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.

Also, please do not forget about Project Clean Move. The next project day is Saturday, August 2. Please contact neighbor Jimmy Blackford at prairiegates at in order to volunteer for the Oregon Hill team.

On August 1 – 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., a Goodwill truck will be stationed on the corner of Morris Street and Grove Avenue.

For large items that are not suitable for donation, call 311 and request a bulk pickup.

Registation Closes Today For James River Splash & Dash Event

The James River Splash and Dash is this Saturday, but advanced registration for it closes today.

A fundraiser for the James River Association, the James River Splash and Dash is a trail run and flat water tube event. Participants run a trail course, grab a tube, paddle (with their hands) across a stretch of the James, and run their tube to the finish line. After the race, JRA will be hosting an after party which will include live music, beverages from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and the RVA Street Foodies featuring Richmond food trucks.

The Richmond event is located near Belle Isle with the after party located at Historic Tredegar.


Holga Stereo 3D Camera For Sale

From the Craigslist ad:


I’m selling my Holga Stereo 3D camera. Its a medium 120 format camera that takes two photos at once at slightly different angles. Pretty cool right? Please email or text (texting is better) with an offer! I’m looking for the best offer I get quickly, so let me know what you’re willing to offer in the text please.

Byrd House Market Tomorrow

From email announcement:


Byrd House Farmers Market – Your Neighborhood Farmers Market!
Visit for the latest on William Byrd Community House’ early childhood education programs including Extended Day in the fall and Summer Camp now! And SAVE THE DATE, August 22nd, for our annual CARNIVAL! event. Entirely FREE come an enjoy games, rides, great snacks, a field for running and a great opportunity to celebrate the agency’s good work and our neighborhood’s great vibe. Special Guests to be announced SOON!


Did you know it is National Blueberry Month? Check out all this good info on Blueberries – recipes, activities, health benefits…

What you can pick up and make quick for supper tonight?
Snack on the cool fruits of summer – blueberries, blackberries, carrots, cucumbers, melons, cherry or sungold tomatoes – just rinse, chop and chomp.
Cool corn and sweet red pepper salad, garnished with dill, ground pepper.
Time for a homemade minestrone (filled with all the bounty of summer veggies) or chilled potato leek soup.
Tempest tossed salad of tender greens with cantaloupe chunks and sizzling sausage slices. Squeeze a little orange over it and and black pepper.
Never quite sure how to use herbs or spices (or both!?!). This site has great ideas and actual information…

Green beans, Zuchini, Acorn and Summer squash, Red potatoes … sounds like a roast to me!
Mugsy’s Dogtown Lounge makes Chicken Fingers, Duck Feet, and Gizzards and Chicken Salad for Dogs and Cats! Stop by the red tent today!

We have had a great team of them this summer, and sadly most will be saying “seeya” in another week. So, when you see these fine folks, please say thanks:
Andrew Talbot, Lizzie Gonzalez, Michelle Saiyid, and Lauren Taylor!

In addition, WBCH’s Associate Board has been providing a pair of volunteers for breakdown each week since the market’s opening day in May! Thank You, ABOG and Robin for coordinating this effort.


We Love Books!


These are for You!
Looking for a CSA?
Talk to our Farmers!

Who’s at the Market?
Agriberry* #
Amy’s Garden* #
Bill’s Produce / Heath Farm
Byrd Farm / Rural Va Market CSA* #
Deer Run Farm #
Faith Farm Foods
Mugsy’s Dogtown Lounge
Origins Farm* #
Pedal Pops RVA
* These vendors sell organic products.

Rina Factory Home Baked Goods #
Robbin’s Heavenly Sweets and Treats #
Salt Pork
Serene Suds, LLC #
Steve Haas Mushrooms #
Tomten Farm #
Nonprofit: HandsOn Greater Richmond
# These vendors supply our cooking demos and our musicians with complimentary good stuffs. Thank them by supporting them!

COMPLETE THOSE Farm. Fresh. PLEDGE. CARDS – You must be getting close now!


Take it home. Bring it back.

Looking for a Summer Camp for your child?
Know someone who is? WBCH is still enrolling 3-12 year olds for their Summer Camp, which runs through August 22nd. Click here to learn more and get your child enrolled. Byrd House Market will be part of their weekly routine, in addition to swimming, field trips, gardening, arts and science fun too. Multiple-child discounts available.


TD Headline: “City weighs anti-littering campaign ahead of 2015 bike race”

From Times Dispatch article:

Agelasto’s resolution would ask the administration of Mayor Dwight C. Jones to develop an anti-litter campaign and conduct an “inventory and assessment of existing policies and budget resources within the city to address littering concerns.”
Agelasto pointed specifically to the issue of illegal dumping, saying the city is having to pick up twice as much as it did six years ago. He called dumping a problem that’s “getting out of control.”

Hollywood Cemetery Photo Contest Finalists Up For Voting


Photo submitted by Among the Ruin.

From Hollywood Cemetery’s FaceBook page:

We’re excited to announce the Top 5 photos in our photo contest! We think these 5 photos best represent the historical beauty of Hollywood Cemetery. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Now it’s time to vote! To vote, simply “like” the picture (ed.’s note: On Hollywood Cemetery’s FaceBook page) you think should win. Tell your family and friends to vote as well! Voting will be open until 11:59pm, Wednesday, July 23rd.