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Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School Slated for Wrecking Ball

The local middle-school located on Forest Hill Avenue will be turned into a green space.

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Freshly re-elected School Board Member Johnathan Young announced on Facebook about plans to bring down Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School.

Demolition, Coming Soon. I am pleased to share that this evening the School Board of the City of Richmond approved demolition of the former Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School on Forest Hill Avenue next to Huguenot High. The antiquated building was replaced by the new River City Middle School located at Hull Street/Elkhardt Road. To retain the old building would cost taxpayers $100k a year but subsequent demolition the site will be retained by Richmond Public Schools as a green site.

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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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Spend Lunchtime in Nature with a Nature Walk

Join the Climate Action Team for a lunch hour nature walk in one of Richmond’s parks with some fellow lovers of the outdoors.

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Register Here for Updates: https://www.mobilize.us/lcvva/event/429604/

Join the Climate Action Team for a lunch hour nature walk in one of Richmond’s parks with some fellow lovers of the outdoors. We will end with a brief discussion about what we can do to protect and expand green spaces in Richmond and beyond, and guided meditation to reflect on and appreciate the beauty of our natural surroundings.

We will be meeting in the Forest Hill Park parking lot at 12:00 PM and the walk will start promptly at 12:05 PM

Address for the park: 4021 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225

Please reach out to Devyn Keller at [email protected] with any questions or concerns!

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Caroling in Monroe Park

Get ready to lift up your voices on high, this Sunday at Monroe Park.

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The Grace and Holy Trinity Vocal Ensemble, the RVA Street Singers, the Hood Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the Greater Richmond Children’s Choir will be leading a community sing in Monroe Park on Sunday, Dec. 12.

The four groups will lead community members in both traditional hymns and songs of the season from 4:00-4:45 pm. The food trucks Monique’s Crepes and Shake Down Eats will provide food and beverage alongside Espresso A-Go-Go from 3:00-6:00 pm.

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It’s Over at The Westover for Now

They stated that they’ll be considering other potential concepts for this space in the new year.

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The coffeeshop/restaurant The Westover (formerly Taza/Zata) is taking some time off to reconsider their options. Located at 5047 Forrest Hill Avenue for the past few years has been run by Tuffy Stone of Q Barbecue fame.

They made the announcement on Instagram today.

Dear patrons, neighbors, and loyal returning customers,

Beginning Wednesday December 8th, The Westover is stopping operations and taking a pause while we consider other potential concepts for this space in the new year. We apologize to all of our customers for any inconvenience that this may cause as well as the short notice.

Stay tuned, and thank you to all of the wonderful customers that have supported us.

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