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Richmond Hearing Doctors will be giving away a pair of Phonak Premium Digital Hearing Aids to someone in need of hearing aids but who is unable to afford them. To submit an entry, explain in one page or less how new hearing aids would affect you and the lives around you. Include a telephone number as winners will be contacted by phone. Entries can be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mailed to 13925 Coalfield Commons Place, Suite 101, Midlothian, Va. 23114. Nominations are due by March 30. Richmond Hearing Doctors will also open a Henrico location next week in the Courtside West building at 1145 Gaskins Road, Suite 100.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: CarePoint Medical – leased 2,538 square feet in Technology Park II at 4963 Cox Rd.; Optimal Sample Management – leased 2,363 square feet in Commerce Center at 2812 Emerywood Pkwy.; Daniel E. Lynch & Associates, PC – renewed its lease of 2,193 square feet in Commerce Plaza I at 2809 Emerywood Pkwy.; SaladWorks – leased 2,130 square feet in The Corner at Short Pump at W. Broad Street and Lauderdale Dr.; Chipotle Mexican Grill – leased an outparcel at Staples Mill Square Shopping Center at 9103 Staples Mill Rd.; and Unlimited Air, LLC – leased 2,000 square feet at 2097 Dabney Rd.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

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.
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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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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 25 to Jan. 9 (closed Dec. 24-25). This year’s theme will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture. Visitors will see colorful translucent butterflies in flight, stained glass-inspired illuminations, sparkling white light transformed into a brilliant rainbow, floating flowers opening and reaching toward “sunlight,” fields of brightly colored blooms waving in the moonlight, illuminated spheres dancing in the sky, among other displays. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. Admission is $5 to $13. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org. Full text

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