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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.


Community

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.

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

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Entertainment

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.

New Italian restaurant opens in Short Pump

Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.

Henrico native to appear on Travel Channel show


A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”

The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.

The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.

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