Have you lost Jim?
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Fall Festival at Meadow Park on Sunday
Commonwealth Chapel’s Fall Festival is Sunday, Oct. 30th in Meadow St. Park from 4pm to 6pm. All are invited! Commonwealth Chapel invites you to a Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 30th from 4pm-6pm in Meadow Park. Who: Anyone & Everyone!! What: Games, Face Painting, Moonbounce, Cotton Candy, Juggling, Popcorn, Caricatures, Apple Cider and more! Where: Meadow Park (corner of Meadow...
Vote Jafari, Bernard on November 8
There is an election next week, sort of. Only one of the incumbents has a major party challenger, and half of the ballot is running unopposed. This is a travesty, and I encourage you to: 1) vote for the opposition, 2) write in a challenger if none exist. Original Article
Have you seen Monkey?
Please help find “MONKEY”… 10 week old male kitten. He’s black and white, was not wearing a collar. He was last seen on 10/24 on S Allen Ave in the Fan. Please call with any info… His family misses him!! 804-631-5897 or 804-882-6208 Original Article
Restaurant Week as a word cloud
Richmond Gastronomy has put together a look at the Restaurant Week menus as a word cloud: So here are the word distributions among menus in the area. Data interpretation is left to the kind reader (methinks the preponderance of ‘safe’ options is telling). Original Article
Plum Street house up for Golden Hammer award
The renovation of 12 South Plum Street (Nack Properties) has been nominated for a Golden Hammer award. Despite the volatile and dismal economy, renovation of vacant and blighted structures has continued throughout this past year. This year’s Golden Hammer nominees have continued to improve 15 neighborhoods scattered about the city. Better Housing Coalition is pleased to hold this event...
The strangest weather since hurriquakes...
Untitled by Josh Aubry
Untitled by Josh Aubry at Main Art’s X Gallery at Lombardy and Main Streets. > Main Art’s X Gallery is a unique concept in Richmond. This nine by eleven foot exterior space proposes to remove the formality of the viewing experience without diminishing the quality of the exhibited work. Each large scale work will be displayed for a period of only 3 months. Artists must choose to accept...
A history of Halloween on Hanover Avenue
richmond.com has a history of Halloween on Hanover Avenue: It’s difficult to determine the exact year that the 2100 block’s Halloween celebration started. According to Mrs. Forsyth, there had been notable seasonal activities on the block for many years prior to the late-1970s, when my family first moved to Richmond. A write-up in the November 4, 1987, issue of the Richmond News Leader offers...
Startup RVA in The Atlantic
The Atlantic gets local with Startup South: Richmond Introduction: Richmond is blossoming into a tech hub thanks to a great research university, a big creative agency, and cheap, beautiful real estate. […] In hearing from dozens of Richmond startups, two institutions stick out as important nodes in the local innovation system. The first is Virginia Commonwealth University. As Richard...
Richmond Macabre Masquerade at Balliceaux
Sunday October 30th 7pm $3 Richmond Macabre Masquerade 3 story tellers scaring your pants off with Richmond tales and 3 authors reading from the book Richmond Macabre: Nightmares from the River City. Also, special appearances by the Zombie String Trio! Original Article
Modern Monthly Movies: Philip Johnson - Diary of...
Wednesday at the Virginia Center for Architecture: Modern Monthly Movies: Philip Johnson- Diary of an Eccentric Architect Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Join us for our monthly screening and discussion of a documentary film on Modern architecture and design. “My place in New Canaan is…a diary of an eccentric architect.” Thus begins a fascinating look into the...
RVA grocery store circa 1924
Not sure of the exact date but it is my wife’s dad in knickers pictured at his job. This may be a Sanitary store in Richmond’s Fan. Items on the rack next to him are marked Virginia. (There’s a ton of detail in the original size picture.) My wife can’t remember where the store may have been. She remembers her dad telling her it was near Monroe Park. It may have been...
Found dog on 2500 block of Floyd
Found friendly, skinny brown dog with no collar or tags. Please call and describe him for return. 804.402.4458 Original Article
Bike theft near Grove Avenue
My bike was stolen off of my porch in the fan near Grove avenue earlier this week. It is a greyish/gunmetal color with a shimano seat, a blue suspension coil in the back, and neon blue (maybe flame-like?) design on the bar. It says Shimano on it, I believe it’s on the crossbar. The sear has a ovular, slender hole in the center. It’s a 24 speed mountain bike. The coil is probably...
Have you seen this bike?
Sometime [October 21] my bicycle was stolen from my front porch on west grace street. Some jerk cut my lock and rode off with my pride and joy, a maroon multi trek, with a basket on the front. My bike was my only mode of transportation and I heavily rely on it each and everyday. Please, if you see my bike anywhere.. do your good deed for the day and call me! I’ve never had to deal with...
Lucille's Bakery opens on Meadow Street
Lucille’s Bakery just opened up our first retail location near Broad and Meadow, next to Emilio’s restaurant. We couldn’t be happier with the response from the neighborhood and we can’t wait to meet you! Lucille’s Bakery 719 North Meadow Street, Richmond, VA (804)204-1524 lucillesbakery.net / Facebook Original Article
History Hounds explore the Fan
Bring your dog on a walking tour of the Fan [TODAY], 10a-12p. Call 649-0711 x301 to reserve your 4 and 2-legged spots. cc: @RichmondSPCA 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 700 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220 (map) Saturday, October 22, 2011 Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of the Fan, in partnership with the SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with...
Seen this stolen bike?
STOLEN BIKE: Purple Mercier single speed bike with white seat and handlebars. Stolen off a sign post near Park and Robinson. Owner is only 4’11, so the bike is super short. If you see it, please call 804-380-7535. Original Article
Anarchist march to protest noise ordinance
Members of the Wingnut Anarchist Collective walked from the intersection of Broad St. and the Boulevard, winding their way through the fan, all the way to the Mulberry Street home of Richmond City Councilman Charles Samuels, who they blame for the city’s old and and current noise ordinance. The previous law was declared unconstitutional last year, and has since been replaced by a...
In search of a bicycling culture...
The Atlantic Cities looks at RVA’s move to become more bicycle-friendly: There are a number of ways to encourage a bicycle commuting culture in a city that has never had much of one. Bike-share programs are a good start. Cities can also paint new bike lanes, install bike-parking infrastructure or celebrate Bike to Work Day. Sending the mayor to work on a bike is also a good call. And...
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
The VCU Friends of the Library invite you to the annual book sale in room B-7 of James Branch Cabell Library (901 Park Ave., Richmond) from October 24 through 28, 2011. There are hundreds of books, most for $2 or less. All proceeds from the sale help to fund VCU Libraries’ programs, collections, and lectures. 2011 Sale Hours: Monday, October 24: Noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25: 9 a.m. –...
S@mple moving into old Sprout location
Adam Bell and Harold Lewis are spending $65,000 to open S@mple — yes, with an @ symbol — a new restaurant that combines food and gadgets in the old Sprout location on North Morris Street near VCU. “We will have laptops and iPads for people to rent by the hour,” said Bell, 27. “It’s where food meets technology.” S@mple will serve lunch and dinner with a menu of small plates including fish...
Cat found on Grace Street
Very sweet grey and black female tabby found Wednesday, 10/12 on the 2200 block of W. Grace. She doesn’t seem accustomed to being outside, but is not wearing a collar. She’s friendly, well-fed, and relaxed. We gave her a flea treatment and set up a litter box, but we do have a dog door. If this is your cat, please contact me right away before she learns how to use it. For now she...
Hardywood's Singel starts flowing today
Today’s the day. Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery hits taps starting at noon at Commercial Taphouse & Grill! The new Richmond-crafted beer will also be available at Joe’s Inn and The Republic. Original Article
Foreclosure on Cary, Floyd
A Richmond BizSense look at recent foreclosures in the city lists 16 in Richmond, including 2 in the area. 1714 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23220 Execution of a certain deed of trust-original principal amount: $230,743 Foreclosure date: October 28, 2011 at 11:03 a.m. Trustee: Equity Trustees 1110 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220 Execution of a certain deed of trust-original principal...
DJ X - “Richard Dreyfuss” - watch more funny videos A reggae/hiphop video for a song called “Richard Dreyfuss.” Shot in Richmond, Va. By DJ X Original Article
A person who has been going door to door
A message from Betsy Coffield, FDA President: Several of you have written this past week about a person who has been going door to door in the Fan asking for contributions of clothing. This same person has also been spotted going through alleys and into back yards. He is described as an African American male, in his late 20’s or early 30’s, carries a trash bag with old clothing in...
Empress looking for local artists
The Empress is looking for local artists to fill our gallery space for the months of November, December, and January. Please email us with an image or web address so we can take a peak. Installations & removals happen on the first Thursday of each month. We prefer a minimum of 12 pieces per artist unless you are doing a shared showing with another artist. The space is free but only...
Vinyl sale at Deep Groove
DEEP GROOVE: Last day of our sidewalk sale! Outside LPs are 25 cents a pop / 5 for $1, outside singles are 10 cents each. Other bonus items include cider, donuts, and we even have a few old Peaches crates for sale ($5) Original Article
2200 block of Grove Avenue to close for 10 days
The North Rowland Street and Grove Ave intersection (2200 blk Grove Ave.) will be closed during the day Oct. 11-21 for a storm drain and drop inlet installation and possibly a manhole. Detours will be marked. > Original Article
New Trask mural on Robinson Street
Via These RVA Streets Original Article
Richmond Monuments is illustrated and written by Bizhan Khodabandeh, a graphic designer and educator that works under the name Mended Arrow. Richmond Monuments is about anthropomorphizing Richmond, VA monuments as if they were objective observers of the populace. The comic is not intended to make commentary on historical figures that the monuments represent. Nor is the strip meant to delve...
Selba could be enchanting
Writing for Style, Robey Martin says that while the service is hit-or-miss, Selba seems to have great promise: […] Selba sometimes falters when it comes to a key component of dining. The beautiful space and above-average food is begging to be the bar right now. And it could be. With some focus on server training, this attractive restaurant could, and should be, enchanting. Original...
State Senate, House of Delegates and Circuit Court...
The next election in the City of Richmond will be a general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. The polls will be open from 6AM to 7PM. Items on the ballot will be State Senate, House of Delegates and Circuit Court Clerk. The area is split across 3 House of Delegates districts, all of which lack a certain drama: Manoli Loupassi (R-Incumbent) is running unopposed for House of Delegates...
Occupy Richmond meeting on Thurs at Monroe Park
Occupy Richmond is part of the larger national movement originating from Occupy Wall St. to COLLECTIVELY VOICE OUR DISAPPROVAL OF THE INTERMESHING OF GOVERNMENT AND CORRUPTED CAPITALISM. WE UNITE AS 99% of THE AMERICAN POPULATION. INTEREST MEETING WILL BE HELD THIS THURSDAY, OCT. 6 AT 5:30 PM AT MONROE PARK. If you are interested in helping to organize for Occupy Richmond, please e-mail...
Richmond Macabre: Nightmares From the River City...
Richmond Macabre: Nightmares From the River City ISBN 978-0-9838914-0-6 Fifteen tales of ghosts, vampires, zombies, and unnamable terrors that dare you to peer into the shadows of the River City, but you must first be certain you are prepared to glimpse the horrors that lie within. Stories By: Charles Albert – Michael Gray Baughan – Beth Brown – Dale Brumfield – Phil Budahn – Meriah L....
Celebrate the Fox centennial!
Celebrate the William F. Fox School centennial at the Open House Reunion on Sunday, November 6 from 2-5PM at the school (2300 Hanover Ave). Everyone in the community is welcome but especially former students, teachers and parents. The PTA at the school is selling commemorative bricks. The bricks come in two sizes. The 4”x8” brick will hold up to 3 lines of text and 15 characters per line. ...
Big freakin' lizard found in VHS parking lot
Our security staff found this lizard in the VHS parking lot. We are trying to figure out if someone in the Fan or Museum District-area lost it. Call 8043-342-9667 for info. Original Article
Give a day to Richmond
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual HandsOn Day: “1 day. 1000 volunteers. Unlimited change. Saturday, October 29, 2011.” Imagine how much better Richmond could be if we all spent just 4 hours doing something together for the community. Join thousands of other volunteers Saturday, October 29, 2011, to make a difference in Richmond on one of many organized volunteer...
When the State Fair was in Monroe Park
Did you know that the first Virginia State Fair was held in what became Monroe Park? In 1850, the only public park in Richmond was Capitol Square. With a population of 30,280 at that time, this sinqle open space was no longer sufficient for the growing city’s needs, and in 1851 city councilman Charles Dimmock proposed that parks be acquired near future major residential areas. In 1851-52,...
Happy 13th to Ipanema!
Come celebrate another year of good times and great food at Ipanema’s 13th Anniversary Party with tunes provided by DJ Doddie. TONIGHT 11PM-2AM Original Article