Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Score

Posted on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 12:34 PM

-4 Through his press secretary, Mayor Dwight Jones tells the T-D that baseball isn’t a priority in redeveloping the Boulevard. Well, at least the Flying Squirrels landed in a city full of nuts.

-6 Proponents of an independent children’s hospital for Richmond tell City Council they must put plans on hold to reassess their options. Sometimes, children are the future. Then there are times they need to be driven to other states for medical treatment.

+5 1708 Gallery’s InLight Richmond draws big weekend crowds to an outdoor exhibition of sound and light displays at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This time of year, we prefer our lights a little more on the tacky side, but this was OK too.

+1 Singer Evan McKeel, a 20-year-old resident of Bon Air, wins his way into the top 12 contestants on NBC’s “The Voice.” Stay tuned for details about a Huguenot Road homecoming parade.

+3 Cider Week Virginia kicks off with events, tastings and fermented-apple celebrations across the state. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but cider all week will make your liver shriek.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Score

Posted on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

-4 Two men try to rob the Gateway Bank on Patterson Avenue, but flee when they can’t make it through a set of locked doors. And if you can’t get through doors, it’s probably a stretch to try a vault.

+3 The musical “Newsies” entertains crowds at Altria Theatre with dancing street kids from the late 1800s who fight publishing tycoon Joseph Pulitzer. Trust us: A dime a day, a black eye and fighting for Pulitzer’s attention is still about the status quo.

+4 Hungry diners turn out in droves for Nacho Taco Week in Richmond. For one glorious week, molten hot cheese flowed like lava through our veins. And now, hibernation, for Richmond Burger Week soon will be nigh.

0 Seeking Alpha reports that the company behind Anatabloc — those pills pushed by former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife — no longer will be traded on Nasdaq. As for the pills, just ask the McDonnells now: worst side effects ever.

+1 The Powhatan High School wrestling team announces a Nov. 21 fundraiser that will feature Ric “Nature Boy” Flair, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and the Rock ’n’ Roll Express. Who knew big wrinkly men in their underwear would be such a hot ticket?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Score

Posted on Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM

+5 Halloween falls on a Saturday, making Richmond go extra bonkers with costumes, trick-or-treating and parties across town. And if you think a hangover is bad, try waking up with a hangover under a Donald Trump wig.

-6 With nearly three decades of wins behind him, beloved Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer says he’s retiring at the end of the season. Cue the sad, acoustic version of “Enter Sandman.”

+2 Richmond’s longest food event, Fire, Flour & Fork, draws hundreds of eager dining enthusiasts to nearly five days of programming. And now they need a Fire, Flour & Forklift to get off the couch.

+1 After two years, CenterStage finds its new executive director from within its ranks, naming Janet Starke to the job. She soared through the audition process with her ingenious spin on a kick ball change.

+7 It was Election Day this week. We went to press before the results were announced, but we’re fairly confident that the real winner in the contentious Gecker and Sturtevant race was the United States Postal Service.

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