Henrico County VA

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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.


More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

New restaurant opens at Virginia Center Commons

Virginia Center Commons is now home to Alpozio’s Grill & Lounge, a new American-themed, family-owned and operated restaurant concept from industry veteran Al Williams.

“We are excited to welcome Alpozio’s, adding another dimension to Virginia Center Commons’ popular mix of specialty stores, eateries and entertainment venues,” said Sheryl Raulin, mall manager at Virginia Center Commons.

The kitchen at Alpozio’s focuses on classic American favorites with Italian influence. Menu items include everything from crab cakes to ribeye with a selection of kid-friendly favorites and decadent desserts, such as strawberry shortcake and grandma’s apple pie. > Read more.


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