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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA

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Apr 19 '14

This week’s calendar


PHOTO by Karol Tompkins from the Church Hill Flickr Group

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Easter Egg Hunt at Peter Paul

Sat Apr 19 9:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt at Peter Paul Development Center (1708 North 22nd Street)

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Easter Egg Hunt at the Fairy Garden

Sat Apr 19 1:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt at the Fairy Garden (for the little ones under 7) (28th and Grace)

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Easter Egg Hunt at Historic St. John’s

Sat Apr 19 2:00 pm
Everyone welcome

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VHDA Homeownership Education Program at East End Library

Sat Apr 19 10:00 am
Virginia Housing Development Authority’s FREE Homeownership Education Program teaches future homeowners how to prepare a spending plan, understand credit reports and credit issues, qualifying for a mortgage loan, choosing the right home and more. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the course. To register, please call Freda Bolling at (804)225-0506, press 1.

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Zumba at the Robinson

Sat Apr 19 6:30 pm
This is a Tuesday and Thursday Zumba class from 6:30-7:30.

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Fairfield Community Walking Club

Mon Apr 21 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.

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Better Block Pop-up Shop Tour

Mon Apr 21 6:00 pm
Interested in hosting a pop-up shop during Better Block? Come out Monday and tour the available spaces

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Church Hill Rotary Club

Mon Apr 21 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!

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Mon Apr 21 6:00 pm

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Taekwondo at the Robinson

Mon Apr 21 7:00 pm
The Robinson Theater is hosting a weekly, spring, tae kwon do class for all ages. Monday for Adults at 7 and Wednesday for youth at 6.

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Yoga at the Robinson

Mon Apr 21 6:00 pm
The Robinson Theater (located on 29th and Q Street in Church Hill) is hosting it’s spring Yoga, weekly on Monday nights at 6 p.m.

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Zumba at the Robinson

Mon Apr 21 5:00 pm
This is a Monday/Wednesday class from 5-6.

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Church Hill North neighborhood transformation meeting

Tue Apr 22 6:30 pm
The next public meeting on the Church Hill North neighborhood transformation effort will be held April 22, 2014 (6:30 – 8:00 PM) at Woodville Elementary School (2000 North 28th Street)

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CAR meeting

Tue Apr 22 3:30 pm
Every 4th Tuesday at 5th Floor Conference Room of City Hall
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Friends of Jefferson Park meeting

Tue Apr 22 6:00 pm
The next Friends of Jefferson Park meeting will be on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 PM at 801 North 24th Street.

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Hip Hop at the Robinson

Tue Apr 22 5:00 pm
The Robinson Theater (located on 29th and Q Street in Church Hill)is hosting its spring Hip hop class for ages 8 and up. It is a weekly class from 5-6 on Tuesdays.

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Rocketts Art Studios Art Show & Sale

Tue Apr 22 4:00 pm
Three Great Evenings of Art and fun gifts for Church Hill Residents and Friends of Rocketts Art Studios at 4401 East Main St…one block before The Boathouse Restaurant. Hundreds of abstract paintings, art, jewelry, gifts, pottery, textiles…like a 1st Friday art tour but on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-24th from 4 to 8pm each night. Come and see what the buzz is all the corner of East Main, Dock and Nicholson in the tan double wide metal building on white stilts! Walk up the left outside entrance…and meet all of your friends there!

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Fairfield Court Tenants Council

Wed Apr 23 5:00 pm
Every 4th Wed at 2506 Phaup Street

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Karaoke Wednesday at Sarahfran’s

Wed Apr 23 7:00 pm
We’re backkkkkk. Join us at Sarahfran’s from 7pm to 10pm with the return of Karaoke Wednesday!

412 N. 25th Street

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Taekwondo at the Robinson

Wed Apr 23 6:00 pm
The Robinson Theater (located on 29th and Q street in Church Hill) is hosting its Spring Tae Kwon Do class. Youth focused class is every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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Urban Farmhouse Farmers Market

Fri Apr 25 4:00 pm
The Urban Farmhouse Farmers Market sponsored by GrowRVA will be every fourth Friday of the month from 4-9 PM.

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2014 Hoops for Health and Healthy Living Festival

Sat Apr 26 6:30 pm
The 2014 Hoops for Health and Healthy Living Festival at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club on R Street will be Saturday, April 26. The day will feature a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for girls and boys in grades 6-8.

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Jonathan Vassar, The Bones, Psalmships at GloebHopper

Sat Apr 26 6:00 pm
The Listening Room presents at GlobeHopper Jonathan Vassar, The Bones of J.R. Jones (PA). & Psalmships (PA). Three solo songwriters in three short sets.

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National Rebuilding Day

Sat Apr 26 8:00 am
Join us for National Rebuilding Day in Richmond
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00am – 5:00pm, rain or shine
Serving Church Hill


Apr 16 '14

180RVA leading fight against Pear Street, Dock Street developments

The group formerly known as Libby Hill View Watch has rebranded as 180RVA and come out swinging. Their first tweet from Sunday promises a war, and a press release from yesterday outlines the fight against Richmond on the James AKA Dock Street and The James at River Bend AKA Pear Street.


Apr 15 '14

Road closures for the Collegiate Road National Championships


The Collegiate Road National Championships bicycle races will be held in Richmond the weekend of May 2-4.

The race on Sunday will be longest of the three, and will pass through the area on Main Street, Libby Hill, and Franklin Street.

Streets north of Broad will be closed that day, combined with the fact that Libby Hill should be the premier observation spot along the entire route pretty much ensures that traffic will be complex that day.

The World Road Cycling Championships will take place on the same route in 2015, and is expected to attract exponentially more attention and crowds.

Road closures for Sunday, May 4 Road closures for Sunday, May 4

See a map of the road closures for all 3 days.


Apr 15 '14
Apr 14 '14

Anybody hear a boom?

From about 7PM:

Just heard and felt loud explosion like noise coming somewhere behind us 33rd & E. Broad. Anybody know anything?


Apr 14 '14


Hispania Bakery is based in Church Hill and you can find Maria’s delicious baked goods at the Union Market, 2306 Jefferson Avenue.

Apr 14 '14

Seven Hill Studio opens Tuesday

Having grown from apprentice to Bumble network educator during an 8-year span at Nesbit, Elizabeth Moritz is ready to step out on her own. In the works since last September, Moritz’s Seven Hill Studio opens for business on 25th Street on Tuesday, April 15…


Apr 10 '14

Under the tracks


There is an amazing display of graffiti under the elevated train tracks that run behind the old Fulton Gas Works. Most of these are big, at least 8 or 9 feet high (I propped my bike up against one for scale).






























Apr 4 '14

Musical extravaganza at 31st Street Baptist Church featuring VSU’s Gospel Choral


Thirty-first Street Baptist Church presents a Pre-Centennial “Live” Recording MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA featuring the VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHORALE IN FULL CONCERT

Miss “Community” Clovia Lawrence Mistress of Ceremony

SUNDAY APRIL 6, 2014 3:00PM
823 North 31st Street, Richmond, VA. 23223

Rev. Dr. Morris G. Henderson, Senior Pastor



Apr 3 '14

Sunset at Chimborazo


@Samjchoi: love the neighborhood parks!!!


Apr 3 '14

Sector 111 report for April


Lt.Minton’s Sector 111 report for April (PDF) is now available. Sector 111 encompasses Church Hill, Chimborazo, Church Hill North, Fulton, Oakwood, and Union Hill:

So far this year we have had 26 violent crimes compared to 25 last year. Violent crime in March was up by two compared to last year. We went from 2 to 4 in robberies. 2 of these have been cleared by arrest. One of these was the carjacking of a bus, which was quickly resolved by some good sumaritans. The other arrest was of a juvenile who robbed another juve- nile on a bus.

The two active cases are from the 1200 block of Nelson Street and one from the area around Princess Anne park. If you have any information on these cases feel free to reach out to me.

Aggravated Assaults were flat at 3. One of these was a taxi cab driver who allegedly hit her fair with a hammer after an argument. One of the other assaults was committed by the victim’s friend after a morning (before 12pm) of drinking. And lastly, the third aggravated assault was a victim that was hit with a baseball bat but didn’t want to pursue the case any further. We did arrest two people in the area of this assault for firearm related offenses though…

Property crime for March was up by 7 offenses. Burglaries went from 5 to 11. The resi- dential burglaries were flat compared to last year, but we have had 5 burglaries to sheds compared to 0 last year. The good news is we have made arrests on 2 burglaries in the past 2 days. We need citizens to be hyper vigilant in looking out for suspicious people lurking in the alleys and behind houses.

Don’t discount juveniles as “just being kids”. We have arrested one juvenile 3 times for burglary in the span of 6 months.

These shed burglaries have been occurring in Church Hill North, Chimborazo, and Oakwood for the most part.

Theft from Motor Vehicles are up from 2 to 5. The smash and grab type Theft from Motor Vehicles has been occurring around Shockoe Bottom and Upper Shockoe Valley. Please don’t leave your items in plain view. Our Auto Thefts are down from 6 to 2 and the overall crime was up by 9 compared to last year at this time.

Now that the snow is finally gone, its time to think about the crime we see with the warmer weather. The first thing we want to do is open all the windows to our house and do some spring cleaning. This is fine as long as you are not leaving them open when you leave or at night. Remember thieves are opportunistic and are always looking for an easy target.

This goes the same for your vehicles. Its tempting to leave your car windows down just a little to help keep them cool. This makes it easy for thieves to get in. Most importantly, keeping an eye on your lawn mowers, tools, and bicycles. It only takes seconds for them to “walk away”.

“Coffee with a Cop” was a great success last go around at the Urban Farmhouse. We are looking to do another event later on this month. If you are inter- ested in hosting this event or you have a location that you would like us to come to, let me know.

As always thank you for the hard work you, the citizens, contribute to helping us make sector 111 a safer place to live and work!

Lieutenant Daniel S. Minton
240-9158 (Direct Number)


Mar 31 '14

Knife sharpening Saturday at Union Market


On Saturday, April 5, Mr. Leonard’s Knife Sharpening service will be on-site at Union Market from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The cost is $6 per sharpening. Customers are encouraged to bring any knives or scissors needing sharpening wrapped in a towel with the individual’s full name and phone number included.


Mar 30 '14

Registration open for Zumba, Taekwondo, Hip Hop, classes at Robinson Theater


Registration for the next round of Zumba classes at Robinson Theater opens Monday. Registration is limited to the 7th District community on Monday and Tuesday, and opens to the public on Wednesday. Bring proof of address.

Zumba, Hip Hop, and Taekwondo classes begin the week of April 7.

Contact the Robinson at (804)562-9133 or for more information.


Mar 5 '14

Mark your calendars: Church Hill Irish Festival March 22 & 23


The 2014 Church Hill Irish Festival will takeover 25th and Broad on March 22nd & 23rd:

In addition to great entertainment, there will be plenty of family fun, including children’s games, face painting and Irish-themed crafts. Over thirty Irish vendors will be in attendance! Food and refreshments will also be available. Enjoy wonderful “Irish Lasagna” prepared by the Ladies of St. Patrick’s, “Fish and Chips” and other favorites provided by Rare Olde Times Irish Pub, and many more.

A huge children’s play area will be sponsored by the great folks from “LINC”.

Proceeds benefit the St. Baldrick’s Society and their fight against childhood cancer, the Church Hill Association, the Church Hill Crime Watch, Richmond Hill, Child Saver’s Clinic of Richmond, St. John’n Church, the St. Peter’s Meals Program, Stone’s Circle of Friends and many other neighborhood causes. Proceeds also benefit the historic preservation of St. Patrick’s Church, a “little church with a big heart” built in the 1850?s by Irish Immigrants to Richmond, and its outreach programs.

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Feb 24 '14



A new round of signs commenting on the proposed Shockoe redevelopment plan appeared sometime Saturday night.