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Peoples Income Tax and The Income Tax School have moved from Libbie Square to The Forum Office Park, 10120 W. Broad St., Suite A. Square footage increased by 2,000 square feet to accommodate the anticipated growth of both businesses.
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Anita Pouncy recently was named education assistant by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). Prior to joining the VSCPA, Pouncy worked as an administrative assistant at New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Richmond. She also worked for the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority as well as the Housing Management Division. She received her certification in real estate from Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate and her certification in office technology from the Electronic Computer Programming Institute (ECPI). In her new role, Pouncy will assist with Continuing Professional Education (CPE) customer relations and will also coordinate and create evaluation and confirmation correspondence for CPE events.
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All three Richmond area locations of Moe’s Southwest Grill will be offering a free six ounce cup of Queso to each guest from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Wed., July 20. Liberty 98.9 FM will be broadcasting from Moe’s in The Village Shops from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the Mechanicsville Moe’s from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrate Free Queso Day with backyard games and appearances by the Flying Squirrels’ mascot, Nutzy. Guests can share their love for Moe’s Queso by entering the Dance Your Queso Off contest by creating a short dance video and uploading it to http://www.ilovequeso.com by July 24. One winner will take home a $10,000 grand prize.
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Anytime Fitness has leased 4,720 sq.ft. in Virginia Center Station at 1070 Virginia Center Parkway in Henrico County. James Ashby IV and Lindsey C. Floyd of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled lease negotiations.
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Synergy Yoga, 11000 Three Chopt Rd. near Innsbrook, will offer a 200-hour yoga teacher certification program beginning in September. The comprehensive program includes instruction on the theory and practice of Asana, yoga philosophy, breath training, relaxation and meditation skills, anatomy and physiology, lifestyle suggestions and more. The course meets the standards and guidelines of the National Yoga Alliance and allows graduates to register as 200-hour yoga teachers upon completion. For details, call 747-9642 or visit http://www.synergyyogastudio.com.
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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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Entertainment

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.

Soak up the fun

‘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.

Weekend Top 10


With this last round of snow still fresh on the ground, the best way to start the weekend may be at Southern Season for their weekly wine-tasting program, Fridays Uncorked. Families with cabin fever will enjoy the Richmond Kids Expo, taking place tomorrow at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Some date night options include the Rock & Roll Jubilee at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, HATTheatre’s production of “The Whale” and National Theatre Live’s “Treasure Island” at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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