Reminder: Jazz Beyond Festival Tomorrow

Free jazz legend Gunter Hampel headlines the Jazz Beyond Festival at The Camel on Friday night.

Save the date: Brian Jones’s Musicircus

Brian Jones’s Musicircus will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at the Visual Arts Center (1812 W. Main St., Richmond, VA). Doors will open at 9pm. There will be a plethora of musicians — invited by the curating Jones — performing at their will and in close proximity to other musicians. Such is the […]

Richmond Times Grill coming to the Hat Factory outlines plans for the new restaurant inside the Hat Factory. David Bess, managing partner for the restaurant, owns two other Shockoe Slip restaurants, Cha-Chas and the Lucky Buddha. His latest restaurant will be called the Richmond Times Grill, and will feature American fare for lunch and dinner with a focus on sandwiches.
Bess says there […]

You are going to have a great year!

Patience Salgado over at Kindness Girl has a great idea:

Meet me and other Guerrilla Goodness lovers in front of the Carillon (Bryd Park) at 3:00 pm on September 7th!
Here’s how it works:
1. I will pass out addresses to city schools and sidewalk chalk.
2. You head out with friends, family, kids, dogs, grandmothers, artists, […]

Suspects Arrested Minutes After Bank Robbery

Police arrested two men just minutes after the Wachovia bank branch at 7300 Jefferson Davis Highway was robbed today.

Pantele named new ABC Commissioner

Bill Pantele, former candidate for Mayor of Richmond, was appointed to the ABC Commission on Monday.  You can read the whole press release here.
I guess I’m not sure exactly what that job entails, but apparently you are well compensated for it.

Mural for Paradise Park

On Wednesday a group of volunteers starting painting a mural in Paradise Park. Here’s the progress so far:

And here’s a photo showing the old look for comparison:

Saturday morning (beginning at 8:30) is scheduled for more painting. Volunteers are encouraged if you have a desire to lend a hand.


Missing Person in Petersburg Tri-Cities Area
Authorities are concerned regarding the whereabouts of Helen Anne Feeney, a frail 66 year old white female, 5’2”, 140 pounds with grayish white short hair last seen April 2, 2009. Feeney is known for pushing a shopping cart, sometimes obstructing traffic, in Petersburg and also on the Boulevard in […]

Is Church Hill Safer Than the Fan?

Melissa Savenko’s been crunching numbers over at her blog comparing the relative crime statistics in Church Hill and the Fan. She was inspired by the recent report that labeled CH as one of the top ten most dangerous US neighborhoods (and comments on that report over at Church Hill People’s News). And she relied on […]

Cheap Ideas for Keeping Your Kids Entertained This Summer

I think fondly back to those mythic summers I spent complaining about how bored I was. Can you imagine such a thing? Now that we’ve got a tight budget and kid of our own to entertain through the summer doldrums, I’ve been digging for kid-friendly past-times that only require a little jingle. provides an extensive […]