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Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C. recently named Joshua C. Kerr-Hobert, CPA as principal in the firm. As a principal, he is responsible for the firm’s strategic growth initiatives as well as leadership and mentoring to the firm’s tax team. Kerr-Hobert joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour after graduating from William & Mary in 1999. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and a past board member of Blue Ridge Kiwanis.


Dr. Jeffrey Graves recently joined PartnerMD’s Executive Health & Wellness Center in Henrico. Formerly of The Greenbrier Clinic, Graves specializes in executive physicals. He will provide health screenings, in-depth consultations and physician-directed analysis and coaching of health goals for PartnerMD’s executive clients. Graves is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina.


Many homeowners do not know who to call, who to trust, or what to do to improve the comfort of their home and lower their energy bills. The Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA) formed in 2010 to break down the barriers to residential energy efficiency. RREA’s program provides access to specialized home energy assessment software so homeowners can prioritize the most cost-effective improvements, a list of qualified home energy upgrade contractors, information about financing and rebates and a proven quality assurance program. For more information, call Bill Greenleaf at 525-7657 or visit


The Network of Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) is currently accepting grant applications from any 501c3 nonprofit organization in the Richmond area that supports the mission of N.E.W. Consideration will be given to organizations that serve women and children and also to the number of individuals impacted by the funding. A total of $10,000 will be awarded with a maximum award of $1,500 per organization. Applications are due by Jan. 15. For more information, visit


Agents with Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Physiotherapy Associates, Inc. – renewed its lease of 3,000 square feet in Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower at 8906 W. Broad St.; and State Farm Office of Myra Howard – leased 1,322 square feet in the US Financial Building at 7202 Glen Forest Dr.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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Innsbrook's 7th annual Great Pumpkin Palooza will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual Punkin Dunkin competition starts at 11 a.m. Public launchings will begin following the competition with pumpkins available for purchase at the pumpkin patch; proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. There will also be a battle of the bands, costume parades and contests, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy houses, a rock climbing wall, local vendors and crafters, and more. Admission is free. For details, visit Full text

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