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RVA 5×5 | Bonding With (Or Against) The People?

There has been a lot of activity across the region recently about bond ratings and localities issuing bonds. It is a timely comparison of priorities of local leaders, a glimpse of a possible future, and what happens if you have people in charge who worry more about...

RVA 5×5 | Substantial Doubt of Competency, More Meals Tax Issues

While the Mayor and friends were busy celebrating the AAA bond rating upgrade atop City Hall, inside the lower levels the city continues to fall apart. Most notably, the meals tax fiasco that we were told was being handled and improved is showing more and different...

‘VASK8R’ | Starting Over at the Local Roller Rink

The rules are simple: don't get in anyone’s way and try to look good while doing it. The warehouse off Williamsburg Blvd mimics many of the same buildings near the Richmond International Airport. But on Wednesday night, when many of the local businesses have locked...

Join the Mission: Becoming a Foster Parent in Richmond

Last month was Foster Care Awareness Month, so we reached out to Alexa Reitz, the Program Director of the Richmond Regional Center at UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) to get some insight into how this all works. The conversation shed light on the critical role...

Lewis Ginter’s New Vibe: Kyle Epps’ Artistry in Full Bloom

It’s been long-known that the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is Richmond’s horticultural Eden. You might even know Lewis Ginter was a notoriously generous philanthropist who established the eponymous park and The Jefferson Hotel. But if you go to the park this Summer,...

Wave That Flag! Richmond’s Pride 2024 Events Are Here to Slay

We are a little late on this but Virginia Pride has unveiled the schedule for its annual "Endless Summer of Pride" campaign, a celebration of the Richmond region's LGBTQ community. The campaign kicked off on May 31 with a pride flag-raising ceremony at City Hall,...

Can You Dig It? Richmond’s ‘Game of Shrooms’ is On!

This Saturday, June 8, you’re in for a quirky twist on your morning jaunt around Richmond. Prepare to encounter some wildly creative, fungus-fueled art installations as the 'Game of Shrooms' returns to sprinkle its spores around the globe—and right here in River City. Launched in 2019, Game of Shrooms is not your typical scavenger hunt....

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Game of Shrooms Richmond_RVA Magazine 2024

The Sun, the Moon, and Virginia! A Rare Solar Eclipse Encounter

This Monday April 8th, Virginia's going to be treated to a solar eclipse. Now, while we're not exactly in the prime spot to see the sun completely hidden (that's called the path of totality), we're still in for a pretty good view. Here in Richmond, we're talking about 83% of the sun being covered by the moon at the peak of the eclipse. That's...

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Solar Eclipse Richmond Virginia_photo by Kevin Crosby_RVA Magazine 2024

New Amphitheater Threatens Riverfront’s Environment

Original post made on July 17, 2022 by Scott Burger of Oregon Hill News and reposted here with permission. For updated information on the Richmond Riverfront Amphitheater, we wrote about it HERE and HERE When I moved to Richmond in the early nineties, it was a much different place. My parents begged me to live outside of the national murder...

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repost New Amphitheater Proposal Threatens Riverfront’s Environment by Scott Burger 2022

The Riverfront Amphitheater is Really Happening

We wrote about this months ago and construction has started. The Riverfront Amphitheater, a highly-anticipated addition to Richmond's cultural landscape, celebrated its groundbreaking event yesterday, drawing city leaders and media attention. With the continued closure of the Richmond Coliseum for the foreseeable future, and only sporadic...

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Riverfront Amphitheater groundbreaking 2024

Adventure Time! A James River Treasure Hunt Solved

Let's start of the week with a feel good story from CBS6 that we hope encourages more people to do stuff like this around town. Meet John Bryan, a Richmond resident since 1981. The James River has held a special place in his heart ever since he stumbled upon this awe-inspiring natural gem shortly after relocating to the city. Bryan's love for...

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John Bryan treasure hunt 2024

A Nightcrawler’s Tale in Maymont’s Garden Glow

In the heart of Maymont, the 6th annual Garden Glow is painting the night, running up to November 12th. Thanks to Kroger's collaboration, Maymont annually transforms its iconic Italian and Japanese gardens into a luminescent dreamscape. Miss this, and you'll wait another year to wander through such kaleidoscopic wonder. As autumn nights draw...

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Maymont's Garden Glow 2023, photos by Mike Avey

The Halloweek 2023 Photo Dump!

Halloweek 2023 has wrapped, but the memories linger! Let's rewind to the All Saints Theater Company's spooktacular parade in Oregon Hill. Hope the vibes were as electric for you as they were for us. Catch you next year!If you haven't gotten your fill just yet, there are still plenty of spooky and fall related activities for the season that...

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Halloweek 2023 Photo Gallery CJ Payne