17th Annual Oregon Hill Turkey Bowl Tomorrow

From FaceBook event page:

this is our 17th annual thanksgiving day soccer pickup game! This game is purely for fun, to work up an appetite, and to run around and act like kids. ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! Super friendly game of friendly soccer!

Tomorrow at 10 AM – 12 PM
316 S. Linden St. 23220 (near what was Grace Arents community garden)

Photo from a previous Turkey Bowl:

Are You Ready For The Richmond Marathon?

From Richmond Police Department:

The 2017 Richmond Marathon is just days away! Hundreds of runners will take to city streets on Saturday, Nov. 11. There will be numerous “No Parking” zones and street closures will be in effect as a result.

The Richmond Police Department is asking motorists to be patient and on the lookout for runners along the routes. Maps of the course are attached.

Please be aware of signs restricting parking and detours throughout the city starting at 10 am. Friday Nov. 10 and continuing through 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 11.

The follow streets will be closed or modified during the designated times:

· Tredegar Street between S. 7th Street and Brown’s Island/2nd Street Connector will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday
· Broad Street between Boulevard and N. 12th Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
· Hermitage Road (Northbound) between N. Laburnum and Pope Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
· North Mulberry Street between W. Broad and W. Grace Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
· North 3rd Street between E. Broad and Main Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
· Broad Street between N. 4th Street and Boulevard from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
· Cowardin Avenue (One/Southbound Lane) between Semmes Avenue and Lee Bridge from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
· Tredegar Street between Dominion Resources and Brown’s Island Way/2nd Street Connector from 3 a.m. Saturday until 5 p.m.
· Longview Drive between Scottview Dr. and Wallow Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
· Huguenot Road between Huguenot Bridge and Cherokee Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
· Windsorview Drive between Wallowa Road and Forest Hill Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
· Riverside Drive between Huguenot Bridge and Scottview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
· River Road/Cary Street Road between Maple/Libbie Avenue and Three Chopt Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
· Lee Bridge (2/Southbound Lanes) between Belvidere and Cowardin Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
· Brook Road (southbound) between Fauquier Avenue and North Lombardy Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
· Fauquier Avenue (North and Southbound sides) between Crestwood and Brook Roads from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
· Westmoreland Street between Monument and Grove Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
· Forest Hill Avenue (westbound) between Windsorview Drive and Semmes Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
· Pope Avenue between Hermitage and Crestwood Roads from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
· Scottview Drive between Riverside Drive and Longview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
· Belvidere (1/Southbound Lane) between Lee Bride and East Main Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
· Grove Avenue (westbound) between Westmoreland Avenue and Maple Street from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
· Monument Avenue (westbound) between Cowardin Avenue and Forest Hill Avenue/Roanoke Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m.
· Bellevue Avenue between Hermitage Road and Bryan Park from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
· Brookland Parkway between Hermitage Road and Loxley Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
· East Franklin Street between North 2nd and North 6th Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
· West Grace Street between Boulevard and North Allen Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m.
· West Main Street between Belvidere and the Boulevard from 4 a.m. Saturday until 2 p.m.
· 5th Street between East Grace and Tredegar Streets from 4 a.m. Saturday until 5 p.m.
· Boulevard (northbound) between West Cary Street and Hermitage Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 3 p.m.
· Boulevard (southbound) between West Broad Street and Monument Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 9 a.m.
· Crestwood Road between Pope Avenue and Fauquier Avenue from 4 a.m. Saturday until 11 a.m.
· Maple Avenue between Grove Avenue and River/Cary Street Road from 4 a.m. Saturday until 10 a.m.
· Wallowa Road between Longview and Windsorview Drive from 4 a.m. Saturday until noon
· Semmes Avenue (westbound) between Cowardin Avenue and Forest Hill/Roanoke Avenue from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m.
· North Lombardy Street between Brook Road and West Grace Street from 4 a.m. until 3 p.m.
· Grace Street between North Allen Avenue and North 9th Street from 4 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Illegal Parking From RiverRock Crowds

Despite previous complaints and subsequent meetings with City, police, and Venture Richmond, Oregon Hill is still experiencing some issues with illegal parking during the annual Dominion RiverRock festival.

The problems are most evident around Riverside Park and the southern portions of the neighborhood. The City acquired the land which became Riverside Park in 1889. Neighbors don’t want historic Riverside Park to become a de facto parking lot the way Monroe Park was before being privatized.

‘Making The Lap’

Here’s a historic photo to warm you up this winter day.

Elite athletes chugging warm beers in the Monroe Park cruiser race. They had to chug a beer, do a lap or two, chug another beer, repeat until the beer is gone.

Photo and description from William Pickett.