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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA

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Sep 21 '14
This year marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most remarkable prison breakouts in American history.
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most remarkable prison breakouts in American history.

More at CHPN

Sep 13 '14

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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 12 '14

Come out for the grand opening and ribbon cutting at Armstrong Bike Park on Saturday

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The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Armstrong Bike Park behind Armstrong High School is tomorrow, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11 AM.

From Richmond Cycling Corps:

Trail conditions are looking to be perfect on Saturday. Bring your mountain-bike, and be a part of history as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the Armstrong Bike Park. If you don’t have a mountain bike…we do! KONA Bikes will be available for use. Changing Richmond, and minimizing excuses for not attending events…this is RCC!

PHOTO via Richmond Cycling Corps

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/12/come-out-for-the-grand-opening-and-ribbon-cutting-at-armstrong-bike-park-on-saturday_36655/

Sep 12 '14

This building may have been vacant since 1966

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While looking up the story of the Pure Oil Company filling station/Triangle Inn Restaurant at 1000 North 25th Street, I also pulled the history of the corner commercial space at 821 North 25th Street. With the entire block of O Street behind it being revamped and word that the building has a future as a retail/restaurant space, it seemed like a good time to find out what used to be there…

The earliest Hill Directory available at Richmond Main Library is from 1902. This record from that year shows that Henry C. Powers was running a grocery store this location.

The available records jump to 1915, at which point the location is still a grocery, though being operated by Henry’s widow Bertie B. Powers.

During the mid-1920s, cleaner and presser J.F.Howard had the space.

By 1931, the corner spot was again a grocery, this time in the hands of Beverly R. Warriner. Mary E. & George W. Wicks ran a grocery in the mid-1930s, Alice L. Cook had the store for at least 1937, and Leonard B. Moss ran a grocery from 1938 to at least 1943.

During the mid-1940s, this was the 25th Street Shoe Shop.

The 1948-1949 issue of the Hill Directory lists the business as Bill’s Confectionary operated by William C. Coke. In what is either an amazing coincidence or a spelling error, the business is listed as Cooke’s Confectionary (run by W.C.Cooke) from at least the early 1950s though the mid-1960s.

A spot check though the available records does not show any occupancy after 1966.

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/12/this-building-may-have-been-vacant-since-1966_36593/

Sep 11 '14

Sub Rosa hosting pizza night, Tricycle Gardens benefit dinner this month

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Sub Rosa will be having a pizza night, offering “wood-fired pizza, beer, + wine” on Sunday, September 21.

Sub Rosa will also be hosting Longoven on for an eight-course seasonal dinner featuring locally sourced provisions and paired wines as a benefit for Tricycle Gardens on September 28th. There will be two seatings, the first beginning at 5:00 PM and the second at 8:00 PM.

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/11/sub-rosa-hosting-pizza-night-tricycle-gardens-benefit-dinner-this-month_36612/

Sep 10 '14

Get ready for the Union Hill Sausage Fest

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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).

This is a soft launch for a larger street festival coinciding with the 2015 bike race.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/10/get-ready-for-the-union-hill-sausage-fest_36589/

Sep 10 '14

This was once the Twenty-Fifth Street Fish and Oyster Market

… and a Pure Oil Company filling station for 15 years or so, and then the Triangle Inn Restaurant for more than 3 decades.

MORE at http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/10/this-was-once-the-twenty-fifth-street-fish-and-oyster-market_36545/

Sep 9 '14

Dutch and Co. up for FOOD & WINE Best New Bar

Church Hill’s own Dutch and Co. is in the running for FOOD & WINE magazine’s The People’s Best New Bars award.

MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/09/dutch-and-co-up-for-food-wine-best-new-bar_36537/

Sep 9 '14

Cyclocross returns to Chimborazo in October

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Bicycle racing returns to Chimborazo Park next month with the annual Festival of Cross cyclocross contests.

The Richmond Festival of Cross is two days of cyclocross racing held in early October and is part of the VACX Series of races. The fun begins on Saturday, October 4 with the vertical challenges and varied topography of Chimborazo Park, and follows the next day on a fast, flat course through the azalea gardens and grassy fields of Joseph Bryan Park.

Cycling gear manufacturer Bragda (sibling business to Bragda Pilates), newly relocated to Church Hill, are helping to sponsor the event this year and will giving away their made-in-Richmond Bragda urban cycling cap and Bragda cycling shorts.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/09/cyclocross-returns-to-chimborazo-in-october_36515/

Sep 8 '14

Lego Movie this Friday at Robinson Theater

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The Robinson Theater will be hosting a free showing of The Lego Movie this Friday, September 12, as this month’s installment of their Free Family Movie Night.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/08/lego-movie-this-friday-at-robinson-theater_36476/

Sep 5 '14
Sep 5 '14

Thank you

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Charles sent in this photo, of some folks cleaning along the Blue Wheeler block of Marshall Street. Thank you good people!

This is the area that neighbors unsuccessfully lobbied for a trash can at the bus stop there earlier this year.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/05/thank-you_36433/

Sep 3 '14
Every other neighborhood in the city should be jealous of Union Market

Every other neighborhood in the city should be jealous of Union Market

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

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/