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Henrico real estate staying strong despite low inventory

The Henrico real estate market has been relatively strong for the past month, despite a lower amount of inventory, according to data from Long and Foster Real Estate.

In the past month, 408 homes have been sold in Henrico, which is 2 percent less than were sold in the same timeframe in 2016.

Last year the median sale prices for Henrico homes was $219,975, whereas this month it's up to $232,500, a 6 percent increase. Which means half of the homes in Henrico are priced above $232,500 and half are priced below.

West Broad Village ice rink to open Nov. 13


West Broad Village is bringing outdoor ice skating to the Far West End this winter.

The Rink, a 120-by-60-foot outdoor rink, will open in the community on Friday, Nov. 13 and remain open daily through Sunday, Jan. 18. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive in Glen Allen.

Southwest to discontinue Richmond-to-Orlando flights


Southwest Airlines announced this week that it will discontinue its nonstop service from Richmond International Airport to Orlando as a part of a larger flight restructuring plan. The change will take effect April 12. Southwest will continue to make three daily flights from RIC to Atlanta, and it will add more connecting flights in Atlanta.

"This is disappointing news after Southwest's much-anticipated Richmond service launch in November 2013, once it had completed the acquisition of AirTran," Capital Region Airport Commission President and CEO Jon Mathiasen said.

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HCA Virginia Hospitals have been recognized in the fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph Medical Center, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’ and Retreat Doctors’ Hospitals were honored with an “A” grade. The hospital safety score is compiled and administered under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group - a leading expert on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the hospital safety score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.

L.L.Bean to open in Short Pump Nov. 6


Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean will celebrate the grand opening of its second store in Virginia at the Short Pump Town Center beginning Friday, Nov. 6, and continuing through Nov. 8. The public is invited to the three-day event featuring giveaways, family activities, The Bootmobile and more.

Among the highlights will be giveaways of free L.L.Bean gift cards worth up to $500 to the first 200 customers to come through the door after the store opens at 9 a.m. Friday. Free fly-casting lessons from L.L.Bean 's Outdoor Discovery Schools experts will take place all three days of the grand opening, in addition to slacklining, Bean Boot toss game, giveaways, and demonstrations by product representatives from GoPro, Gore-Tex and PrimaLoft.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital named a top-100 heart hospital


Henrico Doctors' Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital was one of four Virginia hospitals to earn the recognition as a national leader in cardiovascular care, demonstrating excellence and innovation.

“This is an outstanding achievement. Our Heart Center team works diligently to provide the type of program deserving of this ranking,” said Will Wagnon, CEO, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

Wegmans begins hiring for Short Pump store


Hiring is underway for 200 full-time employees at Wegmans Food Markets’ Short Pump store, opening summer 2016 at West Broad Street near North Gayton Road. Available positions include jobs from entry-level management to customer service, culinary and restaurant service. Hiring and training are also ongoing for Wegmans’ Midlothian store, set to open in spring 2016.

“It’s unique for us to open two stores within a short timeframe in a new market, which makes this the ideal time to apply,” said Wegmans Human Resources Manager Heather Gole.

Patient First to offer free x-rays of Halloween candy


Patient First will again offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy this year. Bags of candy may be brought into any Patient First Neighborhood Medical Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

An adult always should inspect the candy before allowing a child to enjoy the rewards of their trick-or-treating, but Patient First offers its free X-ray service an additional precaution for parents to consider. It will help detect objects such as glass, metal or plastic. Some foreign materials may not appear in X-rays.

Business in brief


The Redemption Center, a new church, has begun meeting in Dumbarton Elementary School every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The church is a multi-cultural and generation congregation led by 25-year-old pastor Chip Dandridge.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the following transactions in Henrico County: Two Rivers Law Group, LLC – renewed its lease of 5,840 SF in the Virginia Plaza Building at 1508 Willow Lawn Dr.; and Lonestar Construction, Inc. – leased 2,666 SF in Staples Mill Business Center at 8205 Hermitage Rd.

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