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Richmond SPCA invites fundraisers to go Over The Edge of 600 Canal Place to help homeless animals

Animal lovers in Richmond go to great lengths to support the lifesaving services provided by the Richmond SPCA, and in August they will have the chance to go to new heights. The local nonprofit is inviting those who raise $1,000 for animals in need to rappel 20 stories down the face of a skyscraper in downtown Richmond.

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Animal lovers in Richmond go to great lengths to support the lifesaving services provided by the Richmond SPCA, and in August they will have the chance to go to new heights. The local nonprofit is inviting those who raise $1,000 for animals in need to rappel 20 stories down the face of a skyscraper in downtown Richmond.

Over The Edge for the Richmond SPCA is presented by Dominion Energy at 600 Canal Place, the second-highest office building in the city’s skyline. The funds raised will help the Richmond SPCA deliver programs that include sheltering, adoption, low-cost veterinary care and humane education.

“Animals in our care depend on the kindness of strangers for their comfort, care and veterinary treatment,” Richmond SPCA Chief Executive Officer Tamsen Kingry said. “By fundraising to go Over The Edge for the Richmond SPCA, you’ll have the very best view of the River City while making a lifesaving impact on our dogs and cats.”

“Dominion Energy is proud to host this year’s Over The Edge for the Richmond SPCA at 600 Canal Place,” Michael Frederick, Dominion Energy senior vice president of administrative services said. “You’re rappelling 335 feet to benefit lifesaving programs and services for homeless pets as well as pets owned by families in need. Please join us in August to support these worthwhile efforts and to go Over The Edge.”

Only 76 spots are available to rappel and will be reserved for those who first reach the $1,000 fundraising minimum. Participants each get a personal fundraising page to help them reach their goals to qualify. Visit the event website, support.richmondspca.org/overtheedge, to learn more, to register or to support one of the 16 hopeful rappellers who have already signed up.

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Hermitage Richmond hosting second annual “Illumination on the Lawn”

From December 4 until January 6, the grounds at Hermitage Richmond will be transformed into a spectacular winter wonderland display of holiday lights and reindeer from 6-9 p.m. each evening. This ongoing event is free to attend for the whole family — including pets.

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This holiday season, Hermitage Richmond is inviting the community to bundle up and enjoy some festive fun and holiday magic.

The senior living community in Ginter Park is inviting the community to join them for their second annual holiday tradition at Hermitage Richmond — Illumination on the Lawn.

From December 4 until January 6, the grounds at Hermitage Richmond will be transformed into a spectacular winter wonderland display of holiday lights and reindeer from 6-9 p.m. each evening. This ongoing event is free to attend for the whole family — including pets.

“We are thrilled to once again bring to life our new Richmond annual tradition, and look forward to bringing the joy of the holidays to everyone with our festive light displays,” said Amy Chapman, Executive Director of Hermitage Richmond. “There are brand new displays this year that are sure to amaze our residents, as well as new and returning guests of all ages!”

Hermitage Richmond is located at 1600 Westwood Ave., Richmond, VA 23227.

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Street Closures and No Parking Zones Announced for Saturday’s Armstrong/Walker Classic Parade

Alumnae of Maggie L. Walker and Armstrong High Schools along with residents and businesses will revive a long-standing tradition, the Armstrong/Walker Classic Parade occurring this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon through the streets of downtown.

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Towing will be enforced starting at 6 a.m. Saturday followed by street closures.

The Richmond Police Department is asking everyone to take safety precautions and drive with caution and care as families congregate for the celebration.

The following streets will be closed to public traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 26:

  • 8th Street @ Leigh Street
  • 4th Street @ Leigh Street (West Bound and East Bound Lanes)
  • 3rd Street @ Clay and 3rd and Jackson Street (No South Bound Traffic)
  • 2nd Street @ Clay Street
  • 1st Street @ Jackson Street
  • Clay Street @ Saint James
  • Adams @ Clay Street
  • Leigh @ Adams (Traffic Control needed to allow traffic flow South Bound and North Bound during Parade-No left or Right Turns onto Leigh Street)
  • Jackson Street @ St. Peters
  • Judah Street @ West Duval
  • West Clay @ Brook Road
  • Belvidere and Leigh Street (Traffic Control needed to allow traffic flow South Bound and North Bound during Parade-No left or Right Turns onto Leigh Street)
  • I-95 Exit Ramp to Leigh Street
  • Goshen Street @ West Clay Street
  • Hancock @ West Catherine
  • Harrison @ West Catherine
  • West Moore @ North Harrison
  • West Catherine @ Norton
  • West Catherine @ Kinney Street
  • West Catherine @ Bowe Street
  • Lombardy @ West Broad Street
  • Lombardy @ Allen Avenue
  • Lombardy @ Brook Road
  • Admiral Street @ Brook Road

Information is subject to change. Please follow RPD on Twitter at @RichmondPolice.

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Arrest Made in Shooting of a Juvenile on Chamberlayne Avenue Thursday

The suspect, a 24-year old male was arrested and charged with attempted murder, use of a fire arm and commission of a felony.

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From RPD.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. (Thursday, Nov. 11th), Richmond Police responded to the 4800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located a juvenile male in his late teens with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to a local medical facility for treatment of his injuries.

The suspect, a 24-year old male was arrested and charged with attempted murder, use of a fire arm and commission of a felony.

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