Counting Crows, Augustana, NOTAR converge on tour, get back to music

Counting Crows literally took the stage with Augustana and rapper, NOTAR Sunday, July 11, at the Innsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen in a collaborative performance that was uplifting, and soulful to say the least.

Three Richmonders organize benefit concert for the Gulf

In response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, three Richmond friends organized a benefit concert to raise support for cleanup efforts. Gulf Give RVA is set to take place on July 15 and will feature local favorites NO BS! Brass, David Shultz and the Skyline, and more.

Nate’s Taco Truck serves up a local favorite

Some lunch carts in Richmond have gone beyond offering great food and established themselves as a city staple. Such is the case with Nathaniel Ramon Gutierrez (known to most as just “Nate”), the owner and operator of the beloved Nate’s Taco Truck.

Budget breakdown: What’s new for Richmond in FY 2011?

July 1 marked the beginning of the City of Richmond’s 2011 Fiscal Year. Take a look at what funds went where, how the 2011 budget compares to previous years, and changes pertaining to how the Richmond Real Estate Tax is being paid out over the next couple calendar years.

House Bill 505 ok’s concealed guns in restaurants

Today a new state law goes into effect that will allow Virginians to carry concealed handguns into restaurants or clubs, provided they have a permit. However, the law prohibits the gun-owners from consuming alcohol when they’re packing.

Whole Foods to open company’s first on-site community garden

Richmond’s own Whole Foods is all set to open the chain’s first on-site community garden this Saturday. Called “a dream come true” for Whole Foods Market,” this garden will not only provide produce to be sold in-store — it also aims to be a place where residents can learn about the importance of eating locally.

Fireworks laws lowdown

Before the temptation to set off these holiday favorites in your own front yard strikes, it’s important to check a city or county’s firework guidelines and regulations. Lest we forget, violating these laws might result in one hefty fine and even jail time — not the best way to show some American spirit.

Staying safe on the James

The Fourth of July means cookouts, hang outs, and (for many Richmonders) trips to the river. If your Independence Day plans include a trip to the James, take a minute to brush up on your river safety.

One woman’s journey: Ugandan native promotes child welfare, education

Since coming to the U.S. in 1996, UR alumna and employee (and single mother) Joanita Senoga has worked hard to support her family… and 250 children in her native Uganda. As founder of the Circle of Peace School, Senoga has created a center of learning for children who would otherwise not receive an education.

Richmond Transit Riders Union holds first meeting

About 30 people attended the Richmond Transit Riders Union’s first Community Town Hall Meeting, Monday night at the University of Richmond Downtown building.

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