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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

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Brews and bites done right

Urban Tavern’s big, bold themes impress

The Urban Tavern opened in August, replacing the former Shackelford’s space at 10498 Ridgefield Parkway in Short Pump. Because of local and longtime devotion to Shackleford’s, Urban Tavern has some big shoes to fill.

Without any background information, I headed to the restaurant for dinner on a Wednesday night, two months after its opening.

On a perfect fall evening, four out of eight outdoor tables were taken, giving the impression that the restaurant was busier than it was. On the inside, a couple tables were taken, and a few folks were seated at the bar. > Read more.

A terrible, horrible movie. . . that’s actually pretty good

‘Alexander’ provides uncomplicated family fun
It’s not surprising in the least that Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day doesn’t much resemble the book it’s based upon.

Judith Viorst’s 1972 picture book isn’t exactly overflowing with movie-worthy material. Boy has bad day. Boy is informed that everyone has bad days sometimes. Then, the back cover.

In the film, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad-ness is blown up to more extreme size. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) has a bum day every day, while the rest of his family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) exist in a constant bubble of perfection and cheery optimism – to the point that the family is so wrapped up in their own success that Alexander’s being ignored.

So on the eve of his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish: just once, he’d like his family to see things from his perspective; to experience the crushing disappointment of one of those no good, very bad days. Once he has blown out the candle on his pre-birthday ice cream sundae, his family’s fate is sealed: one full day of crippling disasters for all of them. > Read more.

Deep Run HS plans fall musical

Tickets for Deep Run High School’s fall musical production – Aida – will go on sale Nov. 3. The Elton John-Tim Rice pop opera, inspired by Verdi’s classic opera, tells the story of enslaved Nubian princess Aida, who falls for captain of the guard Radames, who is betrothed to the Egyptian princess.

Performances will be held Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each day. > Read more.

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