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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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Anthem ‘LemonAid’ registration opens


Last summer, hundreds of Anthem LemonAid stands dotted Central Virginia and raised more than $100,000 in support of cancer treatment and research at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). This July 17-19, Anthem is inviting community members to host an Anthem LemonAid stand in support of the children who are battling the disease. During the past 13 summers, Anthem LemonAid has raised more than $1 million. All funds raised support the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Anthem LemonAid is Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ signature summer event. It’s free to participate and is designed for children, families, community groups and businesses alike. > Read more.

Tree seedling giveaway planned April 2-3


The Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor a tree seedling giveaway on April 2 at Dorey Park Shelter 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on April 3 at Hermitage High School parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bare-root tree seedlings are available to Henrico County residents free of charge for the spring planting season.

The following seedling species will be available: apple, kousa dogwood, red maple, river birch, red osier dogwood, loblolly pine, sycamore, bald cypress, white dogwood and redbud. Quantities are limited and trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant is allowed up to 10 trees total, not to include more than five of the same species. > Read more.

State provides online directory of Bingo games


Wondering where to go to play Bingo? Wonder no more.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) recently launched an online directory of permitted bingo games played in Virginia. Listed by locality, more than 400 regular games are available across the state. The directory will be updated monthly and can be found on VDACS’ website at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/gaming/index.shtml.

“Many Virginia charities, including volunteer rescue squads, booster clubs and programs to feed the homeless, use proceeds from charitable gaming as a tool to support their missions, said Michael Menefee, program manager for VDACS’ Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There are several fun events this weekend taking place outside including the third annual Virginia Firefighter Games at Short Pump Town Center; Twin Hickory Park’s “April Showers: A Celebration of Spring” event; the Young Life Richmond West 5k in Innsbrook; and the Gold Festival on Broad which benefits Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Fingers crossed for no rain! For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


The University of Richmond will host its annual Global Family Concert this weekend – a free, family friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances. Country music fans can head to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for “An Evening of Country” featuring The Honky Tonk Experience. Enjoy the spring weather at Meadow Farm for “Sheep to Shawl” or join the Henrico Hiking Club at James River Park. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks will host KidFest Carnival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Deep Run Park. There will be juggling shows, clowns, flying acrobats, games,… Full text

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