Yard Sale Fundraiser

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There will be a Yard Sale Fundraiser on Saturday 3/28 at John B. Cary Elementary

(3021 Maplewood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221) 9am to 3pm. Stop by.

TONIGHT: Police Walk Through Randolph Neighborhood

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Feb. 24, 2015

Officers will meet at 5:00 p.m. today at the intersection of S. Lombardy and Kemper Streets and spread out through the neighborhood from there.

Chief Alfred Durham and the Department’s Command Staff will join Third Precinct Sector 313 Lt. Erlan Marshall for a walk through the Randolph neighborhood this evening. They will talk with residents about preventing thefts from motor vehicles, which have been a problem throughout the sector.

Command Staff members and officers will also talk safety tips and ask what residents would like to see more of from Richmond Police as they continue to strengthen connections between police and the community.

The media are encouraged to attend.

To review the 2014 crime statistics in Sector 313, please read Lt. Marshall’s January Newsletter:

http://www.richmondgov.com/Police/documents/newsletterPrecinct3Sector313_201501.pdf

Byrd Park’s Tribute to Prohibition

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rvanews has a great article on Byrd Park’s Temperance Fountain by Grant Martin.

The text from the plaque above reads:

THIS FOUNTAIN IS ERECTED BY THE WOMANS CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION OF RICHMOND CITY AND HENRICO COUNTY  AND THEIR FRIENDS IN MEMORY OF THE CRUSADERS OF HILLSBORO, OHIO WHO WENT OUT DECEMBER 19, 1873 WITH THE WEAPONS OF PRAYER AND FAITH IN GOD TO OVERTHROW THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC:

AND ALSO IN MEMORY OF FRANCES E. WILLARD ORGANIZER OF THE WOMAN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION

THE BRAVEST BATTLE THAT EVER WAS FOUGHT? SHALL I TELL YOU WHERE AND WHEN? ON THE MAPS OF THE WORLD YOU’LL FIND IT NOT, ‘TWAS FOUGHT BY THE MOTHERS OF MEN!

Read more here: rvanews

 

New Home at Swan Lake

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Tom Sylvestri – publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch – is rumored to be the owner of this new house at Byrd Park’s Swan Lake. We even hear it has an elevator. What are your thoughts on this modern home in an historic area?

StyleWeekly.com has a nice piece by on modern architecture that includes this excerpt about this house.

At a site overlooking Swan Lake in quiet Byrd Park, neighbors are intrigued by a three-story house that’s risen between two red brick colonial revival houses. On this rare, in-town lakefront location, the Watershed architecture firm has flipped the house plan to create a dwelling you might expect at the north end of Virginia Beach or along the Carolina coast: living spaces on the top, bedrooms below and garage below that. Architectural drama occurs on the top level with a projecting “porch” sheltered by a butterfly roof.

“This creates a powerful connection between house and park — a spatial connection,” Watershed’s Patrick Farley says. “It’s the intersection of private versus public space, the aperture is like a giant dormer window.” In addition to the upper deck, which offers spectacular views across the lake and toward Maymont, other new outdoor spaces include a roof garden and a terrace at the sidewalk level near the front door.

 

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