Finally – it’s the dog days of summer and time for one of our favorite and fun art shows. On August 28th we’re rolling out the Dog Days of Summer – an art show about pets and a fundraiser to benefit FURS (Friends United with Richmond Shelters). The event will include a doggie fashion show, a silent auction and photo booth for doggie shoots.
Plus the monthly-juried All Media Show, two solo shows, and an exhibit about the James River by local children opens.
Please join us on August 28th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through September 20, 2015. The Dog Days of Summer ends September 13th. This event is free and open to the public.
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER All Media Show
This annual all media, juried art show spotlights dogs and cats portrayed in paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and photography. FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter) is the benefactor of this exhibit.
Here’s the line up for opening night:
- 7:30 p.m. – August All Media Show gallery talk and awards presentation in the upstairs gallery.
- 7:45 p.m. – Doggie Fashion Show – guests walk their fashionably dressed pets down the runway and the FURS jurors award prizes for best-dressed, cutest couple, best tail-wagger, friendliest and FURS pick. FURS adoptable pets also walk the runway to show off their special features and potential in the upstairs gallery.
- 8:00 p.m. – Dog Days of Summer Art Show gallery talk and awards presentation.
- 9 p.m. – Silent Auction closes and winners are announced. All evening long, guests will have been bidding on items exclusively for pets and pet lovers. And all monies from the silent auction go directly to FURS.
We encourage people to enter their dogs in the “fashion show” for a $5 fee. FURS staff will present awards for “best dressed”, etc.
Libby Clark, photographer has volunteered to run the “photo booth”. For $10 pets and their owners will be photographed, with props and the results made available online. This is a great value!
This exhibit continues through September 13, 2015
Short Pump, Tuckahoe make list of America’s most “Lewd-Sounding Town Names”
We love these “top cities” lists across the board, and this one made us laugh.
Recently, we here at Estately Real Estate Search published a map and article detailing the oddest town names in each state. Immediately afterwards we were subjected to relentless online criticism for omitting a handful of town names that sounded sexual or obscene in nature. We would like to apologize to everyone we let down, especially the good people from the towns of Intercourse, Blue Balls, Climax, etc.
In order to make things right, we’ve created a new map using only the lewdest, most sexualized town names. To do this, we placed our minds in the gutter and spent days looking over detailed maps and scrutinizing the names of all cities, towns, and unincorporated communities for anything that sounded even remotely sexual or perverse. For the sake of time, we intentionally omitted natural features like Little Dick Lake in Minnesota, as well neighborhoods, such as Mianus in Connecticut. If we’ve left out any names of cities, towns, or unincorporated communities we sincerely apologize and ask that you kindly let us know in the comments. We will update our list accordingly because we intend this to forever be TheMaster List of the Most Obscene Town Names in America.
The full list of Virginia names includes Allison Gap, Assawoman, Bloxom, Brightwood, Bumpass, Fancy Gap, Onancock, Pound, Short Pump, and Tuckahoe.
Check out the full nationwide list here and prepare to snicker like a middle schooler.
Henrico Police seek commercial robbery suspect
Do you have any information on this crime?
From Henrico Police:
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 9:50 AM, Henrico Police responded to the 8000 block of Villa Park Drive for a commercial robbery. The victim reported that a black male entered the business, approached the counter, and demanded currency. The victim complied and the suspect exited the business on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, between 30 and 40 years of age, and approximately 6’ in height. The suspect was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Photographs of the suspect can be seen below.
Henrico County Police Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the subject responsible for this crime. Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
Volunteers sought for Scott’s Addition cleanup this Saturday
This month’s meetup takes place at the Hofheimer Building. All supplies will be provided.
RVA Clean Sweep is seeking volunteers for their monthly Scott’s Addition cleanup to be held Saturday, June 18th at 9:00 AM. All cleanup supplies will be provided, but the group asks volunteers to bring a water bottle, to wear closed toed shoes, and to dress accordingly for the activity. Cleanups last approximately an hour.
The Hofheimer Building is located at 2818 West Broad Street.