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Anybody else seeing more deer lately?

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In the past two weeks, I’ve seen more deer than usual. I’ve spotted them in Forest Hill, Westover Hills, and Pony Pasture. The four I saw at Pony Pasture included three bucks with fairly large racks. Those antlers should be falling off fairly soon. No good pictures of those deer but these were spotted this morning on W. 34th.

I realize it’s not uncommon to see them but just worth a reminder to be careful when driving. If you see one, slow done because it’s likely that you’ll see more.

Also, a picture of a cat in a dumpster just because.

 

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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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Pipeline Update Work Continues

The hope is that work will finish up at the end of this month. Work is taking longer than expected.

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From RVAH20:

Our work continues! It’s progressing! And it’s slower than we thought it was going to be.

Our team is doing detailed, meticulous work with an abundance of care, and doing it right! They’ve also faced some less-than-ideal weather and river levels that were too high.

Our crew is essentially papier-mâché-ing a 43.13″ diameter elevated pipe located in the James River (one of our more tricky, but also more beautiful, work locations) with layers on layers of mesh and more mesh and different sized mesh and epoxy. Before all that, our crews clean each pipe segment with acetone wipes to allow for excellent adherence.

Most importantly, we are SO sorry for the delayed repair process at Pipeline–we know no one likes an elongated trail closure, but we can’t rush this important work.

We appreciate your patience as we complete these repairs to protect the James River and your health and safety when you visit this spot so many of us favor!
The latest we heard was a hope that repairs would be complete by the end of this month. We will keep you updated as we move toward that end-of-October target!
Following the completion of the repairs, our team will once again CCTV (closed-circuit television) the pipe to get an internal look. Only after we check our work and give it the green light will the trail and beaches alongside it be reopened. Until then, Pipeline trail and its adjacent beaches are closed from Brown’s Island (under the 9th Street bridge) to the downstream, eastern end of the trail behind Virginia Street and Vistas On The James.
And, finally, an important reminder: all wastewater flows have been diverted upstream at Tredegar, so any flow you may see leaking at Pipeline currently is river water that’s seeping in from Haxall Canal, groundwater, and/or stormwater from rainfall.

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Tommy’s Express Tunnel of Terror Returns

Drive your car through a spooky good time.

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Tommy’s Express is excited to announce they’ll have a Tunnel of Terror again this year after the success of last year! It will be bigger and better AND at two locations this year: 7048 Forest Hill Ave. and 10100 Hull St Rd.

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A spooktacular experience for the family. Plus, your car will leave looking boo-tiful! 👻 There will even be GIVEAWAYS. We are talking a FREE month of the TommyClub for each adult attendee and candy for the kids! Share this event to enter to win 3 MONTHS of unlimited car washing.

Our Tunnel turns terrifying on:
  • October 15th- 6-11 PM
  • October 16th- 6-11 PM
  • October 22nd- 6-11 PM
  • October 23rd- 6-11 PM
  • October 29th-6-11 PM
  • October 30th- 6-11 PM
  • October 31st- 6-11 PM
Cost: $25.00 per vehicle

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Brewers Cafe on Hull Closing on Friday in Prep for Move to Hull Street

Changes in store for a cornerstone of the Manchester community.

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The announcement was made on Facebook.

Don’t fret. We are on to bigger, like much bigger and better. Friday will be the last day we operate out of the Bainbridge street location. If you haven’t been to Brewers on Bainbridge, you have 72 hours left to check us out.

The location on Hull Street will become a juice bar that will sell their line of cold-pressed juices. The new location is in the former Brewer’s Waffles at 1311 Hull Street and will re-open on October 15th.

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