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Southampton Citizen’s Association Firefly Foray

Get lit with your neighbors the bugs.

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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.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Nickel Bridge to be Closed this Saturday

We assume this for more work on the water main that broke last week.

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From RMTA

The Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority announces the closure of the Boulevard Bridge (VA 161), Westover Hills Blvd for bridge maintenance. The bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Motorists are reminded to pay attention to signage in the area and to use caution while traveling through the work zone. This work will be weather permitting.

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Westover Hills Elementary Boosters Selling Wreath and Trees Pre-order Now

It’s that time of year were many folks bring pine trees and pine tree parts into their home.

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Westover Hills Beaver Boosters Christmas Trees & Wreaths are now available for pre-order. Order yours before they’re gone at:
We offer fresh, local Fraser fir trees directly from Floyd County, VA, cut the day before shipment, and high-quality Balsam fir wreaths.
This year we are offering pick-up at the school or DELIVERY to houses within a 2 mile radius of the school (for a small fee…100% of which goes directly to the Beaver Boosters)
Trees & Wreaths will arrive on either Nov 30, Dec 1 or Dec 2 (exact date confirmation expected the day before arrival) and we will work to distribute ASAP (exact distribution details will be sent to buyers as they become known).
Please send any questions to [email protected]
THANK YOU for your continued support of our school!

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National Gourmet Market Taking Over 48 HRS Spot

This looks to be more in line with a miniature grocery store/bodega than a super fancy spot.

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Our wonderful partner Page Hayes has this to report on the 48 HRS Store.

The 48 hours store which has been a beloved, if dingy, source of great craft beer and lottery tickets for many years, abruptly closed. A lucky encounter with the new tenant revealed that after cleaning and revamping the space, The National Gourmet Market will be opening as a sister store to their Northside Gourmet Market. The new spot promises to have a similar offering of craft beer, fresh produce and dairy, and prepared foods.

They’ve got a construction dumpster out front and are working on the cleanup as we speak.

Judging by their Northside Gourmet Market Facebook it’s going to be much closer to a traditional grocery store than the nearby new kid on the block Stella’s and relative newcomer Outpost. Expect fresh fruit, veggies, eggs, milk, beer, wine and some prepared foods. Basically an upgraded 48Hrs Store.

Screen grab from Northside Gourmet Facebook

My only question is why National Gourmet Market. If they stuck with their naming convention we should be Southside Gourmet Market or Westover Hills Gourmet Market.

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