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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has sold a single-story class A medical condominium located within Ridgefield Commons at 2221 Pump Road in Henrico. LVK Holdings, LLC purchased the approximately 3,273 square foot condo from Ridgefield Commons, LLC for $392,760 for a medical office. Jason Guillot of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has sold a Westerre Commons office condominium at 3751 Westerre Parkway in Henrico. Bunker Root Beer Stand, LLC purchased the approximately 3,751 square foot condo from Susan G. and Richard J. Scott for $506,454 to be utilized as their Richmond branch office location. Brian K. Berkey and Mark E. Douglas of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.

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Commonwealth Commercial Partners (CCP), a locally-owned and operated real estate firm founded in 1996, has moved to larger headquarters at 4198 Cox Road in Innsbrook. The Commonwealth Commercial Partners building will become CCP’s new home base from which to grow its client-centric services in property management, asset management, sales, leasing and consulting. The subsidiaries that are part of CCP include: Commonwealth Land, Commonwealth Lodging, Comprehensive Development Strategies and StreamCo.

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The Corporation for National and Community Service has named University of Richmond to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Launched in 2006, the honor roll recognizes colleges and universities that help solve community problems and place students on a lifelong path of civic engagement. This is the sixth year that Richmond has been an honor roll member. Selection is based on the scope and innovation of service projects, the percentage of student participation in community service, incentives for service and the extent of service-learning courses in the curriculum.

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Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) Teaching-Parent Shamara Minto has received the Teaching-Family Association (TFA) Certification. TFA Certification indicates a high level of satisfaction with the quality of the Teaching-Parent’s services from their youth, community stakeholders and administration.

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The Boardwalk, located at 2106 Henderson Rd., will host Customer Appreciation Day April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers can register for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the April 26 Nationwide Series Toyota Care 250. Meet Diane Teel, first female driver to win a NASCAR sanctioned race, and her 12-year old racing granddaughter Macy Causey, the youngest driver ever at Virginia Motor Speedway. Her #33 race car and a RIR pace car will be available for viewing. A free hot dog with free items will be given with the purchase of a #20 Racer Dog. For details, call 288-4388.

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University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business has been named one of the country’s top 20 business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek in the magazine’s 2013 rankings. Bloomberg Businessweek released the rankings online March 21. Richmond has been ranked in the magazine’s top 25 for eight years in a row.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. – leased 10,000 square feet adjacent to Brookhill Azalea Shopping Center at 5270 Chamberlayne Ave.; and Bestway Rent to Own – leased 6,000 square feet adjacent to Brookhill Azalea Shopping Center at 5270 Chamberlayne Ave.
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A safer way across


A project years in the making is beginning to make life easier for wheelchair-bound residents in Northern Henrico.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is completing a $2-million set of enhancements to the Brook Road corridor in front of St. Joseph's Villa and the Hollybrook Apartments, a community that is home to dozens of disabled residents. > Read more.

New conservation easement creates wooded buffer for Bryan Park

Five years ago, members of the Friends of Bryan Park were facing the apparently inevitable development of the Shirley subdivision in Henrico, adjacent to the forested section of the park near the Nature Center and Environmental Education Area.

As part of the Shirley subdivision, the land had been divided into 14 lots in 1924, but had remained mostly undisturbed through the decades. In 2012, however, developers proposed building 40 modular houses on roughly 6.5 acres, clear-cutting the forest there and creating a highly dense neighborhood tucked into a dead end. > Read more.

Meet the men running for governor


Virginia will elect a new governor this year.

The governor’s position is one of great power and influence, as the current officeholder, Terry McAuliffe, has demonstrated by breaking the record for most vetoes in Virginia history.

However, during the last gubernatorial race in 2014, the voter turnout was less than 42 percent, compared with 72 percent during last year’s presidential election. > Read more.

RISC to address reading, childhood trauma, job training at assembly

On May 1, more than 1,700 community members representing Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities will gather at St. Paul’s Baptist Church (4247 Creighton Road) at 7 p.m. to address elementary reading, childhood trauma and job training in the greater Richmond region. Community members will speak about each issue and proposed solution.

For three years, the organization has sought implementation of a specific literacy program in Henrico County that it believes would help children who struggle with reading. > Read more.

Henrico to begin update of zoning, subdivision ordinances April 26


Henrico County is beginning a comprehensive update of its zoning and subdivision ordinances — the first such effort in six decades — and will introduce the project as part of the April 26 meeting of the Henrico County Planning Commission.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. The ordinance update project will be featured as the final item on the agenda. Project consultant Clarion Associates will give a presentation, and meeting participants will be able to ask questions and provide comments. > Read more.
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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 6:30 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


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Richmond Quilters’ Guild will present the second annual “Tea and Quilts at Tuckahoe Plantation” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Over 30 quilts will be on display and guests can observe the skillful techniques of quilting with live demonstrations by experts. Buffet-style tea and finger foods will be served on the lawn. Tickets are $20 and include a raffle ticket and guided tour of Tuckahoe Plantation. Rain date is May 7. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/TeaAndQuilts. Full text

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