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PHOTOS: Washington Spirit and Kickers vs JMU

One of these two professional teams had a much more successful evening against their respective college opponent.

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Saturday night City Stadium had a dry run for the Richmond Kickers home opener on March 30th. The stadium was open along with the concessions and soccer fans gathered. It was a rare to watch the NWSL’s (National Women’s Soccer League) Washington Spirit take on JMU. The result was a lopsided affair with the Spirit dominating throughout the 90 minutes.

The tension was only ramped up when USWNT star Mallory Pugh went down hard and stayed down on a fifty-fifty ball. A serious injury to Mallory would have caused consternation among USWNT as they head into the World Cup. Although it looked like a serious injury, after receiving a little treatment on the sideline Pugh reentered the game and showed no signs of trouble even scoring a goal.

The final was 5-0 Spirit with goals by, Hatch (2), Dibiasi, Faquharson, and Pugh.








The Richmond Kickers didn’t fare as well against JMU on Sunday at Ukrop Park. After going up by 2 goals one of which was a penalty, the Kickers gave up 2 goals. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. The Kickers are definitely still figuring things out.  They have two weeks until the home opener against Lansing Unite FC for all the figuring to get done.

Kickers goals were scored by Joe Gallardo in 27’ (PK) and 16’ by Daniel Jackson.








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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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Westover Hills Elementary Teachers and Staff to “Parade” Through the Neighborhood

Don’t call the cops this parade will be from the safe distance of their autos and there will be no direct contact with any students.

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Friday don’t be surprised if you see a long line of cars snaking through your neighborhood. It’s just local teachers and staff saying goodbye for now to their students.

From Westover Hills Elementary:

Teachers and staff are going to PARADE all through our school’s zone tomorrow morning to say “Hi” and “Goodbye” 😢 to students at their homes from the responsible distance of their cars. They expect to be in our neighborhoods from about 9:20-11:00 AM. If you are home (like you should be!), step out on the porch and give a wave and a “thank you” (and don’t freak out if you see a whole bunch of cars driving slowly through the neighborhood in a long line)”.

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South of the James Farmers Market will be a Drive-thru Farmers Market this Saturday

Drive-Thru Market on Saturday, March 28th, 9 am – 1 pm. Pre-orders ONLY. Customers will not leave vehicles.

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There will be a Drive-thru South of the James Market on Saturday, March 28th, from 9 AM to 1 PM. There are some very important rules to follow for this to work. Pre-orders only from the specific vendor. Those vendors might have some of their own rules, follow them. Customers will not leave their cars. Reach out to the specific vendor for what they have and place your pre-order.

For this to work there can’t be cars just cruising the vendors to see what they can buy. Pre-order from the vendors directly. Most vendors are posting what they’ll have and how to pre-order at the South of the James Farmers Market Facebook.

It will be interesting to see how this works out with keeping traffic flowing and how many cars show up. I’m sure greater minds than I have a plan in place. There will be some hiccups, be patient, you will get your bread and salsa.

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Councilperson Stephanie Lynch taking Monthly Meeting to Facebook Live

The 5th District first Facebook Live meeting is on Thursday, March 26 at 6pm. The agenda will include COVID information, businesses relief efforts, extended tax deadlines, and community outreach/volunteering while practicing social distancing.

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Since meeting in person is obviously off the table 5th District Councilperson Stephanie Lynch is bringing her meeting to Facebook Live. This will be happening tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th, at 6 PM. It’s also worth reminding everyone that this is uncharted territory for most and there will be technology hiccups, leaders won’t have all the answers, and patience is more valuable (only slightly) than toilet paper.

Meeting Notice

We will be attempting our first Facebook Live meeting on Thursday, March 26 at 6pm. The agenda will include COVID information, businesses relief efforts, extended tax deadlines, and community outreach/volunteering while practicing social distancing.

Please comment in the event if you have a specific topic you would like covered. If we can not get to it we will try to include it in the April newsletter and on social media.

We’ll be loading a bunch of PSAs in this event for review and sharing.

We are thinking of all of you.

Best,
Stephanie & Amy

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