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A Filthy Fourth: a reminder to pick up your trash at the river, and everywhere else

People go to the James because they love how beautiful it is, yet they leave trash. This confuses us to no end.

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There are three main types of people in Richmond when it comes to litter: those that litter, those that complain but don’t it pick up, and those that do pick it up. Which type are you?

If you’d like to become the type that picks up, follow RVA Clean Sweep for cleanup efforts throughout the city. Even better, go to Amazon, buy a picker-upper/grabber and go out once a week into the wilds of Richmond and pick up a little litter. Belle Isle and the rocks on the south side of the island always need a little help.

These pictures were taken today, July 5th, at the foot of the Boulevard Bridge (aka Nickel Bridge). Folks had found a lovely spot along the James to enjoy the fireworks at Dogwood Dell. It was considerably less lovely when they left. Not pictured are the two pairs of shorts, torn hammock, single flip-flop, and various socks.

So, my daughter and I took it upon ourselves to leave Southbank a little cleaner than we found it.

At least they stayed hydrated.

 

Share a Pepsi With A Friend And Leave The Cups Behind: Richmond Love Story

 

It took about 20 minutes of effort to collect what you see. The bucket on the left is mostly full of smashed cans.

 

Still life, revisited

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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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