St. Andrew’s School Begins Its Semester This Week

St. Andrew’s School has orientation for families tomorrow and first full day for students on Tuesday.

This a good reminder for motorists to slow down on Idlewood and look out for pedestrians.

From the St. Andrew’s School webpage:

Extended learning time in the form of a longer school day and a longer school year is shown to have many benefits, both for students and for their families. This year 75% of our students are enrolled in our Extended Day program, attending school until 5:30pm. Next year, our goal is for 100% of our students to participate.

You Are Invited! (No Joke)

Please come and celebrate the unveiling of the new OREGON HILL highway marker to commemorate the important history of the Oregon Hill neighborhood!

What: Highway marker dedication ceremony with guest speaker Councilman Parker Agelasto

When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Where: 911 Idlewood Avenue (one block west of St. Andrews School)

Stormy Night Problems

Neighbors reported various problems last night in the midst of stormy weather-

At 11pm Monday nite, at two Intersections, Traffic Lights completely dark. Corner of Belvedere & Idlewood Ave. and corner of S. Laurel St. & Idlewood Ave. Reported to SeeClickFix.

2:15am Power outage here 500 block S. Pine St.
Report all outages (888) 667-3000

Chimney fire on 600 block of S. Pine. Thank you RFD for a quick response.

Power out on part of 400 block Laurel.

Also, sometime between 8-10pm, there was an apparent hit and run on 1000 block of Idlewood. Looks like someone coming off expressway too fast hit two parked cars, knocking them into each other and up onto the sidewalk.

Throwback Thursday: Hotel X

Bad photo of most of the cover of Hotel X’s Residential Suite album, recorded in 1993 and released in 1994 on SST Records


Before it was the name of the still-morphing local avant-garde jazz/rock band, it was the nickname of this Oregon Hill house on Idlewood that used to often offer lodging for touring musicians.

And tomorrow night:

Kokanko SATA + Assaba DRAMÉ + Lamine SOUMANO
Malian String Trio adds RVA to U.S. tour, reveals the Mande touch in Jazz and the Blues

Richmond’s Afrodelic Funk experience.
8-piece band playing original African-inspired groove music

Friday, 23rd September 2016
At the Neighborhood Resource Center of Fulton Hill
1519 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, VA 23231

This concert in honor of Mali’s National Independence Day will benefit the Segou-Richmond House. Kokanko’s fantastic trio is lending their gifts to help VFOM raise funds for this joint project between our two sister cities: The Segou-Richmond House will be a community center to support removing barriers to girls education and social empowerment through sports, the arts and IT. On 6 acres of land near the Niger River, donated by local Cheick Mansour Haidara Foundation, the Virginia Friend of Mali and Segou’s Sister City Committee has begun construction of the site’s water source – a 10 meter deep well – that will facilitate the making of bricks, the playing fields and next phases of building.
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