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After 44 years at their current location, C. P. Dean owner William “Bill” Selden recently relocated his family business to 9071 W. Broad St., between Parham and Gaskins road. The business has hired new staff members as it expands. The new location will contain an in-house design center to make products even more customizable for its customers. C. P. Dean is known mostly for billiard and game tables but also sells bar stools, custom bars and entertainment centers. Selden is a third generation owner of C. P. Dean, since his family purchased the company in 1903.

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College Nannies & Tutors, located at the corner of Cox Road and W. Broad Street, recently celebrated their four year anniversary. The company specializes in custom nanny placements, on-call/babysitting and one-on-one tutoring.

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Corp Shorts, a company in Los Angeles, recently finished producing a two-minute video about St. Joseph's Villa and its mission of helping children in need. The video was a gift from internet marketing company WSI. Each year WSI awards a free video to a nonprofit organization nominated by one of its affiliates. St. Joseph’s Villa was nominated by Impression Marketing WSI, of Richmond, and its owners Howard Deskin and Anne Moss Rogers. The firm focuses on healthcare and nonprofit marketing. Impression Marketing WSI also does internet marketing for St. Joseph’s Villa. The video describes the incidence of children with autism, at-risk youth and homeless families in the country and in our community and what St. Joseph’s Villa is doing to address these problems. The video can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/6rwojc2

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The University of Richmond School of Law recently was admitted to Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that recognizes excellence in legal education. Richmond Law is one of 82 law schools of 200 in the United States to have received a charter from the society. Admittance to the order is highly selective. Student eligibility for membership in their law school’s chapter is restricted to those in the top 10 percent of a graduating class. Faculty members also may be elected to chapter membership.

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Dennis Stanley, a pharmacist at MARTIN’S Food Market, located at 3460 Pump Rd., recently was honored by the American Pharmacists Association with the 2012 APhA Immunization Champion Lifetime Achievement Award. Stanley began his pharmacy career with the former Ukrop’s Pharmacy in 1974 and in 1998 received training to administer immunizations. In 2000, he started the pre-travel clinic at Ukrop’s Pharmacy upon the request of a local church group in need of travel vaccines for members traveling to Africa. By 2005, Stanley’s travel clinic was seeing more than 1,000 patients a year for consultations and had administered more than 2,000 vaccinations. In 2007, Stanley received a Certificate in Travel Health through the International Society of Travel Medicine and has become a recognized expert in his area of immunizations. Currently, he is National Faculty for the APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization certificate training program.

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Tyler Betzhold, senior catering chef for University of Richmond Catering, recently completed the requirements for the Certified Executive Chef accreditation from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Accreditation requirements include food management, sanitation, service and safety classes, plus three years of service as a chef. ACF is the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America, with more than 20,000 members in more than 210 chapters.
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HCPS wins national honor for overhaul of Code of Student Conduct, supports


Henrico County Public Schools recently was recognized by the National School Boards Association for a sweeping overhaul of the school division’s approach to student supports. HCPS was one of five large U.S. school systems recognized with a first-place honor in the 2017 Magna Awards, presented Saturday in Denver at the organization’s annual conference. The awards recognize school divisions and leaders “for taking bold and innovative steps to improve the lives of students and their communities,” according to the group.

The award recognizes Henrico Schools’ efforts of the past several years, from re-examining its policies to implementing more support systems. After a two-year conversation with the community through public hearings and other feedback, HCPS adopted a revised Code of Student Conduct for the 2015-16 school year. > Read more.

Environmentalists say budget hurts efforts to protect bay

Environmental groups are outraged at the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts for Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs.

President Donald Trump’s budget plan, released last week, reduces the budget for the federal Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent. That includes a $427 million in funding to address regional pollution, such as the Chesapeake Bay protection efforts. The proposed budget would eliminate funding for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program, which received $73 million from the federal government in 2016. > Read more.

Glen Allen ES principal receives REB Award


Melissa Halquist-Pruden, principal of Henrico County’s Glen Allen Elementary School, earned the 2016-17 REB Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. The Community Foundation presents the award to four principals annually – one each from the school systems of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and one from the city of Richmond schools.

The award recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their jobs to create an exceptional educational environment. The award stresses management and communication skills, and the ability to inspire, encourage and advocate for the school. > Read more.

Grant to help Hermitage H.S. upgrade CTE program equipment


Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently that Henrico County’s Hermitage H.S. will be among 16 high schools and technical centers statewide to receive a grant to upgrade equipment for career and technical education (CTE) programs.

The program gives priority to challenged schools, Governor's STEM Academies and Governor's Health Science Academies. Each school or center will receive $37,500 to purchase new equipment and make other necessary improvements. At Hermitage, the funds will be used for precision machining equipment. > Read more.

Virginia raises a toast to George Washington’s whiskey


George Washington is recognized as the father of our country, but with a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Washington also will be recognized under another title – distiller of Virginia’s official liquor.

SB 1261, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin of Alexandria, adds a “state spirit” to the list of the commonwealth’s official emblems and designations and crowns George Washington’s rye whiskey with the title.

The bill, which McAuliffe signed last week, highlights George Washington’s contributions to the culture of Virginia as “a native son of Virginia born on February 22, 1732, in Pope’s Creek”; “the first American president, commander of the Continental Army, and president of the Constitutional Convention”; and “a model statesman ... universally acknowledged as the father of our nation.” > 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.
Entertainment

Metro Diner to open second Henrico location


Metro Diner, a comfort food concept, will open its second Henrico location next month. The company is accepting job applications for its Libbie Place location at 5626 West Broad Street. The diner concept, known for its fried chicken and waffles, meatloaf, and shrimp and grits, will bring 100 new jobs to the region as it plans to open its doors in April.

The 3,500-square-foot diner located in the Libbie Place Shopping Center will seat more than 100 and serve classic comfort food staples with a twist, such as fried chicken and waffles topped with strawberry butter and a stuffed challah bread French toast with strawberry and blueberry compote. > Read more.

 

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The Dogwood Wine Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Reynolds Crossing. The festival will include more than 100 local vendors, wineries, and family-friendly entertainment, including an 18-piece bossa nova band. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wine for Cures, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that supports patients in chemotherapy, as well as specific research by organizations such as Massey and VCU Cancer Center. Wine for Cures was founded by Gil Miles, a four-time leukemia patient, to celebrate life and support those struggling in the day-to-day trials of chemotherapy. For details, visit http://www.wineforcures.com/dogwoodwinefestival. Full text

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