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Follow-up on Huguenot protest – language barriers and deportation fears

Approximately 70 protesters gathered last Thursday at Huguenot High as the students were released.  Parents, family and students had joined together to voice what they feel is unfair treatment at the hands of school admistration and RPS.

Head to Manchester Saturday for some oyster and cider sampling

From the Anderson’s Neck Oyster Company we get word of an event going down that will combine two wonderful things, bivalves and apples into one glorious tasting event. 

Agenda for Thursday’s Westover Hills Neighborhood Association Meeting.

WHNA’s monthly board meetings are held on the second Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Westover Hills United Methodist Church (1705 Westover Hills Boulevard). The next meeting is on Thursday, June 13. All Westover Hills residents are welcome to attend any board meeting. We welcome your participation and hope to see you […]

Democratic Primary is today

Today, Tuesday, June 11th is the  Democratic Party Primary election. The offices on the ballot will be for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. North Richmond News has a nice summary of the candidates. Get out and vote it’s a privilege that many don’t have. If you’re not sure where your polling location is, fill out […]

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The Taters rock Forest Hill Park Tonight

We all survived Tropical Storm Andrea now let’s throw down at Music in the Park with one of RVA’s most beloved bands – The Taters.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor visited Patrick Henry School

From RTD On Friday, Cantor, R-7th, read with students, scoped out classrooms and spoke with parents about their decision to send their children to Patrick Henry as opposed to a traditional public school.

Latin@ supporters rallying against discrimination at Huguenot High

The Wayside Center for Popular Education are organizing a protest against racial discrimination at Huguenot High School.

Dig Into Reading kicks off next week at Westover Hills Library

June 15- August 10 Summer Reading Kick-Off at Westover Hills Library June 15 from 11:00-1:00 at the Westover Hills Public Library. Sign up for Summer Reading program and enjoy hot dogs, chips, fruit and drinks’ crafts, games, tattoos, sidewalk chalk and a drum circle. Magician Jonathan Austin will perform from noon to 12:45.

Teen pleads guilty in two murders

From RTD, original story here. An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of first-degree murder in separate shootings in South Richmond, the first of which occurred when he grabbed a man’s gun from his holster in a gas station and killed him with it. Toby Smith Jr. pleaded guilty in Richmond Circuit Court […]

New pre-school program on the way

Posted to the Westover Hills United Methodist Tot Lot Facebook Page: Tot lot friends: Westover Hills UMC is planning to open a preschool in September of 2014 to serve ages 2 1/2 to school age. If you have young children, or are planning to have children in the next few years, what are your feelings […]

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Farm to Family calling it quits on TaZa outpost

After opening on March 6th with the words “We are so very excited to be bringing fresh, local food to this area” the Farm to Family Southside Outpost located at TaZa on 5047 Forest Hill Avenue will close it’s doors on Sunday, June 8th. Farm to Family is citing a lack of traffic and business. The […]

More chances to get Victory Farm veggies

From the Victory Farm Folks While we await the completion of the work on the farm, we are going to continue to hold our Veggie Yard Sales in our home driveway on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings!

Hull Street hit with love

Love Bomb No. 13 - Hull Street, Richmond – June 2013 Photo and knit bomb done  by The Knitorious M.E.G.

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School Board votes to close schools

Board votes to close Clark Springs, move forward with rezoning – by John Murden The Richmond School Board voted 5-4 to move forward with a plan for elementary school rezoning and school closings. The closings were first agreed upon in February as part of a means of closing a deficit of almost $12 million.

Man found murdered on West 14th Street this morning

From RPD Press Release: The Richmond Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning in the Manchester section of the city. At 5:22 a.m., officers were called to the 00-hundred block of W. 14th St. (between Hull St. and Bainbridge St . ) after a caller notified emergency dispatch that someone had […]

Forest Hill Yard Sale Map

I also hear that Westover Baptist is having an indoor yard sale which includes Brunswick Stew, BBQ and a bake sale.

Westover Baptist receives conservation grant will focus on reducing storm runoff

Westover Baptist Church will be working with Reedy Creek Coalition and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to improve the health of our local watershed. The local church will be spending around $20,000 in grant money to improve the landscape near Westover Hills Boulevard and 49th Street. Native plants, bayscapes and rain gardens will work to retain the […]

Floodwall testing starts this weekend

In order to keep us all safe from the mighty James the giant floodwall was built. The floodwall has moving bits and those bits need to be tested periodically. This testing is starting on Saturday, details below on how it can affect your drive to town. Floodwall FAQ

Ideas for better transit

In September of 2010 the city formed a Task Force to take a look at GRTC and the transit system and provide the city with recommendations on improving mass transit in the city. That study was completed and on Tuesday 11 recommendations were given to the board.

School Board Member Mamie Taylor hosting Community Meeting tomorrow

RTD had an article this morning about last night’s School Board meeting which focused on the closing of schools and redistricting. Mamie Taylor of the 5th District is hosting a second meeting tomorrow (5/30) to discuss the plan and presumably her opposition to the redistricting. Some  Woodland Heights parents are in favor of the changes […]

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Go have fun at the carnival

Forest Hill Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday

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