Architectural Post On Meat Market Mentions Gym

The Shockoe Examiner blog has a recent, interesting post on the long gone 1886 Marshall Street Meat Market that compares other buildings, including the VCU Cary Street Gym (the 1892 Clay Ward Market, old City Auditorium), and D.C.’s National Building Museum (the 1887 Pension Building).
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(Original architectural drawing of Cutshaw’s design for the Marshall Street Meat Market, from the collection of the Library of Virginia.)
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(Postcard image of what was then called the City Auditorium, ca. 1910. Now VCU Cary St. Student Recreational Gym)

All Hail Pronunciator!

From neighbor and librarian Cristina Ramirez:

Want to learn a new langauge for FREE???? Richmond Public Library now has Pronunciator!!! (click her for link)
“The world’s largest language-learning service, Pronunciator will help you learn any of 80 languages, including English/ESL, using a structured, building-block approach. Learn on your computer, or download the app to your mobile device. Access: use your Richmond Public Library card number to create an account and start learning!”

the laguages available:Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Basque
Belarusian
Bengali
Bulgarian
Catalan
Cebuano
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Chinese (Pinyin)
Chinese (Xiang)
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English (American)
English (British)
Estonian
Finnish
French
Galician
German
Greek
Gujarati
Haitian Creole
Hebrew
Hiligaynon
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Japanese (Romaji)
Javanese
Korean
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Marathi
Mongolian
Nepali
Norwegian
Pashto
Persian
Polish
Portuguese (Brazil)
Portuguese (Portugal)
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Sindhi
Sinhala
Slovak
Slovene
Somali
Spanish (Latin America)
Spanish (Spain)
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Welsh
Xhosa

Performance/Demonstration Against Gun Violence In Monroe Park This Afternoon

From FaceBook event page:

On Wednesday afternoon, October 29, 2014, Richmond teens will gather to address the epidemic of gun violence against youth in their community at 4:30 in Monroe Park (600 block of Main Street). The event is sponsored by the Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP), a nonviolence initiative of the Richmond Peace Education Center (RPEC), together with performance group Drums No Guns, the Armstrong Leadership Project and the Virginia Center for Public Safety. This creative youth-driven public statement is a response to the Ferguson, MO shooting of Michael Brown and the continued gun violence against young people in our own community.

Join us as we bear witness!

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. Let’s get the streets and sidewalks clear for the trick-or-treaters and Halloween parade.

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

In recycling news, it’s still not clear, whether, the supply-demand graph of aluminum is up in the highest or lowest at the bottom?, even though the question is a simple one, the answer is very much harder to find.

Raffle Send-Off for Byrd House Market

From Byrd House Market’s blog:

It’s been a long, great year, but on October 28th the Byrd House Market will be hosting the last market day of 2014. To mark the occasion, we’ll be having a special raffle contest for one of three art based prizes. Otherwise, stop by to stock up for the winter season.

Raffle tickets are $2 each, OR buy 2 tickets and get 1 FREE!

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A collage titled Winter Wonderland created by local artist Dare Boles. Looking for a new wintertime decoration for your home? Look no further! This one-of-a-kind piece is perfect for art collectors.

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A numbered and signed lithograph of the Byrd House Market from local illustrator Eliza B. Askin. Ever wondered what the Byrd House Market looked like in its early days? Well then, this is the item for you! Perfect for Market regulars, art collectors, and Richmonders alike.

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A 1,000 piece puzzle featuring the painting The Sierra Range by artist Charley Harper. Charley Harper, an American artist who lived from 1922-2007, designed many posters for different national areas, parks, and conservation organizations, the design for this puzzle being one of them. Perfect for nature-lovers and anyone young at heart who enjoys a good puzzle.