Good Morning, RVA: You take the good, you take the bad
Positives and negatives in this morning’s news.
Photo by: sandy’s dad
Good morning, RVA! It’s 48 °F, and today’s high of 80 °F should keep your socks firmly in their drawer. Expect flip-flops, tank tops, crop tops, doo-wops, and hop bops! Some of those aren’t even things, but you can surely expect them on this wonderful day.
City Council meets tonight and will host a public hearing on the 2016 & 2017 budget. As a concerned and involved citizen, you should take a look at the Mayor’s proposed budget (PDF). It’s a surprisingly straightforward read despite weighing in at 200+ pages. Council and the Mayor need to finalize this thing in the next couple of meetings before the fiscal year starts on July 1st.
I like how Bird Cox, in this brief overview of the renovations coming to Ellwood Thompson’s, acknowledges the fact that ET’s is a place to see and be seen. Speaking of, has anyone seen Coach Wade there yet and had a mid-aisle freak-out?
I pretty much never want to read this set of words in an editorial about rape: “women ought to understand“.
Read this sobering coverage in Style Weekly of a know-your-rights with the police panel hosted at VUU last week.
Hillary Clinton officially launched her 2016 presidential campaign yesterday. I am into her logo and her launch video (which I guess is a thing you totally have to have these days).
You guys, I cannot stop linking to things about California’s drought!
- Flying Squirrels split the series with Bowie, 2-2. Two of those games went to 14 innings.
- Kickers picked up their first win of the season against Wilmington, 3-0.
- Nats lost two of three to the Phillies over the weekend. They’ll face the Red Sox today at 3:05 PM.
- The Cup! Caps fell to the Rangers, 2-4, but they’ll open their run into the Stanley Cup playoffs with a seven game series against the Islanders on Wednesday.
What to expect
On RVANews today you will learn about:
- Our city’s environmental award winners
- Volunteering to make our world a better place
This morning’s longread
Gluttonous Rite Survives Without Silverware
Back in the days before cholesterol testing, beefsteaks — boisterous mass feeds featuring unlimited servings of steak, lamb chops, bacon-wrapped lamb kidneys, crabmeat, shrimp and beer, all consumed without such niceties as silverware, napkins or women — held sway in New York for the better part of a century.
I like any tradition that involves stacking remnants of your meal as a sort of score card.
This morning’s Instagram
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