The Women of Hollywood Walking Tour This Saturday

From Valentine Richmond History Center website:

October 25, 2014

Explore the significant role that women’s groups played in Hollywood Cemetery’s history from the Civil War to the present. Stops include gravesites of female residents who led independent lives as educators, authors, preservationists, suffragists, humanitarians or as the power behind the scenes of famous men.

$15 per person
$10 for History Center Members
Walk-ups welcome.
Cash or check, or purchase online.
On-street parking.

This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center.

Food Day @ the Byrd House Market

From email announcement:

Happy National Food Day!

It’s Real JUST Food Day @ Byrd House Market

Shop Real Food from our Local Growers and Makers.


Check out all items being raffled at the information table at the Byrd House Market Tuesdays 3:30-7 PM. All proceeds will benefit William Byrd Community House’s Byrd House Market and Neighborhood Nutrition Incentive Fund (provides SNAP matching funds and family discounts at the Market)! Winners will be announced on the opening day of Renegade Market. Prizes include:
a photography book titled “Sunburn” by local artist Chris McCaw
a numbered and signed lithograph of the Byrd House Market from local illustrator Eliza B. Askin
a gift package from Quirk Gallery

Children can join Emily and Louis in the Community Garden today to make their very own birdfeeder to take home.

Renegade Market, our winter market, will begin Tuesday, November 4. Join us every Tuesday of the season between 3 and 6 PM!

THE $10 DEAL graciously offered by
Agriberry, Origins Farm, Byrd Farm, Epic Gardens, and Tomten Farm

Open to the Public @ VCU:
TONIGHT, October 21st
Growing Cities Film and Discussion; Commons Theater, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 23rd
Healthy Eating on $5 a day; Commons Theater, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Real Food, Just Food Panel Discussion; Commons Virginia Rooms C/D, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Oct. 28: Closing Day
Deals, a Vendor Pot-Luck & Raffles!
Nov. 4 is Election Day and first day of the Renegade Market!

Use Your Credit, Debit or SNAP EBT Cards!
for directions and more.

Noise Issues Continue To Be A Problem

In less pleasant news, noise issues continue to be a problem.

Neighbors complained of multiple fireworks going off at different intervals last night.

While this morning, neighbors were woken up by loud Top 40 music from a sound system at the VCU athletic fields over on Linden and W. Cary that could be heard as far south as the 600 blocks of S.Cherry and Laurel.

From one neighbor:

Sunday morning at 8:15 am, I was awakened by loud music blaring through my closed window. I finally went to the vcu athletic field at 9 and they were blaring loud as crap hip hop music. A Sunday morning! This has to stop.

The music is still blaring. It’s two hours straight now. Called vcu twice, met with vcu police once and an officer called me back and apologized for the noise. He said they brought their own sound system and that he has had multiple complaints every time this lacrosse group uses the field.

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

This Wednesday is a red Wednesday, which means trash and recycling pickup. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night. They do not belong on the sidewalk after tomorrow night.

In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

In recycling news, the City of Toronto has had some success developing raccoon proof composting bins.