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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.
Community

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Film industry training program planned for this weekend

The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.

The Boathouse to open at Short Pump Town Center

The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.

“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”

The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.

Getting a ‘mouf’-ful

Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.

Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?

Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.

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