On the school board’s agenda for tonight, March 4, at 7pm, is a vote to renew Patrick Henry School’s charter agreement. We need the state maximum of 5 years in order to secure financing for the rest of the building’s renovations. Please take a moment to write your school board member or to come to [...]
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A black dog weighing about 25 pounds was found in the baseball field behind Patrick Henry School this afternoon. She is very friendly, and appears to be perhaps a little older since she has some grey in her muzzle. Her collar has flip-flops. She has no name tag, but the finder called the phone number [...]
Due to rain, the Richmond Eggstravaganza scheduled for today has been postponed until Easter Monday April 9.Head to the link for more info (Richmond.com)
Every few years, Richmond Public Schools start talking about rezoning. This process can obviously change which school your child is zoned for, and might result in schools being closed if they are under-attended. 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m on February 15, RPS is holding a Community Meeting at Thompson Middle School. Some of the proposals floating [...]
Neighbor Lesley found this sweet little boy early this morning with no collar or tags. UPDATE! A second dog, obviously a littermate was found nearby. They are both neutered males, and rather young, 6-7 months perhaps. Although there is only one dog pictured, they both have the same coloring and markings. They are a lab [...]
This year the Richmond Jazz Festival * spans over 4 days with performances popping up all over town. It comes to our neck of the woods at Maymont August 13th and 14th. With 2 stages full of jazz and R&B this promises to be a hoppin’ event. Click through to see a schedule of artists. [...]
From the RT-D A Richmond judge has thrown out a civil claim against City Council President Kathy C. Graziano, citing overwhelming evidence that she had responded appropriately to allegations of sexual harassment raised by a former council aide.
Since the official Westover Hills Neighborhood Yard Sale was nearly rained out, some neighbors are joining together to stage a second sale to coincide with the Forest Hill Neighborhood Yard Sale on June 4, 8a.m. – to 12p.m.. We encourage all neighbors to join in! If you’re interested in participating, drop me an email at [...]
Westover Hills neighbor Tuffy Stone, known for Q Barbecue and A Sharper Palate catering, is also a champion in the competitive barbecue world. His team “Cool Smoke” will be featured on CBS next month. If only scientists could perfect Smell-o-vision. From Styleweekly: Tuffy Stone might need an agent. The pit master of champion barbecue team [...]
Small black cat, approximately six to eight months old. Found at the Westover Hills Dollar Store on Monday,”Wearing a collar and a flea collar. Very comfortable in the house and is very, very sweet. Please call: 804.291.3832 if this is your cat. Another pic after the jump.
Some RPS School Board members don’t seem to believe that Patrick Henry School is a Richmond Public School. They speak animatedly when discussing sports programs for “their” schools, but cast suspicious glances at PHSSA when its board makes a simple request. They even go so far as to say that the charter school takes money [...]
Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts will be sprucing up the playground at its permanent home in late March. With no tenant in the building for the last few years, some of the equipment and benches were stolen or damaged. New equipment has been ordered so the students can safely use the playground while [...]
The little Thai restaurant in Stratford Hill’s Shopping Center has often seemed to be an overlooked gem. But if you’re craving some delicious Panang Curry or Drunkin Noodles you don’t have to cross the river, just head up Forest Hill Avenue to Ruang Tong which was recently reviewed by Richmond Magazine. This culinary Zen has [...]
Supporters have been holding their collective breath waiting for the RPS School Board to approve a lease for the school building at the corner of Semmes and Forest Hill Avenue. Officials from Patrick Henry have been quoted in the past saying that the lack of a lease has often hindered fund raising efforts. An approved [...]
It’s time to revisit the childcare options available for infants in our neighborhoods. This is always such an intensely personal decision. We’re not here to say what type of care is right for you and your child, just to share info. I found it incredibly difficult to find infant care so good luck to all [...]
In front of Ireland Cleaners, you’ll find Mark Lilly and his veggie bus Veggie Bus is @ Westover Hills + Forest Hills Avenue till 5:30ish. Concord grapes, gala apples, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, plums, asian pears, corn, heirloom and hanover tomatoes, peppers, 3 kinds of watermelons, cantaloupe, GF and wholegrain bread, tofu, vegan sausage, maple sausage, [...]
From Westover Hill’s Stray Watch we learn: “Lexie,” a small (50-pound) spayed female golden retriever, ran off during the storm. She lives in the 5500 block of Riverside Dr. She has all her tags and a microchip and was wearing a blue collar. If you find or see her, please call Dottie Cleal at 230-8834.
The long-awaited opening day for Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts is fast approaching and there are a few items that the staff is requesting. If you have these items or you’d like to make a monetary donation, it would be greatly appreciated. Item 1) 20 ft of cubicle wall or room dividers needed [...]
We’ve been crossing the river to the Belmont Library for the summer, but we sorely miss our own neighborhood library which is undergoing renovation. Library manager, Clay Dishon, has posted an update on the renovation: A warm hello to all— By late last Friday afternoon, the scent of drywall compound was prominent inside the branch [...]
Many families in Richmond have trouble buying and filling backpacks for students returning to school in the Fall. You can help by either dropping off new school supplies or making a monetary donation. For a list of supplies, download this PDF. Supplies can be delivered 8am-4pm August 9-11 at the Arther Ashe Center. If you’re [...]
Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts will be opening August 11th and today they posted some of the teachers who will be leading the classrooms. Today is also the last day to mail in applications for the 12 kindergarten spots that became available. Other RPS schools will open September 7, after Labor Day. Part [...]
PHSSA is slotted to open August 11 and as often happens during school registration, additional spots in the kindergarten classes have been identified. Interested families need to download and complete the application and mail it or drop it off at the school on designated days over the next two weeks. Applications must by postmarked by [...]
The new charter school, Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, opens in its temporary location, August 11. Dress codes and supply lists have been sent out, and the teachers have been selected and should be hired shortly. The Richmond Times-Dispatch discusses the funding issues the school has been facing to update the old Patrick [...]
Many neighbors are alarmed that the 48 hours convenience store at Prince Arthur and Forest Hill Avenue has been robbed twice in just 17 hours. Our sector leader, Lieutenant John O’Kleasky, had good insight into the situation. He echoes many of the commenters from our earlier post that the owners could do many things to [...]
Here’s a roundup of local school news. Do you have news from your school that you’d like to share? Email us, we’d love to include it here on Hills & Heights. Click through to see info on VPI classes, Patrick Henry and J.B. Fisher Elementary.