Body Found In James River

From the Times Dispatch article:

Richmond firefighters found the body of Ronda M. Moss, 48, of the 600 block of Robcurn Drive in Henrico, about 2 p.m. Monday near the Mayo Bridge, police said.
On Sunday, witnesses told police they had seen a woman leap from the Lee Bridge about 10:30 p.m., and officers found an unoccupied vehicle on the span.

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.

A couple of additional notes:
Locally, with the school year drawing to a close, it is time for student renters and others who are moving to consider how to deal with all of their stuff. With the City budget strained, it is important that stuff is recycled and disposed of properly, without just dumping it on the sidewalk, street, and alley. I am happy to post neighborhood yard sale notices on this site. There are also certainly a number of local thrift stores and charities that are willing to receive furniture donations.

Sadly, the 5th District Cleanup/RVA Cleansweep event this past Saturday was cancelled due to weather, but there is an Oregon Hill alley cleanup scheduled for June 4th, organized by Cherry Street neighbor Jimmy Blackford.

There’s been lot of internet/social media interest in these new edible/biodegradable six pack beer can rings. Will local breweries implement them?

Saltwater Brewery "Edible Six Pack Rings" from We Believers on Vimeo.

Terrapin Beer Co.Tap Takeover at Mojo’s Thursday


Mojo’s will feature Terrapin Beer Co. for a ‘tap takeover’ this Thursday. The event starts at 8pm after Happy Hour and goes all night. This will be a steal the glass event so dont be late if you want free glassware.

Draft Selection:

Sound Czech Pils 5.2%
Hopsecutioner IPA 7.3%
Recreation Ale 4.7%
Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse Ale 5.3%

(Terrapin has also been a co-sponsor of the RVA Environmental Film Festival)


Tonight- Zaireeka at Triple Crossing

Though Triple Crossing is not in Oregon Hill, it is our closest commercial brewery within walking distance…and tonight at 6 pm there-

From the FaceBook event page:

Join us for a special night with an experiment combining all 4 LP’s played simultaneously on 4 turntables.

Zaireeka is the eighth studio album by the alternative rock band The Flaming Lips. Released on October 28, 1997, the experimental rock album consists of four Compact Discs. Each of its eight songs consists of four stereo tracks, one from each CD. The album was designed so that when played simultaneously on four separate audio systems, the four CDs would produce a harmonic or juxtaposed sound. The discs can also be played in different combinations, omitting one, two or three discs. The album’s title is a portmanteau of two words: Zaire, chosen as a symbol of anarchy after Wayne Coyne heard a radio news story about the political instability of the African nation, and eureka (literally: “I have found it”), an expression of joyous discovery.


Rash of Break-Ins


May 18, 2016 at 9:00 am
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

There have also been unofficial reports of a few vehicle break-ins over the last week or so. Keep things locked and keep a look out.