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HHHunt has promoted Jim Crowder to the position of executive vice president of finance and accounting. This is a newly created position and Crowder will be responsible for the entire range of HHHunt's corporate finance and accounting functions. He has previously served HHHunt for 14 years as the vice president of finance and accounting. Crowder is based in HHHunt’s Henrico County office.

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Patrick Sanford has joined the sales team at Weichert Realtors – Baron & Snipes Co., located in Glen Allen. A resident of Short Pump, he will serve homebuyers and sellers in the metro Richmond area. Sanford holds a key leadership position in Community Partner Services for the Virginia Capital Region of the American Red Cross. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Seem, Inc. – leased 1,900 square feet in Virginia Center Station at 1080 Virginia Center Pkwy.; and Supercuts – renewed its lease of 1,240 square feet in Staples Mill Square at 9065 Staples Mill Rd.

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Morgan Property Group, through its affiliate SDC I Patterson, LLC, has acquired a former Friendly’s restaurant from a subsidiary of Realty Income Corporation at the southwest corner of Pump Road and Patterson Avenue in Henrico. Following closing in September 2012, 7-Eleven completed renovations and today, the store is open for business. The purchase price for the property was $1,529,000.


Community

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden raises admission $1

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.

Garden tails

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.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


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.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


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.

Is there an Echo in here?

‘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.

Weekend Top 10


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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