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100 Manchester RVA Trees Planted!

watch Saturday April 2nd, 2016 is a day I will remember forever. It's the day I saw 100 Manchester RVA Trees Planted! I watched as an entire community came together. Black. White. Asian. Latino. Straight. Gay. Catholic. Jewish. Muslim. Rich. Poor. Old. Young. None of those labels mattered. Saturday, April 2nd was all

Tektonics Design Group: Want to See Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda Capitals Right Here in Manchester? We couldn't be more proud to have Manchester's very own Tektonics Design Group on point for such a critical part of the restoration of Thomas Jefferson's beloved Rotunda at The University of Virginia. Tektonics, a Manchester-based industrial design firm, is helping restore a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s practically in RVA’s backyard—Jefferson’s University of Virginia campus.

Dear City Council: Finish the Dam Walk!

view Unbelievably, there appears to be yet another issue that may prevent the full completion of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, otherwise know as the Dam Walk, or the T-Pot Bridge. Is anyone as tired of these delays and never-ending obstacles as I am??? This project is a no-brainer. Let's get it

Rebuilding Manchester

click here Ever heard the saying that variety is the spice of life? Well it couldn’t be more true for housing. Neighborhoods in bloom require a diverse mix of housing. Residents of varying ages, incomes, and lifestyle choices require different housing solutions. These options enable a neighborhood to flourish with a diverse set of

Richmond Mayor Poll: Semifinal Round

get 3 Candidates collected 20+% of your votes in the 2nd Round: Jack Berry, Chris Hilbert & Levar Stoney. Now it's time to get serious. Select the final two candidates by voting below. Commence!                    

Trees Wanted Now

click here The opening image depicts a beautiful tree displayed quite prominently on the side of an old brick building in Manchester at the corner of Hull and Cowardin. In stark contrast to this image is the reality of the Hull Street corridor without the beauty of trees lining its main thoroughfare. Instead

Call to Action – Bike Racks

In recent years I’ve taken up biking as a means to keep in shape and de-stress over the weekends. My bike isn’t anything flashy, but more than anything else it harkens back to the days as a young tween pedaling through my suburban Tuscawilla neighborhood in Florida. I had a

Richmond Mayor Poll Round 2: Who Would You Vote For As the Next Mayor?

And then there were three...err, well make that five. Three candidates from the 1st Round of our Richmond Mayor Poll each collected 20%+ of the votes and have moved on to the 2nd Round: Levar Stoney, Jon Baliles, & Chris Hilbert.                     However, to spice things up for the 2nd Round, we are adding two wildcards:

Hobo Fortress Burned Down

Where you have trains, you have hobos and train jumpers. Where you have large cities, you have the homeless. And no matter how unpleasant to the eye, or inconvenient their presence might seem to some, the folks living in these conditions are human beings. I saw a recent posting on Reddit

Special Relay Foods Offer For The Dogtown Dish Readers

Folks, if you haven't tried Relay Foods, now is the time! Relay is running a special promotion for The Dogtown Dish readers. Simply click the image below or follow this link to get $20 off your purchase of $50 or more and pick up your groceries at the new Legend Brewery pickup

Revival of Manchester Waterfront

The flood wall along the James River provides flood protection for downtown Richmond and Manchester. This is a good thing for all of us, but along Manchester’s waterfront it’s a bit of an eyesore. A raised walkway along the flood wall is nice but it doesn’t put you close to the