Opponent: Madison Forward FC (9-9-6)
Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 14th, – 7 PM
Last Result: Kickers 0 – North Texas SC 4
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THREE THINGS TO KICK ABOUT
- Bounce Back – The Kickers got kicked to the curb in Texas on Tuesday by a score of 4-0. The team will need to shake off the loss both physically and mentally to get back on track.
- Home Cooking – The Kickers have managed to beat higher-ranked Madison on the road. Facing the same team at home should give them the boost they need.
- Traveling Support – Madison FC is bringing a little home cooking of their own. A group of about 20 fans jumped on a bus and headed this way. Also coming up from North Carolina are some fans of NCFC to support former NCFC players now playing for Madison.
Even in the lop-sided result in Texas at times the Kickers looked good. In general, over the past 5 weeks, the Kicker are much improved, especially compared to the month that shall not be mentioned. The Kickers know they need to win and will throw everything they’ve got to achieve that goal. They’ll succeed.
Kickers 3 – Madison 1
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Nathan Burrell Leaving City Parks and Recreation for State Gig
When Nathan moves into his state position at the end of the month, the city will have to work hard to find a worthy replacement.
Anybody that has done any significant amount of volunteering in James River Park has run across Nathan Burrell. He’s one of those hard-working, kind of quiet guys that simply gets things done. Thoughtful and passionate he has been a part of the park system for the past 17 years.
Nathan took over as Superintendent of the Park system in 2013 after equally well-known Ralph White retired. Most recently in 2018, Nathan was promoted to facilities maintenance manager of the city parks department. This chapter of his professional life is coming to a close. Yesterday he announced that he would be leaving the parks department to take a job with the state government as deputy director with the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Nathan’s last day will be January 29th, if you seem out in the park be sure to give him a hearty thank you from all of us that use the park on a daily basis.
He said he accepted the new job “with a heavy heart and gratitude.”
Burrell said that over the past 17 years, he had witnessed Richmond change from a “capital of the South” mentality to a city that sees itself as one of the best places to live, work and play in the nation, which is related to enjoying and preserving James River Park.
He mentioned several improvements at the park during his time, including “the development of over 40 miles of single track trails, multiple river access points, the development of a mountain bike skills course, legitimization and expansion of a bike jump park, increased operational and capital funding for James River Park System and … a master plan to guide and further protect it into the future.”
Detour on Buttermilk
The trail will remain the same once the work is completed. They’re just taking care of a ramp that’s seen better days.
ATTENTION: There will be a detour in effect on Buttermilk starting tomorrow and lasting several weeks. The wood and brick ramp just west of the Reedy Creek parking lot is being completely re-built. The detour is well-marked, just follow the yellow arrows and signs. This project is being completely funded by a generous donation to RVA-MORE from an individual who wishes to remain anonymous. Thanks to all to helped make this happen !!
Richmond BizSense.com Reporting on Continental Coming to Manchester
A new restaurant for the Manchester area.
The Continental Westhampton is a staple for diners on Grove. Eventually, those of us South of the river will have our very own Continental to call our own at 609 Hull Street. Continental brings to the table a diverse menu that you can check out here. I highly recommend the meatloaf.
Giavos said Continental Manchester will be a similar concept to his Continental Westhampton that’s been open for eight years along the Libbie-Grove corridor.
“We decided to take the ‘W’ in Continental Westhampton and flip it upside down for Manchester,” he said.
“It’ll be neighborhood-friendly, accessible, not too expensive. Hopefully it’ll be good for that neighborhood. There are so many young professionals over there, hopefully I can bring something that’s a needed commodity.”
According to the article no date is set for projected opening.