It’s no secret that Greater Richmond has become a region known for its outstanding trails and outdoor recreation. At the center of it all is Nathan Burrell, Trail Manager for the City of Richmond. Burrell, an Essex County native, has spent the past 10 years building, developing and maintaining more than 27 miles of multi-use […]
Along Belle Isle runners and bikers revel in the challenging terrain. Down on the Canal Walk there’s a line forming for boat tours. Stretching out on the rocks lining the James River’s edge, a group of college students catch some rays. Everywhere you look, there is bustling activity along Downtown Riverfront. As buzz increases around […]
JON LUGBILL, Executive Director, Richmond Sports Backers What’s the secret to a lasting romance? The conventional wisdom is that opposites attract. But for one of Richmond’s most enduring love affairs, it may be the similarities that keep one couple together. Jon Lugbill and the James River are soul mates. They’re both forces of nature that […]
City Council President, Kathy Graziano, sponsored the city’s efforts to legally protect the park from development with a conservation easement, which ultimately passed the council unanimously, in 2009.
JIM WATKINS, Deputy Executive Director, Venture Richmond As Deputy Executive Director of Venture Richmond, Jim Watkins makes it his business to make sure RVA gets wet. “What happens on our riverfront directly affects the growth and success of our city,” explains Watkins. “The river is finally being recognized for all that it brings to the […]
It was not love at first sight. The first time Ralph White saw the James River, he was following a girl. It was 1978. She’d come to Richmond to study at VCU and some friends took the young couple tubing.
If you’re having trouble finding The Hippodrome Theater on August 5, look for the building with the DeLorean parked in front. The event, which will launch the theater’s Carte Blanche series of theme parties, is inspired by 1985’s cinematic time-travel fantasy that explores such probing questions as whether Huey Lewis was ever young and whether […]
The Richmond Food Truck Court, a cooperative hatched by local food truck operators, has come skidding to rest in the parking lot behind the Virginia Historical Society. Organized by Boka Truck’s Patrick Harris, the concept marks the first of its kind to hit RVA. Food courts traditionally bring to mind groupings of fast food restaurants […]
It’s been over a week since Joel Salatin spoke at Ellwood Thomson’s Local Market, yet the message of his lecture and the focus of his new book, Folks This Ain’t Normal, still feels palpable today. You may be familiar with Salatin’s previous works: You Can Farm and Salad Bar Beef. You might be familiar with […]