Jewell has a challenger and a bad accountant
From the RTD this morning we have two bits of City Council Member news on Marty Jewell of the 5th District. The first is that $6,397 from his re-election campaign is unaccounted for and he has known about it since 2010. At this point it doesn’t seem to be a criminal issue but simply an accounting error. The second bit of news is that all signs point to Richmond developer and contractor...
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Parkside has a new menu
This scoop is exclusive to Richmond.com go there, to see it all, since it isn’t posted anywhere else. Original Article
The hidden projects and volunteers of Patrick...
[caption id=”attachment_15394” align=”aligncenter” width=”420”][/caption] Everyday many of you drive past the re-opened Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. The obvious improvements are easy to spot, less litter, no broken windows, new playground equipment. What you don’t see is all the other work that’s being done, who is doing it and the...
New apartments save a paper mill
Demolition of the old Caraustar industrial paper mill (115 Hull St.) in Manchester had already begun when Fountainhead stepped in and stopped the wrecking ball. Richmond Bizsense.com has the full story on some new apartments that are on the way to Manchester and the made for TV story of how the building was saved at the last minute. With a crew already tearing out the mill’s innards,...
$10 gets you $20 at O'Toole's
Groupon deal for O’Toole’s. The deal is for food only, no booze. Isn’t Guinness considered a food? Original Article
Patrick Henry Winter Market Today
Great day for the Patrick Henry Winter Market (10-12) and I’ve heard that Mrs. Yoder’s Donuts and Pizza Tonight will be there in full operation. Sunshine, donuts and pizza sounds pretty good to me. Original Article
Traffic circle complaint
Any story on traffic circles tend to be instant conversation starters. I’ve gone on record as stating that I’m a supporter of traffic circles but might be in the minority. Read most of the comments in these stories to see where a good chunk of the readers (or at least those that comment) stand, hint - they’re not fans. A resident has some concerns and wanted to share them with...
Take a hike with RichmondOutside
I’ve mentioned RichmondOutside in passing before but now there is another reason to put the blog on your daily radar. As you can guess from the name RichmondOutside covers all that happens outside your four walls. The brains behind this endeavour are Phil Riggan formerly of James River News Hub fame and currently at Richmond.com and Andy Thompson RTD columnist and Woodland Heights...
Patrick Henry accepting applications for 2012-13
From the Press Release; Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA), a Richmond Public School, has begun accepting elementary student applications for the upcoming 2012-13 school year. Interested families are welcome to pick up an application at any Richmond Public Library location or at PHSSA, located at 3411 Semmes Avenue. Families can also download the application off the website at...
Camden's Dogtown Market Dinner Menu & a...
In case you’re out of the loop Camden’s Dogtown Market is open and running and now even has dinner. Camden Dogtown Market which is calling itself a “Mediterranean influenced, from scratch prepared foods and local, small gourmet market” replaces Ejay Rin which took over from Savor/Lunch Porter in Manchester. Thanks to the Tweeting of Matt Sadler aka @themarinara I found out...
Crosswalk broken button update
I’ve heard that one of the new crosswalks on Forest Hill Ave doesn’t work. Well luckily we received an update from Kathy Graziano’s office last week and I forgot to post it. Currently the City is waiting on the parts to be shipped for installation to correct the problem. As of Friday, Jan 20th 43rd St is still operating fine. However, 41st St push buttons will remain covered...
Huguenot High School “Construction Kick-off”...
Mayor Dwight C. Jones, City Council President Kathy C. Graziano, 4th District School Board Member Adria Graham Scott, and Huguenot High Principal Tyrus Lyles are inviting the public to join them Thursday, January 26th at 3 p.m. at Huguenot High to celebrate the start of construction of a new high school. More images of the school and plans can be found at Building a Better Richmond. From the...
VA Hospital planning $30 million expansion
According to the Style Weekly article the McGuire Veterans Medical Center is recognized as being one of the best in the country in dealing with spinal cord and brain injuries. Receiving $30 million worth of Federal money is going to allow the facility to improve even more. In late February construction begins on a 20,000-square-foot addition that will serve veterans with traumatic brain...
4th District meeting next Tuesday
Councilwoman Kathy Graziano the local council member for most of our area is planning to her quarterly meeting on Tuesday, January 31 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church (7757 Chippenham Parkway). On the agenda is Richmond Alternate Leaf Collection Program by James Jackson, Director, Richmond Department of Public Works, a look at Richmond Real Estate Tax Abatement Programs, Updates...
Belle Isle bicycle skill course a go
Above is heading for Belle Isle (right under Lee Bridge) this spring. Looks like it will soon be time for me to dust off the mt. bike sitting in my basement. From the Belle Isle Skills Area website; Located on Belle Island, this skills facility will be an addition to the 18 miles of urban single track trails nestled into the James River Park, Forest Hill Park and Byrd Parks located in the...
ART 180 Open Studio Series: Spotlighting the...
From the website; Celebrate the artists from ART 180’s fall 2011-12 programs as they work to create change in our community. The three intimate gatherings of the annual Open Studio Series are held at locations across Richmond. Each event highlights different visual art projects and performances, and offers the chance to listen closely to the voices of our young people. Join us to support them...
Have some coffee today with the Superintendent of...
From those that don’t want to click through or can’t read the small print. The meeting in our area is at 3:00 pm at Lucille Brown Middle School, 6300 Jahnke. Original Article
Two die on Chippenham
From RTD; A two-vehicle crash that left two people dead and one seriously injured shut down Chippenham Parkway near Stony Point Fashion Park for hours Saturday. The crash shortly after 4:30 p.m. halted traffic in both directions as rescue crews worked to extricate the victims and Richmond police investigated. Police said a vehicle heading north on Chippenham crossed the median and hit a...
Chippenham closed at Stony Point due to accident
TRAFFIC ALERT from RPD: Nortbound & Southbound lanes of Chippenham Pkwy closed @ Stony Point due to fatal traffic ax. Avoid area for next 6 hrs #rva Original Article
H&H Saturday Soups and Stews: Bean Soup with...
You may or may not have caught my tease over on E.A.T. way back on December 28th when I made my country ham salad. In that post I made a hidden reference to making a split pea or bean soup right here on the H&H Saturday Soups and Stews. Well today in RVA it couldn’t have been a better day to pull that ham bone out and make up some bean soup. I even utilized some of my preserved okra...
Patrick Henry Winter Market will be open
From @richmondmarkets: The market is open rain or shine. 10 to Noon. The Patrick Henry Winter Market will go on despite the rain. List of vendors can be found here. There are some notables that won’t be there today so check it out before braving the rain. Original Article
Fatal shooting at Ashton Square Apartments
Update 1/21:he Richmond Police Department has identified the victim in yesterday’s homicide. At 4:18 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, officers responded to reports of shots fired and a man down in the 600 block of Westover Hills Boulevard. When officers arrived they found Samuel L. Johnson, 38, with gunshot wounds lying next to a car in the parking lot of the Ashton Square Apartments. Johnson, who lived in...
Blockbuster becomes DaVita Dialysis
The House of Marinara: Louisiana Flair Reuinion... →
themarinara: A few months ago, Nate Sams had to shut down Louisiana Flair, one of my favorite restaurants. Well, this weekend we get a chance to relive the magic as Nate will be serving up some of his favorites at a reuinion dinner at Boychick’s Deli. The party starts at 6 PM on Saturday (1/21) and goes…
Assault on 43rd and unlocked cars robbed on...
From the daily RPD Crime report; 3rd Precinct AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 1/18/12 - 6:45 p.m. - 1200 block of West 43rd Street A female reported she was assaulted by three unknown males. 3rd Precinct THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE (X2) 1/13/12 – 1/14/12 - 5:10 p.m. – 9:30 a.m. - 5100 block of Devonshire Road An unknown person(s) entered two unlocked vehicles and stole money and jewelry. Original Article
RPS School Rezoning Meeting February 15 at...
Every few years, Richmond Public Schools start talking about rezoning. This process can obviously change which school your child is zoned for, and might result in schools being closed if they are under-attended. 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m on February 15, RPS is holding a Community Meeting at Thompson Middle School. Some of the proposals floating about have Fisher Elementary School, one of our district...
Free parking to disappear at Art Works
Less than good news reported by Style Weekly. Starting 1/16 if you head down to Art Works or Plant Zero to work in a studio or check out one of the many events, plan to pay if you usually park in the big lot next to Art Works. The addition of pay parking has Glenda Kotchish, co-owner of Art Works concerned about attendance. The owner of the spot Fountainhead Properties has contracted with...
Do you Tweet?
Loyal followers who are also readers of comic books should follow @StoriesComics who just joined us in the Twitterverse.This is of course assuming you are on Twitter and are already following us @HillsHeights. Carry on.
Westover Hills Library Winterfest 2012
This Saturday (1/21) morning from 10-12, join the folks at the Westover Hills Library for entertainment, crafts, refreshments, and prizes. Jonathan the Juggler and Shirley and her Exotic Birds will be there. Check it out and while you’re there check out some books. Original Article
December Sector 312 Police Report Released
Lt. Stephen McQuail (Stephen.McQuail@richmondgov.com,646-1944) has some good news to start out the new year and apparently we have our neighbors to thank. (Full Report) Sector 312 came in first place out of the twelve sectors for crime reduction for 2011. We had a seven percent reduction in violent crime and ten percent reduction in property crime as compared to 2010. The overall major...
Changing Mayo Island design competition
I did a write up of last year’s competition which was focused on Manchester. This year the focus is on Mayo. From the James River Green Building Council. The kickoff was last week. For more information including registering for the competition head here. (Previously I had a bunch of info. about the kickoff which I thought was this week.) Original Article
Missing Cat Alert
From an email earlier today; Our cat has been missing over one week from Westover Hills/Taylor Ave. He is white with black markings, very shy, somewhat feral. Please check garages and sheds. Not wearing a collar. Call 231-1610 or 218-8950.