Teen shot on Drumheller
From NBC12 A Richmond teen was shot multiple times at his apartment Thursday night. He’s in critical but stable condition at Chippenham Hospital. Police say a van pulled up Thursday night, and a 15-year-old stumbled out, with blood everywhere. They say his family drove him there, because they live two miles up the Chippenham Parkway. The shooting happened on Drumheller Drive, close to where...
A primer on rezoning and school closing
The School Board of Richmond Public Schools will consider closing three schools. Why would they want to, why it’s controversial, and what happens next. Head to RVA News to read this excellent summary by John Murden. Focus is on Clark Springs but worth a read. Original article http://gd.is/QR3STP
Westover Hills Library
Photo submitted by Glenn Childress Original article http://gd.is/qJwtqq
Folks on Boscobel Ave. want a speed hump
Currently a request on SeeClickFix, the city website for calling attention to issues/problems. The description states, “Dorchester Rd. and Boscobel Ave. are constantly use as a cut off to avoid the light at Forest Hill and Jahnke. People drive very fast through this area and there are my small children in the neighborhood.” Despite the grammatical issues (which I’m no position to ever judge) the...
Tennis courts finished with younger set in mind
Soon I will be renaming this Bryce Lyle’s Hills and Heights because he keeps cluing me into what’s going on. The latest from Bryce is news that the old tennis courts behind Walgreens and the dialysis center have been refinished and are ready for your volleys. What’s exciting about these courts is that they include the first set of permanent courts designed for children 10 and under. These...
H&H Featured Home
5415 Dorchester Rd – $539,00 – Shown by Appointment Absolutely the best of both worlds — a newly built home situated on a large city lot in Westover Hills, just two blocks from the James River! This stunning craftsman style house was custom-built with love and exquisite detail in 2011. The first level has formal rooms, a gourmet kitchen with granite, stainless, and breakfast bar open to a...
Vendors wanted for Sunday in the Park
Calling all artists, crafts people and purveyors of interesting stuff! Looking for a fun and inexpensive place to show and sell your creations and treasures? The Friends of Forest Hill Park is hosting its annual Sunday in the Park event on June 30th in historic Forest Hill Park. The event regularly attracts a couple thousand people, so if you would like to be included in this event, please contact...
Brandon Montijto posted the video and this message on Facebook: A vid I put together from this weekend’s race. You might recognize a few places. Original article http://gd.is/Hyf5VL
Got game? Prove it tonight at Crossroads
It is extremely likely that I won’t be able to attend Game Nite next week so you should be there tonight to show off your mad dice rolling or excellent strategry skills. Original article http://gd.is/LPB63p
Forest Hill Neighborhood Association meets...
Forest Hill Neighborhood Association meeting is at 7 pm at the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. There will be a babysitter on hand for the little ones, and Nathan Burrell, newly appointed Parks & Rec Director is the guest speaker. Summer is great time to get involved in your neighborhood association and our area is lucky to have so many active groups. Get out there and make a...
Rich Savage found dead in his home on Sunday
Photo courtesy of the Savage Foundation Rich Savage, age 51, lived on Cherokee Road and was most recently known for running a very strong campaign for the 4th District School Board seat. RTD has the details on his sudden passing and his contributions to the area, including The Savage Foundation. “He had an incredible ability to listen to someone’s situation and condense the message down to the...
From Twitter: “@bugpaste: Went to Forest Hill Park. Friend wanted to see the gazebo. Found people having sex inside. Richmond!” Original article http://gd.is/KVDhs7
Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1 billion
Located in Manchester, Tumblr the popular photo blogging platform, was bought for $1.1 billion. That is a lot of Legend beer. From CNN Money. The deal, which had been rumored since last Thursday, will help Yahoo to tap into the younger, active online user base at Tumblr. But the deal raises concerns among some Tumblr fans that the site could end up being cluttered by the ads that brings in...
Tree down and power out on Taylor Avenue
I was enjoying a Richmond Kickers game when this went down. Near as I can figure from the photo above by Jennifer C. and the Facebook posts, this happened around 7:10 and power is still out for some folk. Original article http://gd.is/5Wn6NM
Westover Hills Community Picnic on Saturday
Let’s block off a street and have a party! All Westover Hills neighbors are invited to attend the annual Westover Hills Neighborhood Picnic on Saturday, May 18, from 4:30 p.m. to dark. The picnic will be on the 1900 block of Prince Arthur Road, between Evelyn Byrd and New Kent. This is a great event for everyone to meet their neighbors. We will have fun activities for the kids like clown face...
Couple looking for house to rent
Hi everyone! We’re a couple from Newport News planning to move to Richmond permanently and we’re looking for a house to rent. We have friends in the area and love the neighborhood and would love to live in the area! First choice would be Forest Hill, second is Westover Hills, and third choice would be Woodland Heights. Below is what we’re looking for so if you have a house to rent or know of...
Happy Lucky Combo at Crossroads
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Two drongos pulled from the James
From RTD Richmond firefighters pulled two people from the James River tonight near Riverside Drive and 42nd Street. Firefighters were called at about 5:20 p.m. with a report that a kayak had overturned and two people were clinging to a rock. They were pulled to shore and no injuries were reported. At first I pondered whether to use an insulting word. Then I remembered that the thunderstorm...
Buy stuff Saturday at the inaugural Forest...
The Forest Hill-Bliley Road Neighborhood Association, Inc., is sponsoring a neighborhood yard sale this Saturday, May 18, 8:00 AM until noon. Weather looks like it will be perfect for a yard sale day! A number of homes in the neighborhoods off Bliley Road, on Cedarhurst Drive, Lansing Avenue, and Old Willow Court between Forest Hill Avenue and Cedarhurst Drive will be holding yard or garage sales...
Victory Farms free plant giveaway today
Victory Farms is giving free plants today in the driveway of 4500 Reedy Avenue. Self service first come first served. Starts right now (10:45 am Thursday), and when plants are gone, they’re gone. Bring your own bag or containers 4 tomato plants per family (a wide variety of specimens) Basil Beets Radishes Kol rabi Original article http://gd.is/PB9acL
No parking on the grass in Carter Jones Park on...
Quite the difference from what is happening on the weekends. Hopefully this helps folks get the message about the proper spots for parking. Thanks to Greg H. for the photo. Original article http://gd.is/SZ97NK
Music and food at Vibefest in Stratford Hills
Sunday, May 19 Noon – 6pm Featuring: Honky Tonk Experience, The Hullabaloos, The Taters, Blue Line Highway, The Janet Martin Band, Cardinal Compass, The Dreamers, The Sommervillians with Solomon Miles & more! Admission: $5 donation Stratford Hills Shopping Center (outside the Cafe) Proceeds benefit the work of Positive Vibe Cafe. Original article http://gd.is/CyaR7Y
Dog found needs a home tonight
The Pickral’s need someone ASAP. They can’t keep the dog tonight. Anne Shelton can put you in touch with the Pickrals 690-5023. Original article http://gd.is/Ccr6hZ
Flamingo Fest and 5k on Saturday
Come to run, stay for fun! Flamingo Fest and 5K 2013 Run! J.B. Fisher Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will host its annual carnival and 5K for students, parents and the entire Fisher community to support our “Leader in Me” initiative. The event will kick off at 9am with our “Far from Flat” Flamingo 5K and will roll right into a Fun Run around Fisher’s track at 9:30....
The South Carolina Broadcasters at Crossroads on...
I was clued in by someone in the know that this is a must see show and judging from the song above I tend to agree. This trio has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Ricky Scaggs, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. So swing by Crossroads on Thursday, show starts at 8 pm. Original article http://gd.is/Yvpn9x
RVA in watercolors
You can buy this awesome watercolor print from Summit Ridge on Etsy. Unrelated did you know that in some cultures it’s completely acceptable to send local news bloggers gifts? Original article http://gd.is/kDPBO6
School closures and Woodland Heights re-zoning...
Monday was a busy night for the school board but nothing definitive was decided. There is a proposal to re-zone the Woodland Heights area. In the new rezoning (seen above in red) parents in Woodland Heights would send their young ones to Westover Hills Elementary. Nothing is finalized yet and you can see the full map here. In a reversal of a previous reversal, the Richmond School Board agreed...
Dog Found on 43rd
We found this male Shih Tzu (pretty sure) wandering around 43rd and Dunston tonite (Monday). Does anybody recognize him? Please call if you are the owner or know the owner. We have him at our house. Thanks! Dave 651-5880 Original article http://gd.is/b9dWSA
Tuesday Night Game Nite at Crossroads
Join me for some games and beer. Original article http://gd.is/5tZc7U
Soccer tournament to raise funds for Southside...
The tournament is for adults 11v11. If you can donate prizes or time contact the folks on the flyer. Original article http://gd.is/T4sXPE
Cat missing from Evelyn Byrd
Please be on the lookout for a small 1 1/2 year old fixed ,orange tabby male cat. He looks much younger (like a kitten) and had on a black collar with a bell and a tag with owner’s info.He has not been around for a few days. He is a very friendly cat. He is missing from the 5000 block of Evelyn Byrd Road. If you know his whereabouts or have seen him recently, please call Cristy at...
Park where ever you want, it's Carter Jones Park
The headline is mine but the tweet and the picture are Greg’s. When I Tweeted with Greg on Sunday night there had been no response from RPD on either Saturday or Sunday. It’s amazing to me that folks think they can just drive their vehicles into the park like that with no repercussions. Original article http://gd.is/xdWDHm
Harvey murderer seeks appeal
RTD has the details A federal appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday on behalf of Ricky Javon Gray, sentenced to die for the capital murders of two Richmond children in 2006. If Gray loses his appeal, the Attorney General’s Office is expected to ask the Richmond Circuit Court to set an execution date. The court has 10 days to hold a hearing to set a date, which must be no more than 60 days...
Skateboard robbery on Belle Isle
From RTD Richmond police are investigating two robberies, including one that occurred on Belle Isle in the James River. There were no injuries in either robbery. Capt. Angela Greene said the first robbery was reported at 7:15 p.m. Sunday on Belle Isle, where a juvenile male told police he was confronted by a group of people, including a man who said he had a gun and demanded the victim’s...
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Four of the ten crashiest intersections are in H&H
As you can see above we’ve got 4 really bad intersections. Which ones near you or on your daily commute are prone for fender bending? From RTD; Richmond police are working with the city’s traffic engineering and operations departments in an attempt to cut down on collisions at the city’s 10 worst intersections for traffic accidents. Lt. William Kelly with the Special Operations Division said...
Mother's Day Square Dance in Forest Hill Park
Music in the Park’s tireless effort to always bring you something different, fun and family friendly they present The Beer Ticks w/Grant Hunnicut in a Square Dance free for all in Forest Hill Park!! The Beer Ticks will be joined by openers Gena and Gayla Mills in a show that promises to be big on roots, old timey, square dancing fun!! This Sunday from 6-8pm – ish. It promises to run a bit over...
First set of spring/summer barmpots rescued from...
From RTD Emergency crews pulled four people from the rain-swollen James River near Haxall Point in downtown Richmond on Wednesday night. No one was injured. Richmond fire Lt. Robbie Hagaman said authorities were called about 10:10 p.m. for reports of people in distress in the river in an area between the Manchester and Mayo bridges. A boat was sent out on the water and quickly retrieved three...
Get to know Westover Hills Elementary School...
The Westover Hills Neighborhood Association Presents: Get to Know WHES! An Inside Look at Exciting New Developments at our Neighborhood School Thursday, May 9th – 7:00PM Please join us at our annual meeting on Thursday May 9th at Westover Hills United Methodist Church for a very special program featuring an update on the exciting things going on in our local school, Westover Hills Elementary...
Wayne Henderson and Helen White at Westover...
On Saturday, May 18, WRIR FM 97.3 presents Wayne Henderson and Helen White in concert at Westover Baptist Church. This special concert is brought to you by WRIR FM 97.3 and its popular Tuesday night show, Edge of Americana. The concert presents the rare opportunity of experiencing these legends of Appalachian and old time string music in such a gorgeous and intimate setting; amidst the...
Burrell in Style Weekly
Not a lengthy interview but worth a read. White, who for 30 years served as the park’s obsessive steward, says the city made the right call. But by his own account, managing the park wasn’t all glamour and sunshine. How’s Burrell going to handle it? “He’s smarter than I am,” White says. “He’s slicker and more flexible.” We checked in with Burrell just to be sure. Original article...
H&H Game Nite at Crossroads
Inspired by TableTop, this is a great way to meet some neighbors and socialize on a weeknight. To much time is spent on the computers or watching television. Interacting with folks is about more than leaving a comment or pressing a “like” button. Original article http://gd.is/Pt4g65
Group of Woodland Heights parents working to get...
Posted on behalf or Woodland Heights resident Samantha. I’m posting to request that you take a few minutes to write to our RPS school board reps. I’ve been attending several city and school board meetings recently and talking to a citizen in the Westover Hills neighborhood about what they’re trying to do to WHES. They’re really trying to make WHES a neighborhood school that everyone in the Hills...
As seen on Twitter
RT @kcepierce: Man on bus “Oh, I ain’t goin’ to the Southside! I ain’t crossing no water. NOOOOOOO WAY!” Original article http://gd.is/LIyNIT
Armed robberies over the weekend off Janhke and...
NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News NBC12 Police continue to search for the suspects who robbed and shot a man in Richmond’s southside. It wasn’t the only violent robbery overnight. Police aren’t making any connections just yet, but these crimes happened just a few miles and minutes apart. The first, at the St. John’s Wood Apartments off Jahnke Road. Then another robbery, an hour later and three...
Originally posted as the RVANews Picture of the Day – Photo by Chronism Original article http://gd.is/s6SK9w
Brown and white dog w square patch marking over left eye..no collar..found at forest hill park. Call 516 6462 Original article http://gd.is/TTynkW
GrowRVA vendor spotlight: Atomic Bakery
Every Friday GrowRVA is highlighting a vendor. This week it’s The Atomic Bakery. I’m just borrowing one question you’ll have to go the GrowRVA for the full story and the chance to win free cupcakes. 2. What’s your most popular item, and why do you think it’s such a hit? Everyone really seems to love our cupcakes. The “Phantom from Space” (Chocolate Raspberry) is one of our most popular...