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HHHunt has promoted Steve Brant to vice president of finance and accounting with responsibility for HHHunt’s Communities Division and golf courses. He has been with HHHunt for seven years. Brant holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Averett University. HHHunt has also promoted Ann Kelly to assistant vice president of finance and accounting with responsibility for HHHunt’s homebuilding operations. She rejoined HHHunt more than a year ago after working previously from 2001-2008. She holds a degree in international economics and history from Virginia Tech.

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Paradise Pen Company, located at the Stony Point Fashion Park, will host a fundraiser for Henrico-based Virginia Home for Boys and Girls from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13-14. The merchants at Stony Point have contributed a wide variety of items to be auctioned and all proceeds will benefit VHBG. Paradise Pen will also donate ten percent of the store’s weekend sales to the organization.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Baker Distribution – renewed its lease of 18,000 square feet in Fair Ground Distribution Center at 4331 Carolina Ave.; The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia – renewed its lease of 7,547 square feet in Parham Professional Park at 2821 N. Parham Rd.; Security Specialists, Inc. – renewed its lease of 4,940 square feet in Deep Run Centre II at 3955-3979 Deep Rock Rd.; and Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. – leased 2,096 square feet at 4235 Innslake Dr.

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Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) has announced the officers for its 2013-14 board with three new community leaders to join this year. The board will comprise of: Chair – Stephanie Gaillard White, vice president of Talent Management & Diversity of MeadWestvaco; Chair-elect – Amy Nisenson, executive director of Mary Morton Parsons Foundation; Secretary – Rob Jones, president of Alliance Group; Treasurer – Hattie Hamlin, senior vice president of Institution and Government Banking, SunTrust Bank; Immediate past chair – Scott Blackwell, chief culture officer of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.; Director – Christopher Peace, Delegate, Virginia General Assembly; Director – Candice Streett, executive director of Local Initiative Support Corporation; and director – Jonathan Zur, president and CEO of Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

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Keith Haas has joined Snagajob, succeeding Dave Bosher as the company’s next chief financial officer. He has over 20 years of experience leading rapidly-growing private and public technology companies, having most recently served as the vice president of finance for GeoEye. Haas received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, his MBA in finance and strategy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified public accountant.

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Tom Tighe has joined Snagajob as senior vice president of sales. Previously, Tighe served as vice president of sales for mindSHIFT, a leading managed services provider that provides a suite of outsourced and cloud-based IT services to small- to medium-sized businesses. Prior to mindSHIFT, he held sales roles with Legato, Stryker and Fedex. Tighe received his bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Virginia Tech.
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Your trees, please

With a nod to Arbor Day, Citizen seeks photos, descriptions of significant Henrico trees

Do you have a favorite tree in Henrico?

Do you know of a tree with an interesting story?

Do you live near an especially large, old, or otherwise unusual tree – or do you pass by one that has always intrigued you?

Arbor Day 2015 (April 24) was last week, and though the Citizen has published stories about a few special trees over the years (see sidebar) we know that our readers can lead us to more. > Read more.

Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Henrico HS student selected as student playwright for ‘New Voices for Theater’ program


A Henrico High School student was one of eight students from Virginia selected as a 2015 student playwright as part of the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's 26th annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, which will be held July 10-11 at VCU.

Elaina Riddell of the Center for the Arts at Henrico HS will join the other students and bring her original one-act play to life on stage at the event. In total, 150 plays were submitted to SPARC. Riddell and the other winners will work closely with New York City-based professional playwright Bruce Ward for the event. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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