Now with More Lakes

Flash-flooding has created giant pools of water around clogged drains in Byrd Park and in the surrounding neighborhoods. This one is right next to Swan Lake. There’s a street with curbs under there somewhere.

Christmas Peacocks, Represent

New at ‘the Christmas House’ on Rosewood, snazzy purple peacocks. Back… … And front. Take it as a sign of the funky year to come.

Get Your Garden Plot

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:09 AM, Byrd Park Community Garden wrote: Attention all gardeners or hopefuls! The Byrd Park Community Garden is now officially accepting new and renewing plot renters for the 2014 season (February 1, 2014-January 31, 2015). If you’d like a new plot or to renew your existing plot, here’s what you […]

New Leaf Collection Schedule

Forwarded from our City Council rep, Parker Agelasto. Dear Neighbors: Please be advised that the leaf collection schedule has changed due to weather restraints. The Maymont, Byrd Park, Oregon Hill, Carillon, Carytown and Randolph neighborhoods leaf collection dates are now Monday, December 30th through Friday, January 3rd. For the most up to date leaf collection […]

Lamplighter Expands to VCU/Fan

The Fan of the Fan blog posted a story about Crossroads near VCU closing and Lamplighter taking over the location. Congrats to Lamplighter! What a coup! According to the letter from Crossroads, Lamplighter will reopen the Morris Street cafe in early February. Our Addison Street Lamplighter has attracted coffee aficionados from miles around, resulting in […]

More Exposure for Addison Shops

A story about the success of Lamplighter and Fresca in the Times Dispatch has been picked up by the Associated Press and posted on the Washington Post’s website. It’s a good read. This site has been a little slow to post updates about the latest storefronts across from Lamplighter, which now includes Yesterday’s Heroes vintage […]

Weekend Burglaries in Randolph

From the weekend police report: BURGLARY 11/30/13 – 12/1/13 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. 300 block of South Harrison Street An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole a change jar. BURGLARY 11/28/13 12:01 a.m. – 3:26 a.m. 600 block of South Allen Avenue An unknown person(s) broke into the residence. BURGLARY 11/28/13 – […]

On VCU Students in the Neighborhood

A neighbor recently attended a presentation about VCU students impact on the community. Here are his/her notes.   VCU explained that they were dedicating officers to work with surrounding communities on VCU/student related issues.  Even if you don’t live in a traditional VCU “area” such as the fan, these officers will work with you.  VCU […]

Support Local Everything, Including Schools

Just across the river, the community is mobilizing to support their local elementary school. The Curious About Westover Hills Elementary School page on Facebook already has 290 members, many of whom aren’t directly connected to the school… yet. It’s an inspiring effort to challenge a largely unfounded perception about a local school. At John B. […]

Have you seen Luke?

My boyfriend and I are out of town for the holidays and our dog escaped from the pet sitter yesterday around six from the 1600 block of Georgia ave– but he may get pretty far from there. He is a very friendly 35lb, 13 year old beagle mix. He acts much younger. He is white […]

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