The Wrap: Closures, cancellations despite a change in storm track, looking towards the Folk Festival, and more

The Wrap: Closures, cancellations despite a change in storm track, looking towards the Folk Festival, and more

Get caught up on the week’s top headlines and more with this special Hurricane Florence edition of The Wrap!

Photo: Legend Brewing Co.

The week in brief

Good afternoon Wrappers, and welcome to your Friday afternoon. We made it to the end of the week, and did so unscathed from Hurricane Florence. While we got lucky, our friends to the south are dealing with incredible amounts of rain (and flooding) and winds. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

While Richmond shouldn’t experience much of anything in the way of effects from Florence, the unknowns were many at the beginning of the week. As such, most area schools, colleges, and weekend events were canceled. The full list follows below. Should anything change (which doesn’t seem likely at all), it’s good to know VCU has opened its decks for those who need sheltered parking. Here’s what you need to know.

The Richmond SPCA did its part to help clear the coastal shelters to make space should any pets need to be rescued and brought in. The shelter received 16 cats a couple of days ago from Chesapeake. Read more here.

One thing that isn’t canceled this weekend is the Richmond Kickers’ game against Ottawa. Richard Hayes has a comprehensive preview ahead of Saturday’s match and more info on what their move to a new league means for the team.

Looking ahead, the official poster commemorating the 2018 Richmond Folk Festival was revealed Wednesday night at Glave Kocen Gallery in The Fan. This year’s poster was designed by well-known local muralist Hamilton Glass. If you live in Richmond, you’ve seen Glass’ work – even if you don’t know it. One of the most prolific muralists in the city, the artist is the master behind more than 80 murals on the walls of Richmond buildings. Here’s a look at this year’s poster and what you can expect this year.

Hurricane closures and cancelations

FULL LIST: Effects of Hurricane Florence cause closures, delays, postponements through weekend



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