Opponent: Greenville FC (6-8-5)
Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 7th, – 7 PM
Last Result: Kickers 4 – Tormenta FC 1
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THREE THINGS TO KICK ABOUT
- Confidence – Last week the Kickers had their most impressive win in years, no exaggeration. If that doesn’t give them confidence coming into yet another “must-win” game I don’t know what will.
- Dynamic Duo – Better late than never. The pair of Joe Gallardo and Daniel Jackson are currently on fire and need to keep the heat up.
- Bon Secours Cup – One of the downsides of moving down to USL League 1 is that old rivals no longer exist. The league is trying to create rivalries and one way is the creation of the Bon Secours Cup which is a very nice trophy that the winner of the series between Greenville and Richmond will get to take home. So far the die-hards haven’t bought into the manufactured rivalry but hey, it’s a nice trophy.
The previous matches between these teams both ended with a 1-0 result. Once for the Kickers and once for Greenville. The Kickers, however, are riding high and playing at home. I expect this to be a win for the home-town boys.
Kickers 2 – Greenville 0
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Westover Hills United Methodist Church’s Bell Will Toll Tonight in Honor of those Lost to Covid-19
VDH reports 785 new cases in and around Richmond (Chesterfield: 314, Henrico: 286, and Richmond: 185). Since this pandemic began, 627 people have died in the Richmond region.
Ross Catrow in his daily Good Morning RVA had this summary of where we stand with Covid-19.
As of this morning, the Virginia Department of Health reports 7,245 new positive cases of the coronavirus in the Commonwealth and 10 new deaths as a result of the virus. VDH reports 785 new cases in and around Richmond (Chesterfield: 314, Henrico: 286, and Richmond: 185). Since this pandemic began, 627 people have died in the Richmond region. This is a shocking number of new cases—both statewide and locally. On Sunday, VDH reported 9,914 new cases, clearly an all-time high, and almost twice the previous high. In fact, the daily average of new cases over the last three days is 7,972 with no mention of a classic VDH data reporting issue in sight. In fact, the Richmond Times Dispatch’s Sabrina Moreno reports the opposite, that “Health department officials have said that it’s not a data error and is likely due to exposure during the holidays.” The number of new cases, number of people ending up in the hospital, and number of people dying each day is quantitatively worse than this spring, and yet, collectively, we act like we’re living back in June or July. I don’t get it, and I feel gaslit by the folks with the authority to impose restrictions—just like they did last spring—to help save lives.
Virtual Carter Jones/Fonticello Playground Meeting – Kids Encouraged to Attend
Parks, Recreations, and Community Facilities (PRCF) Department will be meeting virtually with community members to discuss possible replacement designs of the playground equipment in Carter Jones/Fonticello Park.
Chris Schwartz from the City of Richmond’s Parks, Recreations, and Community Facilities (PRCF) Department will be meeting virtually with community members to discuss and review possible replacement designs of the playground equipment in Carter Jones/Fonticello Park.
The equipment was removed due safety concerns after being vandalized late last year. The replacement equipment once selected and funded will be moved to the New Master plan location to start the Markiya Simone Dickson Imagination Zone. The park master plans will be posted in the comments of the event link.
We are encouraging KIDS ages 5-12 to attend this meeting. Chris says he always gets the best playground feedback from them.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2021 – 10am
Topic: Carter Jones / Fonticello Playground Meeting
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Webinar ID: 817 9689 0700
Councilperson Kristen Larson’s Statement on Full Traffic Signal at Huguenot and Cherokee
Between 2015 and 2018, there were 26 vehicle crashes at the Huguenot and Cherokee intersection.
Statement from Councilperson Kristen Larson:
Dear 4th District Neighbors:
I am writing to update you on the proposed full traffic signal at the intersection of Huguenot and Cherokee Roads. More than a year ago, on August 19, 2019, I hosted a meeting at the Huguenot Community Center to discuss the Department of Public Works’ (DPW) proposal for the signal. Travis Bridewell, the City’s Traffic Engineering Operations Manager, presented the proposal along with crash data justifying DPW’s support of the project. Between 2015 and 2018, there were 26 vehicle crashes at the Huguenot and Cherokee intersection. Since that meeting, our office has heard from many of you with safety concerns from drivers and bicyclists who pass through this well-trafficked area.
I realize that there are a number of residents who are concerned that the installation of a full traffic signal at this intersection might increase traffic volume and speeds along Cherokee Road. Fortunately, DPW will be installing 2 speed tables on Cherokee Road this spring which will help to slow and deter traffic. This was an option that was discussed at the meeting in 2019.
Based on the traffic crash data and the community feedback I have received over the past year, I am in full support of the Huguenot/Cherokee full traffic signal which will include ADA ramps, pedestrian countdown signals, and ladder crosswalks. The project is not currently funded, but I have expressed my support for it in forthcoming budgets.
Please feel free to email comments or questions to [email protected] or call (804) 646-5646.