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South of the James Farmers Market Plans to Return to Forest Hill Park Next Year

Grow RVA will return home to Forest Hill Park in May 2021 with a smaller Summer Brunch Market in late August.

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The neighborhood social media outlets have been a battleground of accusations, hurt feelings, whining, and sympathetic support when it comes to the South of the James Farmers Market move to Bryan Park.

GrowRVA posted yesterday hoping to clarify their plans. Will this put out the hair-rending and weekly question of “is the market coming back”? All signs point to no.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”☂️

Grow RVA has been weathering COVID-19 and working with Richmond VA Parks and RecreationKristen N. LarsonRMC Events and the RPD to offer the safest set up and practices in order to serve the RVA community. South of the James Farmers Market will remain in Bryan Park through the winter, as we are not sure how the virus will
continue to operate. ❤️

Grow RVA will return home to Forest Hill Park in May 2021. Until then, join us for a Summer Brunch Market in late August. More information will be posted as it is available. ❤️

And Bryan Park, big things to come Summer 2021!❤️

Thank you for your support as we navigate this current complicated situation! Good vibes go a long way!

Stay safe and shop local!❤️

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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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HCPS will provide students with free meals through school curbside service and neighborhood bus drop-offs

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Even when school began this week using a predominantly virtual format, families depend on the thousands of meals prepared each day by Henrico County Public Schools’ School Nutrition Services Department. The department has answered the challenge of a highly unusual school year with plans to get free breakfasts and lunches to students using two distribution systems. Nutrition staff members will offer free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools, and team with HCPS Pupil Transportation Services to distribute free meals directly to 66 stops in Henrico County neighborhoods, using school buses. A list of meal distribution drop-off sites follows this message.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that, in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the universal meals distribution in effect since the spread of the pandemic in March would be continued through Dec. 31.

Among the features of the HCPS plan:

  • Free meals are available to any child 18 or younger at all HCPS school locations and identified bus stops.
  • Parents and guardians can pick up meals at any HCPS location regardless of where their student is enrolled.
  • Parents and guardians don’t need to provide student names or I.D. numbers to receive meals.
  • Families are strongly encouraged to apply for free and reduced-priced meals benefits, in order to participate after the current meals program expires Jan. 1, 2021.

School curbside service

Distribution of free meals will take place at all elementary, middle and high schools.

  • Monday through Thursday (Friday meals are distributed on Thursdays.)
  • 7-9 a.m.: Hot breakfasts (when available) and cold lunches.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Hot lunches as well as cold breakfasts for the next day.

Neighborhood distribution using school buses

HCPS buses will distribute free school meals to neighborhoods two days a week. Modifications are possible, based on demand and other logistical factors. Participants should follow social distancing and mask guidelines at bus stops.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays, buses will distribute meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesdays, breakfasts and lunches will be distributed for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as Monday breakfast.
  • Buses will make 30-minute stops at each location, between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The following pages contain a current list of bus stops slated for school meals distribution. See an online map of school and bus stop distribution sites by going to https://tinyurl.com/HCPSMealsSites.

Neighborhood meals distribution bus stops:

(*Because of construction, curbside service will not be available at Holladay Elementary School until Sept. 14.)

Bus Stop Location (Elementary School, Middle School, High School)

  • Almora Ave. and Beth Road (Holladay E.S.*, Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Wistar Village Drive and Sprenkle Lane (Johnson E.S., Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Brook Run Drive and Cliffbrook Lane (Lakeside E.S., Moody M.S., Hermitage H.S.)
  • Virginia Center Parkway and Virginia Centerway Place (Longdale E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S.)
  • Eunice Court and Eunice Drive (Dumbarton E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S.)
  • Cardinal Road and Cardinal Court (Dumbarton E.S., Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Sargeant Court and Sanctuary Drive (Trevvett E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S.)
  • Fox Rest Drive and Fernwood St.  (Holladay E.S.*, Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Shirleydale Ave. and Thalia Crescent (Ward E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S.)
  • Adamson St. and Beaver Road (Donahoe E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Cornett St. and Cedarwood St. (Donahoe E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Oakano Drive and Old Bronze Road (Baker E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S.)
  • Henrico Arms Apartments at Darbytown Road (Ward E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S.)
  • Millers Lane and Kings Drive (Montrose E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S.)
  • Wood Thrush Circle and Meadowlark Court (Adams E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Whiteside Road and Bradley Pines Circle (Seven Pines E.S., Elko M.S., Varina H.S.)
  • Betner Road and Betner Court (Seven Pines E.S., Elko M.S., Varina H.S.)
  • Hanover Road and Camero Court (Donahoe E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Airport Drive and Airport Place (inside Oakmeade Apartments at second entrance) (Fair Oaks E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Bull Run Court and Bull Run Drive (Mehfoud/Varina, Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Dry Leaf Lane and Early Forest Circle (Donahoe E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Millstone Landing Drive and Morning Creek Road (Shady Grove E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S.)
  • Fairlake Lane and Fairlake Court (Longan E.S., Holman M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Magnolia Ridge Drive and Sherwin Place (Greenwood E.S., Hungary Creek M.S., Glen Allen H.S.)
  • Maben Hill Run and Holman Ridge Road (Rivers Edge E.S., Holman M.S., Deep Run H.S.)
  • Three Chopt Road and Grove Gate Drive (Colonial Trail E.S., Quioccasin M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Three Chopt Road and Rockport Drive (Colonial Trail E.S., Quioccasin M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Woodman Road and Blackburn Road (Greenwood E.S., Hungary Creek M.S., Glen Allen H.S.)
  • Blue Ocean Lane and Calm Harbor Drive (Colonial Trail E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S.)
  • Grey Oaks Park Road and Grey Oaks Park Drive (Kaechele E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S.)
  • New Haven Drive and Old Nuckols Road (Twin Hickory E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S.)
  • Castle Point Road and Castle Point Lane (Echo Lake E.S., Hungary Creek M.S., Glen Allen H.S.)
  • Linsey Lakes Drive and Stone Lake Drive (Springfield Park E.S., Holman M.S., Glen Allen H.S.)
  • Mill Place Trail and Mill Place Drive (Glen Allen E.S., Hungary Creek M.S., Glen Allen H.S.)
  • Cloisters West (behind swimming pool) (Ridge E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S.)
  • Three Chopt Road and Bridgeworth Drive (Short Pump E.S., Pocahontas M.S., Mills Godwin H.S.)
  • Imperial Drive and Sir Walter Drive (Ridge E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S.)
  • Jamestown Apartments (at second entrance) (Maybeury E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S.)
  • Pleasant Run Drive and Milhaven Drive (Carver E.S., Pocahontas M.S., Mills Godwin H.S.)
  • Pump Road and Castile Road (at entrance to Canterbury Square) (Maybeury E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S.)
  • Castille Road and Palace Way (Maybeury E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S.)
  • Gaskins Road and Marywood Lane (stop on Marywood Lane) (Pinchbeck E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S.)
  • Hungary Spring Road and Prestwick Road (Skipwith E.S., Quioccasin M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Engel Road/Pollard Drive and West Club Lane (Crestview E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S.)
  • Tanelorn Drive and Spendthrift Drive (Jackson Davis E.S., Quioccasin M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Mountainbrook Drive and Huntsmoor Drive (Gayton E.S., Pocahontas M.S., Mills Godwin H.S.)
  • Wilde Lake Drive and Shore View Drive (Nuckols Farm E.S., Pocahontas M.S., Mills Godwin H.S.)
  • Heritage Hill Drive and Constitution Drive (Pemberton E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Mills Godwin H.S.)
  • Vollmer Road and Moorefield Road (Three Chopt E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Sweetbriar Road and Woodberry Road (Tuckahoe E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S.)
  • Old Route 301 and Grammarcy Circle (Chamberlayne E.S., Brookland M.S., Henrico H.S.)
  • Brookhill Road and Crenshaw Ave. (Laburnum E.S., Wilder M.S., Henrico H.S.)
  • Kenway Ave. (at swimming pool) (Arthur Ashe E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Newbridge Circle and mailboxes (Coventry Gardens Apts.)  (Highland Springs E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Newbridge Circle and Hawkes Lane (at Building 305) (Highland Springs E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Watts Lane and Kings Point Drive (Harvie E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Delmont St. and Engleside Drive (Laburnum E.S., Wilder M.S., Henrico H.S.)
  • Delmont St. and Winston St. (Glen Lea E.S., Wilder M.S., Henrico H.S.)
  • Bluestone Drive and Cool Lane (Ratcliffe E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S.)
  • Strangeford Place and Glen Eagles Drive (Pinchbeck E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Mills Godwin H.S.)
  • Jack Burd Lane and Shrader Road (Dumbarton E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S.)
  • Elswick Lane and Shrader Road (Dumbarton E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S.)
  • Townhouse Road and mailboxes (Johnson E.S., Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Arbor Creek Drive and Arbor Creek Way (Colonial Trail E.S., Quioccasin M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S.)
  • Orchard Park Drive and Orchard Park Court (Twin Hickory E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S.)

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HCPS ‘Help Chats’: Live sessions, step-by-step videos will take families from login to learning

To help families better understand the concepts and technologies behind virtual learning, Henrico County Public Schools will offer a series of virtual learning “Help Chats.” The chats will include a series of prerecorded videos that will break out exactly what families need to know, as well as three live question-and-answer sessions using Microsoft Teams.

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It’s early on the morning of Sept. 8 and families are readying their Chromebooks, iPads and laptops, and excitedly preparing for the start of Henrico County Public Schools’ new, predominantly virtual school year. Now what?

To help families better understand the concepts and technologies behind virtual learning, Henrico County Public Schools will offer a series of virtual learning “Help Chats.” The chats will include a series of prerecorded videos that will break out exactly what families need to know, as well as three live question-and-answer sessions using Microsoft Teams.

The prerecorded videos are available now, by going to HCPS’ Mission Forward page at https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/ or by clicking the “Help Chats” playlist on HCPS’ YouTube channel, http://youtube.com/henricoschoolstv. If families have additional questions after watching the videos, the live sessions will provide a chance to get additional answers or guidance.

“We realize that the predominantly virtual start to the school year presents families with a host of challenges,” said Amy Cashwell, superintendent. “We want to do our best to make sure that the technical aspects of virtual learning are as simple as possible, and that families can get their questions answered quickly.”

“Help Chat” prerecorded videos specifically targeted to the needs of HCPS families (available now):

These videos feature prerecorded segments addressing specific aspects of virtual learning, so families can easily get just the information they need. The six recorded “Help Chat” video segments can be seen at https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/ and at http://youtube.com/henricoschoolstv. The video topics are:

“Help Chat” live question-and-answer sessions using Microsoft Teams (Thursday, Sept. 3):

Three live, interactive sessions using Microsoft Teams will take place Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The sessions will be moderated by Andy Jenks, HCPS’ chief of communications and community engagement. They will consist of panels of HCPS technology and learning experts answering questions from families and taking a step-by-step approach to virtual learning for all grade levels. All three sessions will be similar and no registration is required. To join the sessions, go to https://tinyurl.com/HCPSHelpChat. For help using Microsoft Teams, information is available at https://henricoschools.us/family-learning-series/.

  • 10 a.m. session.
  • 2 p.m. session.
  • 6 p.m. session.

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Suspect in custody following shooting at 7-Eleven at Chamberlayne and Azalea Avenues

Police found an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds upon arrival. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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From Richmond Police:

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, officers responded to the 5200 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for several reports of a person shot at the 7-Eleven store, located at the intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue and Azalea Avenue. Once on scene, they found an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An adult male suspect is in custody.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective K. Hughes at (804) 385-7269 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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