July 6th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

free concert mechanicsville
Thursday evenings in July, enjoy a free concert at Cold Harbor Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Get ready for a new way to start the weekend!! The Hanover Summer Nights Free Concert Series takes place at the Cold Harbor Park (ya know where the Ruritans do the Crabfeast!) It’s every Thursday in July starting July 9. These concerts will feature local/regional bands and a way to get out of the house on a Thursday night before you head to the Riva’ on Friday…Concerts run 5-10pm, so come after work and have a great time.

    The series line up includes:
    July 9 – @En’ Novation
    July 16 – Jackson Ward Music with Karen Jonas Music
    July 23 – NuCorp Inc
    July 30 – Little Ozzy and The Kingbolts

    The event is FREE!!! Get all the details about the series and more here: http://hanoversummernights.com/

No outside food or drinks allowed; food will be available for purchase.

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June 16th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

ej wade foundation concert hanover

Free Concerts in the Park, sponsored by the E.J. Wade Foundation, are one Friday evening each month this summer from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at 8996 Pole Green Park Ln., Mechanicsville.


June 20 Benefit For Local Public Safety Services:
This free and family friendly series is back for a June performance that will be sure to get you dancing into the night – Pat McGee Band, Pat Russell Band, Prospect7


July 18 Night For Niger:
Elliott Yamin, Prospect7, McBeth

August 15 Jazzed For Education:
Samson Trinh & The Upper East Side Band, SPARC, Happy Hill Gang

Check out more free summer concert series posts or on my Pinterest board

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March 25th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

goodwill hanover

“A new Goodwill store will open its doors March 27th at 9 a.m. at 10231 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, 23059. [Just north of Virginia Center Commons, in Hanover County]… The hours at this new 13,000+ square foot store will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.”

    Opening Weekend Events:

    First 200 shoppers each day will receive a free gift!

    9 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and doors open
    All day: Hourly door prize giveaways

    3/28/14 Pinterest Ideas with Goodwill finds by Laura

    3/29/14 Ashland Firefighters give tours of truck

Photos of the new Hanover Goodwill

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January 4th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

craig realty group richmond outlets
(Source: Craig Realty Group)

I was excited to read today’s Richmond Biz Sense feature article “Massive outlet mall is no fish story.”

Plans for a 375,000-square-foot outlet mall near Bass Pro Shops in Hanover are moving forward, with the developer Craig Realty Group purchasing 43 acres at at the northeast corner of the intersection of Lewistown Road and Lakeridge Parkway just off Interstate 95 and stating it hoped to break ground on the first phases within a year. The current project stage involves getting approval from the county and pre-leasing spaces.

From Craig Realty Group’s website:

Outlets At Richmond
Located along the nation’s most heavily traveled interstate, Highway 95, the site of Outlets at Richmond currently features a 150,000 s.f. BassPro. In 2009 the store attracted 1.8 million visitors. Complimenting Bass Pro will be a 375,000 s.f. outlet center, hotels and restaurants. In all, over 900,000 s.f. of retail space will be filled with an exciting selection of nationally recognized retailers as well as trendy local and regional merchants.

GROSS LEASE AREA:375,000 square feet
Highway 95, East Coast Funnel-Exit 89
Richmond, VA 23005

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October 9th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

atlee library

The Friends of the Atlee Library’s Fall Book Sale is this weekend:

Friday October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hardcover books, DVDs, CDs, and tapes are $1.00. Paperbacks are 50 cents. Buy a Friends’ Tote/Book Bag for $12.00 and fill it for free.
Book Sale Raffle tickets are $1.00 each. Drawing will be held on Saturday October 13 at 2:00 p.m. Donate a non-perishable food item to the Food Drive for MCEF.

9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804)559-0654

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April 3rd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Source: designsponge.com via Alison on Pinterest

Spotted this notice in the Sunday Times-Dispatch:

Used bricks, cinderblocks and similar inert materials are available at the U.S. 301 transfer station for Hanover County residents to remove for their own uses. The material is free to those who can load it into their vehicle without help. If the county loader is needed to dump the material into the vehicle bed, the cost is $2 per cubic yard, with a minimum of five cubic yards.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for holidays. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at (804) 365-6181.”

I have no idea what kind of condition the materials are in, but used bricks might add a lot of character to a (free) DIY home improvement project! I pinned a couple brick project ideas here.

The info caught my eye because I had just read a useful article in the April issue of Better Homes and Gardens about Jim Keefe, a gentleman in Boston who created a gorgeous garden mostly utilizing salvaged materials. He had some tips for finding free or cheap gardening materials:

    Hardscape: Get in touch with builders/contractors that might have leftover items removed from project sites and save them a trip to the landfill. Likewise, check local building permits to find sites where teardown of existing structures might be happening
    Plants: Construction projects might also involve the removal of plant materials, so the suggestions above apply. Look for plant swaps in your area. And let friends and family know you’re hunting for plants, in case they are planning to remove any. (I see offers of free plants pop up on Freecycle and Craigslist!)

Another BHG article about using salvaged materials in the garden

Do you guys have any tips, or success stories, about salvaged or otherwise free landscaping materials?

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