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Purify Infrared Sauna opens at GreenGate


Purify Infrared Sauna recently opened its second Henrico location at GreenGate Shopping Center in Short Pump.

Owner Mary Woodbridge opened her first Purify location on Patterson Avenue in July 2015. The new store is located at 301 Maltby Boulevard, Suite C, west of Short Pump Town Center.
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Nominations open for REB awards for principals


Nominations are open for the 2017-18 REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership, The Community Foundation’s yearly awards that identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area.

Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Nominees can be principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond who have served in their current positions for at least three years.
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Henrico to receive Homeland Security grant awards


Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced recently the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and security operations, equipment replacement, training, planning and exercise programs by local governments.
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Profiles in Religion: Phillip Martin, senior pastor

Epiphany Lutheran Church

You might say that Lutheranism runs deep in Phillip Martin's blood. But though he is a descendant of one of the earliest Lutheran pastors in North Carolina, Henry Graeber, his own path to the pulpit took a circuitous route.

Martin, the senior pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church on Horsepen Road, graduated from N.C. State with a double-major in biochemistry and German studies, bound for a possible career in international medicine.
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JCPenney to hire more than 1,000 seasonal workers in Virginia

Hiring event planned Oct. 17

Retailer JCPenney plans to hire more than 1,000 seasonal employees in Virginia (and a total of 40,000 nationwide) and will host a hiring event at all of itslocations nationwide Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., company officials announced this week. Available customer service and support positions include cashier, replenishment specialist, Sephora inside JCPenney beauty consultant and others.
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Equality groups to host House of Delegates candidate forum Oct. 24


Four equality organizations are partnering to host a Virginia House of Delegates candidate forum in Henrico Oct. 24.

The forum is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Ridge Elementary School, preceded at 5:45 p.m. by a "Meet the Candidate" session.
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Kanawha Redskins celebrate 30 years


The Kanawha Redskins celebrated their 30th anniversary with a homecoming event Sept. 30. The youth football organization, created in 1987 by Red Roberts to provide another option for youngsters, has served thousands of athletes and cheerleaders in the three decades since.
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Henrico Christmas Mother accepting applications


The Henrico Christmas Mother program will accept applications in person on three remaining days this month. The program, which provides holiday assistance to qualified Henrico County families with children; seniors; and disabled adults, will accept applications at its warehouse, 361 Dabbs House Road in Henrico, on Monday, Oct. 16, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Toyota salesman donates to veterans’ group


For McGeorge Toyota salesperson Tom Baskin, selling cars is personal. So much so that he has been able to donate $15,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter by selling the most cars in April, June and July.

Baskin, who is a veteran himself (U.S. Air Force, 1973-1979), made the donations through the Random Acts of McGeorge program, which rewards the top salesperson each month with $5,000 that he or she may donate to a local charity of their choice.
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