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Richmond BizSense.com on Moon Rocks Gelato Landing in the Fan

I scream you scream we all scream for gelato, which while similar to ice cream and starts out with a similar custard base as ice cream, has a higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs (or no eggs at all).

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Uptown Market (2400 W. Main St.) went away and now we know it’s Moon Rocks Gelato coming in.

Richmond BizSense.com has all the delicious details:

Behind Moon Rocks is Ali Alasker, a former VCU student and local food industry veteran.

“It’ll be gelato with a twist,” Alasker said. “There are a lot of ice cream stores in the area down near the Fan and VCU, but there’s not a whole lot of gelato in Richmond, period.”

In addition to gelato and gelato shakes, Alasker said Moon Rocks also will offer waffles with various toppings.

They hope to be open later this month.

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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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Photos and Game Summary: Poor Second Half Dooms VCU Against George Mason

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VCU (17-7,7-4 Atlantic): 67
GMU (14-10,3-8 Atlantic): 72

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Official VCU Game Summary

The short story: Senior guard De’Riante Jenkins supplied a game-high 16 points for VCU, but George Mason built a big second-half lead and held off a late charge by the Rams Wednesday night.

OPENING TIP

  • Jenkins provided 13 of his points in the first half as VCU built a 33-30 lead. He knocked down 6-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range
  • Senior guard Issac Vann supplied 13 points, four assists and three rebounds for the Black & Gold
  • Freshman guard Bones Hyland scored eight of his 11 points in the second half for the Rams, while junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva kicked in 11 and seven rebounds
  • George Mason forward AJ Wilson powered the Patriots with 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU led 33-30 at the break, but a slow start to the second half snowballed into a 10-2 George Mason run; VCU closed to within 42-41 on a jumper by senior guard Malik Crowfield at the 11:27 mark, but the Patriots responded with a backbreaking 16-0 run over, punctuated by a pair of Josh Oduro layups in transition, to take a commanding 58-41 lead with 6:31 remaining
  • Hyland led a late VCU blitz with eight points down the stretch, and Jenkins hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 42 seconds left to pull the Rams within 67-64, but they could get no closer
  • George Mason outrebounded VCU 48-27 and collected 15 offensive boards. The Patriots were 20-of-29 at the line

NOTABLE

  • The Rams lead the all-time series record against the Patriots 42-21
  • The Black and Gold are 13-2 at home this season
  • VCU forced 19 turnovers

NEXT UP
VCU will head to the Robins Center Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 15 to face crosstown rival Richmond for the second meeting of the season. The game is slated for a 4 p.m. tip and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

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Science Museum Cuts the Heart on Valentine’s Day

Science Museum of Virginia pulls heartstrings this Valentine’s Day with sheep heart dissection.

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I would Tell-Tale you more but that would be in Poe form and the wrong heart. We’ll sheepishly walk away and let the Science Museum get to the very sharp point.

What:
How does the Science Museum of Virginia celebrate Valentine’s Day? With hearts, of course. But, the Museum is not celebrating the iconic red symbol representing love; it is celebrating the organ that pumps blood throughout the body.

On Valentine’s Day, the Museum is offering special sheep heart dissection demonstrations to help guests understand the structure and function of the vital organ.

Image Credit: Science Museum of Virginia

Why:
From cow eyeballs to dogfish sharks, the Museum offers dissection demonstrations to give guests a better understanding of animal biology. A four-chambered sheep heart is close to the same size and functions in the same manner as a human heart. Watching staff get hands-on while describing each element and layer of the organ helps guests grasp the complexity of the body, and how all biological systems are interrelated.

Is there any truth to the phrase “pulling on heart strings?” Guests who attend the demo will find out!

When:
The Museum will offer three sheep heart dissection demonstrations on Friday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Who:
Guests of all ages are welcome to attend the demonstration, but don’t forget: it is a dissection.

How:
The heart dissection demos are included with Museum admission, which is $15.50 for adults, $13.50 for youth and seniors and $10 for preschool-age children. Museum members and children two and under are admitted free. The Museum offers discounts for military, teachers and EBT cardholders.

For more information, visit www.smv.org.

Where:
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

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VCU 1977 on Film

Jump in the time machine and head back to 1977.

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Grace Street, Shafer Court, Monroe Park and VCU campus in 1977. Film shot by Art Professor Glenn Hamm on Kodachrome Super 8mm film. Transferred by his son 33 years later. Music added by DJ Carlito – btw : I re-traced parts of this film in present times here:

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