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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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Therapeutic healing


In a room labeled the garden room, a bright space with lavender-colored walls and pebble-gray chairs, art therapist Becky Jacobson might ask her patients to imagine a safe place, but she doesn’t ask them to describe it to her — she wants them to draw it.

The patients are free to draw whatever they envision, expressing themselves through their colored markers, a form of healing through art therapy.

“Some people might not feel safe anywhere because they have had hard things happening to them, and I have the background to help that person reground and feel safe in the group,” Jacobson said. > Read more.

Eight’s enough? Crowded race for 56th District develops


Following the retirement of Delegate Peter Farrell [R-56th District], a number of candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to vie for the open seat in the Virginia General Assembly district, which contains a portion of Henrico’s Far West End.

Democratic challengers include Lizzie Basch and Melissa Dart, while Republican contenders include George Goodwin, Matt Pinsker, Graven Craig, Surya Dhakar, Jay Prendergrast and John McGuire. In addition to a section of Henrico, the district also includes portions of Goochland and Spotsylvania County, as well as all of Louisa County. > Read more.

On the trail to Awareness


Twenty-five teams, composed of some 350 participants, gathered at Dorey Park in Varina April 8 for the Walk Like MADD 5k, to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving Virginia. The event raised more than $35,000, with more funds expected to come in through May 7. > Read more.

Leadership Metro Richmond honors St. Joseph’s Villa CEO


Leadership Metro Richmond honored St. Joseph's Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett, a 2003 graduate of LMR, with its 2017 Ukrop Community Vision Award during its annual spring luncheon April 6.

The award honors a LMR member who demonstrates a purposeful vision, a sense of what needs to be done, clear articulation with concern and respect for others with demonstrated action and risk-taking. > Read more.

Glen Allen H.S. takes second in statewide economics competition

Glen Allen H.S. was among six top schools in the state to place in the 2017 Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.

Taught by Patricia Adams, the Glen Allen H.S. team was runner-up in the Economics division, in which teams faced off in a Quiz Bowl. > Read more.

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The 2017 Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis will take place at Innsbrook’s Northshore Commons, 4951 Lake Brook Dr. Take Steps empowers patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and provides a safe and welcoming environment for patients and their families to connect and inspire one another. Walk Day is filled with music, food, kid's activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of IBD. Check-in and festival start at 3 p.m. and the walk will begin at 4 p.m. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/2017TakeSteps. Full text

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