BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Hair Cuttery To Support Underprivileged Children With Free BackToSchool Haircuts

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will be will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children who need it most this summer. From August 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to an underprivileged child in the community.“A fresh haircut to celebrate a milestone is something that can easily be taken for granted,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “Through our Share-A-Haircut program, we strive to provide every child with this simple but impactful service that will help send them back to school with confidence and enthusiasm to kick-off the year.”Within the first two weeks of August, Hair Cuttery is aiming to donate tens of thousands of free haircut certificates ahead of the new school year. Certificates will be distributed with the help of more than 200 local government and non-profit organizations in communities across the country.Participating locations include the salon in Wilmington, 206 Ballardvale St., Unit 3.Since 1999, the Share-A-Haircut program has donated more than 2.4 million free haircut certificates valued at nearly $50 million.2018 marks the 19th year of Share-A-Haircut, with Hair Cuttery’s most recent campaign donating more than 80,000 haircuts to survivors of domestic violence this past spring. The company has an established history of charitable giving and has supported a range of local and national causes, including St. Baldrick’s Foundation, American Red Cross, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, American Cancer Society and Girls on the Run.About Hair CutteryHair Cuttery is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 900 company-owned locations on the East Coast, New England and the Midwest. A full-service, value-priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products. Hair Cuttery is committed to delivering a delightful client experience through WOW Service including a Smile Back Guarantee. Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, VA.(NOTE: The above press release is from Hair Cuttery.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHair Cuttery Donates Back-to-School Haircuts To Thousands Of Children In NeedIn “Business”Wilmington’s Hair Cuttery Donates Back-To-School Haircuts To Local Kids In NeedIn “Business”Hair Cuttery Donates More Than 61,000 Haircuts to Children in Need NationwideIn “Business”last_img read more

5 more Chawkbazar fire victims identified CID

first_img.Criminal Investigation Department (CID) identified five more victims of Chawkbazar fire through DNA test on Tuesday, reports UNB.The victims are-Ismail Hossain, 60, Zafar Ahmed, 43, Foysal Sarowar, 53, Mostafa Mia, 39 and RehnumaTabassum Dola, 19.Additional Inspector General of Police Sheikh Himayet Hossain said the CID disclosed the identities of the deceased at a press briefing at its conference room in city’s Malibagh area.However, the identities of two victims of Chawkbazar fire incident could not be known yet as no DNA samples matched with the victims’ sample, he said.On 6 March, eleven more victims of Chawkbazar fire were identified through DNA tests.A deadly fire broke out at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar on 20 February. So far, 71 people have died.last_img

Cooks Resilience Leads To Shot on NBAs Biggest Stage

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comGolden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook has already become something of a legend in Prince George’s County.  There is a story that he caught the eye of a prominent former college basketball coach as a freshman at DeMatha, who knew he would be a can’t miss, NBA prodigy.The parent of an upperclassmen, who didn’t want to be identified, was investing in his son’s development with a private trainer as he thought his son was a major college prospect heading into his senior year.  The former coach supposedly told the father, “Your son can play mid-major college basketball, but that youngster is going to the NBA.”D.M.V. native Quinn Cook, who instantly became a legend and phenom when he began playing at DeMatha in Hyattsville, is now one of the players keeping the Golden State Warriors alive in the NBA Finals. (Courtesy Photo)That youngster with the greater upside proved to be Cook.He took a circuitous route to the Association and may never become the star that his teammate Kevin Durant is; however, when it comes to being a legend of the P.G. hardwood there is no doubt.  Cook was “a bad man” which is the highest praise that a basketball player can get from peers.Freshmen who play at DeMatha normally have to wait their turn to get minutes, but Cook took his and never looked back.  He was able to earn his playing time on a team loaded with talent, not only because of his skill, but because of his personality.“He has always been good with people,” Ron Bailey, owner of, a local website and blog that covers amateur basketball in the D.M.V. area told the AFRO.  “Stars have always liked being around and playing with him.”However, that never diminished the fact that his confidence in himself was ever lacking.  Despite being what would be considered an undersized guard by today’s standards, Cook was never a player that would back down from a challenge.  Whether it was at Dematha, while playing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, or at Duke University when he played for a team that would ultimately win a national championship, Cook would find a way to make plays that would help his team win.“He played with a moxy from the first time he stepped on the court and played bigger than his size,” Bailey said.  “He’s a guy that figured out how to put the ball in the basket and faced up to every challenge.”Cook’s three year run at Dematha was one of the great eras in the rich history of their basketball program. The Stags were 85-18 during that stretch and were ranked number one after his junior year.  That season he earned all-Met honors from the Washington Post and was the first underclassmen in three decades to earn that award.However, there were still doubts about his size and whether he could really play major college basketball.  Cook vindicated himself after transferring to Oak Hill Academy for his senior year. Oak Hill gave him another stage to prove himself, while playing with phenomenal talent that he would ultimately blend with.  He led the Oak Hill Warriors to a 31-4 record, averaging 19.1 ppg, 10.9 apg and 2.5 steals.Cook worked hard to find his niche at Duke before and didn’t play starter’s minutes until he was a senior. He was a co-captain for a team that won a national championship, yet he wasn’t drafted.  He could’ve gone overseas and capitalized on that success but chose the NBA G-League, before getting his NBA shot.In 2018 his resilience paid off as he earned his first world championship ring.  Had it not been for his virtuoso effort in game two of this year’s NBA Finals, the injured world champions would have probably gotten swept.last_img read more