Fourth on the Fort, $2 drinks and $1 beer tonight 7/2 at Andrade’s, Sales at The Oak and Divine Diva, Yoga Class Sign Up

Can you believe that the Fourth of July has rolled around already! Enjoy the festivities at Ft Lee (Williams Stadium) on 7/4 from 2-10 p.m. Enjoy the music, food, arts and craft festival, and the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s famous KidZone. The KidZone is free for children between the hours of […]

Can you believe that the Fourth of July has rolled around already! Enjoy the festivities at Ft Lee (Williams Stadium) on 7/4 from 2-10 p.m. Enjoy the music, food, arts and craft festival, and the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s famous KidZone. The KidZone is free for children between the hours of 2-4 p.m. (after 5 p.m., tickets are on sale for $1). Throughout the day, enjoy live entertainment from The Wallers (Motown, 70s and 80s music), and the 392nd Army Band. There will also a 50-gun salute to the nation. Parking and admission to this event is free and open to the public. Personal pyrotechnics and pets are not permitted. Coolers may not be larger than 6×6×12 inches. A fireworks show is set for 9:35 p.m. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 765-3176 or visit Fort Lee Morale Welfare and Recreation

The City of Colonial Heights will sponsor a fireworks display on Saturday, July 4, 2009, in the vicinity of Charles Dimmock Parkway in Colonial Heights. Fireworks will start at approximately 9:15 pm. Viewing for the Fireworks will be off Interstate 95, Exit 53 or 54 in the Southgate Square/Wal-Mart Area. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Rain Date is Sunday, July 5. For more information, please contact the Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks Department at (804) 520-9390.

Friday for the Arts is next Friday, July 10. If you have visitors that weekend, plan to spend a perfect evening (about 6 – 10 pm) enjoying the art exhibits, music, great food, great friends in Old Towne!

Below are some upcoming events in Old Towne. You may also check Old Towne Petersburg any time for up to the minute information on Old Towne happenings.


**** Andrade’s International Restaurant will have $2 well drinks and $1 beers TONIGHT, Thursday, July 2!!! 7 Bollingbrook St., 733.1515.

**** 4th of July Sale at Divine Diva – I love celebrating Independence Day! We, at Divine Diva, wish you a fun filled day full of picnics, spending time with family, watching fireworks, or just doing what you love best on this patriotic holiday. We’ll be open on the 4th to accommodate any shoppers that feel they need a little retail therapy or just want to have fun shopping with out of town guests.
Our hours for Saturday, July 4th will be: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please feel free to call us if you need to come earlier or later that our posted hours!

Save 30%
We had such a great response from our last sale, we decided that the 4th of July would be the perfect time to do it again! Everything (besides Pandora and Brighton) will be 30% off! Save on purses, kids clothes, jewelry, toys, and other great items.
Also, coming soon! Morgan and Company engravable jewelry and monogrammed items. This company offers a wide variety of jewelry, purses, bags, and gift items that are personalized for you in a short period of time!
10 Bollingbrook Street / 861.3355 /

**** Signature Style Polish Pottery Shop ANNOUNCES NEW HOURS
STARTING JULY 9 – we will be open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 11-5 pm / CLOSED Tues & Wed
We wish you a Happy Fourth and safe travels! We will be CLOSED July 3-8 for the holiday, open again July 9 with new hours!
PLUS, the new Polish pottery shipment is HERE! I have put everything online and you can buy now and pick up at the store to avoid shipping. Some items will go fast like the bird and frog figurines, creamer/sugar sets, salt n pepper sets, etc. The most popular patterns are back in stock on plates, bowls, mugs, and many more items!. We also have a new stock of antique furniture at unbelievable prices – come in and see!
13 W Old St, 804.733.4495 /

**** Java Mio is extending their hours!!!!
Start your day and evening with us!!!!
Meal and Drink specials Mon – Thur 2pm – 6pm
Monday 7am – 6pm
Tuesday 7am – 6pm
Wed. 7am – 6pm
Thursday 7am – 6pm
Friday 7am – 8pm
FFTA 7am – 10pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm
New lunch specials, new menu coming soon……
“With enough Caffeine I could rule the WORLD!!!!”
322 N Sycamore St / 804-861-2700

**** Utopia Spa –
The time has come for our next Yoga Sessions to start!
Friday nights seem very busy through the Summer, so we’ve chosen to suspend our Friday night session until Fall.
The Tuesday night classes will start on July 7th, and continue thru August 18th ( No classes on July 28th) We will be having 2 Tuesday classes, one that starts at 5:30pm and one that starts at 7:15pm. They will be intermediate classes, but are appropriate for most beginners. We are also offering a Thursday morning Beginner class starting at 9:30am, July 9th thru August 20th ( No class on July 30th). All classes include one full hour of Yoga instruction, plus a wonderful 15 minutes of guided “Deep Relaxation “. The six week sessions are $55.00 and must be prepaid before the first class.
Due to our current class size restrictions, we’ve decided to process our Yoga classes in a new fashion. We feel that the best way to track sign ups, and to be fair about our “First come first served” policy is to have each student use our on-line booking to sign up. This will enable you to furnish all your information to us, including your payment information.
The cut off date for sign up is July 5th. At that point, if you have gotten in to the class you will be contacted, and your payment will automatically be processed using the credit card you supply during your on line booking.
Go to to book yourself for the next yoga session. Go to “Choose services”, scroll down to, and click on the “Yoga sessions sign up” tab.Please be sure to choose the 1 class time that best suites your needs. You will need to put an appointment time in the “Select appointment” section, but it can be any date or time, it means nothing. Please note in the “Comments section” if you are able to attend a different class if your first choice is not available, or any additional info you want us to know :)
For more information on booking, please call denise at 804.732.1234. For questions concerning yoga please contact Debbie Clayton, Yoga Instructor at 804.721.3468.
Current Students: Please use the on-line booking to ensure your continuation of classes.
115 N. Sycamore Street / Historic “Uptowne” Petersburg, VA / 804.732.1234
Om Mani Yoga, Inc.

**** Happy July 4TH from The Oak Antique Mall! Nothing says celebration like fireworks, barbeque, family, friends, and up to 50% off at The Oak!!! Our amazing stock of antiques won’t last long at these astonishing prices…come see us for the best deal in town!!
We will be open all weekend…we can’t wait to see you!
400 N. Sycamore Street / (804) 861-6111 /

**** 2 bedroom apartment available in the building containing The Oak Antique Mall. For more information contact Shannon Bryant, (801) 543-3366, ext. 11, email To see the apartment contact Mikey at The Oak, 861-6111.

**** Lavender and Lace is moving to a new showroom above Old Towne Catering Co at 9 W Old St. During the move in July and August, please call 804-733-6100 for an appointment. The Grand Re-Opening will be held in September!

**** Therapeutic Massage Center & Boutique
27 Bollingbrook Street, 2nd floor — We have a new male therapist. Ask for Randal when you schedule your next appointment. Vist our boutique and see our new line of pearl necklaces and earrings and experience the new spring/summer scents for Lampe Berger lamp fuels and see some of the delightful greeting cards, each with its own specialty flavor tea bag, we carry for all occasions. Look and feel your best before you leave for your summer vacation by scheduling a relaxation and stress relief massage or !QMS penetrating collagen hydrating face treatment. Hours: M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sat 10-5, 722-1720,

Offering a free locator service for unfurnished apartments and fully furnished corporate apartments in the Richmond and Tri-Cities areas. Whether your need is a few days, a few months or a year, we can help you find the right housing.
PROMOTION – Sign a lease at any participating community for an unfurnished apartment, minimum six month term, and receive a $100 rebate. Contact Apartment Connection for promotion details and all other housing requests.
804.863.2263 /

**** The Dixie Diner offers great food and entertainment most nights of the week. For example:
Friday July 3 Open Jam w/ JR Three Piece 6-9 pm : no cover
Friday July 3 What Price Victory & Randy Savages & Late Night Breakfast 9pm- 3am / no cover
Sat July 4 Karaoke w/Wild Debbie & The Bar Dancers 9 pm – 2 am: no cover
Sun July 5 SAX w/ Redman Piacente 12 noon – 2 ; no cover
Tues July 7 Senior Bingo w/Ruth 9 am – 10 am : no cover
Tues July 7 SAX Oldies w/ Mastin Kitchen 11 am – 1 pm : no cover
Fri July 10 ART NIGHT Dale Traylor 6 pm – 9 pm : no cover
Fri July 10 ART NIGHT Liquid Edge & Late Night Breakfast 9 pm – 2 am : no cover
Sat July 11 Karaoke w/Wild Debbie & The Bar Dancers 9 pm – 2 am : no cover
Sun July 12 SAX w/Redman Piacente 12 noon – 2 : no cover
Tues July 13 Senior Bingo w/Ruth 9 am – 10 am : no cover
Tues July 13 SAX Oldies w/ Mastin Kitchen 11 am – 1 pm : no cover
Fri July 17 Open Jam w/ JR & Three Piece : 6-9 pm : no cover
Fri July 17 UNCLE MO & Late Night Breakfast : 9 pm – 3 am : no cover
Sat July 18 Karaoke w/ Wild Debbie & the Bar Dancers 9 pm – 2 am :no cover
Sun July 19 SAX w/ Redman Piacente 12 noon – 2 : no cover
Get the full line-up at / Dixie Diner, 250 N. Sycamore St., 804-732-7425

**** Dunlop Street Lofts and South Street Lofts –
MOVING TO OLD TOWNE? Join us in fun, busy, vibrant Old Towne! Luxury apartment living with a blend of contemporary style. Open one and two bedroom apartment floor plans feature exposed brick, large wooden beams, light filled rooms with stainless steel appliances. Convienently located in historic downtown Petersburg, in renovated warehouse buildings (South Street Lofts in the former Federal Cigar Company and Dunlop Street Lofts in the old home of the Petersburg Trunk and Bag Company! All Utilities Included plus Free Cable and Internet.
804-732-5445 / 214 N Dunlop St / or


**** Free Heart Healthy Program at Petersburg Public Library. Learn how to lower your cholesterol & blood pressure the healthy way to reduce your risk of heart disease. “Crater Communities on the Move”, a FREE, fun and interactive program, includes 2 heart health risk assessments (blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI), 4 weekly classes and activities, giveaways and one-on-one counseling to keep you motivated and educated. Classes begin Monday, July 6 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, and will be held at the William R. McKenney Branch Central Library in Petersburg. Bring a friend and share this information with your community group.
You may register by calling 733-2387. For more information, visit click on calendar of events; or call 862-5954. Hosted by the Petersburg Health Department and funded by the Cameron Foundation.

**** Route 36 Task Force Releases Virginia Tech Redevelopment Study of the Corridor; Public Meeting Set for Thursday, July 9 at 9am at the Train Station in Petersburg
The Route 36 Task Force, an initiative of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, this week released a study that suggests practical redevelopment strategies for the distressed Route 36 corridor. The Route 36 Study Report analyzes the current challenges facing the Route 36 corridor (Washington and Wythe Streets) between Petersburg and Fort Lee and suggests several scenarios under which redevelopment could be accomplished.
The study was conducted this spring by the Virginia Tech Urban Development Review Studio, a class of graduate students directed by Professor C. Theodore Koebel, Ph.D. The Phoenix Project facilitated and supported the partnership between the Route 36 Task Force and Virginia Tech as part of its university-community partnership building efforts in Petersburg. The full report is available at:
The Route 36 Task Force invites the public to a meeting at 9:00am on Thursday, July 9 at the Train Station in Petersburg to discuss the report and concrete next steps for revitalizing the corridor. Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested, and please email Marion Werkheiser at to let us know if you plan to attend.

**** Add this to your calendar – the First Annual Festival of Grapes and Hops will be held Sat., Sept. 26, 2009 in Old Towne. Sponsored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Get more on Chamber events at .

**** The Thursday in Old Towne concerts continue until September. Admission is $10, doors open 6:30, Rain or Shine. Get the schedule and info at .


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