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New bakery opens in the neighborhood

The corner of Clay and 3rd just got a whole lot sweeter. Jamyce Vinson recently opened her bakery, Sweetopia, at 221 East Clay Street.

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Art 180 Open Studio Series in January

During Art 180′s Open Studio Series in January, learn about the artists that took part in the organizations fall 2013 programs. For three evenings in January, you will be able to listen to music and view performances and art created by local artists. Two of the three evenings will take place in Jackson Ward.

Injured Red-Tailed Hawk Update

The Red-Tailed Hawk that was found  injured in late October at the intersection of Third and Marshall Streets has finally recovered enough to be released. The hawk was recently released in Augusta County.

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December 2013 First Fridays

Will you be heading out tonight for the December First Fridays? It will be a great night for last minute holiday shopping.

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New History Replays Today podcast about John Jasper

Learn a bit of the history that makes up our neighborhood and listen to a great new History Replays Today podcast about renowned Reverend John Jasper.

100 West Clay Street

Controversy over Historic Manor apartment project

A recent resolution was passed that will allow the Historic Manor apartments, located at the corner of 100 West Clay Street, to potentially receive Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) financing. Local developer, Kelvin Hanson, would like to renovate the 16 apartments and fill the empty retail space on the bottom level. City Hall watchdog Silver Persinger thinks […]

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Saison is expanding

In early 2014, Saison plans to open a market, in the former Jackson Ward Deli, directly next to its current location.

The city says “Fix it up or tear it down”

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HJWA Fall Cleanup Day this Saturday

HJWA’s Fall Clean Up Day is this Saturday, and you don’t want to miss it! We will meet in Abner Clay Park at 8:00 am on Saturday, October 19th ready to clean up our neighborhood.

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2nd Street Festival Turns 25 Today

Jackson Ward celebrates its cultural diversity and rich history with a street party and everyone is invited! This FREE event takes place in the heart of Jackson Ward, October 5 & 6!


History Replays The Hippodrome

The Hippodrome as it looked in 1913.  The building was destroyed in a fire and was replaced with the structure you see today.  History Replays celebrates the 100th birthday of The Hipp with an interview of National Park Service Guide Ben Anderson. Here’s a blurb from Anderson has done intensive research on Richmond’s most […]

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