Sexual battery reported on Meadow St.

Fri., May 9: A sexual battery assault committed by an unknown male was reported by a female at 2:18 a.m. in the 200 block of North Meadow Street.
– The information above was provided by the RPD

Smart signs another guard

VCU’s new basketball coach, Shaka Smart, has signed his second recruit; again it’s a shooting guard from a Virginia high school.
New Virginia Commonwealth University basketball coach Shaka Smart picked up a commitment yesterday from highly recruited all-Group AAA guard Troy Daniels out of William Fleming High in Roanoke. Daniels, a 6-4 shooting guard, averaged 17 […]

Pranks for the memories

Biograph Times is a web site where I’ve stored some stories I’ve written, “Pranks for the memories.” This group covers some happenings between 1972 and 1984. Most of the events were set in the Biograph Theatre, or are connected to that long-lost movie house. Here’s an excerpt from “The Devils & the Details”:
The plot was […]

Strawberry St. Festival

The Strawberry Street Festival has a smorgasbord of events and activities set take place on Sat., May 9, between noon and 4:30 p.m. at William F. Fox Elementary School and in Strawberry St. It will be an afternoon of exhibits, raffles, performances, flea markets, sales and much more that will interest and entertain the whole […]

May 9, 1970

The entire White House grounds and Lafayette Park were surrounded by DeeCee transit system buses, parked snugly end-to-end. Cops in radical-looking riot gear were stationed inside the bus-wall perimeter every few yards. As the gathering Baby Boomers were funneled into the designated demonstration area — the grassy ellipse south of the White House — the […]

Street closings due to public utilities work

From the City’s public utilities blog:
May 4-5, the Department of Public Utilities will begin work on water main cleaning and relining in the Fan District. Crews will begin on Harvey [sic] Street and proceed west.
Click here to read the entire post.

Historic Richmond tours

From The Valentine Museum:

Historic Richmond Tours in May:

May 2 — NEW! Director’s Tour: Hull Street Walking Tour
May 3 – From Iron Fronts to the High Rise Walking Tour
May 4 – City Center Walks (Weekly, Monday through Saturday, through September)
May 9 – African-American Cemeteries Bus Tour (Reservations required.)
May 9 – Church Hill on a Segway (Reservations […]

Development eyed at Meadow & Cary

Richmond BizSense reports that a plan to raze and replace the notorious BP gasoline station at Meadow and Cary Sts. has surfaced.
A mid-rise building for residential and retail use has been proposed for the northeast corner of Cary and Meadow streets in the Fan.  A BP service station and coin laundry currently operate at the […]

Art Around the Clock

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond revels in the art of every day with ART:24, a decidedly un-stuffy celebration of hands, community, crafts, food and laughter that begins with a Friday-night party and ends with a Saturday-evening cakewalk.
Special guest Natalie Chanin, international design star and sustainable fashion guru, will offer two workshops. This 24-hour whirl […]

Discount tickets at the Firehouse

Holy Road Kill! “Trailer Park” is so hot it’s been extended an extra week!
Grab a last-minute escape to Armadillo Acres and save! Now through May 23, the Firehouse Theatre offers 15 “rush” tickets at the trailer-worthy price of only $15 to The Great American Trailer Park Musical!
Q. Why are […]

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