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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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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.

Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Two events this weekend benefit man’s best friend – a rabies clinic, sponsored by the Glendale Ruritan Club, and an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop at Alpha Dog Club. The fifth annual Shelby Rocks “Cancer is a Drag” Womanless Pageant will benefit the American Cancer Society and a spaghetti luncheon on Sunday will benefit the Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club. Twin Hickory Library will also host a used book sale this weekend with proceeds benefiting The Friends of the Twin Hickory Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A taste of Japan

Ichiban offers rich Asian flavors, but portions lack

In a spot that could be easily overlooked is a surprising, and delicious, Japanese restaurant. In a tiny nook in the shops at the corner of Ridgefield Parkway and Pump Road sits a welcoming, warm and comfortable Asian restaurant called Ichiban, which means “the best.”

The restaurant, tucked between a couple others in the Gleneagles Shopping Center, was so quiet and dark that it was difficult to tell if it was open at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday. When I opened the door, I smiled when I looked inside. > Read more.

One beauty of a charmer

Disney’s no-frills, live-action ‘Cinderella’ delights

Cinderella is the latest from Disney’s new moviemaking battle plan: producing live-action adaptations of all their older classics. Which is a plan that’s had questionable results in the past.

Alice in Wonderland bloated with more Tim Burton goth-pop than the inside of a Hot Topic. Maleficent was a step in the right direction, but the movie couldn’t decide if Maleficent should be a hero or a villain (even if she should obviously be a villain) and muddled itself into mediocrity.

Cinderella is much better. Primarily, because it’s just Cinderella. No radical rebooting. No Tim Burton dreck. It’s the 1950 Disney masterpiece, transposed into live action and left almost entirely untouched. > Read more.

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