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    Short Pump, VA
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    Virginia Tech, Richmond, Henrico, Commonwealth of Virginia, Weather, Politics, History

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  1. Hard to believe I actually worked in that building, looking at that dirt pile! Worked on the 17th floor. I remember when 9/11 happened and they told us all to evacuate. I took the stairs for fear of getting stuck in an elevator. Thought it would take me forever to run down 17 flights of stairs. Can't imagine what it must have been like for people to walk down 100 stories knowing their building was about to collapse.
  2. Maybe Legend will open their deck for early morning beverage service!
  3. But, but, but..... THE SCHOOLS!
  4. Interesting. I'm an Assistant Scoutmaster, and this is the first I've heard about it. They usually precede a project like this with a very visible fundraising effort, but I haven't seen anything specific to this. I would guess they would build this out at the Heart of Virginia Council's Camp Brady T. Saunders reservation out at Maidens in Goochland County? Their current headquarters building is at Fitzhugh Ave. just off of W. Broad. But that is an administrative office, and this looks more like an activity related structure.
  5. Are you ready for a return to winter? Friday and Saturday night could bring frost to the area and just to the NW could actually see a few stray flakes Friday night. But this anomaly is confined to North America at the moment, as most of the rest of the globe is currently experiencing warmer than normal temperatures, particularly in the polar regions.
  6. Brown's Island improvement plan... https://venturerichmond.s3.amazonaws.com/Brown's+Island+Improvement+Plan_SHORT+(1).pdf Beautiful enhancements to encourage useage of the area, but I didn't see ANY reference to parking. Availability of spaces is severely lacking on nice weekend days, as is now. If more people were to take advantage of the area, parking would be critically inadequate.
  7. You're in luck! MLB has canceled all their spring training games.
  8. Atlantic 10 Conference cancels its tournament in NYC while VCU and UMASS were getting ready to take the floor in today's game. Virtually all of the major conferences have done the same. The NCAA had announced that its tournament was going to be held without spectators, but several teams have said they are going to withdraw and not play. That tournament will likely be canceled as well. I feel bad for all the kids who worked hard to get their teams to this point, only to have their dreams come to an abrupt end. But the alternative could have been worse. https://www.richmond.com/sports/college/schools/virginia-commonwealth-university/vcu-peppas-fans-dance-through-their-sadness-after-a-/article_3c300ec4-647f-11ea-a05a-53f73e2b3e70.html
  9. Point is, we could have both Richmond's history and character AND Charlotte's vitality. But, sure, let's just wallow in our history and sink to the bottom.
  10. Not really a Richmond topic, but it's close enough and such a treasure that I thought I'd share. I was fortunate enough to take a bunch of Boy Scouts down to the Virginia Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach (Pungo) this past weekend. They offered a "camp-in" program which featured tours and activities leading up to the "Aviation Merit Badge". What an amazing treasure this place is! I hadn't really heard that much about it, but I would consider it a hidden gem. It has a fascinating story and was founded by a larger-than-life man with a passion for WWI and WWII aircraft. There are multiple hangars jammed full of priceless aircraft that you can walk right up to (no velvet ropes keeping you at a distance, like places like Smithsonian Air & Space.) Even more appealing is the staff. Many are volunteers who have flown some of these historic treasures. If you are looking at something on display, they will walk right up to you and tell you a personal story about it. And 90% of the aircraft on display are flyable, unlike the static displays at Smithsonian. They actually take them out and fly them for regularly scheduled air shows, right at their own grass field. So if you are looking for a day trip and are into such things, definitely consider investing in a couple hour drive and make a day of it. See some of my pictures below... https://militaryaviationmuseum.org/
  11. Money, money, money.... https://ggwash.org/view/76485/new-transportation-dollars-will-flow-into-central-virginia-but-what-will-it-be-used-for
  12. Hey, it can happen here. Wouldn't count on it this March, though, the way this winter has gone.
  13. I don't know the details. But a LOT can be extrapolated by the low-ball offer and the laughable idea that the undersized, hulking bucket of rust can somehow be "renovated" to modern standards and capacity. Lipstick on a dying pig.
  14. And this is the kind of garbage, K-Mart style proposals you're going to get, after rejecting the best offer you'll EVER get to make something of downtown Richmond. I sure as hell wouldn't call this progress. This is like rejecting a brand new Tesla and saying, "Oh, well, we'll get a nice fresh coat of paint on that '71 Pontiac, and thump our chests about it."
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