Lakeview apartments, just south of Meadow, from the back, just beachy.
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The School Board’s decision to close three schools is not simply an issue of consolidating kids into less space. It’s also bundled with the rezoning plans that have been researched and critiqued over the past year or so. Recall that Byrd Park lobbied to have its elementary school zone unified, rather than split between Cary [...]
The School Board has again decided to revisit the idea of closing schools to make up for budget short-comings. In a back and forth between the Board and City Council and the Mayor’s office, the fate of Richmond’s schools is being being tossed about like a hot-potato. Here’s a quote from the Times-Dispatch: On a [...]
The Byrd Park Garden Club is having it’s second ever backyard garden tour this Sunday from 2pm – 5pm. The idea is to give neighbors a chance to show and tell about their yards and foliage and get to know one another. There are lots of gardens on the tour (see below) and some general [...]
From a neighbor: My roommate’s dog, Enoch, went missing this morning (5/11) on Lakeview Ave. by Meadow. She is long haired, all black mutt with a some small white patches. About knee high. She is 15 years old and cannot see or hear very well. But does come when you clap loudly. Keep an eye [...]
According to Richmond BizSense, we’re about to get a new beer-bar/bodega type thing on Robinson, just a stone’s throw from Fountain Lake. This document in the window gives more details…
From a local parent of a John B. Cary Elementary student: Cary Carnival Saturday, May 11, 10am-2pm at John B. Cary Elementary School Bouncy inflatables Facepainting Fun kids’ activities Raffle Appearances by “Kickaroo,” Cinderella, & other characters Snow cones, cotton candy, fish fry, etc. Proceeds to benefit Cary PTA
Just east of Swan Lake, behind some trees and sorta next to a house sits this little oval pond that appears to be dried up. But don’t go stepping in there just yet. Beneath those leaves, there’s 12-16 inches of the most foul mucky water. Mud wrestling anyone?
Sunday, May 5th at 2pm, a public walk through the Byrd Park and Randolph neighborhoods will explore the impact and history of the Downtown Expressway’s development. Named for The late Jane Jacobs, an influential civic advocate and critic of roadway construction through low-income neighborhoods, the Jane’s Walk is being coordinated by the Fifth District Community [...]
Along the street between Fountain Lake and the Byrd Park neighborhood, amidst the Arts in the Park hub-bub, there will be a yard sale – and it will probably be pretty big. See you there.
From a new neighbor: Hello! My husband and I just bought one of the Maplewood bungalo/cottages and are doing our best to fix it up! I was wondering if anyone knew the history of the dozen or so lil Byrd Park houses (there are a bunch more of a similar style on Parkwood near the [...]
From the daily crime report: BURGLARY 4/29/13 5:50 a.m. – 5:58 a.m. 2200 block of Parkwood Avenue An unknown person entered the residence and stole several items.
On the 2100 block of Lakeview.
On Idlewood or Parkwood, or where they meet, or maybe it’s Grayland. What would you like to see happen with this sliver?
From the Byrd Park Civic League: VOLUNTEER FOR COMCAST CARES DAY Saturday, April 27th 8:00 – 1:00 Please consider volunteering for Comcast Cares Day. This event will provide a huge boost to our neighborhood and its importance cannot be underestimated. We will likely not see an event like this in our neighborhood with all of [...]
At Monday night’s School Board meeting, it was decided in a 5 to 4 vote not to close Clark Springs Elementary and the Adult Career Development Center. Evidently, this decision also closes the option for the School Board to free up $1million in their budget by condensing the students into fewer facilities across the city… [...]