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Pagano & Associates, PC, of Richmond, recently announced the addition of a new attorney to the firm, Seth J. Marks, Esq. Marks has been practicing in Virginia since 2007, most recently as an associate with Main Street Law Offices, concentrating exclusively in representing debtors in consumer bankruptcy. He attended St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Fla., and received his Juris Doctor in 2007.
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Always Best Care Senior Services in Glen Allen recently launched its free ABC Rx Discount Prescription Card program. The card is not insurance but a substantial discount program that can save those with no coverage or restricted coverage up to 65% on prescriptions at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide. The program is backed by WellDyne, a well-recognized national pharmacy benefits manager. To sign up, consumers can visit http://www.freeabcrx.com and select “print your free ABC Rx card now.” Users only have to show the card at a participating pharmacy to get the discount. One card may be used for all members of the person’s family. Cards are also available from local Always Best Care offices. For details, call 368-3200 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Seltek, Inc., a technical support and data recovery company located in Richmond, recently announced two additions to its staff for IT, e-discovery and computer forensics services. Scott Lints is the new director of operations and will supervise Seltek’s team of computer technicians who provide on-site and remote support to clients and troubleshoot a wide variety of hardware and software issues. Wendy Logan is the new director of business development. She is a graphic designer and marketing specialist and has extensive experience in managing community-based nonprofit organizations.
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The Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg recently announced that Chief Executive Officer Sherri Brach will be stepping down from her position to become the executive vice president for investor relations at United Way Worldwide. Brach has been with United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg since 1995. She joined the organization as the Vice President of Resource Development and Marketing, became the Chief Operating Officer in 1998, and was named CEO in 2000. During her time in Richmond, Brach has lead United Way’s transition from a traditional fundraising organization to one that focuses on achieving community impact. She was instrumental in the development and growth of many effective community initiatives, including Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond, the Age Wave initiative and Homeward. The local Board of Directors will convene a search committee comprised of board members and community leaders to seek Brach’s successor.
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For the third year in a row, Puritan Cleaners is conducting a one-day-only community event that offers everyone in Richmond a free cleaning of one pair of pants. The event, called Free Pants Wednesday, will be held on Aug. 31 and the offer is good at all 13 Puritan locations throughout metro Richmond. To help get the word out for its Free Pants Wednesday program, Puritan has produced an on-line video. This year’s edition is entitled “Pants Wednesday’s Pure Platinum Pants Songs” and is a spoof on greatest hit collection television ads. The video has new “pants” versions of some familiar songs and features the voice talents of Lite 98’s Shelly Perkins and Bill Bevins. The video can be seen at http://www.puritancleaners.com/pantswednesday2011.php or on the Puritan Cleaners YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/puritancleaners .
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Senior Connections recently announced its partnership with Macy’s for its sixth annual “Shop for a Cause” charity shopping event, to be held Aug. 27. Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts and has helped raise more than $38 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can purchase shopping passes for $5 each directly from Senior Connections. The organization will keep 100% of every ticket it sells and customers will special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day (some exclusions apply). Funds will be used to support programs at Senior Connections’ 20 Friendship Cafes located throughout metro Richmond. More than 500 older adults are able to remain in their homes and communities due to their participation in Friendship Cafes. For details, call Colleen Wilhelm at 672-4497 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center recently announced the team of doctors who will be working at the hospital when it opens in October: Emergency Services – Jason B. Taylor, DVM, Meghan Gick, VMD, and Lauren Shaughnessy, DVM; Cardiology – Jess Weidman, DVM; Neurology – Martin Young, MS, DVM; and Surgery – Richard P. Suess, Jr., DVM, Roy F. Barnes, DVM, and Sevima Aktay, VMD. The doctors come from Bush Veterinary Neurology Service, Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates, Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates. For details, visit http://www.dvesc.com .
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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Gelati Celesti Ice Cream leased 2,112 square feet in Dabney IX at 2245-2249 Dabney Rd. and Cash 2 U Pay Loans leased 1,000 square feet in the former Stanley Stegmeyer building at 4118 W. Broad St. Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer also handled sale negotiations for Villa Park I, LLC, which purchased the Villa Park I office building at 8040 Villa Park Dr. from Orix Capital Markets, LLC for $4,300,000 as an investment. The 76,164 square feet building is situated on 6.72 acres.


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Henricus to portray ‘Arnold’s Raid on Richmond’ Jan. 31


The Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield this weekend will portray "Arnold's Raid on Richmond," which took place in 1781 when British General Benedict Arnold took his small British and Loyalist forces and raided Richmond as Governor Thomas Jefferson watched from the safety of Manchester.

The event will take place Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Period-dressed historical interpreters will occupy the bluff overlooking the James River.

Visitors are invited to join the American militia, British regulars, Hessians and Loyalists in camp. > Read more.

‘Secret Keeper Girl - Crazy Hair Tour’ returning to West End Assembly of God

Hundreds of 'tweens' and their moms will attend the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour at West End Assembly of God on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., a popular Bible-based tour geared toward building and strengthening relationships between mothers and their daughters (typically ages 8 to 12).

The event will feature a full fashion show, oversized balloon sculptures and confetti cannons – all in the name of inner beauty, Biblical modesty and vibrant purity. > Read more.

OutRVA, ‘Say I Do!’ to give away all-expenses paid wedding at Lewis Ginter

OutRVA and Say I Do! have collaborated to offer LGBT couples an opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid wedding at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Robins Tea House on March 7.

In September, Richmond Region Tourism launched OutRVA, a campaign designed to show people Richmond’s strong LGBT community and highlight the area as a travel destination.

The winning couple will say "I do" in a ceremony coordinated by event designer and floral artist Casey Godlove of Strawberry Fields Flowers & Gifts and marriage concierge, Ayana Obika of All About The Journey. The couple will receive wardrobe and styling, a custom wedding cake, florals, an overnight stay at the Linden Row Inn (including a suite on the day of the wedding for preparation), and a post-wedding brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn on Sunday, March 8. > Read more.

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CAT Theatre announces auditions for ‘Quartet’

CAT Theatre will hold auditions for Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 22, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Auditions will be held at the theatre, located at 319 N. Wilkinson Road in Richmond. Quartet will run May 22 through June 6 and will close out CAT’s 51st season.

Director Laurie Follmer is seeking two males, ages 50-70 and two females ages 50-70. British accents are required for roles and are requested for auditions. There is no actual singing in the show. Singing ability and experience is not a requirement. Audition sides are available at http://www.cattheatre.com on the Audition Page. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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