Showing posts from October 25, 2009

10th Annual Brunswick Stew Festival

On November 7, a fall rite of passage will commence at the city’s 17th Street Farmers’ market, the 10th Annual Brunswick Stew Festival. The Brunswick Stew Festival will start at 11 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. at the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market located at 17th and Main Streets. This years festival will include music from three bands, Jackass Flats, Proverbial and Native son, beverages from Brown Distributing, and of course plenty of Brunswick stew. There will be over a dozen stew masters ready to take on the challenge of impressing the regions diehard stew lovers. Stew sample cups will be sold at each both from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m., at which time you will be able to purchase quart sized containers from your favorite stew master. As with every event at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, free parking is available at our lot at 18th and Grace Streets. Contact: George Bolos, (804) 646-0477

Mayor to hold Town Hall at John Marshall High School

“Bringing City Hall to the Community” WHO: Mayor Dwight C. Jones City Officials WHAT: Town Hall to discuss topics such as crime, federal stimulus funding, economic development, H1N1 virus, and the 2010 census. WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE : John Marshall High School North Cafeteria 4225 Old Brook Road BACKGROUND: Mayor Jones invites residents to the first North Side Town Hall Meeting of his administration, at 6 p.m. this Thursday at John Marshall High School. Similar to the July Southside Town Hall, the emphasis of the North Side Town Hall is to “Bring City Hall to the Community.” Topics of discussion include crime, federal stimulus funding, economic development, H1N1 virus, and the 2010 census. Officials from the city departments of Community Development; Economic Development; Finance; Fire and Emergency Services; General Services (to include the 3-1-1 Call Center); Hispanic Liaison Office; Human

City’s Green Initiatives Result in Green Certification

The city of Richmond is involved in several initiatives to become a greener city by reducing the city’s carbon footprint. The following is a detail of the initiatives the city is currently involved in: Green Government Challenge The city of Richmond will receive a green certification award for its participation in the Virginia Municipal League’s 2009 Green Government Challenge during today’s City Council meeting. Michael Amyx, Virginia Municipal League executive director will present the award tonight to Mayor Dwight Jones and members of City Council. The Green Government Challenge is a competition among local governments to encourage the implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions. Local governments earned “green points” by implementing or adopting up to 30 policies and actions divided into 11 categories ranging from energy efficiency and green buildings to land-use and innovation. Richmond earned points for the James River