Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Score

Posted on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

+1 Setting off grocery-shopping shockwaves in Richmond, Wegmans Food Markets announces that it's bringing two stores to town. If you want to see a rift in the time-space continuum, try shopping there using all those Ukrop's bags you hoarded.

+6 Richmonders celebrate Earth Day with outdoor festivals, bikes, music, recycling, running, gardening, yoga, fishing, food and beer. In other words, the opposite of what your dad wants to do on Father's Day, except for the food and beer.

-7 Virginia's transportation secretary says the state could be out half a billion dollars if the toll road project from Petersburg to Suffolk isn't built. It won't be long before getting your EZPass will require an American Express Black Card.

0 GayRVA.com cheers on drag queens Sharon Husbands, Michelle Livigne and Millenium Snow, who are in the running to appear on season seven of "RuPaul's Drag Race." And by "in the running," we mean strutting with lots of attitude, honey.

+2 The Metro Richmond Zoo announces the birth of a baby giraffe, which stands taller than 6 feet and weighs around 175 pounds, to parents Jessie and Tonka. Who could really use a night out on the town about now.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Score

Posted on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:16 PM

+7 Monument Avenue is filled with sunshine, music and animals in costume for the annual Easter on Parade. Long ears and sloppy kisses were abundant thanks to dogs in bonnets and porch drinkers in bunny ears.

-4 The AP reports on a Henrico neighborhood upset about Easter eggs left on their lawns containing racist notes instead of candy. The hate group also plans to boycott Reese's cups, because you just can't go mixing chocolate and peanut butter.

-3 Compensation for chief executives of the city's publicly traded companies rose an average of $749,000 last year, reports Richmond BizSense, with Altria's Marty Barrington getting a pay package valued at $20.13 million. But is he happy? Really, truly happy? Yes.

+5 Hundreds of revelers pour into and around Legend Brewing Co. for the 20th anniversary celebration of the city's grandfather of craft beer. It's one grandfather who smells of alcohol who you don't mind visiting.

+1 Meanwhile, the city's newest beer maker, Triple Crossing Brewery, celebrates its opening week in Monroe Ward. If Richmond keeps going at this rate, City Council's going to find some way to institute a tax on hops.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Score

Posted on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

+4 The Richmond Flying Squirrels win their home opening series against the Altoona Curve, drawing 33,386 fans to the crumbling Diamond. Next week, stay tuned for Sledgehammer and Spackle Night.

-6 Tax day comes and goes. Which begs the question: What are we going to do when all these dancing Statues of Liberty get laid off?

-2 Kids head into days off from school for spring break, with temperatures hitting the high 70s. In other words, there will be a gorgeous view out the window while they're playing Xbox all week.

+1 Speaking of kids, Maymont announces that Tag the goat has given birth to two of them, with another goat named Amelia expecting little ones soon. Who's been playing Barry White in the goat pens?

+5 Richmonders lend a hand to charitable projects around town, marking National Volunteer Week. And if you didn't enjoy The Score this week you can blame the volunteers who wrote it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Score

Posted on Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM

+6 The Monument Avenue 10-K draws more than 36,300 participants, with UNC-Greensboro track star Paul Chelimo posting the fastest finish at 29:24. What's even more impressive is that he stopped for keg stands at a porch party along the way.

+4 The Byrd Theatre is filled with thousands of Francophiles through the weekend for the 22nd year of the French Film Festival. Does it cultivate romance? Let's just say we won't be surprised if the next big baby name around these parts is Pierre.

-1 Richmond police make three drug arrests, CBS-6 reports, after a two-month investigation leads to a raid on a fish market and two downtown barber shops. The "high and tight" haircut special will now be known as just "tight."

+2 The Metro Richmond Zoo announces that its five cheetah cubs, which have been seen on webcams for months, will move into their new exhibit to the public April 1 at 10:30 a.m. Guess it's back to YouTube to get our cute kitty fix.

+5 Gwar decides that a memorial for its late frontman, Dave Brockie, will be public, to be held Aug. 16 at Hadad's Lake and followed by Gwar-B-Q the next day. In lieu of flowers, please come prepared to stroke the Cuttlefish of Cthulhu.

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