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Business in brief


Shine Blowdry Bar, Richmond’s first salon devoted exclusively to hairstyling and makeup services, opens at 5227 W. Broad St. near Willow Lawn this April. With 10 styling stations, the 1,440 square foot, modern salon is designed to be walk-in friendly. There is no need to make an appointment, with the exception of booking large/private parties or visits outside of regular business hours. At Shine, the experience typically starts with a complimentary cup of coffee or glass of wine (for patrons over 21) and a peek at a “Look Book” for inspiration on various styles, ranging from the bouncy “Starlet” to the sleek “Executive Sweet.” Basic blowouts include a shampoo, blowdry and styling at a flat fee $40, no matter the hair length or level of difficulty. Kids under 10 are eligible for “The Twinkle” styling at $25. Updos, braids and on-location styling can be scheduled at additional cost. Hair repair and massage treatments and a variety of makeup services are also available. > Read more.

Lowe’s, First Alert donate smoke detectors


Officials from Lowe’s in Short Pump recently donated 200 First Alert smoke detectors to the Henrico County Division of Fire. The division will use the detectors in its smoke detector program, which provides the life-saving items free to county citizens who otherwise could not afford them.

Pictured, Lowe’s Manager Kerrie Guido and Pro Services Specialist Lavelle Rudd present the smoke detectors to a Henrico Fire official.

The division relies upon donations to make the program successful. Each year, it installs approximately 1,000 smoke detectors in homes throughout Henrico County. > Read more.
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Henrico County Television named third best government station nationally


For the second consecutive year, Henrico County Television has been named the third best overall government television station in the country, trailing only San Diego and Seattle — stations serving major metropolitan areas.

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors recognized HCTV for “Overall Programming Excellence,” a category NATOA deems to be of “special significance.” In this category, judges evaluate the variety of programming, technical elements including video quality, audio, lighting and graphics, as well as the overall impression of the station.

“I am thrilled to receive this honor for the second year in a row,” said Public Relations & Media Services Director Tamra McKinney. > Read more.

Business in brief


Taylor Long Properties recently reported the following transactions: Newlook Eyebrows – leased 2,100 square feet at Laburnum Park at 4346 S. Laburnum Ave.; Wee Sure Care – leased 3,000 square feet at Hungarybrook Shopping Center at 1200-1300 Concord Ave., Suite 10; Country Style Donuts – leased 2,218 square feet at Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower, 8902 W. Broad St., Suite B; Speedylink – leased 1,489 square feet at Hungarybrook Shopping Center at 1200-1300 Concord Ave., Suite 12; and Quilting Adventures – leased 3,600 square feet at Hub Shopping Center at 6943 Lakeside Ave. > Read more.

Authors will discuss bullying during Hermitage HS visit

Hermitage High School will kick off a yearlong discussion on bullying using the books of two authors as a catalyst. On Friday morning, the student body will hear writers Erin Jade Lange and Meg Medina talk about themes of bullying, connecting and acceptance in their acclaimed young-adult novels. The Hermitage event is called Books Beat Bullies, and coincides with anti-bullying month.

Medina is a Henrico County resident whose daughter graduated from Hermitage in 2010. Lange is a journalist and writer who lives in Phoenix, Ariz.

The authors will also hold writers’ workshops, a book signing and question-and-answer sessions. > Read more.

Chesterfield man cited after bringing gun to Richmond airport

A Chesterfield County man was cited and issued a summons by airport police on a state weapons charge Oct. 13 after Transportation Security Administration officers stopped him from bringing a loaded gun past the security checkpoint at the Richmond International Airport (RIC).

TSA officers detected the 9 mm caliber firearm, which was loaded with seven rounds in the resident’s carry-on bag as he was passing through the airport checkpoint. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the handgun and extra magazine inside the traveler’s carry-on bag as it passed along the conveyor belt. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

10k fun begins

At 40,000 participants and still growing, it's no wonder that the homegrown Ukrop's' Monument Avenue 10k has moved into the national spotlight – even earning a USA Today ranking among the top 10 races in the country.

But as several of the event's biggest fans emphasized at a Jan. 4 kick-off celebration, the 10k is much more than just a race – or even just a single event.

When you consider all the preparations that go into the weeks leading up to the March 31 race – the training team workouts, registration rallies, fundraising promotions, costume-designing and party-stop planning – it's clear that the 10k is months in the making, with aspects of party, charitable benefit, self-improvement regimen and music festival combining to provide an ongoing celebration.

It's also clear that having fun reins supreme. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Looking for something to do this weekend? You've come to the right place. Below are details about this weekend's top 10 events around town, as selected by Henrico Citizen Events Editor Sarah Story. > Read more.

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Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

New West End dining, cooking options sprouting this spring

A local food truck operator and owner of a culinary incubator are mixing their talents together to bring a new concept to Henrico. In May, Melissa Krumbein and Joseph Andreoli will open Nosh, a catering company that provides cooking classes as well as a personal chef service.

Krumbein is the owner of Kitchen Thyme, a rent-by the-hour kitchen in the Olde Towne Shopping Center for chefs and other cook enthusiasts. Andreoli, who operates a food truck called Dressed and Pressed, will be teaching the cooking classes. > Read more.

A feast for the senses


At first glance, Riad Moroccan Grill might appear cavernous and anything but cozy.

But by the end of my first visit, the attentive staff and top-notch service had won us over and made my fellow diner and me feel at home. By the end of my second visit – following a delectable feast at the luncheon buffet -- I was ready to settle down for a nap on the inviting Moroccan pillows in the booth. > Read more.

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