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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA
Jul 28 '14

Have you seen Breakfast the cat?

Breakfast the cat is missing! He lives at 601 North 22nd Street. Male black and brown fluffy cat. VERY affectionate and talkative.

Has been missing since late Sunday (7/27/14) evening.

Please call Mary or Chuck Field at 240-644-5379 or 703-371-1601 if you see him.

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Jul 28 '14

New life for one of Union Hill’s most majestic homes

The RTD ran a neat look at the renovation of 2002 Princess Anne Avenue on Saturday:

In its early years-it was built circa 1903 – the house was one of the largest and most striking on a new block of eye-catching mansions. […]

In the 1930s, though, a new owner converted the 5,800-square-foot house into a retirement home, and it languished, frozen in time, for 70 years. A new owner began a structural restoration of the house in 2008, and after buying it in April, the Conrads undertook a basement-to-roof renovation of the historic property.

[…]

Even as workers replaced the water-damaged floorboards, boxes of cabinets already stood stacked in the kitchen, awaiting installers. And plumbers had roughed in plumbing for the house’s five bathrooms. In time, plasterers would arrive to patch the walls, and painters would follow them.

“Fortunately, we don’t have to sacrifice any historic accuracy, and the floor plan lends itself to modern comforts, even if we are using the space differently than the builders intended,” Matt said.

PHOTO 2002 Princess Anne Avenue (November 2009)

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Jul 28 '14

Missing this wayward pup?

@ rpdltdan Do you know where I live? I went to the wrong house in @greaterfulton I am very friendly and know commands.#Wayward

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Jul 28 '14
skynoir:

Castle On The Hill - #rva #unionhill #churchhill

skynoir:

Castle On The Hill - #rva #unionhill #churchhill

Jul 28 '14
Jul 28 '14

$500 Love Your Block grants available for local beautification projects

The city’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Initiative is now accepting its 5th round of applications for the Love Your Block Grants. The application deadline is September 5, 2014.

Through the Love Your Block grants, Neighbor-to-Neighbor provides competitive mini-grants in the form of $500 Home Depot Gift Cards to city neighborhood groups for the purchase of supplies needed for local beautification projects.

To pursue this grant opportunity, download the application here and the waiver here.

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Jul 28 '14

Assessments mostly flat, Church Hill and Union Hill see increases

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The 2015 real estate reassessments are in the mail and online.

A random spot check around the neighborhoods shows:

  • an increase in the range of $5,000-10,000 for much of Church Hill and most of Union Hill (with values flat or declining along Venable Street);
  • Fairmount values held steady, with some decline along along Fairmount Avenue;
  • Peter Paul, Woodville, Chimborazo, and Oakwood assessments are flat compared to last year;
  • Church Hill North, Fulton, Montrose, and Eastview generally held steady, with some minor fluctuation each way;
  • values in Brauers generally held steady, with more fluctuation up and down than any of the other neighborhoods.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/07/28/assessments-mostly-flat-church-hill-and-union-hill-see-increases_35512/

Jul 27 '14
The Pudding Please cart set up at Patrick Henry Park across from St.John’s Church.

The Pudding Please cart set up at Patrick Henry Park across from St.John’s Church.

Jul 27 '14

Missing this little dude?

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Found this male dog-not fixed and no collar-on 20th and Marshall.

Contact Alice at 804 3014883

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Jul 27 '14

Pudding Please returns to Patrick Henry Park this evening

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Did you miss the pudding cart at Patrick Henry Park last Sunday? Come out this evening for the 2nd round of Pudding Please and get some of the yummy!

Pudding Please Flavors Update – we’ll be in Patrick Henry Park (Church Hill) [Sunday] at 5pm with: All Natural Handmade Vanilla Pudding Bowls, Dark Chocolate Pudding Bowls, Vanilla Pudding Pops, Dark Chocolate Pudding Pops and Melting Banana Pudding Pops. Please look for the orange umbrella!

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Jul 27 '14

Reclamation continues at East End Cemetery

Catherine Komp’s Volunteers Continue Work Reclaiming Abandoned African American Cemetery is poignant look at East End Cemetery and John Shuck’s ongoing work to reclaim the burial ground:

East End Cemetery is located off a back road on the border of Richmond and Henrico County. Driving down Stoney Run Parkway, you might miss the weathered plywood sign announcing, “The Four Cemeteries at Evergreen.” Even after pulling onto the unmarked road, it’s so overgrown with trees, ivy and weeds, it’s difficult to know this is a 16 acre cemetery.

[…]

Shuck and the volunteers he coordinates, mainly high school and VCU students, have cleared about 500 gravestones so far. But with a low estimate of 5,000-6,000 graves, this work could continue for many, many years.

— ∮∮∮ —

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/07/27/reclamation-continues-at-east-end-cemetery_35504/

Jul 27 '14

Recognize or want this nice orange and white cat?

From Kirsten:

For a week or two, this boy has been hanging with our cat, Tino, in the alley and the mews (an alley way garden that runs our block behind our house). Early evening he was lounging on our garden wall then jumped in.

[…]

I’d take this sweet fellow in but Tino won’t have it. He liked the company in the mews but doesn’t need it on our property. Is this a neighbor’s cat? If not, please someone give this sweet soul a home.

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Tags: pets
Jul 26 '14

27th Street burglar caught after pursuit

From Sector 111 Lt. Daniel Minton via Shelby Long and the Church Hill Crime Watch:

There was a burglary that occurred in the 800 block of N 27th street. The investigation started with a vehicle pursuit in the East End on Wednesday. The car had been stolen during the burglary. The suspect had kicked in the back door of the house and spent a fair amount of time in the house. The burglary was discovered after the pursuit. The suspect is being held without bond.

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Jul 26 '14
joshcoleman:

Charcuterie, oysters, and snap pea cocktails. #Metzger #butcherbyday #manslaughterbynight #churchhill #Richmond (at Metzger Bar and Butchery)

joshcoleman:

Charcuterie, oysters, and snap pea cocktails. #Metzger #butcherbyday #manslaughterbynight #churchhill #Richmond (at Metzger Bar and Butchery)

Jul 26 '14

In bloom

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From a great set of seasonal photos over at kate with camera

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