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BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Holiday Food Drive is currently underway. The food drive will benefit local Feeding America food banks and help ensure those in need receive well-balanced and nutritious meals this holiday season. The public can donate nonperishable, non-glass food items through Dec. 12. The BJ’s Wholesale Club in Henrico is located at 1320 Starling Dr. in the county’s west end. Members and nonmembers are welcome to donate items. Nonmembers can visit the Member Services desk to receive a free 60-day trial membership. For more information on BJ’s Feeding Communities Program, visit BJ’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bjswholesaleclub .
Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer recently promoted David R. “Chip” Dustin to senior vice president and treasurer. Dustin is assuming the responsibilities from Edmond S. Pittman who is retiring from the firm after 32 years of service. Dustin joined Thalhimer in 2002, assumed the Controller role in 2004 and most recently served as vice president of operations. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a business degree and earned an MBA from Loyola College. Dustin started his career with Westinghouse and has held financial management positions with Sprint PCS and Great Coastal Express. Pittman started his career with Thalhimer in 1979 and during his three decades with the firm, he has managed Thalhimer’s financial operations as well as the human resource function. He also significantly contributed to the growth of the firm by managing the operations of MGT Services and MGT Construction.
St. Joseph’s Villa recently received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation in support of its Career and Transition Services (CATS) program. The CATS program helps students develop skills necessary for success in the workplace. The program uses a sequence of services to assess student aptitudes and interests and to develop plans for success. After classroom instruction, students take part in on-campus internships and, eventually, off-site internships. More than 140 students took part in the program during the past year.
Hair Cuttery salons throughout metro Richmond are collecting donations for Krausey’s Koats through Jan. 1, 2012. Krausey’s Koats is a national effort to gather gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves and mittens for those in need this winter. All collected items will be delivered to local missions and homeless shelters in collaboration with the United States Army. Hair Cuttery partnered with the Krausey’s Koats campaign last year in the Philadelphia area and successfully collected 6,500 coats. Krausey’s Koats was started by Philadelphia radio personality Joe Krause with the support of IBEW Local 98 six years ago. Donations can be brought to any Hair Cuttery location in Richmond during normal business hours.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/16/2013
A decline in blood donations is typical during the winter months as people become busy with holiday activities and travel. Patient needs remain steady, however, making it important for people to visit a VBS donor site or mobile drive to give blood. > Read more.
In Varina, one of the most anticipated events of the season is approaching. The 19th Annual Big Toy Parade will return on Dec 14, offering a “homey,” small-town feel that helps elicit holiday spirit among participants and spectators alike.
The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., is sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans and Henrico County Parks and Recreation and is held in conjunction with the James River Boat Parade. It is led by a grand marshal along Old Osborne Turnpike and ends at the Osborne Boat Landing, where hundreds of community members gather to await nightfall and the arrival of lighted boats, concluding a festive holiday celebration. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/03/2013
Slated to begin play in the fall of 2014, Richmond United will field U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The teams will train and play home games at two of the top soccer specific complexes in the nation, Ukrop Park and Striker Park. > Read more.
It’s the final weekend before Christmas – but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare! Relax with half-a-million twinkling lights, enjoy Theatre IV on Tour’s production of “A Christmas Carol” or experience the 11th annual “Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Metro Richmond Zoo.” Another way to relax before the Big Day is with a good book. You can find a vast array of books, covering many genres, and meet authors at the Celebrate with a Book event on Saturday. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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