Route 36 Task Force Releases Virginia Tech Redevelopment Study of the Corridor; Public Meeting Set for July 9

The Route 36 Task Force, an initiative of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, this week released a study that suggests practical redevelopment strategies for the distressed Route 36 corridor. The Route 36 Study Report analyzes the current challenges facing the Route 36 corridor (Washington and Wythe Streets) between Petersburg and Fort Lee and suggests […]

Summer School – updates and bus schedule

The summer school location for PCPS students in Grades 6 and 7 will be Peabody Middle School. Their school hours will be from 7:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a change from earlier scheduling.
Summer School Pre-Registration will be held at Vernon Johns Jr. High School on June 16 and 17 from 5:00 […]

Agenda, Jun 17 School Board Work Session

Click here for a copy of the agenda.

June 12 Friday for the Arts Lineup and Timeline

Click here for a copy of the full line-up. Read below for a short-sweet timeline of events.

A Timeline for the Evening
6:00-10:00 pm Friday for the Arts! visual arts openings
6:15 pm Book signing & presentation: James T. Fleming presenting Southern Dreams: Broken and Fulfilled, at the Siege Museum
6:30 pm Candlelight Concert: Bryan […]

The Phoenix Project Wins 2009 Governor’s Award for Community Service

The Phoenix Project was honored to receive the 2009 Virginia Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and Community Service in the National Service category.  The award recognizes the Phoenix Project’s partnership with Craigslist Foundation and George Mason University to research, develop, and deploy effective social media/Web 2.0 tools to increase student community service in economically distressed communities […]

Petersburg students will be safer this summer

The second graders at Walnut Hill and Stuart elementary schools in Petersburg, in partnership with the Southside Virginia YMCA in Petersburg and the Petersburg City Public Schools have taken part in a program called “Learn to Swim.” The six week program of instruction has included the importance of pool safety as well as beginning swimming […]

Kip Williams Quartet, featuring Grammy Nominee James “Saxmo” Gates, @ Sycamore Rouge Jun 6

Join the Kip Williams Quartet in celebrating the release of Kip’s new CD, “Time Warp” with Grammy Nominee James “Saxsmo” Gates! They’re performing at quite a few jazz festivals and other events in Charlottesville, Richmond, Washigton DC, Maryland, and North Carolina this summer, so catch the group for their one stop in Petersburg, at Sycamore […]

Vernon Johns takes a first place win in computer technology quiz bowl

The Richmond Chapter of Black Data Processing Associates presented the Middle School Computer Terminology Quiz Bowl on Saturday, May 9 at the Times Dispatch Building in Mechanicsville. Students from Vernon Johns Junior High School (VJJHS) in Petersburg were excited and delighted to represent Petersburg City Public Schools in this Jeopardy game show-style event for the […]


A few changes have been afoot here at PPN, and a few more are likely to come. In no particular order: First, Mari, founder and former owner of Java Mio, has taken over the reigns of PPN. Second, PPN has been getting more members of the community involved. (Read below for […]


1) Eighteen more PHS students join National Honor Society
2) PHS athlete headed for All-American Bowl
3) Petersburg student honored by Style Weekly

1) Eighteen more PHS students join National Honor Society
On April 23, Petersburg High School (PHS) had its annual National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony. Mrs. Hallie Powers is the NHS advisor at PHS, and […]

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