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After 44 years at their current location, C. P. Dean owner William “Bill” Selden recently relocated his family business to 9071 W. Broad St., between Parham and Gaskins road. The business has hired new staff members as it expands. The new location will contain an in-house design center to make products even more customizable for its customers. C. P. Dean is known mostly for billiard and game tables but also sells bar stools, custom bars and entertainment centers. Selden is a third generation owner of C. P. Dean, since his family purchased the company in 1903.

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College Nannies & Tutors, located at the corner of Cox Road and W. Broad Street, recently celebrated their four year anniversary. The company specializes in custom nanny placements, on-call/babysitting and one-on-one tutoring.

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Corp Shorts, a company in Los Angeles, recently finished producing a two-minute video about St. Joseph's Villa and its mission of helping children in need. The video was a gift from internet marketing company WSI. Each year WSI awards a free video to a nonprofit organization nominated by one of its affiliates. St. Joseph’s Villa was nominated by Impression Marketing WSI, of Richmond, and its owners Howard Deskin and Anne Moss Rogers. The firm focuses on healthcare and nonprofit marketing. Impression Marketing WSI also does internet marketing for St. Joseph’s Villa. The video describes the incidence of children with autism, at-risk youth and homeless families in the country and in our community and what St. Joseph’s Villa is doing to address these problems. The video can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/6rwojc2

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The University of Richmond School of Law recently was admitted to Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that recognizes excellence in legal education. Richmond Law is one of 82 law schools of 200 in the United States to have received a charter from the society. Admittance to the order is highly selective. Student eligibility for membership in their law school’s chapter is restricted to those in the top 10 percent of a graduating class. Faculty members also may be elected to chapter membership.

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Dennis Stanley, a pharmacist at MARTIN’S Food Market, located at 3460 Pump Rd., recently was honored by the American Pharmacists Association with the 2012 APhA Immunization Champion Lifetime Achievement Award. Stanley began his pharmacy career with the former Ukrop’s Pharmacy in 1974 and in 1998 received training to administer immunizations. In 2000, he started the pre-travel clinic at Ukrop’s Pharmacy upon the request of a local church group in need of travel vaccines for members traveling to Africa. By 2005, Stanley’s travel clinic was seeing more than 1,000 patients a year for consultations and had administered more than 2,000 vaccinations. In 2007, Stanley received a Certificate in Travel Health through the International Society of Travel Medicine and has become a recognized expert in his area of immunizations. Currently, he is National Faculty for the APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization certificate training program.

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Tyler Betzhold, senior catering chef for University of Richmond Catering, recently completed the requirements for the Certified Executive Chef accreditation from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Accreditation requirements include food management, sanitation, service and safety classes, plus three years of service as a chef. ACF is the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America, with more than 20,000 members in more than 210 chapters.
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RAMPS receives $8k grant


RAMPS (Ramp Access Made Possible by Students) recently received an $8,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 75 grants totaling more than $600,137 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

RAMPS, an organization founded by then-Henrico County high school students to build ramps for local low-income residents who need them, will use the grant to purchase modular wheelchair ramp supplies. These supplies will be used by local high school RAMPS clubs, who provide volunteers to build the ramps. > Read more.

Henrico man to compete in Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals

Henrico resident Larry Loving, Jr., will compete with three other locals – Thomas Scribner (Richmond), Roscoe McGhee (Midlothian) and Larry Loving (Richmond) in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Feb. 26-Mar. 1. The foursome qualified for the national golf tournament by winning the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational, held at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md. on June 11. That event supported the RiteCare Center for Childhood Language Disorders.

In total, 240 amateur golfers will compete in Florida. > Read more.

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

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Travinia brings contemporary elegance to Willow Lawn


It was another win for Willow Lawn when Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened there six months ago, nestled in the heart of the re-made shopping center. The contemporary American Italian restaurant boasts 13 locations up and down the East Coast, with the Henrico location opening in August.

In the same week, I hit up Travinia twice, once for lunch and once for a late dinner. At lunchtime on a weekday, I was overwhelmed by the smell of garlic and by the number of working professionals in nice suits on their lunch breaks. When we first walked in, I was concerned our meal would be a little too pricey based on the décor – it’s a really nice place. Luckily, the menu has a variety of options for every budget. > Read more.

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‘SpongeBob’ movie energizes with wit, laughter

There’s a ton of sugar in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Literal sugar, as SpongeBob Squarepants (Tom Kenny) and Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) inhale their own weight in cotton candy and eat ice cream, one scoop per mouthful.

At one point we burrow into the brain of our boxy yellow hero and discover the inner workings of his brain: googly-eyed cakes and candies that giggle and sing. All of which is extremely appropriate for a film like Sponge Out of Water. Because not only is the movie sweet (the “awwww” kind of sweet), but it’s the equivalent of a 30-candy bar sugar rush, zipping between ideas like a sponge on rocket skates.

The story under all this is really not that complicated. SpongeBob flips burgers at the Krusty Krab. > Read more.

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