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Cemetery clean-up rescues history from the forest

One of the graves reclaimed from the forest during a clean-up today at Evergreen Cemetery in the East End was that of A.D.Price, who founded the A.D.Price Funeral Home. Maggie Walker and John Mitchell Jr. are two of Richmond’s notables also buried at Evergreen Cemetery.

Antiques on Broad returns today

The biweekly Antiques on Broad returns to the parking lot and storefront adjacent to Quirk Gallery (311 West Broad Street) today from 9AM-3PM.

Hippodrome getting $600,000 boost

The Times-Dispatch reports that Mayor Dwight Jones has proposed a plan to hand over $600,000 to the property owner of the Hippodrome, the historic theater located on North Second Street that once hosted prominent African American performers including James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles. These funds (in addition to the $12 million already slated […]

Homicide on the 300 block of E. Broad Street

From the RPD blotter: 4th HOMICIDE 10/29/09 4:00 p.m. 300 block of East Broad Street A male was stabbed by a known male. The victim was transported to VCU Medical center where he died. An arrest was made.

Richmond Slumlord Watch digs into vacant house data

A new watchdog blog, the Richmond Slumlord Watch, has recently began publishing. Two of their first posts dig into the ownership and status of 133 West Jackson Street and 124-126 West Clay Street. [via]

Possibly the world’s largest dodgeball game at Maggie Walker

The RTD has the word on an attempt for a new world record: Beware of flying balls this afternoon at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. Two seniors are organizing what they hope becomes the world’s largest dodgeball game. Wil Van Winkle of Richmond and Carter Hadley of Chesterfield County are rallying their classmates and teachers […]

Antiques on Broad returns this weekend

The biweekly Antiques on Broad returns to the parking lot and storefront adjacent to Quirk Gallery (311 West Broad Street) this Saturday from 9AM-3PM.

More on the Leigh Street Armory

The has a post up in recognition of the Leigh Street Armory making the National Registry of Historic Places (previously).

NY Times: 36 Hours in Richmond

The NY Times lays out 36 Hours in Richmond and sends folks to both Jackson Ward and Carver for food and fun…

Armstrong-Walker Football Classic set for November

CHPN has word on the Armstrong-Walker Football Classic set for November.

Who sold soap at the 2nd Street Festival?

A reader writes in with a question, leave a comment or send her an email if you can help: I am trying to locate the name and number/e-mail address of a vendor who participated in the 2nd Street Festival this year. I was given a business card, but can’t find it. The vendor sold hand […]

Cleaning up in Carver

VCU’s Commonwealth Times has a piece on a neighborhood cleanup in Carver last weekend: An organized trash pickup brought students to the Carver community alongside the Carver Area Civic Improvement League Saturday. Despite Saturday’s cloudy weather, the Carver clean up brought 30 volunteers, including students and Carver residents. “We try to do a trash pickup […]

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