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INSIDE JSRCC Police earn professional accreditation > page 9 Volume 59, Number 29 • July 25, 2013 Market’s attendance growing By Roslyn Ryan Contributing Writer By the time the clouds parted and the rain stopped on Wednesday, July 17, Tonia Wyatt was ready to roll. The owner of Flower Child, a baked goods business she started out of her Goochland home, she had come to the grand opening of the new My Courthouse Market to showcase her wares and connect with new customers. Despite the wet weather (it was reportedly the third time in as many weeks that the market has been hit with summer showers), Wyatt and her fellow vendors were soon seeing plenty of shoppers. “It’s going really well,” said market manager Lisa Dearden, who also runs the My Manakin Market on Saturdays in ManakinSabot. So far, said Dearden, the biggest challenge had simply been getting the word out to both vendors and shoppers that they are there. Supervisors defer action on new Parke development By Jim Ridolphi Special Correspondent Photo by Roslyn Ryan Tonia Wyatt, right, owner of the baked goods company Flower Child, bags up an order for a customer during the July 17 grand opening of the new My Courthouse Market. Wyatt, a Goochland resident, was joined in her booth by two of her children, Savanna, center, and Jake. For Wendy Yohman of Yohman’s Garden, who also had battled the rain as she spread out her colorful array of jams and relishes, the fact that Dearden was involved in the project was a A LEAP OF FAITH New CEO Tim Joyce made a big move to head Richmond’s YMCA key factor in her decision to take ing.” part in the Wednesday market. By all appearances, many “If Lisa says it’s going to work, residents have found the market it’s going to work,” said Yohman. worth supporting as well. “If she’s doing it, it’s worth getsee Market > page 4 ting behind and worth support- By Jim Ridolphi Special Correspondent After living most of his life in Raleigh, N.C., packing up and moving to Richmond was a difficult decision for new regional YMCA chief executive officer Tim Joyce and his wife Brenda. As it turned out, he said it might be one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Six months on the job, Joyce said he is convinced he made the right decision, and displays Goochland developer Scott Gaeser told members of the Goochland County Board of Supervisors that a proposed development off Pouncey Tract Road will reflect the type of quality community his previous projects have provided. Supervisors had no issue with Gaeser’s previous track record and commended his efforts at The Parke at Saddle Creek and The Parke at Centerville. They also displayed support for aspects of Gaeser’s latest project, The Parke at Hylas. Gaeser sought a rezoning for 49 acres close to the Hanover County line to construct 124 age-restricted homes, ranging in price from $400,000 to $500,000. The property is currently zoned M-1 but there has been limited interest in that area so the developer is requesting a Residential Planned Unit Development (RPUD) classification. The supervisors did express concerns regarding Gaeser’s proffer offer for the new homes. The see Parke > page 5 an enthusiastic confidence as he assumes the reins overseeing 19 local YMCA facilities in the metro area. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joyce formed a strong and lasting bond with the YMCA at an early age – and it never went away. The story begins early. see YMCA > page 4 Photo by Jim Ridolphi


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