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Westover Hills PTA has a Christmas tree for your living room

The last day to order is Wednesday, November 30th.

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Westover Hills PTA has all the details on getting a tree or wreath to get your house ready for the holidays.

The WHES PTA is excited to announce the launch of its third annual Christmas Tree Sale Fundraiser with online preorders beginning November 1 and running through Wednesday, Nov. 30! A range of tree sizes from 5′ through 9′ will be available at prices ranging from $33.95 through $69.95, along with a selection of natural wreaths.

Last year, we sold out of trees near the end of the pre-order period so we’ve increased our order this year.  As Westover Hills neighbors who bought trees last year will attest they will all be beautifully shaped, sourced from a Virginia farm, cut just a day before delivery to the Westover Hills “Safety Town” lot on December 2, and ready for you pick up on December 3 between 4pm and 8pm.  Selection of your pre-ordered tree will be “first come, first served” so come early to pick your favorite!  Should we have any extras by the end of the day, they’ll be sold to the public on the 4th.

NEW THIS YEAR, we’ll deliver your tree to your doorstep if you make an extra donation to the PTA with your purchase! 100% of the proceeds from this annual sale goes to support the many exciting programs of  the Westover Hills PTA, so you thank you in advance for your support!

Click here to get started with your online order!

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Virtual Carter Jones/Fonticello Playground Meeting – Kids Encouraged to Attend

Parks, Recreations, and Community Facilities (PRCF) Department will be meeting virtually with community members to discuss possible replacement designs of the playground equipment in Carter Jones/Fonticello Park.

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Chris Schwartz from the City of Richmond’s Parks, Recreations, and Community Facilities (PRCF) Department will be meeting virtually with community members to discuss and review possible replacement designs of the playground equipment in Carter Jones/Fonticello Park.

The equipment was removed due safety concerns after being vandalized late last year. The replacement equipment once selected and funded will be moved to the New Master plan location to start the Markiya Simone Dickson Imagination Zone. The park master plans will be posted in the comments of the event link.

We are encouraging KIDS ages 5-12 to attend this meeting. Chris says he always gets the best playground feedback from them.

When: Saturday, January 23, 2021 – 10am
Topic: Carter Jones / Fonticello Playground Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81796890700…
Passcode: 318020

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588656,,81796890700#,,,,*318020#
Or Telephone:
US: +1 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 817 9689 0700
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Councilperson Kristen Larson’s Statement on Full Traffic Signal at Huguenot and Cherokee

Between 2015 and 2018, there were 26 vehicle crashes at the Huguenot and Cherokee intersection.

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Statement from Councilperson Kristen Larson:

Dear 4th District Neighbors:

I am writing to update you on the proposed full traffic signal at the intersection of Huguenot and Cherokee Roads. More than a year ago, on August 19, 2019, I hosted a meeting at the Huguenot Community Center to discuss the Department of Public Works’ (DPW) proposal for the signal. Travis Bridewell, the City’s Traffic Engineering Operations Manager, presented the proposal along with crash data justifying DPW’s support of the project. Between 2015 and 2018, there were 26 vehicle crashes at the Huguenot and Cherokee intersection. Since that meeting, our office has heard from many of you with safety concerns from drivers and bicyclists who pass through this well-trafficked area.

I realize that there are a number of residents who are concerned that the installation of a full traffic signal at this intersection might increase traffic volume and speeds along Cherokee Road. Fortunately, DPW will be installing 2 speed tables on Cherokee Road this spring which will help to slow and deter traffic. This was an option that was discussed at the meeting in 2019.

Based on the traffic crash data and the community feedback I have received over the past year, I am in full support of the Huguenot/Cherokee full traffic signal which will include ADA ramps, pedestrian countdown signals, and ladder crosswalks. The project is not currently funded, but I have expressed my support for it in forthcoming budgets.

Please feel free to email comments or questions to [email protected] or call (804) 646-5646.

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James River Park Hits an Impressive 2 Million Visitors for 2020

If you thought the park felt more crowded this year, you were right.

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What’s your favorite spot? Pony Pasture/Wetlands is high as is Reedy Creek.

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