The films aren’t announced yet but they’re sure to inspire, motivate and hopefully get everyone outside.
Full Press Release:
Outdoor and adventure films will kick off the action-packed Dominion Energy Riverrock weekend starting on Thursday, May 17, with the 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at The Broadberry (2729 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220). The film festival will feature 12-15 short documentary adventure films as well as live music from the Larry Keel Experience. Doors open at 5:00pm, with films slated to start at 6:30pm. Music from the Larry Keel Experience will begin at 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale now through The Broadberry for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at the following link: https://ticketf.ly/2H6D3sC
The 5PT Film Festival focuses on the outdoor industry’s inspirational stories and is dedicated to bringing communities together. Sierra Nevada is pleased to partner with 5Point Film in an exclusive showing of their inspiring outdoor films featuring the award winners from the renowned film festival in Carbondale, CO. This partnership brings the film series to Richmond for the fifth year in a row, and the stories of passionate athletes, artists, and filmmakers told during the festival will add to the excitement surrounding Dominion Energy Riverrock.
“We’re excited to be working with 5Point Films and our partners at Sports Backers to kick off this year’s Dominion Energy Riverrock with a night of truly inspiring films,” said Pat Hazlett, Event Team Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. “At the brewery, we seek to inspire adventure of all kind; our founder, Ken Grossman, is an avid hiker, cyclist, kayaker, and more — and it’s an outdoor spirit that permeates all of Sierra Nevada. We look forward to a night full of inspirational stories and a lot of fun.”
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was founded in 1980 on the values of resourcefulness, grit, outdoor wonder, music, originality, and fun. Dominion Energy Riverrock is based on these same values, and 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will highlight the enthusiasm for outdoor adventure that Dominion Energy Riverrock brings to Richmond each year.
In addition to its support as presenting sponsor, Sierra Nevada is donating a portion of beer sales during the 5PT Film Festival to rvaMORE, a local nonprofit whose mission is to enhance trail experiences through people, tools, and advocacy. rvaMORE helps support advocacy efforts that protect access to local trails, provides over 1,000 hours of volunteer work to maintain and improve trails, and ensures continued access to local trails by educating local riders about the need to ride responsibly and obey local regulations. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. believes in sustainable enjoyment of the environment, and those values are reflected by local organizations like rvaMORE.
For more information on the 5PT Film Festival presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., visit the Dominion Energy Riverrock website. Dominion Energy Riverrock is scheduled for May 18-20, 2018, and registration for all events is now open. Follow Dominion Energy Riverrock on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube to stay up to date with the latest festival information.
Historic Slave Trail at Ancarrow’s Landing Closed for Bridge Work
The closure is to work on bridges.
The Historic Slave Trail at Ancarrow’s Landing will be temporarily closed while the Trail Crew rebuilds the three worn bridges along the river. Please follow the detour signs during this time.
Pipeline Update Work Continues
The hope is that work will finish up at the end of this month. Work is taking longer than expected.
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.
Carmela’s Turning Off Pizza Ovens for Good
Carmela has been serving up pizza in Shockoe Bottom for the past three years.
To our dearest customers, after careful consideration, we have decided to close our doors. We like to express our deepest gratitude to you all for your support and love for Carmela’s pizza over the past 3 years!We like to thank our whole Carmela’s team, past and present. We’re so proud of what we’ve accomplished together and couldn’t have done it without your talent and great effort of everyone involved!!We’re just incredibly thankful for the opportunity to have opened such a beautiful pizzeria. This may not be a goodbye forever, but for now, it’s the right choice for our family.Thank you again for the sweet memories and for allowing us to serve you RVALots of love,
Victor & MelindaCarmela’s