Business in brief
The Child & Family Healing Center (CFHC) at United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) will open a new four bed cottage on Feb. 4. The new cottage, named the Generosity Cottage, will be used by children currently in the CFHC program who are one to three months away from successfully completing the program and are beginning to prepare to return to their communities. The cottage will be gender-specific and the space used flexibly dependent on the needs of the program. The CFHC is an intensive residential treatment program for girls ages 11 to 18 with emotional and behavioral problems and for boys ages 11 to 18 who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors.
The board of directors for Central Virginia’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) has elected the following officers to serve in 2013: chair - Roderick W. Simmons, Hirschler Fleischer; vice chair - Matthew Neels, Capital One Financial Corp; secretary - Isabelle Hilliard, Old Dominion Home Health Services; treasurer - Harry Garmon, The Bookkeeping Department; general counsel - John Adams, McGuire Woods LLP; president & CEO: Thomas J. Gallagher; and senior vice president - Barbara Homiller. The following individuals were elected to three-year terms on the BBB’s board of directors: Deborah Kurdts-Peery, Primrose School of Midlothian Village; Barry Moore, Haley Buick GMC; Daniel Moskowitz, SunTrust Bank; J. Quintin Mullins, Mullins Investment Services; and Thomas Winfree, Village Bank.
Several professionals affiliated with Capitol Financial Solutions recently were recognized as top performers by qualifying for membership into the Million Dollar Roundtable. They are Matthew D. Brotherton, Catherine L. Danford, Kappy Gross, J. Cory Hoffer, Kenny Kapinskis, Kristopher T. Olexy and Robert E. Snidow, of Richmond.
Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Hedrick Insurance and Financial – leased 3,000 square feet at 2724 W. Broad St.; and CLS Casualwear – leased 2,019 square feet in Laburnum Square Shopping Center at 4816 S. Laburnum Ave.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admission has increased by $1 across all categories. Admission is now $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 55 and older; and $8 for children ages 3–12. Admission remains free for children ages 3 and younger and for members.
The last price increase was in 2011, before the Garden consistently hosted Butterflies LIVE! (which is included with admission). > Read more.
The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
Take in a show at several locations this weekend! West End Comedy will provide laughs at HATTheatre; the production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will close Sunday; and the youth theatre company CharacterWorks will present “Footloose” at The Steward School. Another show perfect for the kids – “Despicable Me 2” is playing at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center tonight. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
‘Earth to Echo’ aims to become this generation’s ‘ET’
It’s no secret that all found-footage genre movies are the same. Grab a couple of characters, give one of them a camera, and expose them to something supernatural that’s content to lurk just off-screen until the last five minutes. Everything else will just fall into place.
But that formula isn’t particularly family friendly, if only because that thing waiting a few feet to the left of the cast is usually plotting their violent doom.
That’s what sets Earth to Echo apart from the pack. It, too, follows a group of characters armed with a camera and a tendency to encounter unknown life forms. But all those familiar parts have been rearranged just enough to make it suitable for a much younger audience. > Read more.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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