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Richmond SPCA receives $10,000 donation after Alex Bowman’s win at Richmond Raceway

The donation is part of the work by Ally and Alex Bowman, NASCAR driver of the Ally sponsored No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE of Hendrick Motors, along with Best Friends Animal Society to raise awareness and help improve animal welfare across the U.S.

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After a win at Richmond Raceway last weekend, Ally has made a $10,000 donation to Richmond SPCA.

The donation is part of the work by Ally and Alex Bowman, NASCAR driver of the Ally sponsored No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE of Hendrick Motors, along with Best Friends Animal Society to raise awareness and help improve animal welfare across the U.S. Ally is donating $33,000 to Best Friends-affiliated shelters, which will be distributed as $1,000 to a shelter in each city that hosts a NASCAR cup Series race this season. Ally increases its donation to $10,000 in any community that Bowman wins a race this year, which occurred last weekend in Richmond.

Ally’s $10,000 donation to Richmond SPCA will help prepare approximately 150 kittens for adoption, providing them with age-appropriate vaccinations, sterilization, and microchipping.

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Early Bird Biscuit Co. Closing Northside Location

The Robinson Street location in the Fan is not closing.

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A devasting blow to Northside biscuit lovers.

Posted on Instagram.

Thank you to those that supported our tiny bakery from day one. Bellevue has been nothing but kind to us 💗 Saturday May 14th was our last day of service and it’s time to bid a kind farewell to our Bellevue shoppe. Don’t fret! Our Robinson Street location in The Fan will continue offering our finest. Please join us there to satisfy your biscuit cravings, we’d love to see you. All the best, y’all mean the world to us.

 

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Field Day RVA event benefiting Higher Achievement returns after two-year hiatus

Teams of five to nine people register to compete in field day events, including water balloon toss, relay races, capture the flag, corn hole, and tug of war, as well as enjoy prizes, music, beer, and food trucks.

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Field Day RVA, a community fundraising event for the nonprofit organization Higher Achievement, presented by BrownGreer, is set to take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11 a.m. The event took a two-year pause due to the pandemic and has returned to the Richmond community this year.

The day-long event takes place at the Bon Secours Training Center, formerly known as the Washington Redskins Training Camp, located at 2401 West Leigh Street. Teams of five to nine people register to compete in field day events, including water balloon toss, relay races, capture the flag, corn hole, and tug of war, as well as enjoy prizes, music, beer, and food trucks. Previous years have been in attendance by Mayor Levar Stoney, Dominion Energy, ABC News teams, and community members all throughout Richmond.

“We were disappointed when our 2020 and 2021 events had to be postponed, but could not be more thrilled to be back this year. Higher Achievement Richmond has profound impacts on the middle school scholars within Richmond, and this event is a great way to support our mission,” said Katey Comerford, Executive Director for Higher Achievement Richmond.

To attend Field Day RVA 2022, individuals can register at fielddayrva.eventbrite.com.

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Councilmember Lambert to a hold a meeting for the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District regarding Public Safety and Gun Violence Prevention

The three main topics include the Gun Violence Prevention Plan, Fire Safety and Arson Update, and the Richmond Youth Summer Programs.

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WHAT: Councilmember Ann-Frances Lambert, Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District, will hold a meeting for residents of the Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District. The planned meeting agenda and special guests include:

     AGENDA/SPECIAL GUESTS

Richmond Gun Violence Prevention Plan

–     Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond

–     Col. Gerald M. Smith, Chief of Police, Richmond Police Department

–     Robby Cottrell, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Virginia Union University

–     Antionette V. Irving, Sheriff, Commonwealth of Virginia Richmond Office of Sherriff

–     Stephen M. Willoughby, Director, Richmond Department of Emergency Communications

–     To include audience questions/comments

Fire Safety and Arson Update

–     Melvin D. Carter, Fire Chief, Richmond Department of Fire & Emergency Services

Richmond Youth Summer Programs

–     Deborah E. Morton, Deputy Director, Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation, & Community Facilities

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Thomas H. Henderson Middle School, 4319 Old Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227, Meeting to be held in the School Auditorium

CONTACT    For more information, please contact: Kiya A. Stokes, Liaison for Councilmember Ann-Frances Lambert, Richmond City Council, Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District, at 804. 646.6055 (tel), or [email protected] (email)

Councilmember Lambert personally holds individual meetings that include her goals and accomplishments, topical agendas, and special guests. She invites all Richmond Northside 3rd Voter District residents to attend. Her meeting dates, times, locations, agendas, and special guests are subject to change.

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