horse” features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu. Full text

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