Plant Sale and Yard Sale – April 26

First Annual Plant Sale and Yard Sale
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: Plant Sale, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Yard Sale, 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Albert Hill Middle School, 3400 Patterson Ave. 
Join us for the First Annual Plant Sale and Yard Sale benefiting Albert Hill Middle School, the only Richmond Public School located in our neighborhood. Donate plants or seeds, purchase new additions for your garden, or buy or sell household treasures. In addition to the donated plants,…

Open Board Positions

MDA Open Board Positions
The MDA board is in need of a few volunteers to help us achieve our neighborhood goals in 2014. If you have some time to offer, we would love to talk to you about serving. Two of the opportunities are board positions, the others are not.
Membership Chair
The membership chair is responsible for maintaining the membership data base, preparing and sending annual renewal and reminder notices, and checking-in members for certain events. Skills include comfort…

Phase Two for Roseneath Improvements

Beginning this fall and into the spring, the second phase of the Roseneath Project will commence. Last year, Ginkgo trees were planted from Monument to Patterson. This year, Ginkgoes will be planted from Patterson to Grove. This will necessitate the removal of the existing trees, many of which are damaged or diseased.
In the fall of 2014, we will assess how best to plant shrubs and add hardscaping to mitigate damage from trucks and other vehicles crossing the median or using it to navigate the turning radius in and…

MDA to Explore “Village” Concept

What do Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood and Richmond’s Fan District have in common? Each has a Village. Some 100 towns and districts across the US have Villages, and more are being created every week. Clearly it is an idea whose time has come. At the Museum District Association, we decided that we want to explore this concept and see if we could have a Village, too.
What is a Village?
A Village is a volunteer organization that provides services to the elderly and impaired so that they…

In Loving Memory

Earlier this month, the Museum District Association board lost one of its own. Carol Flaherty, our treasurer, died following a short illness. Carol had been the membership chairman and currently served as our treasurer. Carol had been on the board since 2007 and was a dedicated and diligent member. She loved the Museum District and promoted it at every turn. Carol leaves a host of dear friends, and her beloved bull dog, Elvis.…

Family Fun Picnic – June 14

Come out and celebrate the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL with your neighbors at our annual Museum District Summer Picnic!
AND, the first 75 people in attendance receive a free ticket to the Squirrels game that night!
What:   MDA Summer Picnic
Free Tickets to Flying Squirrels game June 14 (same night as picnic)
When:  Friday, June 14th
Time:    5:30—7:30 p.m.
Where:  Albert Hill Middle School
(3400 Patterson Ave, green space across from school)
Bring:   Chairs or blankets
A dessert to share…

Business Profile: Black Hand Coffee

Black Hand Coffee Company
3101 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221…
We grew to love our local coffee shop on Sheppard and Park, but then it moved. Thankfully, it didn’t move far. Here’s the story behind the Black Hand Coffee’s move as told by owner Clay Gilbert:
We moved from the Sheppard Street location for several reasons. The primary reason was space issues on both the interior and exterior of the building. With the new renovation we were able to

No Need For Speed

By Teri Dunnivant
Those of us who live in the Museum District already know that one of the joys of our neighborhood is its walkability. You can shop, eat, go to the movies, shop some more, eat some more, visit the museums and do much more — all without ever getting into a motorized vehicle. But you should be careful in your travels, as we have a pretty serious speeding problem on our pedestrian-friendly streets.
It may not seem like…

Crime and Parking Issues in the Museum District

By Stephen Thompson, Safety Chair
On Saturday March 9, at the MDA town hall meeting, Lt. Stith discussed safety, crime rates, and trends within the Museum District and answered questions from neighbors.
Crime Related
Lt. Stith stated that the Museum District continues to have low crime rates thanks in large part to all of us who are proactive and alert the police to suspicious activity. Criminals are less likely to “set up shop” in an area where they are noticed…