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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA
Aug 30 '14

This week’s calendar


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Back-to-School shoe giveaway at Cedar Street Baptist

Sat Aug 30 9:00 am
Cedar Street Baptist
2301 Cedar Street
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/21/back-to-school-shoe-giveaway-at-cedar-street-baptist_36116/

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Oakwood neighborhood clean-up

Sat Aug 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.

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Can you help weed, water, and mulch the orchard at Chimborazo Park?

Sun Aug 31 4:00 pm
The will be a regular meet-up on the last Sunday of each month. If you can help one or more Sundays, mark your calendar for June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26, and November 30.

Parking & meet-up is at the end of the cobblestones, past the Chimborazo Dog Park off of Government Road. Bring gloves, weed wackers, rakes & weeding tools (if you have them). Wear long pants, hat, sturdy shoes (no sandals), sun block. Water & snacks will be provided.

MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/05/28/can-you-help-weed-water-and-mulch-the-orchard-at-chimborazo-park_34186/

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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Sun Aug 31 2:00 pm
A community organization dedicated to the proliferation of petanque. “We welcome everyone interested in learning and playing the game.” Les Boulefrogs play twice a week: Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM / MORE: http://boulefrogs.com

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Fairfield Community Walking Club

Mon Sep 1 9:00 am
Increase your metabolism with a 1 hour walk through the community. Be inspired to create a healthier you. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Meet at the Family Resource Center 2311 N 25th Street. http://rvapromise.org/ai1ec_event/fairfield-community-walking-club/

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Church Hill Rotary Club

Mon Sep 1 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!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Formation-of-Church-Hill-Rotary/479272425521007?fref=ts

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RPS School Board

Mon Sep 1 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.

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Greater Fulton’s Future Community Meeting

Tue Sep 2 6:00 pm
Do you live in Greater Fulton? Would you like to be more involved in your community? Do you see something that needs to be changed, or have any suggestions for the community in which you live? Have a voice! Come to our monthly community meetings! MORE: http://greaterfultonsfuture.org

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Open Mic Night @ Poe’s Pub

Tue Sep 2 8:00 pm
Join in on the weekly Open Mic Night every Tuesday. Sign-ups at 8pm the show starts at 9pm.

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Karaoke Wednesday

Wed Sep 3 7:00 pm
Every Wednesday from 7-10PM at Sarahfran’s Restaurant and Lounge. 412 N. 25th (804)343-0061

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Pop-Up Market at Robinson Theater

Wed Sep 3 4:00 pm
Every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. through the summer. Get your fresh and local produce and other products right here in the neighborhood!

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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Thu Sep 4 6:00 pm
A community organization dedicated to the proliferation of petanque. “We welcome everyone interested in learning and playing the game.” Les Boulefrogs play twice a week: Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM / MORE: http://boulefrogs.com

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Special Community Meeting concerning the Pear Street Project

Thu Sep 4 6:30 pm
Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille will host a Special Community Meeting concerning the Pear Street Project on September 4, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at the Family Resource Center (2405 Jefferson Avenue)
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/18/community-meeting-on-pear-street-set-for-september_36085/

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Back-to-School Block Party

Sat Sep 6 11:00 am
“We are throwing a back to school block party for our East End neighbors and community partners. This is also a great opportunity for families to get ready for the new school year.”
Peter Paul Development Center (1708 N. 22nd St)

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First Saturdays Farmers Market

Sat Sep 6 8:00 am
At Urban Farm House
MORE: http://growrva.com/chimborazo-park-farmers-market/

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New Vision Civic League

Sat Sep 6 10:00 am
Every 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary Thompson at (804)648-7915 for more info.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/30/this-weeks-calendar-324_36294/

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Aug 29 '14

Justice Map shows community race and income data

Justice Map is an easy way to “visualize race and income data for your community.”

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Plurality group’s percent of population (block 1011)

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Income (census tract 207)

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/29/justice-map-shows-race-and-income-data_36286/

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Aug 29 '14

Strangers helping raise funds to pay for burial of baby girl

From wtvr:

Tragedy has struck twice for one Church Hill father.

Family members say he lost a baby just over a year ago and now his four-month-old daughter was found dead last weekend. Friends say emotionally and financially it’s taking a toll.

But now some strangers are stepping in to help.

The fundraising site to help pay for the burial is here.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/29/strangers-helping-raise-funds-to-pay-for-burial-of-baby-girl_36281/

Aug 29 '14

Church Hill North Charrette set for mid-September

The Community Builders, Inc. and Torti Gallas & Partners invite all to the multi-day Church Hill North Charrette set for September 16 and 17 at the East District Family Resource (2405 Jefferson Avenue). The charrette and presentation is the next piece of the Church Hill North Neighborhood Transformation Plan.

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Church Hill North Charrette

Tuesday, September 16 / 6-8PM
Review & discussion of the East End Transformation goals and strategies

Wednesday, September 17 / 9AM-4PM
Drop in anytime to talk with the architects & planners and share your ideas

Wednesday, September 17 / 6-8PM
Presentation on Phase One of the Transformation Plan

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Church Hill North Charrette Flyer FINAL

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/29/church-hill-north-charrette-set-for-mid-september_36270/

Aug 28 '14

Recognize this dog?

I found a dog on the 700 north 27 at and would love to find it’s owner

Contact Carlie or drop a comment below if you recognize this dog.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/28/recognize-this-dog-17_36278/

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Aug 28 '14

Recognize this dog?

I found a dog on the 700 north 27 at and would love to find it’s owner

Contact Carlie or drop a comment below if you recognize this dog.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/28/recognize-this-dog-17_36278/

Tags: pets
Aug 28 '14

Missing this chocolate lab?


Wandered into the area behind The Roosevelt. They’ve got him for now, but can’t hold him for long.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/28/missing-this-chocolate-lab_36275/

Aug 28 '14

Back-to-School Health Fair this evening on 25th Street


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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/28/back-to-school-health-fair-this-evening-on-25th-street_36266/

Aug 28 '14

Farm Fresh may have gotten your credit card info stolen

The Farm Fresh store at 2320 East Main Street is on the list of stores impacted by a recent data breach at parent company Supervalu.

From the August 14 press release:

SUPERVALU INC today is announcing that it experienced a criminal intrusion into the portion of its computer network that processes payment card transactions for some of its retail food stores, including some of its associated stand-alone liquor stores. This criminal intrusion may have resulted in the theft of account numbers, and in some cases also the expiration date, other numerical information and/or the cardholder’s name, from payment cards used at some point of sale systems at some of the Company’s owned and franchised stores.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/28/farm-fresh-may-have-gotten-your-credit-card-info-stolen_36259/

Aug 28 '14

Profile: CrossFit Prelude

Richmond BizSense profiles the new CrossFit Prelude:

“We’ve been planning this for years,” Murray said. “We were originally going to open in North Carolina, but we love Church Hill so much.”

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It won’t all be burpees and wall balls at Prelude. Hutton is also forming a nonprofit called the Muscle Up Foundation to organize volunteer projects in Church Hill. The outreach ties in with the gym’s namesake.

CrossFit Prelude
(804) 384-0552
3306 East Marshall Street
crossfitprelude.com | Facebook | @CrossFitPrelude

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/28/profile-crossfit-prelude_36256/

Aug 28 '14

Jazz on the Hill coming to Chimborazo in September

The second Jazz on Hill will be on Saturday, September 27th in Chimborazo Park from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. The event is hosted by Asbury UMC to benefit Chimborazo Elementary School’s music program.

From Barbara Branch:

We are planning for an even bigger and better event than last year’s and need community-wide support and participation to make it happen and to attain our goal of City and Regional wide attendance. If you can help in anyway with planning and/or to support on the day of the event, contact Pastor Marilyn Heckstall at 804.426.3373. Ticket sales are being handled by Linda Porter. She can be reached at either 804.674.5220 or email: lpfromnc@msn.com.

Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/28/jazz-on-the-hill-coming-to-chimborazo-in-september_36254/

Aug 28 '14

Missing a black lab?

This guy is getting to be Fulton famous

From Lauren:

A stay dog came up to me in Fulton Hill today. He was a black dog, intact male, probably around 9 months old. He was friendly and playful with me, but was a little antagonistic with my dog. It seemed like he came from lower Fulton. He had on a dark blue collar that had white bones. Attached was a short leash-type thing. No tags.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/28/missing-a-black-lab_36251/

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Aug 27 '14

George Mason, Chimborazo show marked improvement in SOL scores

Student achievement improved statewide during 2013-2014 on challenging mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) tests first introduced three years ago, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today. Statewide, 74% of students passed the mathematics assessment for their grade level or course, compared with 71% during 2012-2013 and 68% the previous year. Students posted gains on eight of the nine individual grade-level and end-of-course mathematics SOL tests, with the biggest increases in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, Algebra I and Algebra II.

In Richmond, scores improved in 21 of the 34 tested areas, an improvement over last year when scores fell in 75% of the tested subjects.

Two of the five area elementary schools saw impressive improvement over last year. Scores rose in 10 of 11 categories at Chimborazo ES and 10 of 11 at George Mason, but fell in all 11 at Bellevue, 6 of 11 at Fairfield, and 6 of 11 at Woodville.

Scores at MLK MS improved or held steady in 10 of their 14 categories, and in 11 of 14 at Armstrong. Franklin Military, serving grades 6-12, saw scores rise or hold steady in only 10 of 22 reporting categories, though with generally better scores than either MLK or Armstrong. MLK MS, for example, improved from 11% to 12% passing for 7th grade math (compared to a 29% pass rate citywide). Only in Civics & Economics did more than 50% of the students pass the test.

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Richmond City SOL Scores

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East End Schools SOL Scores

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/27/george-mason-chimborazo-show-marked-improvement-in-sol-scores_36242/

Aug 27 '14

"The fruit is sometimes used for making wine"

I have seen a few of these this year, having somehow never noticed them before:

The Kousa dogwood[2] (Cornus kousa or Benthamidia kousa) is a small deciduous tree 8–12 m (26–39 ft) tall, native to Korea, much of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Sikkim, Bhutan and the Ryukyu Islands.[3] It is also reportedly naturalized in Hawaii, Connecticut and New York State.[4] It is widely cultivated as an ornamental.

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The fruit is a globose pink to red compound berry 2–3 cm in diameter, though these berries tend to grow larger towards the end of the season and some berry clusters that do not fall from the tree surpass 4 cm. It is edible, a sweet and delicious addition to the tree’s ornamental value. The fruit is sometimes used for making wine.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/27/the-fruit-is-sometimes-used-for-making-wine_36239/

Aug 27 '14

Can you help spread mulch at Chimborazo this Saturday?

The Friends of Chimborazo Park are seeking volunteers this Saturday, August 30 to finish spreading mulch in preparation for their next movie night in 2 weeks.

“If a handful of volunteers show up, we can knock out this chore in just an hour or 2.”

Work begins at 9:00 AM.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/27/can-you-help-spread-mulch-at-chimborazo-this-saturday_36236/