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Church Hill People's News, Richmond VA

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Sep 3 '12

Restore PT opening at 23rd and Marshall

Neighbors from 23rd Street Derek, Becky, and Max are opening a new physical therapy practice on 23rd Street:

We wanted to let the folks in Church Hill know that we are opening a
private practice physical therapy practice, Restore PT, specializing in Myofascial Release. We have a full time MPT and we also have a massage therapist.

We have renovated the commercial space at 401 N 23rd St.

Sep 3 '12

Lost a lab mix puppy?


FOUND: Male lab mix puppy in Chimborazo playground. Large neutered male puppy. Solid black with curled tail. No collar. Call 690-6438.

Sep 3 '12

Mosby Middle School (1980)


This photo is from the Valentine Richmond History Center Collections Database, and is credited to Masaaki Okada of Richmond Newspapers, Inc.

Sep 2 '12

Overnight fire at Woodville playground

Richmond firefighters arrived around 4 a.m. today at Woodville Elementary School, in the 2000 block of North 28th Street and found one of the school’s playground’s in flames. […] It will not be known until mid-week, at the earliest, if the entire playground equipment will need to be replaced.

The playground at George Mason Elementary School burned in June of 2009. W.E. Singleton, a retired real estate investor and local philanthropist, helped cover the cost of the replacement.

Sep 2 '12

City Planning Commission meets Tuesday

The agenda for the Tuesday, September 4, 2012 meeting of the City Planning Commission (PDF) includes the following local items:

  • Conceptual Review of improvements to Great Shiplock Park associated with the Virginia Capital Trail at 2803 Dock Street
  • Resolution: To adopt the 2012 Richmond Riverfront Plan as an element of the City of Richmond’s Master Plan and Downtown Plan.
Sep 2 '12

Seen a little calico kitten?


Today around 530 pm on the 600 block of n 30 th st our kitten escaped out of our home bc a door was left open. She is a calico kitten that is about 10 weeks old. She is on several medications due to several infections she had when we found her so we need to get her back as soon as possible!

My name is Meghan Pyle and my contact info is or my cell is 8046911360.

Sep 2 '12
Sep 1 '12

What about these puppies?


These puppies ran up to John who lives near Chimbo Park. There are 3 black and 2 tan and are of mixed breed. Are they yours or is this another case of dumping? Call 283-0572.

Sep 1 '12

You want one of these kittens


Four kittens, 2 weeks old were found abandoned by their mom underneath a car. They are healthy as of now and the Church Hill Animal Hospital said they are overstocked with cats right now but would do free health checks for them. Need to find a good home asap.

Sep 1 '12

This week’s calendar

Church Hill Chillers ghost tour; New Vision Civic League; Yoga in the Park; 2012 Reenactment Series at St.John’s Church; Rachel’s Farmstand; RPS School Board; East End Preschool Learning Center meetings on new location; Art in the Park; Friends of Libby Hill Park; Open Mic @ Poe’s; Adult Computer Class ; Church Hill Ultimate Frisbee Group; Chimborazo Model School Task Force; RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park; Tricycle Gardens’ Farmstand; TJ @ Armstrong ; Church Hill Reunion; Williamsburg Road clean-up; MORE…

Church Hill Chillers ghost tour

Sat Sep 1 9:00 pm
Birthplace of the American Revolution, and home to a notorious Civil War spy, Church Hill’s colorful past has produced a cadre of restless spirits in its buildings, its graveyards, and under its streets! Cloaked in the shadows of the quaint and historical Church Hill neighborhood, this tour includes the following spirited tales: Crazy Bet’s stomping grounds, Poe’s first and last love, The oldest public cemetery in Richmond, and more…

New Vision Civic League

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

Yoga in the Park - Continued

Sat Sep 1 10:00 am
Namaste! Thanks to the support and encouragement of our fellow Church Hill Yogis, Nava Life Yoga and Wellness (Jimmy and Tonita) will continue its “Yoga in the Park” sessions at Jefferson Park through the Summer. Classes are FREE and held every Saturday from 10-11AM (weather permitting). Bring your mat (we have extras if you need one), a bottle of water and an OPEN heart. Follow us on Twitter - Nava Life@NavaLife.

2012 Reenactment Series at St.John’s Church

Sun Sep 2 1:00 pm
The Patrick Henry Committee invites you to bring your friends and family to a reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. In the presence of Washington, Jefferson, and other notable Virginians, Patrick Henry delivered his passionate call for liberty, uttering the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” These events are free and open to the public. Tickets are distributed at 1:00pm on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 804-648-5015 for more information.

Rachel’s Farmstand

Sun Sep 2 12:00 pm
Every Sunday 12-3p @N 22nd & Carrington get freshly picked veggies, herbs, rain barrels & more. Now carrying Faith Farms honey, jam, pasture-raised eggs & fresh egg noodles. Tasty, fresh, organic, straight from my garden to your table. In season now: romaine, chard, kale, mustard & collard greens, carrots, radishes, spring onions, garlic, spinch, cilantro, chives, rosemary, thyme & oregano. See for the latests news.

RPS School Board

Mon Sep 3 4:30 pm
The RPS School Board meets at 4:30PM and 6PM on the first Monday of each month in Council Chamber Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall, located at 301 North Ninth Street; and at 6PM on the third Monday of each month at selected schools.

East End Preschool Learning Center meetings on new location

Tue Sep 4 2:00 pm
Richmond school leaders have scheduled a series of public meetings to discuss the move of the East End Preschool Learning Center from Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School to the old Norrell Elementary School building in North Richmond.
2 p.m. Tuesday, Mosby Recreation Center, 1543 Coalter St.
1 p.m. Wednesday, Gill Center at Fairfield Court Elementary, 2510 Phaup St.
3 p.m. Wednesday, Whitcomb Recreation Center, 2302 Carmine St.
6 p.m. Thursday, Armstrong High School, 2300 Cool Lane.

Art in the Park

Tue Sep 4 4:00 pm
Free art class for kids in Jefferson Park. Kids learn how to paint. Finished artwork will be displayed around park.

Friends of Libby Hill Park

Tue Sep 4 7:00 pm
Every 1st Tues, location varies - Contact Marion Macdonald at or (804)644-1347 for more info.

Open Mic @ Poe’s

Tue Sep 4 8:30 pm
All musicians welcome! Support local business and local music talent. Music open Mic is every Tuesday at Poe’s. Hosted by local CH resident, Jim Daab. Sign-up is at 8:30 pm. Bring your own instruments and tell your friends. Jim has instruments and congas that you can use as well.

Adult Computer Class

Wed Sep 5 10:00 am
A series of classes for very beginners. The series is usually 4 weeks, and you need to call and sign up. Contact Sarah O’Neill at the East End Branch Library at (804) 646-4474 or

Church Hill Ultimate Frisbee Group

Wed Sep 5 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday at Chimborazo Park.

Chimborazo Model School Task Force

Thu Sep 6 4:00 pm
1st Tuesdays at 7pm at the school (3000 E. Marshall). Come join in the grass roots neighborhood effort to bring the International Baccalaureate to Chimborazo E.S.

RVA Hoop Lovers in Chimborazo Park

Thu Sep 6
The RVA Hoop Lovers are in Chimborazo Park each Thursday night from 7pm-Sunset at the large gazebo. The RVA Hoop Lovers bring piles of hoops, music, and loads of energy to share with everyone that would like to join in on the fun, and learn more about Hoop Dance. We’ve been having a BLAST

Tricycle Gardens’ Farmstand

Thu Sep 6 4:00 pm
at 2107 Jefferson Avenue

TJ @ Armstrong

Fri Sep 7 7:00 pm
Armstrong HS 2012 Football Schedule
Friday 9/7 7PM Thomas Jefferson
Friday 9/14 7PM John Marshall
Friday 9/21 7PM @ Colonial Heights
Friday 9/28 7PM @ Glen Allen
Friday 10/5 7PM @ Varina
Friday 10/12 7PM Highland Springs
Friday 10/19 7PM @ Hanover
Friday 10/26 7PM @ Atlee
Friday 11/2 7PM @ Lee-Davis
Friday 11/9 7PM Henrico

Church Hill Reunion

Sat Sep 8 7:00 pm
at George Mason Elementary

Williamsburg Road clean-up

Sat Sep 8 7:00 pm
The housing work team for Greater Fulton’s Future is hosting a neighborhood clean up at 9am on Sat. Sept. 8th to clean up 2 blocks along Williamsburg Rd. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jason Sawyer, community organizer at the Neighborhood Resource Center (804)864 5797, .

Aug 31 '12

What do you know about trashcan theft?

It was stolen once after the trash people came last Thursday, but they’ve stolen our replacement one today […] I’m just wanting to know if anyone else is experiencing this and if there’s extra 709 trash bins hanging around the hill. A pick up truck with four or five trash bins was seen by my neighbor today.

Aug 31 '12

Food trucks coming to Main Street, Robinson Theater


Starting this Tuesday from 6-9PM (and returning weekly), the roving collection of food trucks and carts will be gathering in the parking lot of Ronnie’s Ribs across from Millie’s. In addition, a Church Hill Neighborhood TruckaPalooza has been set for Friday, September 14, at the Robinson Theater.

PHOTO via John Felton

Aug 31 '12

Proper Pie just over a month out, launches Kickstarter

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The “coming soon” to Broad Street Proper Pie says that they are just over a month away from opening the doors, and have launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign:

Some of you out there might have heard of us, but for those that haven’t, or don’t know what we consider to be a proper pie; it is a delicious savory-style pie common in regions of the world like New Zealand and Australia. It’s a hand-sized, hand-held, handmade meat and/or veggie pie that can serve as a snack or a meal. Our goal is to bring that kind of pie to this part of the world, Richmond, Virginia.

It’s a crucial time and our goal for opening is just over a month away. There are still a few more major purchases to make, and commercial kitchen equipment is certainly not cheap. Plus, we need the most important part: ingredients! So we are reaching out to ask for your help.

Aug 31 '12

Meetings set on moving pre-k from MLK Middle School

Richmond school leaders have scheduled a series of public meetings to discuss the move of the East End Preschool Learning Center from Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School to the old Norrell Elementary School building in North Richmond. […]

2 p.m. Tuesday, Mosby Recreation Center, 1543 Coalter St.
1 p.m. Wednesday, Gill Center at Fairfield Court Elementary, 2510 Phaup St.
3 p.m. Wednesday, Whitcomb Recreation Center, 2302 Carmine St.
6 p.m. Thursday, Armstrong High School, 2300 Cool Lane.

Aug 23 '08

Photos from the Back-to-School Parade

The 18th Annual Richmond City Back-to-School Parade, Rally and Talent Show kicked off at 10AM in Chimborazo Park and wound its way to the Richmond Coliseum. Beginning at noon, a free school supplies and lunch rally will be held until 2PM, followed by a talent show in Festival Park outside the Coliseum.

More photos are online in the Church Hill flickr pool.