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Sector Newsletter 4/10

In case you don’t follow us on twitter, here’s the latest sector newsletter about crimes committed in the Fan, Byrd Park, Maymont and Randolph neighborhoods during April. And, if you would like to follow us on twitter (it’s painless, I promise), click on the large “twitter” button on the right.

Update on Fan Robberies

Boulevardizen gives an update on the most recent set of robberies in The Fan. I also wanted to include his map of the crimes: Richmond Police confirm that there is a “strong possibility” that the five armed robberies in Boulevard area neighborhoods are connected. Says Lt. Timothy Morley with the Richmond Police Department’s 3rd Precinct […]

Laura Loe’s New Gallery on Main St.

R Home’s blog has a post about Laura Loe’s new space opening on Main St. (near 3 Monkeys) and her new inspiration. Sounds like a great space to check out! From the article: Laura Loe, Richmond’s talented and wildly popular painter, has moved her art gallery to 2513 W Main St. and expanded it to […]

Fight the Big Bull Sessions (starts TONIGHT!)

From RVAJazz: Remember back in March when Fight the Big Bull told us they would be playing three nights of live recording sessions at Balliceaux in celebration of their new album? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for these three days to get here for quite some time now. And it’s here! […]

City Council Meeting on Teen Parties

From Richmond City Council: Councilman Charles Samuels holds meeting and urges parents to protect their children against unsafe “Teen Parties” Warns against those exploiting our children by luring them into dangerous places WHAT Councilman Charles R. Samuels, Richmond City Council, North Central 2nd District, will hold a meeting to discuss his concerns regarding the rash […]

Four armed robberies this weekend

Here are the details on the 4 armed robberies this weekend in the Fan: 5/7/10 11:15 p.m. 1700 block of Grove Avenue A male reported he was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males. 5/8/10 5:34 a.m. 100 block of North Morris Street A male reported he was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males. […]

Sprout Market and Cafe Opening May 14th

A while back we learned that All Star Market on Lombardy was closing and someday reopening as Sprout Market and Cafe at 1 N. Morris St. Well, that day has come and it is next Friday, May 14th. From the blog: “Sprout is one of the newest members of the localvore movement in Richmond Va, […]

VHS Offers Class on History of the Fan District

Richmond’s Old West End: From Belvidere Street to the Belt Line By Robert P. Winthrop May 13 and 20, 2010 5:30–7:00 pm This class will discuss the architecture and history of The Fan District, the West of the Boulevard area, and Monument Avenue. These neighborhoods were “modern” street-car related residential areas created to house Richmond’s […]

Spanish Immersion Program, Saved

It looks as though money has been put back into the school budget for the Spanish Immersion program in Richmond Public Schools (currently at Fox and Southampton Elementary Schools). We told you a while ago that the program had been cut (click here to read more), but many parents worked tirelessly to convince the administration […]

RVA’s Healthiest Person

Are you RVA’s healthiest person? If you are you could win $1000 (or $250 if you’re the second healthiest person). Now through May 15th enter online at www.rvashealthiestperson.com. More from the website: Determining RVA’s Healthiest It takes a lot to be healthy – it takes hard work and dedication. And no one understands that more […]

Richmond SPCA Supper Club

From Richmond Daily Beast Richmond SPCA Supper Club: Avenue 805 Wed May 05, 2010 – 6:00 pm The SPCA invites you to help out homeless animals in need by supporting the Richmond SPCA Supper Club! Several generous local restaurants have partnered with us to raise money for orphaned pets in our community. On the first […]

Police Officers Planting a Garden to Benefit CVFB

Police officers from the 3rd precinct are going to plant a garden to benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank. From the press release: Police, Lowe’s Plant Idea to Benefit Local Food Bank The Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign grew nationally as an idea from the Garden Writers Association of America in 1995. Citizen […]

Monument Market Vendors

We’ve heard from some of you who made it out to Monument Market this past Saturday. Everyone said it was great and that there’s a lot of potential, so let’s make sure we show our support! Monument Market is located on the corner of Monument and Robinson and runs Saturdays from 8am-noon. Here’s a list […]

VCU Starting Teacher Residency Program

This summer, VCU will begin a teaching residency program, much like medical residency, to train future teachers. The program lasts four years, the last three of which the participant will be a teacher in Richmond schools. The program includes mentoring, career coaches and leadership training This seems like an amazing program that will not only […]

Crash at Baja Bean Last Night

The Richmond Police Department is investigating a crash involving two vehicles that occurred at 12:59 a.m. today in the 1500 block of W. Main St. A private passenger bus was stopped in a travel lane of W. Main St. in front of the Baja Bean Company restaurant when it was struck from behind by another […]

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