Alec Depcrynski

Ashland and Hanover not fighting growth anymore

A strange shift for the “Center of the Universe,” as the village is sometimes called, to a retail hotspot and thriving business district. Just a few years back, residents of the Hanover County town were fighting tooth and nail against an incoming Wal-Mart store, a brawl which ended up becoming the subject of a PBS… Read more »

More Bikes, Safer Roads

Richmond bikers often complain that drivers have no regard for their safety. But according to a study released by researchers in Wales, the number of collisions decreases as the number of bicycles increases. Motorists are more likely to drive safely and respectfully when there are more bikes on the road.

Eastern League Coming to Richmond?

Eastern League president Joseph McEacharn has left the door open for a new EL-affiliated Richmond baseball team. Major League Baseball places restrictions on what can be said about new teams, because certain hurdles need to be cleared before information is made public. But judging from McEacharn’s comments to the Times of Trenton in New Jersey,… Read more »

New Bike Shop Opening in Church Hill

Starting in November, residents of Church Hill will have a bike shop in their backyard. Cyclus Bike Shop will open at 2709 East Marshall Street, according to the shop’s Myspace page. The shop will carry new and used bikes and will sell parts and accessories in addition to repair services. According to the Church Hill… Read more »

Window’s Latest Ad Falls Flat, Despite Gates and Seinfeld

What’s the deal with commercials starring people who have nothing to do with the product? Windows latest attempt to win back the market from punky Apple comes in the form of a series of commercials starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. Apple’s ads have had success because they combine humor with a common message: Apples… Read more »

Start walking more, everything is close in Richmond

Richmond is the fourth most walkable city in the nation – if you believe, which ranks cities and neighborhoods based on proximity to stores, restaurants and other establishments. Walk Score gives Richmond a walkability score of 78. By comparison, the top three cities ranked by Walk Score are San Francisco, New York and Boston,… Read more »

Ukrops fuels trucks with biodiesel

Ukrop’s is turning used chicken-fryer oil into biodiesel fuel that will be used to power the super market’s fleet of vehicles This weekend marked the first time that Ukrop’s trucks and trailers were filled up with locally mixed biodiesel fuel. Two local partners play central roles in the operation. Richmond-based RECO Biodiesel, Inc. collects recycled… Read more »

Trucks Number One for August

Earlier in the summer, potential car buyers were searching for smaller, more efficient vehicles in the wake of high gas prices and a struggling economy. But the gas prices are coming down, and auto buyers responded by making trucks the most sought after vehicle on the market last month.

Tech Review: Firefox tops Google Chrome

Chrome is a simple, straightforward browser that offers little more than the bare minimum in terms of web browsing. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Pages load quickly, and the home page is a great concept that should be used in every browser. It keeps track of the pages that you visit most frequently… Read more »

What to wear: how about Richmond casual

Workers in Richmond are trading formal suits in favor of slacks, polos, button downs and skirts, a sign that even a conservative town is getting more casual. BizSense compiled a survey to figure out exactly what people are wearing to work these days. A sampling of 20 businessmen and women (several of whom are business… Read more »