KaBOOM! Playground Effort for William Byrd Community House

William Byrd Community House is applying for a project from the non-profit KaBOOM! and are asking for residents to stop in and sign their petition (WBCH will have a copy at their front desk for people to sign). If WBCH is approved, there will be a design day around the beginning of April.

The local community is invited to participate. There will be a one hour youth session where children are encouraged to design the playground of their dreams. Then a 2-3 hour adult session. They are requesting about 15 parents or other non-staff community members to be involved. They will also be asking for volunteers for various teams (recruitment, fundraising, food, music, safety, logistics, construction, green, and youth involvement).

The Build Day would be June 7th. The playground would be open to the community. No details have been settled on, but WBCH is requesting a playground suitable for 5 – 12 year olds. To learn more about KaBOOM! or see photos of the existing playground, check out this link.

Pine Street Estate Sale

From Craigslist ad:

Estate Liquidation: Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, from 9 am to 3 pm each day. Includes a large number of items in the 100 year old home and the old “Carters Dry Goods” store which is in the back yard and fronts on Idlewood Avenue. Actual address is 300 S. Pine St., Richmond, VA 23230. Large assortment of family antiques and jewelry including but not limited to those listed below:
Large collection of Mid-Century jewelry (rhinestones, pearls, brooches, earrings) by Lisner, Weiss, Coro, Monet, Trifari, Sarah Coventry and more, Scarab bracelets,
Antique gold cameo brooch and earrings
John Marshall High School yearbooks 1935 and 1936
Large collection of Christmas ornaments including Waterford, Gorham, Wedgwood, Baldwin Christmas Ornaments, several boxes of vintage ornaments
Collection of music boxes and clowns
Large train set by Gilbert American Flyer ca. 1957
Bavarian hand painted porcelain including cake plates, bowls, etc.
Vintage Fosteria juice pitcher and matching six petit juice glasses
Antique Sterling silver and silver plate
Service for 8 silver flatware
Norman Rockwell collectible plates with COA
Half dozen oriental rugs of various sizes and patterns
Almost new Janome sewing machine and large lot of sewing accessories
Antique oak wash stand
Beautiful student sized antique oak desk
Solid cherry step back cupboard by Statton
Ethan Allen 2 piece cupboard
Biggs drop side dining room table
Several antique rocking chairs
Large gold mirror above fireplace
Upholstered gentleman’s chair and matching ottoman with storage
Single bed with one year old mattress
Stereo components in cabinet, collection of albums
Too much to list it all!
We will take cash and debit/credit cards with photo identification

Letter in The Times Dispatch

From today’s Times Dispatch editorial page:

Editor, Times-Dispatch:

Dominion Virginia Power has a distasteful presence on the north side of the James River, near Oregon Hill. Two of the ugliest buildings in the city and a parking deck completely obliterate one of the most beautiful riverscapes on the James.
Visitors to the river are denied a spectacular view of the rapids and boulders located in the area. Residents of Oregon Hill, bikers, walkers and hikers on the trail as well as tourists and visitors in Hollywood Cemetery would have difficulty respecting Richmond’s new name, River City.
Why is Dominion Power even there? And if it must have this location, perhaps its executives could come up with a plan that would not disfigure our lovely river and riverbank in this way.

Mary Virginia Beane. Richmond.