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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA

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Jul 22 '14

Bringing some color love to Venable and Mosby

New temporary mural by Ed Trask on the former ACME Grocery at Venable and Mosby Streets.

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Jul 21 '14

Kombucha-making workshop at Union Market in August

There will be a Kombucha-making workshop at Union Market on August 2.

Participants each will receive their own SCOBY, starter liquid, large jar and handout with brewing instructions.

Register beforehand with the Union Market: contact@unionmarketrva.com with your name and contact info. Or, call them at (804) 716-7233 or just stop in and register in person.

Cost: $15 per person. Registration is limited to 15.

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Jul 21 '14

Free lunch & breakfast for all Richmond Public Schools students this coming year

According to a memo recently distributed to parents, starting this school year all students in Richmond Public Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch as part of the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch/Breakfast Programs.

As of October 2013, 74.25% of the students in Richmond Public Schools were receiving free/reduced price lunch. The Virginia Department of Education’s data for the 2013-2014 school year has the following percentages of students at local schools listed as “Economically Disadvantaged”:

83.1% (804/967) Armstrong HS
83.6% (313/374) Bellevue ES
89.9% (420/467) Chimborazo ES
97.5% (548/562) Fairfield Court ES
85.9% (300/349) Franklin Military Academy
94.7% (430/454) George Mason ES
95.2% (616/647) Martin Luther King Jr. MS
95.5% (496/519) Woodville ES

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Jul 21 '14

STEALING FROM BABIES IS NOT OK

Ashley is asking you to keep an eye out:

so someone stole my baby’s water table from my back yard! I’m not sure when. It was sometime between last night and tonight. […] My baby really loves this toy. It was a birthday gift from his grandma and his favorite outside toy. I can’t afford to replace it and it really keeps him entertained for hours. I would really like to find this. I know it’s a long shot. But maybe someone saw something. I mean it’s pretty big and idk how someone could just walk off with

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/07/21/they-are-now-stealing-from-babies_35375/

Jul 21 '14

Back-to-School Rally set for August; vaccinations, shots, and physicals available now

Northside Coalition for Children has announced a Back-to-School Rally for August 9th at MLK Middle School.

The Richmond City Health District has immunizations and physicals available now, with dated for vaccinations in August and September. In addition, vaccinations, Tdap shots, and physicals will be available at a special event on August 22nd.

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Jul 20 '14

Sector 113 crime report for July

Lt.Blackwell’s Sector 113 report for July (PDF) is now available for all points north of Carrington and Nine Mile.

Our numbers are not horrible with the majority of the property crime increase existing due to the increase of shop lifting at the Family Dollar located at 25th and Fairmount. We are up in Residential Burglaries for the year.

We have shown a legitimate reduction in violent crime. I am very happy with our results thus far. The most notable point in reference to the violent crime is that we have not had a homicide in the 2014 calendar year.

MAJOR CRIMES January 1, 2014 –July 16, 2014

Violent Crime (2014 compared to 2013)
2013: 89
2014: 67
Result: 25% Decrease

Property Crime (2014 compared to 2013)
2013: 231
2014: 273
Result: 18% Increase

TOTAL CRIME MAJOR CRIME (2014 compared to 2013)
2013: 320
2014: 340
Result: 6% Increase

SECOND QUARTER JULY 1, 2014 – JULY 16, 2014

Violent Crime
2013: 11
2014: 4
Result: 64% Decrease

Property Crime
2013: 18
2014: 23
Result: 28% Increase

TOTAL MAJOR CRIME
2013: 29
2014: 27
Result: 7% Decrease

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/07/20/sector-113-crime-report-for-july_35366/

Jul 19 '14

Come out for Pudding Please on Sunday

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The new Pudding Please cart launches Sunday at Patrick Henry Park:

We’re getting ready for a “soft launch” tomorrow [Sunday] – first sales of melting banana pudding pops and chocolate pudding bowls. Please come join us Sunday between 6pm and 7:30pm in the Park across from St. John’s Church – look for the orange umbrella stand!

Pudding Please
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VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/07/19/come-out-for-pudding-please-on-sunday_35355/

Jul 19 '14

WPA Bakery now open on Mondays

WPA Bakery at Marshall and 27th will now be open on Mondays from 7AM-2PM, starting this week.

WPA Bakery
2707 East Marshall Street
wpabakery.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Jul 19 '14

Recognize this dog?

Anyone recognize this dog? She’s very friendly and was very hungry! She’s in my backyard now. Help me find her home!

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Jul 19 '14

A question about Ultimate Frisbee at Ethel Park


There are a few people who play ultimate frisbee at Ethel Park on M st in the afternoons. I was wondering if anybody know if it is an organized league or if anyone could play.

Anybody know the answer?

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Jul 19 '14

This week’s calendar

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Open House at 1403 Oakwood

Sun Jul 20 2:00 pm
Open House at 1403 Oakwood

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Open House at 2018 Princess Anne Ave

Sun Jul 20 2:00 pm
Open House at 2018 Princess Anne Ave

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Open House at 3310 O Street

Sun Jul 20 3:00 pm
Open House at 3310 O Street

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Fairfield Community Walking Club

Mon Jul 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. http://rvapromise.org/ai1ec_event/fairfield-community-walking-club/

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Church Hill Rotary Club

Mon Jul 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!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Formation-of-Church-Hill-Rotary/479272425521007?fref=ts

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Taekwondo at The Robinson

Mon Jul 21 7:00 pm
Martial arts training is a great way to get in better shape, boost self-confidence, learn self-defense, and earn that black belt you’ve always wanted! Try Olympic Taekwondo at the Robinson!
Call 562-9133 for more information and sign-up
Walk-ins welcome

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Yoga at The Robinson

Mon Jul 21 6:00 pm
Free Adult yoga class (16 & up) Children under that age must be accompanied by an adult. Call 562-9133 for more information and sign-up!
Walk-ins welcome

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Zumba at The Robinson

Mon Jul 21 5:00 pm
Limited to residents of 7th District of Richmond (i.e. Church Hill, Fulton, East End of Richmond). Registration Required. Call 562-9133 for more information.

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CAR meeting

Tue Jul 22 3:30 pm
Every 4th Tuesday at 5th Floor Conference Room of City Hall
Related posts: http://chpn.net/news/tag/car/

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Hoola Hoop at The Robinson

Tue Jul 22 7:30 pm
End your day with some fun! Learn new tricks and get a creative work out all at the same time.
Call 562-9133 for more information or sign-up
Walk-ins welcome

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Open Mic Night @ Poe’s Pub

Tue Jul 22 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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Zumba at The Robinson

Tue Jul 22 3:00 pm
Two sessions offered on Tuesday: 3-4PM and 6:30-7:30PM. Now there’s a day time option for Zumba! Kids are welcome to attend with adult supervision (They may dance on-stage, beside their parent/guardian and some coloring activities provided). Call 562-9133 for more information

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1st Precinct MPACT Meeting

Wed Jul 23 6:00 pm
The 1st Precinct MPACT Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 6:00PM will be held at EDI (East District Center), 701 N. 25th St, in the 1st floor conference room.

In addition to your opportunity to share concerns with CAPS and the Police, Bobby Vincent, Deputy Director of Operations, within the Department of Public Works, will give an update on the current Alley Blitz in Church Hill and Fulton.

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East End Transformation: Church North Housing, People, and Neighborhoods Work Group Meeting

Wed Jul 23 6:30 pm
at East District Family Resource Center 

2405 Jefferson Avenue  / The Working Groups (WG) are designed to provide detailed community input on the three focus areas – People, Housing and Neighborhoods. All individuals who signed up to serve on a WG please attend. If you are interested in serving on one of the WG, but have not signed up yet, you can still attend.

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Fairfield Court Tenants Council

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

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Karaoke Wednesday

Wed Jul 23 7:00 pm
Every Wednesday from 7-10PM at Sarahfran’s Restaurant and Lounge. 412 N. 25th (804)343-0061

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Line Dancing at The Robinson

Wed Jul 23 5:00 pm
NEW CLASS offered for summer! Love line dancing at block parties, weddings, family reunions and other events? Well come for an hour of it AND you won’t even realize the cardio workout since you’ll be having a blast dancing!
Contact 562-9133 for more information and sign-up

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MPACT Meeting

Wed Jul 23 6:00 pm
In addition to your opportunity to share concerns with CAPS and the Police, two brief presentations will be presented: a) summer activities for children and adults, b) Community Gardens.
When: Wed May 28, 2014 6pm – 7pm
Where: Eastern District Center 701 North 25th St.

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Mommy/Daddy and Me Super Hero Class

Wed Jul 23 !4:15 pm
Ages 3-5 FREE
Take on the role of a different Super Hero every week! Travel through obstacle courses, use parachutes, balls, and many more creative equipment tools to help save the day!! (Cape awarded for committed attendance)
Call 562-9133 for more information and sign-up

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Pop-Up Market at Robinson Theater

Wed Jul 23 !4:00 pm
GrowRVA will be at Robinson Theater 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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Taekwondo at The Robinson

Wed Jul 23 7:00 pm
Martial arts training is a great way to get in better shape, boost self-confidence, learn self-defense, and earn that black belt you’ve always wanted! Try Olympic Taekwondo at the Robinson!
Call 562-9133 for more information and sign-up
Walk-ins welcome

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Union Hill Civic Association Meeting

Wed Jul 23 7:00 pm
Meeting at the Union Market 2306 Jefferson Ave. Friendly and fun with a brief police update & discussion of local projects. Open to all! Kids welcome.

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Yoga at The Robinson

Wed Jul 23 3:00 pm
Now a day time Yoga option!
Limited child care available; call 562-9133 for more information
Walk-ins welcome

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North Church Hill Neighborhood Transformation public meeting

Thu Jul 24 6:00 pm
The next public meeting on the North Church Hill neighborhood transformation effort will be held this Thursday, July 24, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Woodville Elementary School (2000 North 28th Street).
MORE: http://chpn.net/news/tag/north-church-hill-choice-neighborhoods/

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Zumba at The Robinson

Thu Jul 24 6:30 pm
Limited to residents of 7th District of Richmond (i.e. Church Hill, Fulton, East End of Richmond)
Registration Required
Call 562-9133 for more information

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Can you help weed, water, and mulch the orchard at Chimborazo Park?

Fri Jul 25 8:00 pm
The will be a regular meet-up on the last Sunday of each month. If you can help one or more Sundays, mark your calendar for June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26, and November 30.

Parking & meet-up is at the end of the cobblestones, past the Chimborazo Dog Park off of Government Road. Bring gloves, weed wackers, rakes & weeding tools (if you have them). Wear long pants, hat, sturdy shoes (no sandals), sun block. Water & snacks will be provided.

MORE: http://chpn.net/news/2014/05/28/can-you-help-weed-water-and-mulch-the-orchard-at-chimborazo-park_34186/

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Urban Farmhouse Farmers Market

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

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/07/19/this-weeks-calendar-318_35339/

Jul 18 '14

North Church Hill Neighborhood Transformation public meeting next Thursday

The next public meeting on the North Church Hill neighborhood transformation effort will be held this coming Thursday, July 24, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Woodville Elementary School (2000 North 28th Street):

The Community Builders, Inc. invites you to the next public meeting on the Church Hill North neighborhood transformation effort. Your participation and input are essential to ensuring that a transformation plan reflects you and your neighbors’ ideas. The meeting will include:

  • overview of Church Hill North plan
  • continue discussion of former Armstrong High School site
  • discussion of tasks and responsibilities of Work Groups

The plan at its core is to redevelop the Creighton Court public housing community as a mixed-income community, with the broad goals of seeing improvement in schools, safety in the community, resident health, and economic development.

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/07/18/north-church-hill-neighborhood-transformation-public-meeting-next-thursday_35333/

Jul 17 '14

New life at vacant corner store

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The corner store at Venable and Tulip Streets, vacant for several years, has recently begun to get a facelift. Work was stopped by folks from zoning yesterday, though, as the project lacks the required Certificate for Appropriateness.

Neighbors fought and successfully limited the ABC license of an earlier proprietor at this location after showing that the store was a negative influence on the surrounding area.

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Jul 15 '14

Donate to help Richmond Cycling Corps build a mountain bike track in Fairfield

Richmond Cycling Corps has announced that they are working to build a mountain bike track behind Armstrong High School. The work has already begun, but they need your help to finish:

We’re building a mountain bike park in Fairfield Court—the public housing neighborhood that RCC has worked in since 2010! This housing project, like all housing projects, is severely under-served. It’s time for something that has never been done before in this type of community!

This one of a kind mountain bike course will include nearly 1.5 miles of singletrack trail with jumps, bumps, berms, and obstacles to hone any and all mountain bike skills. This facility will be the official training ground of the Armstrong High School Cycling Team—the nation’s first and only inner-city cycling team—located in Fairfield Court. Better yet, youth of all ages in Fairfield Court will be able to take part in the sport of cycling within their own neighborhood. Under the instruction of steadfast RCC staff and volunteers, youth will have a chance to ride mountain bikes in a controlled environment- perhaps for the very first time.

Richmond Cycling Corps will always apply its motto to the work it does: “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.” This park is the exciting evolution of what we do to change the lives of youth in Richmond’s housing projects. This mountain bike park will give them something fresh, something new, something to challenge them and help them truly develop within the RCC outreach model.

But we need your help: RCC has already fronted the initial cost of $3,000 to have 100 cubic yards of red-clay delivered and graded for perimeter features and berms for our first phase. Our hope is to raise another $15,000 for necessary equipment, surplus dirt, and capital for the next two phases of this project. Please consider helping RCC continue on its revolutionary path of changing youth lives, and make a donation today!

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Jul 12 '14

Council to consider Pear Street, redevelopment of Whitcomb and Creighton

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A number of the 36 items on the agenda for the Monday, July 14, City Council Meeting (PDF) are of local interest, including the only 2 items on the regular Agenda:

Ord. No. 2014-130 (Patron: Mayor Jones) – To authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, on behalf of the City of Richmond, to execute a Grant Contract, as amended, between the City of Richmond and the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority for the purpose of funding redevelopment and conservation projects in the Whitcomb Court and Creighton Court areas. (As Amended) Recommendation from Finance & Economic Development Standing Committee meeting to forward with no recommendation.

Ord. No. 2014-133 (Mayor Jones, By Request) – To authorize the special use of the property known as 3126 N Street for the purpose of a parking area, upon certain terms and conditions.

Ord. No. 2014-71 (Patron: Mayor Jones, By Request) -To close to public use and travel, a portion of right-of-way known as East Cary Street, located in the block bounded by Pear Street, East Main Street, Peach Street and East Dock Street, and consisting of 1,973± square feet, upon certain terms and conditions.

Ord. No. 2014-78 (Patron: Mayor Jones, By Request) – To authorize the special use of the properties known as 2801 East Main Street, a portion of 2823 East Main Street, and a portion of East Cary Street for the purpose of permitting a multifamily dwelling with up to 65 dwelling units and principal uses permitted in the B-5 district, upon certain terms and conditions. (As Amended)

VIA: CHPN / http://chpn.net/news/2014/07/12/council-to-consider-pear-street-redevelopment-of-whitcomb-and-creighton_35240/