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Now with More Lakes

Flash-flooding has created giant pools of water around clogged drains in Byrd Park and in the surrounding neighborhoods. This one is right next to Swan Lake. There’s a street with curbs under there somewhere.

Christmas Peacocks, Represent

New at ‘the Christmas House’ on Rosewood, snazzy purple peacocks. Back…

Get Your Garden Plot

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:09 AM, Byrd Park Community Garden wrote: Attention all gardeners or hopefuls! The Byrd Park Community Garden is now officially accepting new and renewing plot renters for the 2014 season (February 1, 2014-January 31, 2015). If you’d like a new plot or to renew your existing plot, here’s what you […]

New Leaf Collection Schedule

Forwarded from our City Council rep, Parker Agelasto. Dear Neighbors: Please be advised that the leaf collection schedule has changed due to weather restraints. The Maymont, Byrd Park, Oregon Hill, Carillon, Carytown and Randolph neighborhoods leaf collection dates are now Monday, December 30th through Friday, January 3rd. For the most up to date leaf collection […]

Lamplighter Expands to VCU/Fan

The Fan of the Fan blog posted a story about Crossroads near VCU closing and Lamplighter taking over the location. Congrats to Lamplighter! What a coup! According to the letter from Crossroads, Lamplighter will reopen the Morris Street cafe in early February. Our Addison Street Lamplighter has attracted coffee aficionados from miles around, resulting in […]

More Exposure for Addison Shops

A story about the success of Lamplighter and Fresca in the Times Dispatch has been picked up by the Associated Press and posted on the Washington Post’s website. It’s a good read. This site has been a little slow to post updates about the latest storefronts across from Lamplighter, which now includes Yesterday’s Heroes vintage […]

Weekend Burglaries in Randolph

From the weekend police report: BURGLARY 11/30/13 – 12/1/13 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. 300 block of South Harrison Street An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole a change jar. BURGLARY 11/28/13 12:01 a.m. – 3:26 a.m. 600 block of South Allen Avenue An unknown person(s) broke into the residence. BURGLARY 11/28/13 – […]

On VCU Students in the Neighborhood

A neighbor recently attended a presentation about VCU students impact on the community. Here are his/her notes.   VCU explained that they were dedicating officers to work with surrounding communities on VCU/student related issues.  Even if you don’t live in a traditional VCU “area” such as the fan, these officers will work with you.  VCU […]

Support Local Everything, Including Schools

Just across the river, the community is mobilizing to support their local elementary school. The Curious About Westover Hills Elementary School page on Facebook already has 290 members, many of whom aren’t directly connected to the school… yet. It’s an inspiring effort to challenge a largely unfounded perception about a local school. At John B. […]

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Have you seen Luke?

VENOMOUS SNAKES (behind protective glass)

They’re Open!

The Cask Cafe. 206 S. Robinson.

“Clip your bits”

Some Pretty Sights

Tree Classes, Starting January

From our neighbor, The Lorax, aka Janine: Dear Byrd Park neighbors, As some of you may know, I am the current chair of the education committee of the Richmond Tree Stewards Advisory Panel. I’ve just finished putting together the 2014 class schedule for residents who are interested in protecting and preserving Richmond’s urban forest by […]

Drums No Guns Tonight

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To Find Eastern Standard Time (Dooley Sundial)

Cary PTA Meeting & Festivities Tonight

From the John B. Cary PTA Facebook page: “Community Jazz Under the Stars.” Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:30. All community members are invited. Bring your kids. Balloon animals. Face-painting. Jazz music. PTA Meeting agenda: Call to Order JBC Cheerleaders Introduction of guests Principal Announcements Reports Questions Door prizes Adjournment/Light refreshments FYI: PTA membership is […]

5th District Meeting, 10/23

From City Council Rep, Parker Agelasto: Dear 5th District Resident, The purpose of this email is to notify you of our 5th District meeting on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:30 pm at the Swansboro Elementary School (3160 Midlothian Turnpike). Agenda items include a General Assembly legislative update from Delegate Betsy Carr, Richmond Public Schools update […]

Rental in The Carillon Neighborhood

From a reader: 3108 Douglasdale Road, 23221 – Available immediately! Great location!! Spacious, 3-story home nestled in the Carillon. Available immediately this recently remodeled home features the following: * Convenient location: steps to the Carillon, Maymont, and Byrd Park; an easy drive or bike ride to Carytown, the Fan, and VCU; and quick access to […]

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