From RTD Richmond police are investigating two robberies, including one that occurred on Belle Isle in the James River. There were no injuries in either robbery.
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From RTD Emergency crews pulled four people from the rain-swollen James River near Haxall Point in downtown Richmond on Wednesday night.
Not a lengthy interview but worth a read. White, who for 30 years served as the park’s obsessive steward, says the city made the right call. But by his own account, managing the park wasn’t all glamour and sunshine. How’s Burrell going to handle it? “He’s smarter than I am,” White says. “He’s slicker and more [...]
RVANews Picture of the Day: #RVA at sunrise by Michael Chronister
Nathan Burrell has been named the new manager of Richmond’s James River Park. Burrell succeeds Ralph White, who for over 30 years worked in the Department of Parks & Rec before retiring this year.
Not content with just one festival RVA has decided that there will be 2 Earth Day Festivals. There will be the Richmond Earth Day Festival (Enrichmond Foundation) in 17th Street Farmer’s Market and the RVA Earth Day Festival and Celebration (Style Weekly) in Manchester.
Friends at Pony Pasture for a clean up on the morning of Saturday, April 27th @ 8:45am. Wear your get down and dirty clothes and bring gloves and plastic grocery store bags. We’ll even be painting to spruce up one of our favorite river spots! Contact us at email@example.com and let us know how many [...]
From Riverside Outfitters Facebook; Good morning everyone!! How about a Fat Tuesday contest for you? Up until Noon tomorrow send us your favorite photo of you enjoying RVA’s stretch of the beautiful James. Post it directly to our facebook page. We’ll choose our favorite and announce the winner tomorrow at 1:00pm. Winner gets RO t-shirt [...]
Originally posted as RVANews’ Picture of the Day – by H&H resident Sandy’s Dad.
Be at Pony Pasture at 11 a.m. if you feel a great desire to jump into a cold Jame River with other fools adventurous souls. Video is from last years plunge.
Celebrate the shortest day of the year with folks from Friends of James River Park on Belle Isle, Friday. Gather at the pedestrian bridge around 4. There will be hot cocoa, music, stories, poetry and a bonfire. Fittingly this is the last day that Ralph White who has served as a steward for the Parks for the past [...]
Phil Riggan aka James River Guru, has done it again with an article on Richmond.com. The article takes a look at Riverfront plans from the late ’60s that thankfully, in most cases, never occurred.
Ralph and his retirement are the feature story in Style Weekly. On the advice of his wife, Cricket, he has decided to retire before he gets himself fired once and for all and loses his pension. His last day is Friday, Dec. 21. White dedicated three decades to the park and has no faith in [...]
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Phil Riggan of Richmond.com talks with Ralph White about when Pony Pasture was called “The Rocks” and it indeed did rock but not in a good way. The story also explains the mysterious 2nd floor above the restrooms at Pony Pasture. The 2nd floor served as a police annex for Chesterfield County police (the park [...]
Via Richmond Road Runners The 1st annual James River Run will be held at The Reedy Creek Meadow at 4001 Riverside Drive. The course will wind through single track trails next to the James before taking runners over to Belle Isle and eventually back to the meadow via Buttermilk Trail. Online registration is $25 [...]
From Facebook If you have a special memory involving Ralph White or you are one of his many fans, this is your opportunity to put it in writing. Some folks are collecting these memories or tributes to include in a binder for Ralph to read during his upcoming retirement.
From RTD. The Riverfront Plan, a roughly 180-page document that represents nearly a year’s worth of meetings, public-input sessions and nearly $500,000 of work by a city-hired consultant, had been held up because of language that owners of two key properties said could inhibit development.
An email call to action from the James River Association; Richmond Riverfront Plan Under Attack. Your Help is Needed. Urge City Council to approve the Riverfront Plan Monday Night, November 26. Despite an extensive 2-year planning process, expertise from the world’s premier riverfront planning firm and broad public support, the Riverfront Plan is under threat [...]
In the better late than never category I’ve got a story that happened last week. Ralph White and 70 children from Tuckahoe Montessori School loaded up the Belle Isle quarry with all sorts of fish. RTD had the story back on 11/10. “You are about to change the world,” Ralph White told the crowd from [...]
I was thrilled when parts of the Reynolds aluminum factory was torn down, opening up the view from the deck of Legend. That joy was replaced with foreboding when I started to ponder what would replace the sprawling factory. In March it was announced that the property was under contract with the Franklin Development Group and we all [...]
From James River Association Facebook. Richmond City Council is holding a public hearing on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 6 p.m. to adopt the amendment to the Master Plan for the “Richmond Riverfront Plan”.
Belle Isle Skills Park Dedication from Tijo Media on Vimeo. Thanks to Brandon Montijo for the video.
Celebrate 40 years of the Clean Water Act with a look at the river that runs through our back yard.