Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Score

Posted on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 1:39 PM

-3 The city feels the effects of a 3.2-magnitude earthquake, which is followed later in the week by flash flooding, a pelting of hail and stunning rainbows. The mayor quickly changes course on his ballpark plan, submitting sketches for a large, wooden ark.

+7 Concerts, picnics and events honoring veterans give Richmonders a full Memorial Day Weekend. And on the river rocks at Belle Isle, things go off without a hitch at the annual Unveiling of the Pale Skin Festival.

-2 With a commute that starts at 4 a.m. in Chesterfield County and lasts an average of seven hours to Metro Center in Washington, Thurmond Alford Jr. wins an extreme commuter contest from WTOP 103.5-FM. All he really wants is a nap.

-1 Summit Media launches a new soft-rock station, Easy 100.9, which welcomes listeners to "the land of Refreshing Relaxation." Stay tuned for Detox Weekends, where every ninth caller wins a Kenny Loggins colonic.

+5 More than 70 restaurants are announced as participants in the outdoor food festival Broad Appétit, happening June 1, which is followed by RVA Bacon Week and the Richmond Bacon Festival. Which is followed by a napkin shortage.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Score

Posted on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 3:49 PM

+8 With a sun shining and a river high, the outdoor sports and music festival Dominion Riverrock draws an estimated 100,000 people to Brown's Island over the weekend. Best of all, bikes and dogs were the only things flying through the air.

-2 A mysterious, overpowering stench in a kindergarten classroom at John B. Cary Elementary School forces the students and their teacher into the library for the rest of the year. In unrelated news, after weeks of searching the class hamster remains missing.

-3 VCU's board agrees to hire a consultant to evaluate the job performance of President Michael Rao, the T-D reports, at a cost of as much as $28,000. When did VCU become the local university for rich kids?

+1 NBC-12 investigative reporter Rachel DePompa announces that she's having twins. Stay tuned for a two-part delivery at 6 and 11.

+3 The Richmond police mounted squad checks out the route for its Richmond Ride on Saturday, May 31, which allows as many as 100 horse riders to join them in a three-hour tour of the city. Beware of the steaming speed bumps.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Score

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM

+6 The Score comes to you from Style's new headquarters in Manchester, where we've moved next door to Plant Zero. We're near warehouse lofts, a coffee roaster, art studios, microbreweries and the river. Somehow we ended up in Portland.

+8 With cards, flowers and brunches, moms across Richmond are shown signs of appreciation on Mother's Day. You still didn't do enough, you ungrateful little punk.

-1 Citing costs, logistics and other plans in the works, the Byrd Theatre Foundation turns down a donation of seating from a Cannes, France, theater. On an unrelated note, free movie tickets will be available from local chiropractors.

+1 Two weeks after Wegmans announces that it's coming to Richmond, Whole Foods says its second store here will be inside city limits, on land owned by the spice company C.F. Sauer at 2000 W. Broad St. Is it too much to request vanilla-scented carts?

+3 The local advertising community comes together for the Richmond Ad Club's annual awards celebration called the Richmond Show: Quest for the Cannonball. We'll reveal all the winners — right after the break.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Score

Posted on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 2:13 PM

+1 Lee-Davis High School junior Josh Meisner asks his girlfriend to prom by singing a surprise proposal aired live on "Good Morning America." She said yes anyway.

+5 Bikes race through Richmond for the CapTech USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, with Virginia Commonwealth University's Chris Jones winning the Division I men's individual time trial. This is what happens when you put havoc on wheels.

+2 Altria gives the city a $200,000 grant toward marketing, murals and facade improvements for Richmond's arts and cultural district. Stay tuned for the next First Fridays performance-art piece, "Marlboro Man in Tutu."

+1 Radio host Jimmy Barrett broadcasts his morning show from atop a billboard to announce that his AM station, Newsradio 1140 WRVA, will start simulcasting on the FM dial at 98.5. Which explains the new tag line: "News, traffic, weather and Beyoncé."

+3 Richmond Region Tourism announces the debut of a new beer developed with Center of the Universe Brewing Co. called Thirsty Tour Guide. Because the best kind of tour guide is a tipsy tour guide.

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    • what whiteje735 said. My email to the editor and to The Score went ignored.

    • on December 12, 2014
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    • ...and -10 for the addition/subtraction error!

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