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.
The Central Virginia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosted its annual Walk Like MADD fundraiser April 12 at Dorey Park in Varina. More than 20 teams of walkers raised money from individual donors by participating in the walk, and in total the event generated more than $26,000 in donations for the organization. > Read more.
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.
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.
Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
‘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.
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