The Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced today plans to build a casino resort on 36 acres of land near Ingram and Commerce Avenue. The tribe is in the process of securing all the land necessary. If everything goes according to plan the resort will be the home to a 275-room hotel, 1,000 space parking lot, restaurants and of course gambling. The estimated cost of the project is $350 million.
This announcement follows a similar announcement made on Monday. Monday the tribe signed an agreement with Norfolk on a proposed $700 million casino along the Elizabeth River.
They’ve launched a Facebook page All in for Richmond Casino, that currently only has a rendering of the casino but promises updates.
Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Battle Fog and High Point University for a Preseason Win
Last night the Richmond Kickers played against High Point University out of North Carolina at the River City Sportsplex.
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No official summary of the preseason game against High Point University. The reason is two fold. Basically this is a friendly with an abundance of new players and lack of numbers tends to make any serious evaluation hard. Secondly, efforts at tactical analysis were further hampered by an extremely dense fog. Players at the other end of the field were barely distinguishable. We can tell you that so far the Kickers seem to be playing a much higher press and much more direct attack under new Coach Darren Sawatzky.
Stanley Alves netted two goals the first in the 10th minute and the second in the 21st. The first was unassisted the second service was a quick one-two in the box with Terzaghi.
Jonathan Bolanos scored in the 18th off an Emiliano Terzaghi rebound. This was doubly exciting for Bolanos as High Point is his alma mater.
High Point showed signs of life in the 44th minute. Goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald made a stunning diving save but the ball fell into the box and the Kicker’s defenders were unable to clear the ball.
The Kickers have another pre-season game that is open to the public this Sunday at Ukrop park against Old Dominion University. Kicker legend and all-around good guy William Yomby is currently an assistant coach for ODU. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 PM>
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Learn More and Fill Out a Survey on the Proposed Changes to Semmes, W. 34th, and Forest Hill Ave.
Big changes could be on the way for a busy intersection near Patrick Henry School. Find out more and voice your opinion on the changes.
From Stephanie Lynch:
Greetings, we have provided a synopsis of a draft proposal for traffic calming measures to improve the overall safety of the area between Reedy Creek and W. 34th along Semmes & Forest Hill Ave. We are asking for your input before these proposals move forward to the next phase of 30% designs.
These improvements are being funded by a federal grant that will expire and effectively evaporate if they are not used. The city has already spent a considerable amount of resources to study, design and test simulations for their recommended safety measures. The 5th district office has been working on this issue for several years and we have had multiple community meetings throughout the process.
This is an exciting opportunity to get some much-needed funding to help to improve the safety of our community. We have provided a ‘quick reference’ below, as well as a more detailed summary, map, and links to help you give the most informed input.
You will see questions at the end of this survey as well as an opportunity for comment. Please feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions.
SURVEY Semmes Phase I & Phase II Traffic Safety Plans: https://forms.gle/dNfDbZVASrjJ4ZybA
This survey will close on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
Adoption fees waived at the Richmond SPCA through March 1st for “Leaping for Love” Leap Day promotion
All qualified adopters will have their adoption fees waived during our special “Leaping for Love” adoption promotion. It starts Wednesday, February 26 and runs through Sunday, March 1.
The Richmond SPCA is celebrating this Leap Year (and Leap Day on February 29th) by waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats through March 1st.
All qualified adopters will have their adoption fees waived during our special “Leaping for Love” adoption promotion. It starts Wednesday, February 26 and runs through Sunday, March 1. Adoption Center hours are Wednesday-Friday (12 p.m. – 7 p.m.), Saturday (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.).
The Richmond SPCA is located at 2519 Hermitage Road.