The Southampton Citizen’s Association posted on Facebook about a guided tour of the fireflies in the Wetlands along the James River. This Saturday folks will gather at the chained gate to the Wetlands at end of Landria Drive a few minutes before 9 PM. Then Ralph White will lead a tour into the park. In case you don’t know or don’t remember, Ralph worked in the James River Park for 32 years before retiring in 2012.
This is a unique outing in the park where you will have the chance to see the numerous species of fireflies that each have their own unique colors and flight patterns.
If possible Ralph recommends bringing a flashlight with red cellophane over the top- and definitely wearing some mosquito repellent.
(Ralph will also be doing Firefly Forays on Friday the 30th and Sat. July 1st. Same time and place)
* A 5.00 contribution to the SCA is encouraged at each of these events.
4th District Small Business Virtual Town Hall
The meeting is tonight, November 23rd at 6 PM to discuss issues that local businesses face during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
City Councilwoman Kristen Larson is hosting a meeting tonight for small businesses in the 4th District.
Are you a small business owner living or doing business in the 4th District? If so, please join me, the city’s Department of Economic Development, and other business owners at 6 pm tonight, November 23rd for a 4th District Small Business Virtual Town Hall meeting. This is a time for us to hear from you about any issues you continue to face due to the COVID-19 pandemic so that we can learn how best to support you at this time. You can access the meeting through the below link or dial-in numbers. We will provide time for questions throughout the meeting.
Conference ID: 423 691 949#
Please note that if you are accessing the meeting online, you will be asked to share your name before being accepted into the meeting. Please keep your video off unless you are addressing the speakers during a time for questions. Also, note that the chat feature will not be used or monitored for the purposes of this meeting.
If you are accessing the meeting by phone, you must press *6 to unmute yourself before speaking.
A Walk in the Woods
- Don’t have ideas they’re always crap.
- Sometimes just blundering along like a moose works out.
- Your critics are going to yell, just move to a different tree.
- Crows are assholes.
Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School Slated for Wrecking Ball
The local middle-school located on Forest Hill Avenue will be turned into a green space.
Freshly re-elected School Board Member Johnathan Young announced on Facebook about plans to bring down Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School.
Demolition, Coming Soon. I am pleased to share that this evening the School Board of the City of Richmond approved demolition of the former Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School on Forest Hill Avenue next to Huguenot High. The antiquated building was replaced by the new River City Middle School located at Hull Street/Elkhardt Road. To retain the old building would cost taxpayers $100k a year but subsequent demolition the site will be retained by Richmond Public Schools as a green site.