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The Henrico Business Council, an advocacy arm of the Greater Richmond Chamber, is seeking nominations for its Community Leader of the Year Award. First established by the Council in 2008, the award honors unsung heroes who show unwavering support for Henrico County and the business community, demonstrate dedication to the betterment and growth of the county, and exhibit enthusiasm for and make a significant difference in their community. To submit nominations, visit the Henrico Business Council page at http://www.grcc.com and fill out the form. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 8.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the sale of an office condominium located at 3502 Mayland Ct. in Henrico. Sandhu Properties LLC purchased the approximately 3,005 square foot condo from Aidan’s Bit of the Moon LLC for $231,000 for buyer’s administrative office use. Richard L. Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the buyer.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Foundation Basketball Group LLC – leased 12,000 square feet at 7511 Ranco Rd.; Fastenal Company – renewed its lease of 4,669 square feet at 5663 S. Laburnum Ave.; Solar Control LLC – leased 2,932 square feet at 10101 W. Broad St.; Hertz Corporation – leased 1,925 square feet at 5406 Williamsburg Rd.; Tidewater Mortgage Services, Inc. – leased 1,142 square feet at 4191 Innslake Dr.; and Virginia Health Care Association, Inc. – leased 1,096 square feet in Westerre Commons at 3721 Westerre Pkwy.

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M&T Bank recently recognized a variety of local not-for-profit organizations receiving financial and employee support during 2012 at its annual Client Appreciation Event. The grants, which totaled more than $110,000, were given to: American Heart Association, Children's Miracle Network, Connor's Heroes Foundation, Faces of Hope, Faison School, FeedMore, Fisher House Foundation of Richmond, Fredericksburg Area Museum, Gerry Bertier #42 Foundation, Greater Richmond Chamber Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - Tri-Cities, Junior Achievement, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, MOTIV8S, Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, National Association of Women Business Owners, SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, VCU Massey Cancer Center and Virginia's Gateway Region.

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HHHunt Homes has received the Quality Builders Warranty (QBW) Corporation’s “2013 Builder of Integrity” award, an achievement that acknowledges excellence in customer service and quality construction within the homebuilding industry.


Community

Varina Ruritans honor students

The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.

The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)

The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.

Baseball game to benefit Glen Allen Buddy Ball


For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.

The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.

Highland Springs field to be dedicated in honor of longtime coach Spears

The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.

Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.

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Entertainment

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A new meaning for fried chicken

Is it heresy to say – in this bastion-of-tradition capital of the Old South – that it's time for Southern fried chicken to take a step back and make way for a new fried chicken king?

Count me among the new believers bowing to Bonchon Chicken's delectable double-fried bliss. Hand-brushed with signature garlic soy or hot sauce, flash-fried once and then again, the decadent drums and wings take "crisp" to a new level. If you're eating with a crowd and everyone bites in at once, be warned: you might need ear plugs to handle the din. > Read more.

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