Fatter pockets, greener communities

An online database is helping hundreds of business and home owners in the Richmond area save green in more ways than one… and is giving them the chance to reap the rewards of their energy-saving efforts all around town.

Have no fear, Best Friends Day is here!

Attention people of Richmond: Best Friends Day is here once again and this year’s festivities promise to be more than just memorable with 30+ bands, a Field Day extravaganza, and one serious pool party.

Carytown Watermelon Festival serves up family fun

Crowds of Richmonders packed the streets of Carytown on Sunday, all to celebrate the 27th Carytown Watermelon Festival. Take a look at some shots we got of the fun…and be sure to let us know how you think this Richmond festival staple fared in 2010.

Balliceaux named among top picks for southern-inspired restaurants

Richmond hot spot, Balliceaux, located at 203 N. Lombardy St. was recently named one of the top places for southern-inspired cooking in Food & Wine magazine and will be featured in the September 2010 issue. F&W Restaurant Editor, Kate Krader, and F&W Associate Editor, Kristin Donnelly, shared their favorite picks from across the nation in […]

Sudanese artist/activist works to build well back home

Awer Bul spent his childhood in a nation plagued by killing and corruption. At seven he left his family and fled to Uganda, then to Kenya. Now in Richmond, he’s using his art to tell his story and raise funds to build a well for the Dinka people in his native Sudan.

Pop Yeh Yeh: To the 60s and back

After an enlightening trip to Southeast Asia, Richmond DJ (and UR employee) Carl Hamm takes listeners into the world of Malaysian pop music, a sound influenced by American favorites like The Beatles and Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

Linsey’s flight

17-year-old Richmonder private pilot (and rising senior at Collegiate) Linsey Kornblau is getting ready to fly across country for the first time. But it’s not all for thrills — she’s also raising major bucks for cancer research.

Calling on classics

People’s Blues of Richmond (PBR) is taking their audiences back to what they call “heavy and raw” Rock ‘n’ Roll/Blues music with the release of their first album. RVANews sits down with this Richmond-based trio to learn about the band, the vision, and the experience.

Letting the creative juices flow

Interested in supporting the local arts? will let you put your money where your mouth is. Read on to learn more about this networking/fundraising site and the Richmond creators making use of it.

Athletics over aesthetics

Choosing athleticism over showmanship, Mother State Roller Derby works to redefine perceptions of the popular spectator sport. You won’t see these women picking fights or clotheslining their opponents… but that doesn’t mean they can’t kick some butt out on the track. (Includes video!)