The Richmond Times-Dispatch has announced the 2013 Christmas Mother for their annual Richmond Christmas Mother Fund!
This year the honor of Christmas Mother is given to Kathie Markel, who will lead the drive for donations to provide food and gifts for needy children and families during the holiday season.
Mrs. Markel says that, “While totally flattered to be asked to be this year’s Christmas Mother, it’s not all about me, but about the needs being addressed by the Christmas Mother program.”
Mrs. Markel will be the 79th Christmas Mother since the Christmas Mother Fund was established in 1935. The Fund is now a joint effort between The Richmond News Leader and The Times-Dispatch in order to provide needy children and families with toys,clothing, food and other assistance during the holidays. The Salvation Army Central Virginia will be administering the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund gift-giving as part of their Christmas program.
To help needy children and families through this fund, please:
- Visit TimesDispatch.com/ChristmasMother
- Call 804.649.6261 and choose option 1 to donate by debit or credit card
- Mail monetary contributions to Richmond Christmas Mother Fund, 300 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23291 (checks should be made payable to Richmond Christmas Mother Fund).
- Drop off your contribution in the donation box in the lobby of The Times-Dispatch at 300 E. Franklin St., Monday-Friday 8 :00-6:00 p.m.
The new All Access subscription program by The Richmond Times-Dispatch launches!
Yesterday, Tuesday, October 29th, The Richmond Times-Dispatch introduced All Access. This new subscription program offers unlimited access to the full range of Richmond Times-Dispatch’s digital products, along with the home delivery of that physical paper, that we love to hold in our hands.
All Access is a package of ways The Times-Dispatch can be read. You will have flexibility for when you are on the go (with smartphone or tablet use), at the office (with computer use), or at home (with home delivery of the print). With All Access subscription you can read The Times-Dispatch anywhere, anytime, without any restrictions. This new subscription program furthers Richmond Times-Dispatch’s commitment to better serve their readers through investing into quality journalism.
For more information on this All Access subscription program, please contact Karen Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 804.649.6242.
The City of Richmond is making noteworthy changes in the Shockoe Bottom in the upcoming years; no exception is the 17th Street Farmers’ Market. You can make an impact as well. The City is requesting input from the residents and businesses of the area as to how this new space will be used and how it will look. Have any ideas or just want to be in the loop as to the changes? Come on out to one of the City’s workshops on Tuesday, October 1 (6:00 -8:30pm) or Wednesday, October 2 (9:30 – 12pm). The meetings will be located on the second floor of Main Street Station, 1500 East Main Street.
There will only be space for 200 individuals for each of workshops, so to reserve a spot for your voice to be heard, contact Jeannie Welliver at email@example.com or call (804) 646-7322 by September 26,2013.
2013 is an exciting year for Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) as they are celebrating their 60th Anniversary. Since 1953, KVB has been diligently working to bring people together to make a positive and lasting impact through litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, beautification, and education. On behalf of KVB and RMA, we would like to invite you to participate in the 60th Anniversary KVB Gala.
This one-time “Celebration of Virginia” event will be held Saturday, October 5th from 7-11 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. We are expecting a large crowd of current and past state officials, corporate leaders, and influential members from our communities. Some highlights of the year include securing the 10 living First Ladies of VA to serve on a Honorary Board for the Gala as well as a resolution from the General Assembly commending us for our 60 years of helping making a positive and lasting impact in Virginia.
Please consider buying tickets, becoming a Patron sponsor or making a donation to support KVB. Go to www.kvb60.org/gala for tickets and more information.
The Anthem Moonlight Ride was a success!
Though rain was called for, 2,975 cyclists came to Sports Backer Stadium for the fifth annual Anthem Moonlight Ride.
After the ride was over, all the participants were invited for the Agee’s Post-Ride Party which included Papa John’s pizza, ice cream, soda, Blue Moon beer, and live music by the local rock/folk band The Good Birds.
The winner of Best Costume was awarded to Sue Cantrell, who now has a winning streak of three years (click here for photos from event).
The Bike Walk RVA advocacy program was Anthem Moonlight Ride’s official event charity. This program is committed to making Richmond more cyclist friendly.
The Virginia Public Safety Foundation Golf Tournament will be Saturday, September 13, 2013. The tournament will take place at the Club at Viniterra in New Kent. The event will raise money to support VPSF’s Line of Duty Death, Education Scholarship, and Line of Duty Injury Funds.
To download a 2013 registration form, click here.
To download a 2013 VPSF Golf Tournament flyer to post in your office/station/precinct, click here.
The VCU Broad Street Mile is the newest race to come to Richmond. The event combines a series of 1-mile fun runs with a community festival on the city’s major thoroughfare, Broad Street. The inaugural event will celebrate the VCU 175th Anniversary and take place on Broad Street between Belvidere Street and Hermitage Road. In addition to providing a fun, festive event, the VCU Broad Street Mile provides a turnkey fundraising opportunity for local community organizations. The races will run from 10 am to 3 pm.
Broad Street will be transformed into two areas, a mile side, and festival side. The mile side will feature fun themed mile races throughout the event, while the festival side will feature exhibits from VCU academic programs, VCU student organizations, corporate sponsors, and community organizations. The festival will also include music, art, food, and fitness demonstrations.
Come out to run a mile in support of your favorite charity, and then walk a mile through the festival. If you are interested in sponsorship, volunteering/fundraising opportunities, or registering for the event visit www.vcubroadstreetmile.com.
Libbie Grove Association and the Patterson & Libbie Business District have announced they are merging effective January 1, 2014. The combined association will be comprised of over 100 area businesses on Grove Avenue, Libbie Avenue and Patterson Avenue. The new association will work to improve the area, recruit new businesses and promote existing businesses. The merger will allow them to better enhance the customer experience and the overall community. The combined association has not decided on a name but plans to work with students at VCU to create a new and vibrant image.
For more information please contact Ryan Andrew (804) 320-2886 or Katie Howlett (804) 513-7459.
Richmond Strikers will host the Jefferson Open 3v3 on July 27-28. They are teaming up with Disney 3v3 World Championship for an exciting, fast-paced 3 versus 3 event at the West Creek Complex. The games are high scoring and are played with small 4×6 feet goals and no goalies.
The tournament is open to anyone: kids, adults, travel teams, rec teams, 3 or 4 friends or neighbors and even businesses! A maximum of 6 players are permitted on each team. A new, positive change for this year’s event is the direct affiliation to the Disney This year’s event will host teams from U7-U16 in Recreational divisions and U8-U18 in competitive (travel) divisions. There will be Adult Divisions, featuring divisions in Men’s Open, Men’s Over 35, Coed and Women’s Open. Recreation and Competitive will be played in separate divisions. Teams are guaranteed 4 games but many teams last year played 5 games.
Disney 3v3 World Championships are hosted in Orlando, Florida. In the past, top teams from the Jefferson Open would have to compete in a Kick-It 3v3 Regional event to qualify for the World Championships. Due to the relationship with Disney, new for 2013, the top 4 teams in each division advance directly to the Disney World Championships in January, 2014.
Entry deadline is July 15th. For more information and to register, click here.
RVA Streets Alive! festival is this Saturday, June 22 from 10 am to 3 pm. The Sports Backers, the City of Richmond and the Mayor’s Healthy Richmond Campaign, and the Richmond City Health District have partnered to create this open streets festival, which will close a 2.5-mile loop connecting the Manchester and 14th Street bridges, to automobile traffic to allow residents and visitors to use these streets to be active through running, walking, biking, and many other physical activities.
Senator Mark Warner and Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones will be participating in a walking tour of the course beginning at 11:30 a.m., making many stops along the way to participate in select vendor activities. More than 70 vendors will be on-site offering health and fitness information and interactive demonstrations.
For a full schedule of events, click here.