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For every child receiving a back-to-school haircut at one of the 22 Hair Cuttery salons in the metro Richmond area from Aug. 1-15, Hair Cuttery will donate a free haircut to a child in need in the community in which the haircut was purchased. Facebook fans can also donate haircuts by sharing the “Share a Haircut” Facebook app from July 18-31. Hair Cuttery’s 13th annual Share A Haircut event is expected to donate 75,000 haircuts nationwide. Through partnerships with local government and nonprofit social service organizations including the Henrico County Department of Social Services, vouchers are distributed to local children in need to obtain a free haircut in August. Last year, more than 15,000 haircuts were donated in Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/haircuttery.

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Ron Moody, co-founder and leader of the Richmond-based band Ron Moody and the Centaurs, and Richmond music personality, Steve “Mr. Beach” Leonard, now host the new radio show “Retro Richmond, The Music and The Memories” on WLEE News Talk 990. The show, dubbed “Musical Mayberry,” is a fast-paced weekly mix of memorable music and nostalgic conversation for local baby boomers. Each week is a specially planned salute to a year or theme. Listeners are encouraged to call in and share their own special memories at 788-0990. The show is heard every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The broadcast also streams via a “live” internet simulcast at http://www.wlee990.am.

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Henrico-based The Lingerfelt Companies has announced its acquisition of the Nashville Airport North Portfolio of five Class A buildings totaling 484,047 square feet from Highwoods Properties. The properties are located in Nashville, Tenn. within three mature office parks. This recent purchase will increase the 1.5 million square feet of office and healthcare-related properties valued at over $200 million that the company has added previously to its portfolio in less than two years.

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Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. and its family of 16 auto dealerships have raised more than $120,000 to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation as part of their 15th annual 50-day campaign that concluded last week. From May 9 to July 2, 4,842 automobiles were sold – just under the company’s goal of 5,000.

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CarLotz, the consignment store for cars, has opened a second location at 8406 W. Broad St. This location will be more accessible to consumers that live or work in the western and northern areas of central Virginia. CarLotz’s original location is in Midlothian. CarLotz enables consumers to achieve private market used vehicle values without the traditional hassles of the sale-by-owner market, such as meeting with strangers, arranging for financing and warranties and handling DMV paperwork.
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Applications for Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2018 now open

Applications for the Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) flagship program Leadership Quest are now open at http://www.lmronline.org until May 1. Community leaders from Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and the City of Richmond are encouraged to apply.

All interested candidates are encouraged to attend a recruitment reception March 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Markel Corporation, 4501 Highwoods Parkway in Glen Allen. The reception will give candidates the opportunity to meet current LMR members and learn more about the organization. > Read more.

Reynolds CC 4-week, 8-week classes start March 7


Classes start March 7 for Reynolds Community College’s second 8-week and third 4-week spring semester sessions. Registration for both sessions is currently open and runs through the start of classes. Students can register 24 hours per day online by visiting http://www.reynolds.edu. Students can also register in-person in Enrollment Services located on each campus. > Read more.

Public comment sought for plan to reduce impacts of natural disasters

The joint Hazard Mitigation Technical Advisory Committee for the Richmond and Crater regions is seeking public comment on the draft update of the Richmond-Crater Multi-Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the potential impact of future disasters. The 26 localities of the Richmond and Crater regions maintain the plan to collaboratively identify vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and develop long-term strategies to reduce or eliminate long-term risks. > Read more.

Democrat VanValkenburg kicks off Gen. Assembly campaign


Senior students at Glen Allen High School will get a personal touch when studying elections with their AP government teacher.

That teacher, Schuyler VanValkenburg, recently announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the 72nd District seat in the House of Delegates. If he earns the nomination, he will run against Del. Jimmie Massie, R-Henrico, who has been unopposed for 10 years.

VanValkenburg, a 2004 University of Richmond alumnus who majored in history, is running for office for the first time. Although he has lived in Richmond since he began his undergraduate studies, aside from one year spent in Seattle, he said he never felt it was his time to run. > Read more.

Construction begins on JA Finance Park at Libbie Mill


School and business leaders from around the region, including (pictured, from left) Simon Hodges of Dominion Resources, Daphne Swanso(president of Junior Achievement of Central Virginia) and Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas, gathered at Libbie Mill Library Feb. 23 for the Junior Achievement Finance Park construction kickoff. > Read more.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Given the warm weather lately, Saturday’s RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest, benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, might actually be enjoyable! Other weekend events you’re sure to enjoy include the 14th annual Richmond Kids Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the Richmond Symphony and The Taters in concert at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, and the Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL performing at the Henrico Theatre. This is also the last weekend to check out HATTheatre’s production of “Bill W. and Dr. Bob.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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The Weinstein Jewish Community Center will present the sixth annual ReelAbilities Film Festival March 16 and 18-19. The festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The schedule includes: March 16 at 7:30 p.m. – “Shameless: The Art of Disability;” March 18 at 7:30 p.m. – “Margarita with a Straw;” March 19 at 12 p.m. – “Mimi and Dona;” and March 19 at 2 p.m. – “Gabriel.” Talk Backs follow each film. Tickets per film are $8 for JCC members and $12 for nonmembers. For details, visit http://www.richmond.reelabilities.org. Full text

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