|When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017|
|Time: 6:00 PM|
|Location: The Jackson Center (UNOS)|
|Corner of 2nd Street and Clay (501 N. 2nd St.)|
|Please use on-street parking if you choose to drive to the meeting|
|Meetings held every other month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month|
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|A beautiful evening with a delicious mediterranean meal, dancing, great friends, meeting new people, and celebrating this holiday season in Historic Jackson Ward! To see pictures from our 2016 Holiday Party, go to: "HJWA Holiday Party, 2016"|
In this edition you will find updates on promotions and staffing, recent awards, thank-you notes from the community and information on an upcoming
softball tournament for local law enforcement agencies. The Sept. 24 tournament will benefit the Children's Hospital at VCU (Children's Hospital
Foundation) and VCU Police will have a team!|
We're excited for the academic year to start and look forward to strengthening partnerships with our neighbors. As always, if you have ideas for collaboration and outreach, please let Officer Greg Felton (HJWA Safety Committee) know. Please click here to view newsletter: "August Edition, VCU Police Grey Stripe Newsletter"
|Construction of the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit project has begun. As construction of the Pulse BRT continues, weekly project updates to keep you informed of upcoming construction activities will be provided with real-time updates via Twitter. You can follow these updates by clicking here: "Twitter.com/GrtcPulse" If link does not take you there, right click and open in new tab.|
A perfect evening in every way, tonight's NNO celebration held at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church was packed with fun, and everyone had a fantastic time together.
To see more pictures from the event, go to: "National Night Out, 2016"
Thank you to all of you who came out on this gorgeous Saturday morning for our Spring Clean Up Day. Neighbors, fire fighters from Co. 5, RPD officers, VCU students from Paint the Town Green, VCU fraternity members from Delta Chi, even skate boarders who wanted to help out came together to make our community trash free and beautiful. There were 45 in all, and working together, what a positive impact they made! To see the pictures from today's event, go to: "Spring Clean Up Day Slideshow"
|Many thanks to the members of Upsilon Nu Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. of which Charles Finley was a member and encouraged his fraternity to participate in our bi-annual Clean Up Days. They continue to keep Duval Street, one of the most difficult streets to keep clean in Historic Jackson Ward, clean and safe by doing their own clean ups throughout the year. We are so grateful to you all! To see all of the pictures from their most recent clean ups on Duval St., click here: "Slide Show"|
Our Fall Clean Up was very successful once again. Twenty four neighbors from the ages of 5 to 80 came out on a brisk, sunny Saturday morning for breakfast in the park before heading out to clean up the streets of our neighborhood. Thank you to Janet and Jack for all the work they did along the fence line on Leigh Street and to Lynne for cleaning up all of Duval and the 700 block of 1st Street before even arriving at our Official Clean Up Day. What great team effort by all who joined us! Thank you! To see the pictures from today's event, go to: "Fall Clean Up Day Slideshow"
|Venture Richmond applied for a historical marker to be placed on 2nd Street in honor of the Miller/Eggleston Hotel, and the marker was approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and was unveiled in early October, 2015, at the former site of the hotel at 2nd and Leigh Streets. The hotel opened in 1904 and was demolished in 2009. The hotel hosted regional and national black luminaries, celebrities, tourists, and leaders including Booker T. Washington. Built by William "Buck" Miller, Miller's Hotel was one of a handful in Richmond to offer black customers fine accommodations, a rarity in the segregated South. Its success reflected the entrepreneurial and professional efforts of the residents of Jackson Ward, widely considered "The Birthplace of Black Capitalism." Under subsequent owner Neverett Eggleston, the renamed Eggleston Hotel was a hotspot beginning in 1943, hosting such entertainers as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, and Redd Fox. Speakers for the unveiling include Mayor Dwight C. Jones, 2nd District Councilman Charles Samuels, Neverette Eggleston, Sr., Ben Anderson, National Park Service and a representative from the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Historic Resources.|
|Sir James, artist, Marilyn Milio, HJWA Vice President, and the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Ohio|
|Great front window tribute to the UCI Road World Championships at Verdalina, 325 W. Broad Street. Take a minute and stop by to see this wonderful display!|
|Thanks to all of your hard work, the HJWA Strategic Plan is ready to go, committees are formed, and we are prepared to get started in making all of these wonderful ideas for our community become a reality. To see the Strategic Plan, click here, "Strategic Plan 2015" This is a working document, so changes will be made as necessary. If you are not already on a committee, please consider joining the one that interests you most by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Everyone enjoyed themselves for NNO on August 4, 2015. Many thanks to the sponsors of the event . . . Historic Jackson Ward Association, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, and Ebenezer Baptist Church.
To see more pictures from the event, go to: "National Night Out, 2015"
To see more pictures from the event, go to: "HJWA Christmas Party, 2014"
The Black History Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on Thursday, November 6th in Abner Clay Park, and it was truly inspiring to hear from so many of those who have made it possible to transform the Armory on W. Leigh St. into the new home of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center. Hosted by its Board of Directors and presided over by its Chief Executive Officer, Stacy L. Burrs, the ceremony was wonderfully organized and attended by a standing room only crowd. Remarks were given by Penny McPherson, Marilyn West, the Honorable Levar Stoney, Mayor Dwight Jones, the Honorable Robert "Bobby" Scott, Jennifer Hunter from Altria, Iris Holliday from Dominion Resources, and Dr. Monroe Harris Jr.
Many thanks to Del. Jennifer McClellan who once again hosted Harvest Fest for all of the children and their families. A safe way to trick or treat, this event is highly popular with the families in this area. Free pizza, drinks, ice cream cones and tons and tons of candy are given out in the two hours the even takes place at the Siegel Center. Even our very own governor was in attendance handing out candy to the little ones. With games, hoola hoops, face painting, balloon animals and much, much more, there was fun to be had for all! To see more pictures from the event, go to: "Harvest Fest Slideshow"
Our fall Clean Up Day held on Saturday October 18th was once again a huge success. The weather was perfect, and we had so many neighbors come out to help that we were done in no time. Those who could not come or could only come for a few minutes helped in their own way by cleaning up an area ahead of time. Thank you to Marilyn, Janet and Lynne for taking on their own clean up projects, and thank you to all of you who came out so early on a Saturday morning to join us in such a productive effort! To see the pictures from today's event, go to "Fall Clean Up Day Slideshow"
|National Night Out was celebrated in Historic Jackson Ward on Tuesday, August 5th. What a huge event with food, drinks, music, dancing, a variety of bounce houses for the children, and community information tables. Senators Warner and McEachin joined us as well as Sheriff CT Woody, Delegate McClellan, and a fantastic showing of our finest police officers.|
|Once again, we had a beautiful day for our HJWA Spring Clean Up Day. With a group of 25 volunteers, we went into the streets, alleys and sidewalks and successfully cleaned up our neighborhood. Thank you to everyone who made it out to join in the effort. The above picture is in honor of Liza who could not be with us today due to surgery, but who has never missed a Clean Up Day until today. If you'd like to see all of the pictures from today's Clean Up effort, see below:|
|Please click on the following link "City Hall Directory" to find phone numbers for all departments in City Hall.|
|Please follow the law as referenced by the city code above. But, most of all, pick up after your dog as a kindness to your neighbors and to keep Jackson Ward a beautiful place to live. You'll notice new signs going up around Jackson Ward that say "Don't Litter". A project spearheaded by Liza Steele of the Historic Jackson Ward Association, she is putting up 40 of the stylish-looking signs throughout our neighborhood. Together we can fight against litter and dog waste being left behind. Please remember to do your part! Thanks!|
|Front Back||White Historic Jackson Ward T-shirts are for sale now!|
|Sizes are S, M, L, XL|
|Available in long ($15.00) and short ($12.00) sleeved|
|Contact Marilyn Milio to purchase|
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