Archive for Erik Bonkovsky

Wolf-dog Law

The following comes from John Gilbody, FDA Safety Committee Chair: “The Richmond City Council passed an ordinance regulating wolf/dog hybrids this week.  Specifically, the new law requires owners to build an eight foot fence with concrete base and fencing extending into the ground.  The ordinance also requires a second fence around the first to protect […]

Fan Parking Decal Placement

This from the Fan District Association: Please note that there is a change in the placement of your Fan Parking Permit for Zones 1 & 2.  The State Police require that the parking decal to be placed on the FRONT windshield, not on the back window as in prior years. Acceptable placement is on the […]

Summer Day Camp: YWCA

The YWCA’s Summer Day Camp Starts June 29th. The nationally accredited Child Development Center has an exciting program for all children ages 3-12. Program runs June 29th through August 27th (7AM to 6PM) at the YWCA building at 6 North 5th Street in Downtown Richmond. Activities Include: Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Sports, Fun & Educational […]

New Work at Page Bond to Open 7/7

The Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present paintings by recent MFA recipient Lana Waldrep.  On view will be large paintings from her thesis exhibition as well as smaller earlier works. Waldrep’s isolated landscapes of industrial matter, void of environmental references, liberate her audience to re-examine objects as pure form and shape. Additionally, Summer Solstice, […]

VMFA: Couple of Things

The re-opening of the VMFA on Boulevard has gotten a bit of press lately from various outlets. Here are a couple of offerings coming up this summer related to the VMFA: 1. A teen class called Guerrilla Visibility, publicized with this video of a gorilla touring the museum. 2. The Summer Art Adventures program for […]

Fan area tops in building permits

This nugget from the latest newsletter from the Department of Planning and Development Review: The Fan District saw the largest portion of building activity in the 1st quarter with 42 building permits issued, (1.53% of properties), by the ratio of permits to properties. The whole newsletter (with the supporting data) is available as pdf here.

Truly Bizarre

The Virginia Historical Society debuts a new exhibit on Saturday, June 12th, called Bizarre Bits: Oddities from the Collection. It showcases more than forty of the most unusual objects and materials in the vast VHS holdings. From the press release: “The only common tie between the items featured in this exhibition is that they are […]

VPI Vote Tonight

Admittedly it has dominated discussion here a bit lately, but the School Board vote on the Superintendent’s proposed regional pre-school center is tonight. In light of the ongoing exchange of views (here on this site and elsewhere, here are links to 2 recent opinions from the RTD. First, this from a concerned parent in the […]

Fan Parking Decals

It’s time to renew your Fan permit parking decal for Zones 1 & 2.  A ONE DAY sale will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 5-6:30 p.m. at The Stonewall Jackson Building, 1520 West Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220.  Payment at this sale is restricted to checks or money orders only. You must renew […]

New Exhibit to Open at Page Bond

Here’s info on a new exhibit opening in May at Page Bond Gallery. From the press release: The Page Bond Gallery is pleased to present mixed media paintings by Michael Barringer and encaustic paintings by Amber George. Barringer and George decipher the residue of experience and the development of memories. Their translation of textures, objects, […]

Six Burner Reviewed

Six Burner continues to get good press (this time from Style) as it adjusts to new leadership under Chef Philip Denny. The food is delightful, even if the service is still ironing out kinks. Two recent visits are strong on the food side, but the experience suffers from mediocre service.

A Tree Grows in Richmond

Style’s got the details on an elm tree on Plum Street that is causing lots of issues: [An] ordinance was introduced by 2nd District Councilman Charles Samuels March 8 on behalf of David Robinson, who says his house at Floyd Avenue and Plum Street has been damaged by the roots of the city-owned elm. Samuels’ […]

Style features Olio and Avenue 805

Both Olio and Avenue 805 find their way into the latest edition of Style, which includes this photo of Olio owner, Jason Savedoff. For their first meet-up this month, food bloggers chose Olio, the newish retake on the former European Market at 2001 1/2 W. Main St. Owner Jason Savedoff says he enjoyed talking […]

New Exhibit at VisArts

The Visual Arts Center opens a new exhibit on Friday, April 9th. Loren Schwerd: Mourning Portrait is a series of memorials to the communities of New Orleans that were devastated by the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. The public is invited to an opening reception from 6-8 PM. Details from the press release: Assistant Professor of Sculpture at […]

Richmond History Center Offers Fan Tours

The Richmond History  Center has announced its list of upcoming tours throughout the city. There are a number of tours in the Fan or adjacent to the Fan. They look to be a great way to get to know our city. Here’s the description of one: MAY 16 (2-4 PM) MONUMENT AVENUE The first street […]

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