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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.

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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.

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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 http://www.rrea-va.org.

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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 http://www.networkofenterprisingwomen.org.

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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.
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RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.

project:HOMES’ ‘Renew Crew’ helps Henrico citizen


The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.

The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Goochland Chapter of Virginia Oath Keepers, serving Henrico, Hanover, Louisa, Goochland and Powhatan, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Goochland Public Library, located at 3075 River Road West. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call Doug Shackelford at 556-2409. Full text

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