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VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/23/fairmount-in-for-annexation-1906_27187/
VIA Where You Live Makes All The Difference: An Opportunity Map of the Richmond Region (PDF), a 26-page look at the health, transportation, housing, and education opportunities in the area.
Where You Live Makes All the Difference: An Opportunity Map of the Richmond Region maps over twenty-two socioeconomic metrics to illustrate the role that where one lives has on accessing those characteristics that everybody looks for when deciding where to live: good schools, safe homes, close to work, nice neighborhood, etc. Where we live directly impacts the schools our children attend. It also impacts our ability to get a sustainable home mortgage, our potential job opportunities if we don’t have a car, our ability to create wealth, and provide for our families. In short, where you live directly influences your ability to access the opportunity cycle – that is the opportunity to get a good education, a good job, purchase a home, build wealth, and pass that wealth along to your children. Brian Koziol, author of the report and HOME’s housing research analyst stated, “Because of past policies, we have isolated residents into areas of low opportunity. We must figure out a way to pave the way for them to create generational wealth and opportunities for their children.”
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/21/inequality-and-i-64_27157/
[…] how much I adore Dutch & Company, a new Church Hill spot whose quaint dining room and quiet, vintage décor belie the crazy amount of talent tucked within its four walls. […]
Like the lived-in vibe of its neighborhood, Dutch & Company is one of those restaurants that feels as if it’s been doing its thing for years — only its thing is constantly innovating and its years are just the beginning of many to come.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/11/%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85-for-dutch-co_26951/
CBS 6 obtained a number of photos showing buckets in several classrooms at Fairfield Court Elementary, placed to collect what’s leaking from the ceiling inside that East End school.
“’Basically, he says it`s nasty,” said Lakecha Lewis.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/11/fairfield-court-es-is-leaking-something-nasty_26949/
Last night the structure containing Sub Rosa Bakery, at 620 N. 25th Street, caught fire. No word yet on whether the fire started in Sub Rosa Bakery or if the nearby Ardent Craft Ales was damaged as well.
The building is now condemned. More as it develops.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/03/fire-at-sub-rosa_26761/
While it is early, the homicide rate in Richmond is setting a record, but in a good way. There have been only four murders so far this year. Authorities said Monday, that’s the lowest number per quarter on record.
To someone who hasn’t been in this city for decades, it might sound callous to say we’re in “a good place” when it comes to murders. Monday, prosecutors said their experience shows they have good reason to say that and they’ve worked hard for those words.
Two of the 4 killings have been in the East End, the other 2 were in Southside. 2009 and 2012 are the best two years on record for the East End of at least the last 50 or so, with each only seeing 9 killings. The East End saw 41 killings in 1993, and 34 in 1994.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/04/02/murder-at-a-record-low_26756/
Style Weekly‘s annual State of the Plate issue, their in-depth look Richmond’s restaurant scene, again has props for this end of town.
First off, the biggie: Aziza’s on Main was named as the 2013 Restaurant of the Year:
Not everyone will get it. The place is so low-key it’s almost invisible while Shockoe Bottom churns around it. The small, brick-walled cafe called Aziza’s on Main is wedged next to a family-run pharmacy and has only 10 tables and a bar, with a brick oven glowing in back. The atmosphere is a bit rough around the edges, but somehow that makes the contrast of elegantly personal food more acute.
Inside are served some of the city’s most flavorful, fascinating meals with a humble spirit that’s refreshing in an age of branding and bragging.
Dutch & Company
400 N. 27th St., 643-8824
Dutch & Co., adding to the destination dining of Church Hill, is among the best of the class in newcomers to the local restaurant scene. With artful European touches, a three-course menu at $28, expert service and vintage decor, it’s a gentle charmer that’s winning raves. — Deveron Timberlake
ame with the Roosevelt at 623 N. 25th St., where gently historic warmth and a subtle palette already have inspired copycats. “I always like the handsome facade at the Roosevelt and its someone’s-dining-room feel,” Basch says. “It welcomes guests warmly as soon as they step over the threshold.”
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/12/azizas-on-main-named-restaurant-of-the-year_26571/
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/11/apartment-fire-closes-mosby-street_26558/
Sign up for DASH FOR DADS 5K WALK/RUN
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the East District Family Resource Center (FRC), 2405 Jefferson Avenue, Richmond, VA. 23223
*No Age Restrictions*
Sponsored by Camp Diva, 7th District Health & Wellness Initiative, Richmond Sports Backers, and the American Heart Association
7:00-8:00 a.m. – Last Call Registration
8:00 a.m. – Proclamation for Date with Dad Weekend
8:30 a.m. – The Walk/Run begins (Route will begin and end at the FRC)
Registration Fee: http://www.campdiva.org/DateWithDad_DashForDads_5K.htm
Suggested $10 donation per runner or walker to support Camp Diva, a non-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia that prepares girls for their passage into womanhood http://www.campdiva.org/.
Each participant will receive a t-shirt, however exclusive DASH FOR DADS Event T-shirts will be available for $10.
Open to the public & fun for the whole family, the goal of DASH FOR DADS is to CHEER ON FATHERHOOD, and show the importance of the father-daughter relationship (the father is the first significant man in his daughter’s life and he plays a unique and essential role in the development of her image, confidence, and self esteem). This event is one of four events scheduled for Camp Diva’s DATE WITH DAD WEEKEND http://datewithdad.tumblr.com/schedule, March 15-17, 2013.
During the DASH FOR DADS, participants will pass the Richmond City Jail to let incarcerated fathers know they are not forgotten.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/10/registration-still-open-for-dash-for-dads-5k_26543/
Episode #74 of 99% Invisible is a great 13 minute look at the lost profession of hand-painting signs:
There was a time when every street sign, every billboard, and every window display was painted by hand. This sounds unremarkable until you actually think about what that actually means.
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/10/on-the-lost-profession-of-hand-painting-signs_26533/
If you love Richmond, check out the images and words of rva. The talented photographer behind this tumblr blog has been getting around to many, many places in the city, including our own Cyclus, Sub Rosa, Patrick Henry Pub, Captain Buzzy’s, and the Church Hill Animal Hospital.
(If anyone knows who they are, can you pass on that “Church Hill” is 2 words?)
VIA: Church Hill People’s News / http://chpn.net/news/2013/03/06/the-images-and-words-of_26511/
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