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@coreyjwidmer got this excellent photo of the holiday decorations at Ocean Grocery.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/06/holidays-on-25th-street_30456/
A message from Christina Mastroianni, PTA President of Bellevue Elementary School:
Discount Shopping Cards
Want another way to help your local school while saving money at the same time? Purchase a Discount Card for $10 and enjoy a year’s worth of savings at twelve local and citywide restaurants and stores. Call Christina Mastroianni at 804-232-0282 or email me at President@BellevuePTA.org to get your card.
Annual Holiday Concert
Join us for The Annual Holiday Concert at Bellevue Elementary School on Thursday December 19, 2013 from 6-8pm. Our students will be singing while our orchestra and band perform holiday inspired songs. While you are at the school take a moment to visit our museum dedicated to three great women who lived on the site of school, Elizabeth Van Lew, Mary Elizabeth Bowser and Maggie L. Walker.
Farm Fresh Receipts Update
Thanks to everyone who has dropped off the bottom of their Farm Fresh Receipts. We are currently at 20,000 points, well on our way to 100,000 by May 31st! Keep them coming – the Farm Fresh Receipts Mail Box is to the right of the front steps on Grace Street. Thanks again!
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/05/bellevue-elementary-update-holiday-concert-farm-fresh-receipts-discount-shopping-cards_30452/
These new clothes were found in the bushes in the alley between Grace and Franklin off of 25th Street: “Maybe from one of the stolen packages???”
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/04/recognize-these-pants_30446/
@vibes1: Still Sexy Saturdayz 9-2am SaraFran’s Soulfood Lounge 412 North 25th st.RVA ow.ly/i/3THKQ
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/04/still-sexy-saturdayz_30438/
@mattrock: The view from Libby Hill Park this morning was amazing
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/03/the-view-from-libby-hill-park-this-morning-was-amazing_30435/
The Chimborazo Elementary School Book Fair will be open to all next week. Stop by the school to purchase books for holiday gift giving.
There will be a special café for guests for lunch and readers during the week of Dec 9th.
Chimborazo Elementary School Book Fair
Mon, Dec 9th to Wed, Dec 17th, 2013
8:30 am to 9:30 am
10:30am to 2:00 pm
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Contact Barbara Branch at email@example.com or (703)625-6019 for more information.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/03/get-books-at-the-chimborazo-elementary-school-book-fair_30433/
Ned Oliver at Style has word that there is a next step in the ongoing Captain Buzzy’s saga:
The owner of Captain Buzzy’s Beanery, Bob Buffington, has filed suit in Richmond Circuit Court, alleging that a handful of residents near his business “hijacked” the Church Hill Association. Buffington’s complaint says the residents engaged in conspiracy and “defamation, misrepresentation [and] unethical conduct” in opposing his application with the city to keep his shop open an hour later and serve beer and wine.
The suit alleges secret association meetings, misrepresentations to city planners and an assault on Buffington by an opponent wielding a flower pot.
The suit names four neighborhood residents as defendants: John Whitworth, Kimberly Chen, Karen Jones and Amy Beem.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/02/buffington-takes-buzzys-fight-to-the-courts_30428/
The next area Real Richmond walking food tour is next Saturday:
Shockoe Bottom/Church Hill: Shock & Awe
Saturday, December 14th, 2 p.m.
Come along on this 1.5 mile walking tour of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods as we sample specialties at several distinctive, local eateries, including, depending on the day, spots such as Arcadia, Julep’s, Aziza’s, LuLu’s, 2113, Tio Pablo, C’est Le Vin, Station 2, Bookbinder’s, Halligan, Flames 231 and Globehopper. Besides wonderful food and insider info from chefs and owners, you’ll get a taste of the architectural and historical richness of River City.
Tickets are $50 inclusive of ticketing fee and can be purchased here.
A more “up on the Hill” tour is scheduled for dates in January and February:
Church Hill: From Spies to Pies
Saturday, January 11th, 2-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 22nd, 9-11:30 a.m. Special tour in association with Virginia Wine Expo. Tickets for this February tour must be purchased here.
Church Hill has a storied past and its future looks brighter than ever with a revitalized culinary scene that includes The Roosevelt, Dutch & Company, Sub Rosa Bakery, Proper Pie Co., WPA Bakery, Patrick Henry Pub, Anthony’s on the Hill, Alamo BBQ (we know it’s on Union Hill!) and the place that started it all, The Hill Cafe. We’ll stop and sample at several.
Tickets are $50 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/02/real-richmonds-shockoe-bottom-and-church-hill-eating-and-walking-tours_30414/
The Mystery on Church Hill Release Party & Signing will be at St. John’s Church this Sunday, December 8th, 2013, from 2:30 – 4:30 PM:
Mystery on Church Hill, the second book in the adventures of brothers Sam and Derek from Steven K. Smith, is releasing on December 8, 2013! Just in time for Christmas for all the young readers in your life!
I’m thrilled to announce that the official launch party and signing will be at historic St. John’s Church in Richmond’s Church Hill section, the site of Patrick Henry’s famous ‘Give me liberty or give me death’ speech!
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/02/mystery-on-church-hill-release-party-and-signing-this-sunday_30422/
Court End Christmas is this Sunday at St.John’s Church:
December 8, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
12:00 – 5:00 pm Visitor’s Center open for refreshments
1:15 pm – Church doors open – Seating is first come, first served
1:30 pm – Christmas music program begins
1:45 pm – Reenactment begins – no entrance after reenactment begins
2:30 – 4:30 pm – Vintage Santa
2:30 – 5:00 pm – Church open house
Court End Christmas is an annual Richmond tradition – many historic sites located in and near downtown Richmond offer free programming to celebrate holidays. Shuttles will be running between sites.
For more event information, please contact Amy Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org
No food, drinks, chewing gum or backpacks are allowed in the church. Thank you for your cooperation.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/02/court-end-christmas-this-sunday-at-st-johns_30418/
Friends of Jefferson Park presents FESTIVAL BRASS
Friday, December 13, 2013 7:00 – 7:30PM
Please join Friends of Jefferson Park for a special night of holiday music in Jefferson Park, featuring acclaimed Richmond brass quintet, Festival Brass. Warm beverages will be served to keep everyone toasty warm and the holiday spirit in good cheer! The group will perform at the Princess Anne Avenue entrance.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/02/friends-of-jefferson-park-presents-festival-brass_30410/
Events are scheduled Friday through Sunday as part of the Church Hill Holiday Weekend:
The Vespers and Candlelight Walk will start at 7 PM on Friday, December 6:
Join us for a brief service at Historic St. John’s Church where Patrick Henry gave his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech followed by a Candlelight Walk through the neighborhood accompanied by bagpipers and concluding with caroling at the Sailors and Soldiers Monument at Libby Hill Park. Free of charge.
A perfect outing to inspire the holiday spirit, the Church Hill Holiday House Tour will be on Sunday, December 8, from noon until 5 PM. Stroll down cobblestone streets into the past with horse drawn carriages and carolers in period costume. Ten restored historic homes from the mid-1800s to turn-of-the-last-century will be beautifully decorated and offer a variety of interiors from classic to contemporary.
Tickets for the house tour will be $20 in advance/$25 the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased online at Churchhill.org or in person at WPA Bakery, The Hill Cafe, Patrick Henry, Captain Buzzy’s, and Hampton House (5807 Patterson).
The weekend closes that Sunday with music at St. John’s Church at 1:15 PM, the re-enactment of Patrick Henry’s speech at 1:45 PM, and a visit by Vintage Santa from 2:30 – 4:30 PM in the parish hall.
Court End Christmas Tour is also going on at the same time and provides a great extension to a day of holiday fun. A free shuttle will run between St. Patrick’s Church at 215 North 25th Street and Court End Christmas.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/12/02/church-hill-holiday-house-tour-this-saturday_30406/
Tucked back back behind the Nina Simone mural, GlobeHopper’s back courtyard has always reminded me of the kind of hidden indoor/outdoor spaces that come attached to spots in New Orleans. Have a seat with a latte or a glass of wine and see where the conversation goes, watch the world go by for a while – that kind of space.
The inclusive “it’s all good” bohemian vibe of the coffeeshop could be lifted from the Crescent City as well. The counter is stacked with homemade baked goods and the tables & couch are taken up by a diverse cross-section of Richmond: suits getting a caffeine lift, folks in hoodies with laptops, and maybe a dad out with a baby in a car seat. Perhaps the mayor will come by; maybe the guy behind you in line will be carrying a trombone.
GlobeHopper is chill and honestly quirky, that a good kind of lived in, but the folks behind the counter are totally serious about making you a good drink. The coffee is all French pressed Counter Culture out of North Carolina, and the baristas are all trained to pull good shots on the big red La Marzocco espresso machine at the end of the bar. Ask’em to make it pretty, see what they can do.
Other things to know:
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/11/30/globehopper_30382/
Lt.Minton’s Sector 111 November report (PDF) is now available. Sector 111 encompasses Church Hill, Chimborazo, Church Hill North, Fulton, Oakwood, and Union Hill:
Violent crime in November was down by 40%. We had 1 commercial robbery at 30th and Clay Street. We are still looking for the public’s help in solving this crime.
We had 2 individual robberies compared to 6 last year during the same time period. One of these was cleared by arrest and the other was a robbery that occurred at 25th and Broad Street at 11pm. The victim waited a half an hour to report the crime so we have had trouble identifying a viable suspect.
We also had a carjacking on Oakwood this month. Due to some quick action by patrol officers and K9 we were able to make an arrest that night and with the help of Henrico Police Department we arrested the other suspect the following night in Greater Fulton.
Our Aggravated Assaults went from 4 to 2 this month. One was a shooting that occurred in the 4800 hundred block of Government road. We are very close to a resolution in this case.
In sum, we went from 10 to 6 violent crimes. Year to date violent crime is down 8%.
Property Crime in November was down by 13% from 54 to 47. Residential burglaries went down from 12 to 11. 4 of these occurred in Union Hill, 2 of these were to the same address. The victim had hired someone from the neighborhood to help her move. Unfortunately he is now the main suspected in breaking into her house. Please be very leary of who you hire to help you do any kind of work.
There were 3 in Church Hill. Arrests have been made in a Church Hill burglary.
In Greater Fulton, there were 2 during the daytime hours.
Year to date there have been 96 burglaries compared to 93 last year. Larcenies in general went from 40 to 31, a 23% reduction. Motor Vehicle Theft went from 1 to 3. Arrests were made in 2 of these and the offenders were known to the victims.
Instead of wanted posters, I decided to give you some updates on some of the past wanted posters I have sent out. A kind of where are they now segment if you will.
Page 3 is Timothy Covington, you will remember he was the guy who decided that robbing taxi cabs was a good idea.
Page 4 is David Leon Reed. He was the commercial robber that hit a couple convenient stores on Q Street at the beginning of the year. He was also nice enough to give us a good photo of himself by looking up at the camera.
The last criminal is Bryant Jones who plead no contest to the murder that he committed on Newman last year in Greater Fulton.
As always thank you for the hard work you, the citizens, contribute to helping us make sector 111 a safer place to live and work!
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/11/30/sector-111-report-for-december-5_30377/
Oakwood neighborhood clean-up; Small Business Saturday on Marshall Street; Jefferson Park Christmas Tree Decorating; Warehouse Open House; Church Hill Rotary Formation Club; Church Hill Rotary hosting Holiday Mail for Heroes Card Signing; Globehopper Presents: Musician Carey Murdock; RECYCLING WEEK; RPS School Board; Friends of Libby Hill Park; Tour Your Grocery Store & Zumba Class; Yoga in Libby Hill Park; Film and Panel Discussion: Dark Girls; 7th District Shockoe Redevelopment meeting (1 of 5); Tricycle Gardens Four Season Farm Stand; Vespers and Candlelight Walk; New Vision Civic League; Church Hill Holiday House Tour; MORE…
ARE WE MISSING SOMETHING? ADD IT TO THE CALENDAR!
Sat Nov 30 10:00 am
Let your Saturday go to waste – join in T.T.Y. monthly neighborhood effort to pick up litter! Meet at 1023 Oakwood Avenue. Trash bags , pick up rods, and gloves will be provided. Lunch will be provided by McDonald’s. To learn more on what areas will be targeted for clean up or to volunteer for this event please call 804-726-3471.
Sat Nov 30
Marshall Street’s two newest retailers are offering deals for Small Business Saturday… MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2013/11/29/small-business-saturday-on-marshall-street_30369/
Sun Dec 1 2:00 pm
Bring the kids and help us decorate the Jefferson Park Christmas Tree. We will meet at 2:00 pm and with lots of helping hands, we should have plenty of time for hot chocolate and cookies. The tree is located at the Princess Anne entrance.
Sun Dec 1 11:00 am
A. Warehouse Open House – Sunday 12.1 11-4, 202 N. 21st St Shop Smaller Business Sunday: with Sharp Man, Era Vintage, The Odd Couple Shop & Brik-A-Brakman.
Everything you need for your holiday gift list: Vintage menswear, unique home stuffs, vintage furniture, lighting and housewares, antiques & oddities. Come join us.
Mon Dec 2 6:00 pm
We meet Mondays at Patrick Henry’s Pub upstairs. Happy Half 6:00, meeting at 6:30. Check us out on Facebook at The Formation of Church Hill Rotary. Come see what Rotary is all about and how we are helping our community!
Mon Dec 2 6:30 pm
The Church Hill Rotary Formation Club will be holding a Holiday Mail for Heroes card signing this Monday, December 2 at the upstairs room at Patrick Henry’s Pub. They will be starting at 6:30 PM and will stay until all the cards are signed.
Mon Dec 2 6:00 pm
Join us on the evening of Monday, Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Globehopper Coffeehouse & Lounge at 2100 East Main Street for a live performance by Nashville-based musician Carey Murdock!
From his website:
“I’m 24 now and I call Nashville, Tennessee home, but I spend most of my time in other places meeting people, hearing their stories, and playing them mine.”
Mon Dec 2 5:30 pm
Mon Dec 2 4:30 pm
The RPS School Board meets at 4:30PM and 6PM on the first Monday of each month in Council Chamber Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall, located at 301 North Ninth Street; and at 6PM on the third Monday of each month at selected schools.
Tue Dec 3 7:00 pm
Every 1st Tues, location varies – Contact Marion Macdonald at MacMarion@aol.com or (804)644-1347 for more info.
Tue Dec 3 5:30 pm
Join us for an interactive nutritional workshop AND Zumba class sponsored by Tricycle Gardens and Robinson Theater. Learn how to shop around the holidays on a budget: grains, produce, protein and dairy aisles. 16 & up welcome. Space is limited so sign-up today! 562-9133 or email@example.com
Tue Dec 3 7:00 pm
With warmer weather on the way, sometimes it’s hard to make it to the gym. We get it. That’s why we’re moving the fun outdoors. Starting in May we’ll offer TRX & Yoga in the Park.
Yoga / 1st and 3rd TUES of each month at 7PM
TRX / 2nd and 4th SAT of each month at 9AM
If you’re a member at Richmond Balance it’s FREE! Punch cards are welcome. Don’t have a membership or a punch card? No worries, the drop-in price is $5 per class.
Classes must be signed up for in advance. For more details or to reserve your spot email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-343-1234.
Wed Dec 4 6:30 pm
Panel includes by Professor M.Maxwell, Dr. F.Belgrave, and Dr. C.Newbille. At the Family Resource Center. http://officialdarkgirlsmovie.com/preview/ MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2013/11/11/three-lectures-remaining-in-africana-studies-series_30037/
Thu Dec 5 6:00 pm
George Mason Elementary School
813 North 28th Street
Thu Dec 5 4:00 pm
A rotating variety of locally grown seasonal produce and sustainability products (rain barrels, worm bins, etc). Every Thursday at 2107 Jefferson Avenue. MORE: http://tricyclegardens.org/farm-stand/
Fri Dec 6 7:00 pm
Join us for a brief service at Historic St. John’s Church where Patrick Henry gave his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech followed by a Candlelight Walk through the neighborhood accompanied by bagpipers and concluding with caroling at the Sailors and Soldiers Monument at Libby Hill Park. Free of charge. MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2013/11/11/mark-your-calendar-for-the-2013-holiday-house-tour-and-festival_30072/
Sat Dec 7 10:00 am
Every 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary Thompson at (804)648-7915 for more info.
Sun Dec 8 12:00 pm
A perfect outing to inspire the holiday spirit, the Church Hill Holiday House Tour will be on Sunday, December 8, from noon until 5 PM. Stroll down cobblestone streets into the past with horse drawn carriages and carolers in period costume. Ten restored historic homes from the mid-1800s to turn-of-the-last-century will be beautifully decorated and offer a variety of interiors from classic to contemporary. MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2013/11/11/mark-your-calendar-for-the-2013-holiday-house-tour-and-festival_30072/
Sun Dec 8 12:00 pm
The 2013 Holiday House Tour is the perfect outing to inspire the holiday spirit!
Ten restored historic homes from the mid-1800’s to the turn of the century are beautifully decorated and offer a variety of interiors from classic to contemporary. Visitors will stroll down our cobblestone streets into the past with horse drawn carriages and carolers in period costume.
Tickets: $20 in advance/ $25 the day of the tour. Purchase online at Churchhill.org or at any of these fine establishments: WPA Bakery, Hill Cafe, Patrick Henry, Capt Buzzy’s and Hampton House at 5807 Patterson
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/11/30/this-weeks-calendar-289_30372/
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