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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA
Sep 15 '14

Franklin Military car wash fundraiser on Tuesday

The Franklin Military Academy senior class will be hosting a car wash fundraiser on the rear parking lot of the school on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM as part of Back to School Night.

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Sep 15 '14

School supply drive helps get students ready for the new year

By Geoffrey Cooper, MD, president of the Church Hill Association

The Church Hill Association holds two potluck picnics every summer that are open to all in the community. At the CHA August Community Picnic, neighbors were encouraged to bring donations of school supplies or financial contributions to support Chimborazo and Bellevue Schools. Members of our community contributed $370 in checks and approximately $750 in supplies for a total contribution of over $1000!

The Church Hill Association gives away 75% of its profits each year to community nonprofit organizations (including the schools), and these donations were in addition to CHA’s yearly contributions.

Thank you Church Hill Community for giving so generously to support our neighborhood.

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Sep 15 '14

Police seeking to identify armed robber

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify a person of interest in connection with two crimes involving firearms in the city’s East End.

At approximately 10:00 PM on September 5 in the 2200 block of East Broad Street, an unknown male robbed two women at gunpoint before fleeing the scene in a silver, four-door sedan. The suspect had a white sweater wrapped around his hand and indicated he had a gun.

At approximately 2:30 AM on September 11 in the 2200 block of East Cary Street, an unknown male brandished a firearm and threatened to shoot a man who was walking down the street. The suspect had a white piece of clothing wrapped around his hand and a white shirt wrapped around his face.

Based on incident details and the suspect’s description as a black male with a box-style haircut, detectives believe it was the same person.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or 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.

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Sep 15 '14

Richmond Tree Stewards offer free trees as part of NeighborWoods

The Richmond Tree Stewards have a grant to provide free trees to citizens, neighborhood organizations, schools, etc. as part of the NeighborWoods® project.

If you can think of a place that needs trees and want some help making it happen, this is your opportunity. This is a great chance to help the urban forest on your block.

Applications for the free trees are are due September 20. The trees will be planted in October 2014.

APPLY HERE FOR NEIGHBORWOODS®

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Sep 15 '14

kontractions:

RVA,

A lot of you knew Ian Graham as a friend. I knew him as a fellow photographer and independent journalist. This short clip of his arrest during the Occupy raid and his statement afterward (excerpted from the documentary short All Night, All Day) exemplify what I most respected about him. He was not afraid to see injustice and he was not afraid to let it move him. Bainbridge was honored to have him under our roof on more than one occasion.

Richmond lost a good human being this week. This is how I will remember Ian Graham.

- Kontra

Sep 15 '14

Food, music, and fun for a cause at Jazz on the Hill


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Sep 14 '14

Lost your keys?

Key chain found this morning on Grace St. between Chimborazo Park and the Chimborazo Community Garden. If yours, call (804)564-4889 with 3 identifying features.

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Sep 14 '14

CHA Transportation Committee suggests community-wide strategic plan

By Thomas F. Wilds, for the Church Hill Association Transportation Committee

The Church Hill Association Transportation Committee meets regularly on the second Monday of each month at various locations throughout the Church Hill community. Over the course of the last six months, committee members have been very active advocating for improvements to all things involving the movement of people to work, recreation and other community activities. We’ve looked at roads, sidewalks, stairwells, traffic, parking, and signage.

Some of our accomplishments include recommending to the city over three dozen locations for bike racks. Many of you have witnessed how responsive the city has been by installing a great number of racks where they are now installed in concrete sidewalks. Another wave of racks are to be installed in brick sidewalk locations in the near future.

We’ve conducted a review of the historic staircases throughout Union Hill, Church Hill and Chimborazo. We submitted a list of recommendations for repairs with pictures of all locations. Trash has been removed and repair requests are now working their way through the department of Public Works and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

A major concern has been cross walks around Libby Hill Park, the Chimborazo playground and park, and around the schools. The Department of Public Works was very responsive and finished these projects before the new school year.

We’ve been concerned about speeding, parking and illegal turns. The City conducted speeding studies on Franklin and Marshall streets. We’ve also been involved with hearing about the circles and roundabouts throughout the community. We’ve asked the local police to step up enforcement of the ‘no turn’ directive in front of McDonald’s as you drive east. We’ve also asked for the enforcement of the 20-foot rule of no parking at intersection corners. For bikers and drivers alike, crossing some roads in the Bottom and on the Hill is dangerous because of blocked vision.

With a vision to improve all aspects of transportation in our community and the surrounding area, we decided to work towards a strategic plan that would involve all aspects of our community. As such we’ve met with Dr. Megan Gough, Assistant Professor from the Virginia Commonwealth University Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs to discuss her assistance.  She discussed three possible options.  First is a group of graduate students conducting a project under her or another professor’s supervision.  Another option is a single graduate student conducting a study and the third is paid assistance.

We thought the group study would be the best for the Church Hill Association.  The project could start as soon as next semester.  We thought that though we might want to focus on transportation, we would also need to cover a broader focus, e.g., if there were a transportation goal for streets or sidewalks, this would also need to address the CHA mission: does it include historic preservation? That would influence the strategy for improving streets & sidewalks.

Also we discussed involving a broad base of people.  Not just Church Hill Association membership would need to be involved in some way, but neighboring communities through their associations or leadership.  Note the CHA board approved a resolution at their last board meeting to involve a broad base of communities as well as the strategic planning itself.  The minutes should be posted soon on the CHA website. We’ll keep you posted regarding our future progress.

Anyone wanting to volunteer for this Transportation Committee is welcomed to join. And if you have recommendations for the committee we are waiting to hear from you. Please contact the committee at VP@Churchhill.org.

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Sep 14 '14

@lorenzohall Anyone know, “Boogie’s” owner? Found w/leash attached in Church Hill at 6am. #rva #lostdog @chpn http://t.co/Wipag6aau8

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Sep 13 '14
Sep 13 '14

'Oh Brother' postponed due to weather

From the Friends of Chimborazo Park:

Due to dreary weather and chance of rain, the OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU will be postponed…We hope to show it next Saturday night.

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Sep 13 '14

Photos from the grand opening of the Armstrong Bike Park

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Kids, politicians, and cyclists of all stripes came out this morning for the grand opening of the Armstrong Bike Park mountain bike track.

Spearheaded by Richmond Cycling Corps, and funded by Bon Secours, other local companies, private donations, the one-mile track is the new practice grounds for the nation’s only inner city high school cycling team.

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Sep 13 '14

Yard sales today with sweet kid and adult stuff

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Sep 13 '14

Armstrong thrashes Marshall 50-20

From Glenn on the Armstrong Wildcats Athletics FB page:

Congratulations to the Armstrong Wildcats for its 50 to 20 thrashing of John Marshall. JM started out strong but the Mighty Wildcats overpowered the inJustices.

Offensively the team amassed 447 yards rushing. Deshaun Waller led the way with 148 yards and 1 TD; Nigel Chavis had 131 yards and 4 TDs; Andre Mack had 115 yards and 1 TD and DeVonta Jackson had 47 yards and 1 TD.

Defensively, Kyle Jacobs had 9 tackles and 3 sacks and Nigel Chavis had 6 tackles and 2 sacks.

Nigel Chavis also had a blocked punt.

The MVPs of the game goes to the O Line. You can’t get almost 500 yards rushing without the big boys up front.

Next up is another home game at 7PM this Friday as the Wildcats (2-0) host the Colonial Heights Colonials (2-0). The Colonials lost all their games last year but have started off 2-0 in 2014 with wins over TJ and Park View.

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2014 Armstrong Football Schedule
9/5 43-6 Thomas Jefferson
9/12 50-20 John Marshall
9/19 7PM Colonial Heights (HOME)
9/26 7PM Glen Allen (AWAY)
10/3 7PM Varina (AWAY)
10/10 7PM Highland Springs (HOME)
10/17 7PM Hanover (AWAY)
10/24 7PM Atlee (AWAY)
10/31 7PM Lee-Davis (AWAY)
11/7 7PM Henrico (HOME)

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Sep 13 '14

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Life at the Falls: 17th Century Richmond Walking Tour

Sat Sep 13 9:30 am
Meet in front of St. John’s Church in Church Hill, 2401 E. Broad Street. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your own canteen and receipt. Cost $10 per person and preregistration is required via Paypal, calling (804)222- 8595, or emailing richmonddiscoveries@cavtel.net.

MORE: http://www.richmonddiscoveries.com/publicwalkingtours.php

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Grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Armstrong Bike Park

Sat Sep 13 11:00 am
The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Armstrong Bike Park behind Armstrong High School is tomorrow, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11 AM.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/12/come-out-for-the-grand-opening-and-ribbon-cutting-at-armstrong-bike-park-on-saturday_36655/

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Creighton Court Community Day

Sat Sep 13 12:00 pm
Creighton Court Community Day is this Saturday, September 13, from noon – 5PM at the Creighton Community Center.

Come out for community and fun, featuring performances by TIE, Carolyn McLane and the POGP Singers, HaZardous Group, Laleta Fritz, and The Neiborhood Mink, and the Shaolin Dragon School of Kung-Fu Exhibition team.

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Movie in the Park

Sat Sep 13 7:30 pm
!Friends of Chimborazo Park would like to announce the screening of OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU. Back of Chimborazo Park, near statue of Liberty

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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Sun Sep 14 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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Liberty or Empire? The Virginia Founding Fathers Debate the Constitution

Sun Sep 14 1:15 pm
226 years ago, 168 Virginia delegates met in Richmond to debate the merits, and decide the fate, of the US Constitution. Although only nine states were needed to start the new government, if Virginia held out many doubted it would work. Edmund Randolph and James Madison spoke fiercely for the document but the ever formidable Patrick Henry thundered against it. On September 14, interpreters will relive the drama for us from the actual minutes of the debate. You will never again hear oratory like this in American politics.
MORE: http://historicstjohnschurch.org/event/liberty-or-empire-the-virginia-founding-fathers-debate-the-constitution

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Fairfield Community Walking Club

Mon Sep 15 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 15 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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Women of the Hill

Mon Sep 15 6:00 pm
Meets 2nd Sunday. Monthly social gatherings for neighborhood women in private homes. No agenda, no affiliations. An opportunity to meet neighbors and make new friends. Contact Diana diananotes@yahoo.com for more info and locations.

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Church Hill Association

Tue Sep 16 7:00 pm
Meets every 3rd Tuesday at St.John’s. MORE: http://www.churchhill.org/cha/

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Church Hill North Charrette

Tue Sep 16 1:15 pm
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.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/08/29/church-hill-north-charrette-set-for-mid-september_36270/

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Open Mic Night @ Poe’s Pub

Tue Sep 16 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 17 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 17 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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Whitcomb Court Tenant Council

Wed Sep 17 5:30 pm
Every 3rd Wed at Whitcomb Court Rec Center

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New work by Thomas Van Auken at Schindler Gallery

Fri Sep 19 7:00 pm
Untitled, new work by Thomas Van Auken, will open Friday, September 19th, 7 to 9pm, with a reception for the artist. Show runs through October 10, 2014.
MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/788108494573394/788238257893751/?ref=notif¬if_t=like

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Union Hill Sausage Fest

Sat Sep 20 12:00 pm
Come out for Sausage Craft sausages, Metzger and Union Market sponsored beer and general neighborhood revelry at the 1st ever Union Hill Sausage Fest. This will be a neighborhood block party celebrating the area’s unique heritage and future as well as a fundraiser for Storefront for Community Design. The Union Hill Sausage Fest will be held on September 20, noon to sunset at 23rd and Leigh Streets (right by Union Market).
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/tag/union-hill-sausage-feast/

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Sub Rosa Pizza 2000 

Sun Sep 21 5:00 pm
Sub Rosa will be having a pizza night, offering “wood-fired pizza, beer, + wine” on Sunday, September 21. This will be the the first Pizza 2000 popup of the season, and will be a benefit for Little House Green Grocery who recently suffered a fire.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/11/sub-rosa-hosting-pizza-night-tricycle-gardens-benefit-dinner-this-month_36612/

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