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CHPN

Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA
Sep 1 '14
historyreplaystoday:

Civil War Balloons used just out side of RVA are the topic of the newest episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast.  The guest is Bryce Van Stabern, of the Museum of the Confederacy. 
Listen to the podcast for free on iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein, or another podcast manager or historyreplaystoday.org

historyreplaystoday:

Civil War Balloons used just out side of RVA are the topic of the newest episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast.  The guest is Bryce Van Stabern, of the Museum of the Confederacy. 

Listen to the podcast for free on iTunes, Stitcher, Tuneinor another podcast manager or historyreplaystoday.org

Sep 1 '14

September newsletter from the Church Hill Association

The September newsletter from the Church Hill Association (PDF) is out on doorsteps and the usual spots around the neighborhood.

Includes: call for submissions, letters from Jean McDaniel and Sarah James, letter from CHA President Geoffrey Cooper, neighborhood flag contest, info about the James River Writers Conference, photos from the Church Hill Association Picnic, a profile of Elizabeth Van Lew by Eric Huffstutler, call for volunteers for Hogtober, info about the Church Hill Historic Plaque Program, fall yard sale info, meeting minutes, and more.

The next CHA Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 PM at the St.John’s Church Parish Hall.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/01/september-newsletter-from-the-church-hill-association_36335/

Sep 1 '14

Flags on Broad Street

Great catch by Bob Lanum

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/01/flags-on-broad-street_36332/

Sep 1 '14

Sidewalk Chalk of Love today at Chimborazo Elementary

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From Melissa Ansley Brooks:

The first day of school can be scary. Help our local elementary start the year off right! Please find your way to Chimborazo Elementary today to leave encouraging and uplifting words and drawings in sidewalk chalk. The kids return to school tomorrow and we want to show them love and community support.

Chalk provided or bring your own.

Thanks for participating in this 5th annual sidewalk chalk of love event!

Please circulate this email. All are welcome!

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/01/sidewalk-chalk-of-love-today-at-chimborazo-elementary_36325/

Aug 31 '14

Injured dog found after car crash

Christina says:

A neighbor discovered an injured poodle outside her door (25th between Franklin and grace) after a car crash on 25th street at 4:45pm today. Anyone have any information please reply to this post.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/31/injured-dog-found-after-car-crash_36322/

Tags: pets
Aug 31 '14

Movie in the park: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? is next up for the Friends of Chimborazo Park movies in the park series. September 13 7:30 PM, at the back of Chimborazo Park near the Statue of Liberty.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/31/movie-in-the-park-o-brother-where-art-thou_36297/

Aug 31 '14

Man shot to death on Fairfield Avenue

At approximately 5:47 p.m., officers were called to the 2300 block of Fairfield Avenue for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found a black male in his 30′s suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to VCU Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

This marks the 3rd homicide in the East End so far in 2014. Across the city as a whole there have been 27 killings, up from 22 at this time last year.

Going back to at least 1998 (and likely *much* farther back given the climate of Richmond in the 1980s and 1990s), the lowest number of killings that East End has recorded in any one year is nine, a mark reached in both 2009 and 2012. As a word of perspective, though: in 2012 there had only been three homicides by this date, but four people would be killed in September.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/31/man-shot-to-death-on-fairfield-avenue_36312/

Aug 31 '14

Recognize this orange cat?

This cat followed me home last night of the 29th I went out tonight 30th and he’s still out on my porch. Wanted to see if he’s anyone’s? He is SUPER friendly. Has a very loud meow. He’s been hanging out on 25th and Leigh

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/31/recognize-this-orange-cat_36314/

Aug 30 '14

White guys with guns on Broad Street today

A reader sent in a report and photos of what is apparently some kind of well regulated local militia:

There are 5 guys that just walked down East Broad, all open carrying AK and AR style weapons. They walked from Chimborazo park to the Bottom. They all had hand guns which were open carried.

They had literature, too.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/30/white-guys-with-guns-on-broad-street-today_36304/

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/

Tags: pets
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