St. Andrew’s School’s FaceBook page featured this great photo:
Talk about #TBT! This photo of St. Andrew’s students playing in the yard is likely from right around 1900. They would have all lived close by in the Oregon Hill neighborhood and attended St. Andrew’s Church.
Patio outside 821 is calling…
‘Cal’ took a break from his travels to play a few chords at Laurel and W.Cary.
There is an all-day annual event that VCU is hosting this Saturday. It’s called ‘Relay for Life’, and it’s a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
It is open to the community and interested persons can sign up or donate by clicking on this link.
The event goes from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cary St. Field.
Organizers have been working to ensure that the sound projects toward Cary St. and not the neighborhood. That said, we know that sounds can and will bounce off buildings. Should the volume become problematic residents can call VCU PD’s non-emergency number at 828-1196.
The Virginia War Memorial 5K Run/Walk To Remember will be Saturday, April 18th. The race kicks off at the Memorial @ 8:30 a.m. and will be travelling through Oregon Hill between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Organizers are expecting 500+ participants and over 600 military running in formation. There will be Course Marshals and Fort Lee soldiers along the route and at each corner. Richmond City Police will be involved with the race too. Only 2nd street and Belvidere from Byrd Street to the Lee Bridge entrance ramp will be closed, but due to the number of participants there might be a few delays on the streets involved.
This race is a wonderful opportunity for the public to honor and remember veterans.
Many Oregon Hill residents love having birds in the neighborhood and recognize how lucky we are that we get a lot bird traffic due to nearby James River Park and Hollywood Cemetery, which serve as havens for wildlife and important stops for bird migrations.
A new study published last month in the journal Urban Ecosystems tries to determine what economic value residents in two comparable cities place on having birds in their backyards and parks.
From an article on the study:
“This paper shows that our interactions with birds actually have a pretty high economic return to the community where you live,” said John Marzluff, a University of Washington professor of environmental and forest sciences and the paper’s co-author. “We know that having a livable, green community that attracts birds also increases the value of homes in that area. This paper shows there’s an economic service birds are providing.”
It’s something to consider as development pressures and increased riverfront activity come to bear. There is a lot at stake.