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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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RAMPS receives $8k grant


RAMPS (Ramp Access Made Possible by Students) recently received an $8,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 75 grants totaling more than $600,137 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

RAMPS, an organization founded by then-Henrico County high school students to build ramps for local low-income residents who need them, will use the grant to purchase modular wheelchair ramp supplies. These supplies will be used by local high school RAMPS clubs, who provide volunteers to build the ramps. > Read more.

Henrico man to compete in Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals

Henrico resident Larry Loving, Jr., will compete with three other locals – Thomas Scribner (Richmond), Roscoe McGhee (Midlothian) and Larry Loving (Richmond) in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Feb. 26-Mar. 1. The foursome qualified for the national golf tournament by winning the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational, held at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md. on June 11. That event supported the RiteCare Center for Childhood Language Disorders.

In total, 240 amateur golfers will compete in Florida. > Read more.

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Travinia brings contemporary elegance to Willow Lawn


It was another win for Willow Lawn when Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened there six months ago, nestled in the heart of the re-made shopping center. The contemporary American Italian restaurant boasts 13 locations up and down the East Coast, with the Henrico location opening in August.

In the same week, I hit up Travinia twice, once for lunch and once for a late dinner. At lunchtime on a weekday, I was overwhelmed by the smell of garlic and by the number of working professionals in nice suits on their lunch breaks. When we first walked in, I was concerned our meal would be a little too pricey based on the décor – it’s a really nice place. Luckily, the menu has a variety of options for every budget. > Read more.

Soak up the fun

‘SpongeBob’ movie energizes with wit, laughter

There’s a ton of sugar in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Literal sugar, as SpongeBob Squarepants (Tom Kenny) and Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) inhale their own weight in cotton candy and eat ice cream, one scoop per mouthful.

At one point we burrow into the brain of our boxy yellow hero and discover the inner workings of his brain: googly-eyed cakes and candies that giggle and sing. All of which is extremely appropriate for a film like Sponge Out of Water. Because not only is the movie sweet (the “awwww” kind of sweet), but it’s the equivalent of a 30-candy bar sugar rush, zipping between ideas like a sponge on rocket skates.

The story under all this is really not that complicated. SpongeBob flips burgers at the Krusty Krab. > Read more.

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