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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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FirstComp Insurance Company, Markel Corp. named top insurance carriers


Two Glen Allen-based insurance carriers have been named among the top such companies in the nation.

Markel Corp. and FirstComp Insurance Company (now owned by Markel) are among 38 carriers recognized on the Insurance Business America list of the top insurance carriers in the country. > Read more.

Walmart honors Citizen’s ‘Top Teachers’ during grand opening


The much-anticipated new Walmart Supercenter in Eastern Henrico opened to busy crowds last week, and company officials welcomed a special group of shoppers, too. > Read more.

‘It’s such a blessing’


On Independence Day, a Brazilian-born Henrico resident took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance on the steps of the Virginia Historical Society and felt peace finally settle around her.

Jeanette Hamlett’s journey to U.S. citizenship is a story of faith and love, which she told with her husband, John Hamlett, by her side. > Read more.

Preschoolers give pillows to families in need


A group of preschoolers from Chesterbrook Academy Preschool donated 56 pillows to local families in need at the Housing Families First shelter. The shelter is always in need of pillows and linens as, since families take the donated ones with them to their new homes.

Housing Families First provides shelter and support for homeless families and assist them in finding a permanent housing solution. The shelter serves people year-round, said Terri Iguina, operations and volunteer manager at Housing Families First. > Read more.

Dairy Queen’s Blizzard sales July 27 to benefit Children’s Hospital of Richmond


Dairy Queen’s 13th Annual Miracle Treat Day – Thursday, July 27 – will raise fund to benefit sick and injured children being treated at Children's Miracle Network hospitals throughout the United States. Locally, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Last year, the event raised more than $14,400 for the hospital. > Read more.

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The 8th annual Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rocketts Landing. Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 500 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. There will also be Asian cultural performances throughout the day, a Health & Wellness Village, food trucks, craft beer, Marketplace and games and activities in the interactive Kids Zone. Admission is free. For details, visit http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/richmond-international-dragon-boat-festival. Full text

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