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Grandpa Eddie’s Alabama Ribs and BBQ, a West End restaurant that closed in 2011, is trying to make a comeback through a Go Fund Me account. Known for his Virginia State Championship smoked wings and peanut butter pie, owner Carey Friedman is hoping to raise enough start-up capital to re-open the company’s “Hog Wagon,” a fully-operational and mobile food truck. Donations can be made at http://gofundme.com/qgveqs Gran.dpa Eddie’s opened in 2005 in Goochland County but moved to their location on Three Chopt Road in September 2007.

ARC hosts ‘Ladybug’ fundraiser at RIR


For the nearly 400 attendees at the Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on May 18, the silent auction that included a Gibson guitar donated by The Martin Agency, as well as a guitar and ukuleles from Hohner, Inc., was music to their ears.

Held at the Torque Club at the Richmond Raceway Complex, guests bid on more than 200 silent auction items while sampling sliced tenderloin from Arcadia restaurant and marinated lamb lollipops from Fleming's Steakhouse, as well as foods from other local restaurants and a large selection of West Coast wines.

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Grace Chapman, horticulture director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, has been named to the Visiting Committee at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. As part of a six-year term, Chapman joins a select group of international experts across multiple disciplines who convene every 18-months to formally review key aspects of the world-renown Longwood Gardens, providing guidance and recommendations. Chapman is a graduate of the Longwood Graduate Program with a master of science in public horticulture.

Kruszewski wins national award

Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski is a winner in the 2013 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest.

Kruszewski took third place nationally in the special series category for her series about Ghosts of Henrico. The series ran in November and December 2012 and documented the alleged spirit visits and hauntings that have become legend at such Henrico County sites as the Pocahontas Parkway, Henricus Historical Park, Meadow Farm Museum, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Whichello and the Shops of Lakeside.

Villa implements rapid re-housing

There is really no way to make homelessness any less scary, especially for children, but St. Joseph’s Villa is working to make getting out of it less jarring for families.

The Richmond nonprofit’s Flagler Housing and Homeless Services system will complete its change July 1 to a system of rapid re-housing of homeless families in their own apartments or houses, as opposed to housing them at St. Joseph’s Villa.

GRASP awards scholarships to Henrico students

GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit education organization headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 176 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $122,500 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2013.

GRASP is dedicated to helping primarily low income and disabled students overcome financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school.

Senior Center opens new Henrico headquarters

The Senior Center of Greater Richmond celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house May 15 at the new headquarters at 2101 Maywill Street. Among the officials helping to cut the ribbon were, from left, Dick Glover, Brookland District representative to the Henrico Board of Supervisors; Sam Patterson, 7th District Richmond City Council liaison; Francine Barr, vice president, Bon Secours Health System Richmond; Marilyn H. West, chairman of the board; and Lynda Sharp Anderson, executive director.

Business in brief


HCA Virginia’s vice president of Women’s and Children’s Services, Toni Rice, will serve as the chair of the 2013 Virginia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards Program and Gala. The Nurse of the Year Awards is a statewide program that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence, and promotes the future of the nursing profession. The awards will be presented at a gala on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond.

Capital One to hold job fair

Capital One will host a job fair June 4 for prospective part-time work-at-home customer service agents. The job fair will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Building 1 Cafeteria at the Knolls Campus, 4881 Cox Road in Innsbrook. Recruiters will be on site to help candidates apply and to provide on-site interviews.

The company is seeking to recruit approximately 60 new associates in the immediate future to fill open part-time work-at-home customer service agent roles, and 150 new associates over the course of 2013.

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