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Road Closures for Youngkin’s Inauguration on Saturday

Also the current forecast is for snow in the afternoon so who knows what chaos that will cause.

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The Commonwealth’s 74th governor will be inaugurated during a ceremony and parade this Saturday, January 15, culminating in Virginia’s Capitol Square. There will be several street closures and “No Parking” zones beginning Saturday at 5 a.m., at which time towing will be enforced.

Virginia Gubernatorial Inauguration Event 2022 (No Parking & Street Closures)
Saturday, January 15th (5:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

  • Grace Street between Belvidere & N. 9th Street
  • N. Henry between W. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. Monroe between W. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. Madison between W. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. Jefferson between W. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. Adams between W. Main & Broad Street
  • N. Foushee between E. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. 1st Street between E. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. 2nd Street between E. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. 3rd Street between E. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. 4th Street between E. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. 5th Street between E. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. 6th Street between E. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. 7th Street between E. Main & Broad Street
  • N. 8th Street between E. Franklin & Broad Street
  • N. 9th Street between E. Main & Broad Street
  • N. 10th Street between Bank & E. Main Street
  • N. 12th Street between Bank & E. Main Street
  • Governor Street between E. Broad & Bank Street
  • N. 10th Street between E. Broad & Capital Street
  • N. 11th Street between E. Broad & Capital Street
  • Bank Street between N. 9th & Governor Street
  • E. Franklin Street between. 6th & 9th Street

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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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Critters of the Week

A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by the Richmond SPCA.

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Where Spotted: Reedy Creek
Common Name: Orange Assassin Bug
Scientific Name: Pselliopus barberi
Length: 1/2 inch

Quick Facts

  • The assassin bugs are also known as bloodsuckers, kissing bugs, or coned nose bugs.
  • There are over 155 assassin bug species, and they are all similar by one specific characteristic, and that is, they are equipped with a pointed, curved mouth known as proboscis, which they use to stab and kill their prey, and also to defend themselves from predators.
  • These insects are highly predatory and spend most of their time hunting.
  • The diet of an orange assassin bug consists of caterpillars, insects, worms, houseflies, and other smaller bugs.

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Essence at Richmond SPCA

Age: 3 years, 1 month
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Black / White
Size: L (dog size guide)
ID: 50903579

Hey duuude! My name is Essence and I think it would be totally rad if we became best buds! I am one cool pup with an awesome personality and I know I’d make a great addition to your family. I love playing with stuffed toys but I’m not all fun and games, I’m also a pretty smart gal. I dig treats and already know how to sit and lie down for one. If you’re ready for one far out adventure, you’ve gotta come meet me today!

Adopt Essence at Richmond SPCA

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RVA Big Market Shut Down by Ian

The Saturday Farmers Market in Bryan Park will not be happening this week due to the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

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The Official Statement from Grow RVA.

Per the Governor’s order, the RVA BIG MKT is canceled for Saturday October 1, 2022! GrowRVA Stay safe RVA!
A decision about the Sunday South of the James Farmers Market will be made late Friday afternoon!

The weather for the following Saturday is looking much better so you’ll be able to get all your farm fresh goods then.

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2nd Street Festival Cancelled Grand Master Flash Performing at Hippodrome

Although the festival is cancelled there is a least one show that will go on. Curse you Hurrican Ian, curse you.

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Sad news from Venture Richmond

Venture Richmond Events has made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the 2nd Street Festival, scheduled for this weekend, Oct. 1-2.

Like many, the Venture Richmond Events team has watched Ian for days, hoping that it would not be the massive and potentially deadly weather event that it clearly is. While we are extremely lucky to be a few states away from the serious issues Florida is facing, we also know that this weekend promises uncertain amounts of rainfall and potential wind gusts for our area. After consulting meteorologists, vendors, contractors, security, and other event planners, and after considering the Governor’s State of Emergency, we concluded to the best of our ability, that the event, if held, would not be safe. We must put the safety of our patrons, artists, vendors, contractors, and staff foremost.

There is good news though – a portion of the party will go on indoors! Our festival headliner, Grandmaster Flash will perform indoors at The Hippodrome theater on 2nd Street in Jackson Ward on Saturday evening. This performance will be FREE and open to the public, but capacity is limited and based upon availability.

2nd Street Festival at The Hipp

A special performance by Grandmaster Flash with an opening band

Saturday, October 1, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Hippodrome Theater, 528 N. 2nd Street

Doors 4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public with limited capacity and based upon availability.

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