‘Dream Delivery’ Service

Times Dispatch had a recent article on this unique, growing business.

Here’s the first portion of the article, click above for the whole thing.

If you see a guy on a bicycle riding around Richmond in the middle of the night, dropping off dreams on people’s doorsteps, don’t be alarmed.
It’s just a dream delivery service.
And Mathias Svalina is the dream deliveryman.
Svalina is a poet who’s returning to Richmond to deliver dreams by hand in the middle of the night. The dreams are surrealist, prose poems that cover everything from drinking a beer with actor Tom Skerritt to knitting a complicated sweater.
“I try to write a unique dream for everybody every day,” Svalina said from his temporary digs in Oregon Hill. “On a good day, I can write up to 40 dreams a day. Then I deliver them from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.”

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

This Wednesday is a red Wednesday, which means trash and recycling pickup. Ideally, rolling recycling containers are stored and deployed in the back alleys along with trash cans. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night.

If you have not done so already, don’t forget to sign up for your Recycling Perks.
In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In recycling news, the Virginia Gazette reports that the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg has begun a oyster shell recycling program to go along with its composting efforts.

11th Annual Halloween Parade Announced

From the FaceBook event page:


Richmond’s 11th Annual Halloween Parade presented by ALL THE SAINTS THEATER COMPANY is around the corner!

A Funeral March for Demons of the Day: the Goddesses and Elements are here to wash them away!

Monday, October 31st
7pm sharp
Monroe Park (near VCU Campus)
Richmond VA

Guys and gals and all non binary conforming pals, join us in this all inclusive Richmond tradition! Dress up in a costume, make your own giant puppets or flags, and/or volunteer to assist withour giant puppets, flags, props and more!

What are the demons of the day?! There are many! And they are very very spooky! All the Saints sees racism, extraction, corporate greed, bombs, droids, war, hunger, privatized education, and police brutality batting the goddesses of our ancient consciousness collective and ancestors using the elements as the one true tool, and Mother Earth and her green medicinal herbal allies as a way to defeat these demons!

We will make one huge “demon of the day” puppet which we invite folks to write their demons of the day on fabric and attach it to the puppet on site before parade begins. We will find a place to burn the demon of the day of the shadow of the day of the dead. We will make many larger than life 3 person goddess puppets and will have an army of burning skeletons. We will color code the parade separated by EARTH, WIND, WATER, and FIRE. The space between or the etheral will be the section for all the demons of the day!

We need music, bike ushers, and folks to help make puppets!

Free puppet making workshops starting Thursday October 6, and every Tuesday and Thursday to follow. First workshop at the Wizard Shoppe. 1607 Hull St.

We will post address for the later workshops at a later time.

Join us for fundraiser for this years parade at Tuesday October 25th for potluck and cabaret and puppet making at the Earth Folk Collective!


Mid Century Modern Coffee Table

From Craigslist ad:

Mid-century modern style wood coffee table with shelf. It is a nice sturdy, solid piece of furniture that offers a large storage space for books or whatever on the shelf below. This table is in great, gently used condition with a few very minor scratches/dings. Located in Oregon Hill. I’m only asking $40! (firm)
Specs, stock photos, and reviews in this link:


Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association Meets Tuesday

From email announcement:

Good afternoon everyone

OHNA will be meeting Tuesday, September 27th , for its monthly meeting at 7 pm, at the Parish House at St. Andrew’s.


On the agenda:

VCU Chief Venuti will be attending with VCU Police Officer Greg Felton.

Jack Berry, or a represantive from his campaign for Mayor, will be attending.

A representative from ToolBank may be attending.