Business in brief
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 .
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 .
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.
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.
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.
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Is it heresy to say – in this bastion-of-tradition capital of the Old South – that it's time for Southern fried chicken to take a step back and make way for a new fried chicken king?
Count me among the new believers bowing to Bonchon Chicken's delectable double-fried bliss. Hand-brushed with signature garlic soy or hot sauce, flash-fried once and then again, the decadent drums and wings take "crisp" to a new level. If you're eating with a crowd and everyone bites in at once, be warned: you might need ear plugs to handle the din. > Read more.
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