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Sep 27 '14

Who was Jennie Scher?

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In 1941, a stretch of road between Government Road and Richmond Road, hard against the Henrico County border and formerly known as Lewis Street and Mill Road, was named after Jennie Scher, a Lithuanian native came to U.S. in 1886.

The wife of a tailor, Scher helped to organize the Ladies’ Hebrew Aid Society in 1897 and was later the driving force in the foundation of an old-folks home that also served as hospice for impoverished itinerants.

Scher is buried up the hill in the Sir Moses Montefiore side of the paired Sir Moses Montefiore and Beth Torah Cemeteries along Jennie Scher Road. Sir Moses Montefiore Cemetery was founded in 1888 and has almost 700 internments.

This is all I could find… anybody got anything to add?

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Jennie B. Scher (1866-1938) Jennie B. Scher (1866-1938)

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/27/who-was-jennie-scher_37045/

Sep 27 '14

This week’s calendar

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Jazz on the Hill

Sat Sep 27 3:00 pm
The second Jazz on Hill will be on Saturday, September 27th at 324 North 29th Street from 3:00 – 9:00 PM. The event is hosted by Asbury UMC to benefit Chimborazo Elementary School’s music program.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/tag/jazz-on-the-hill/

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RVA MakerFest (Free Trolley Service)

Sat Sep 27 10:00 am
RVA MakerFest is a free interactive celebration of creativity and ingenuity in Richmond, with demonstrations from more than 65 local makers, including blacksmiths, glassblowers, coders, engineers, brewers, chocolatiers, and more! There will be a free hop-on-hop-off trolley service making stops in the East End, courtesy of RVA Trolley and Virginia LISC. The Church Hill stop is in front of the Blue Sky Fund at the corner of 29th and Q Streets, and will make pick-ups roughly every 40 minutes from 9:45AM to 4:45 PM. More information at http://RVAMakerFest.com

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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Sun Sep 28 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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Sub Rosa/Longoven benefit for Tricycle Gardens

Sun Sep 28 5:00 pm
Sub Rosa will be hosting Longoven on September 28th on for an eight-course seasonal dinner featuring locally sourced provisions and paired wines as a benefit for Tricycle Gardens. There will be two seatings, the first beginning at 5:00 PM and the second at 8:00 PM.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/11/sub-rosa-hosting-pizza-night-tricycle-gardens-benefit-dinner-this-month_36612/

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Fairfield Community Walking Club

Mon Sep 29 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 29 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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Friends of Jefferson Park meeting

Tue Sep 30 6:30 pm
Please join the Friends of Jefferson Park’s next meeting at 801 N. 24th Street. All Friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

The discussion will include:

Jefferson Pocket Park Design Competition, with special guest David Conmy
Fountain Project
Fitness Trail Project
General Maintenance Issues
Historic Union Hill Marker in Jefferson Park
Social Media / Marketing
Volunteers and Membership
2014 – 2015 Clean-Ups

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Open Mic Night @ Poe’s Pub

Tue Sep 30 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 Oct 1 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 Oct 1 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 Oct 2 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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Freedom Walk in Church Hill

Sat Oct 4 11:30 am
Another “open carry” walk organized by The Right to Bear Arms Richmond, VA: “we will be walking in church hill. however this time we will be walking to creighton court from the parking.”
MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/476872569121486/

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Central Montessori School’s Open House

Sat Oct 4 10:00 am
Friends, family and community please join us for our Open House! Information and refreshments will be provided. This is a parent appropriate event.

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Cyclocross at Chimborazo Park

Sat Oct 4 6:30 pm
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.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/09/cyclocross-returns-to-chimborazo-in-october_36515/

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First Saturdays Farmers Market

Sat Oct 4 8:00 am
At Urban Farm House
MORE: http://growrva.com/chimborazo-park-farmers-market/

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History Harvest for Made in Church Hill

Sat Oct 4 10:00 am
All are invited to attend the History Harvest to help develop the exhibition Made in Church Hill which will open at the Valentine Museum on January 22, 2015.

Come out to -LOCATION TBA – on October 4, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bring your Church Hill memories and thoughts about the past, present and future of the neighborhood, as well as a special object that reminds you of Church Hill.

You will be interviewed for approximately 30 minutes and your photographic portrait will be taken. Students from University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT), will be handling the interview and photography process.

RSVP to Laura Browder lbrowde2@richmond.edu (289-8312) or Patricia Herrera pherrera@richmond.edu (287-6352)

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Hogtober

Sat Oct 4 6:30 pm
Mark your calendar: Style Weekly’s HOGTOBER returns to Libby Hill on October 4.

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New Vision Civic League

Sat Oct 4 10:00 am
Every 1st Saturday at the East End Library. Contact Mary Thompson at (804)648-7915 for more info.

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Oakwood neighborhood clean-up

Sat Oct 4 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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Les Boulefrogs @ Chimborazo Playground

Sun, Sep 28, 2pm
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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Sub Rosa/Longoven benefit for Tricycle Gardens

Sun Sep 28
Sub Rosa will be hosting Longoven on September 28th on for an eight-course seasonal dinner featuring locally sourced provisions and paired wines as a benefit for Tricycle Gardens. There will be two seatings, the first beginning at 5:00 PM and the second at 8:00 PM.
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/11/sub-rosa-hosting-pizza-night-tricycle-gardens-benefit-dinner-this-month_36612/

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/27/this-weeks-calendar-329_37055/

Sep 26 '14

Three houses on Accomac Street

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A trio of striking houses on Accomac Street.

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1800 Accomac Street 1800 Accomac Street (before)

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1902 Accomac Street 1902 Accomac Street (Malinoski-Caskey House)

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/26/accomac-street_37029/

Sep 23 '14

Creighton residents call police on Open Cary activists

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A few weeks after walking Broad Street, the dudes from The Right to Bear Arms Richmond, Virginia held an event in Creighton to express their support for the 2nd Amendment.

From Alan Colmes’ Liberaland:

Over the weekend members of The Right To Bear Arms-Richmond unnerved residents by marching with long guns through Creighton Court, a predominantly African-American area. The police were called by neighbors witnessing the event and at least 6 officers responded.

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In the video, which was uploaded on Facebook, the officers are heard asking the group if they “could possibly understand why residents of the Creighton Court community would be concerned seeing men with long guns when police officers don’t even carry long guns in that community.”

The group has another walk planned for October 4.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/23/creighton-residents-call-police-on-open-cary-activists_36965/

Sep 22 '14

Eat oysters, drink beer @ Union Market

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The folks at Anderson’s Neck Oyster Company will be shucking at Union Market on Saturday, October 18:

Pretty simple right? Eat oysters, drink beer, and listen to some live music. That doesn’t sound bad at all.

Our neighbors at Union Market have invited us to set up our shucking station and our friends from Center of the Universe Brewing will be bringing some beer to help wash ‘em down. Join us on Saturday, October 18th from 4-8 and you will be sure to have some fun!

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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/22/eat-oysters-drink-beer-union-market_36909/

Sep 21 '14
Johnson’s Grill (1974) [via]

Johnson’s Grill (1974) [via]

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

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

More at CHPN

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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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/09/13/photos-from-the-grand-opening-of-the-armstrong-bike-park_36686/

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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821 North 25th Street (1950s) 821 North 25th Street (1950s)

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.

Sub Rosa
620 North 25th Street
subrosabakery.com | Facebook

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/