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News of the Richmond Region of Virginia, including the City of Richmond, the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan, and the Town of Ashland.
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'Transit' Might Not Be Essential to Transit-Oriented Development

'Transit' Might Not Be Essential to Transit-Oriented Development | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
A new study suggests rail proximity matters less than walkability, mixed-use development, and limited parking spots.
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Interesting finds about the importance of walkability and density planning, with or without incorporating rail transit.

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Redskins training camp will be ready for June 30 opening - Richmond Times Dispatch

Redskins training camp will be ready for June 30 opening - Richmond Times Dispatch | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
Redskins training camp will be ready for June 30 opening
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Redskins training update. Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, Redskins' general manager Bruce Allen and Bons Secours Virginia Health Systems CEO Peter J.
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Good Decision — but What Was the Reasoning?

Good Decision — but What Was the Reasoning? | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
Richmond City Council should get out of the business of designating and changing bus routes for the GRTC, the Greater Richmond transit corporation. So says a transit study task force in a newly released study.
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Some stores overcharging during Va. sales tax holiday

Some stores overcharging during Va. sales tax holiday | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTVR) — Virginia stores are supposed to be giving shoppers a tax break this week on items to get ready for hurhurricane season, but it turns out not all local stores are following the rules.
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RG3 and fellow Redskins talk about Richmond training camp

RG3 and fellow Redskins talk about Richmond training camp | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
Time is ticking away…
The Redskins arrive in Richmond in T minus 56 days. Their new training home off Leigh Street is almost complete and with that comes a sense of excitement for players who’ve never been to the Capital City.
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List of Central Virginia farmers markets

List of Central Virginia farmers markets | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
Orange County Farmers Market (Source: Virginia.org)
Check out this handy list of farmers markets in Central Virginia from Virginia.org.
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Rocketts Red Glare celebration

Rocketts Red Glare celebration | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Memorial Day may be on Monday, but many folks spent the weekend honoring the men and women who gave their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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10 cool things to do in Richmond this summer - Richmond Times Dispatch

10 cool things to do in Richmond this summer - Richmond Times Dispatch | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
10 cool things to do in Richmond this summer Richmond Times Dispatch Richmond's favorite pork product gets a festival of its own, the Richmond Bacon Festival, with food and foodlike products from local restaurants, vendors hawking a little of...
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Richmond Montessori plans community celebration

Richmond Montessori plans community celebration | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
Richmond’s only dually accredited independent Montessori school recently completed the first phase of the ‘Unfold Our Future Campaign,’ a two-part appeal to build an upper elementary and science building (Step One) and a new full-sized gym (Step...
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Toots And The Maytals Cancel Tour After Singer's Injury - WRIC

Toots And The Maytals Cancel Tour After Singer's Injury - WRIC | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
Toots And The Maytals Cancel Tour After Singer's Injury WRIC Richmond, VA--A Henrico County teen has been charged with assaulting the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals during last Saturday's Riverrock festival; "Toots" Hibbert spoke...
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RVA FC is Richmond's newest soccer team ‹ North Richmond News

RVA FC is Richmond's newest soccer team ‹ North Richmond News | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
The National Premier Soccer League(NPSL) is the top Semi Professional operating league in the United States. Sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation(USSF), the NPSL is considered the 4th tier of professional ...

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Virginia adds 20 names to War Memorial

Virginia adds 20 names to War Memorial | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) — Virginia added twenty names to the Virginia War Memorial Monday, an annual tradition of honoring those fallen since last year’s Memorial Day.
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Dystopian Cartoon of the Day: When Cars Ruled the World

Dystopian Cartoon of the Day: When Cars Ruled the World | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
And humans were just tiny little parasites, trying to hitch a ride.
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Did you know that in 1979, Canada obtained this short film made by Martians about life on Earth?

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Weekend Top 10 - Henrico Citizen

Weekend Top 10 - Henrico Citizen | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
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The Latin Ballet will perform “Amy's Travels” at 7 p.m. May 31 and at 2 p.m. June 1-2 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd.
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Gov. McDonnell vows to speed up restoration of voting rights

Gov. McDonnell vows to speed up restoration of voting rights | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) — In a historic move Tuesday, Governor Bob McDonnell vowed to speed up the restoration of voting rights in Virginia by offering automatic restoration to non-violent felons.
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Pocahontas Live issues heat advisory for moe. concert

Pocahontas Live issues heat advisory for moe. concert | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
If you are attending the moe. and The Wood Brothers concert at Pocahontas Live this Friday, make sure to prepare for excessive heat.
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Richmond Council passes budget amid loud debate over security detail

Richmond Council passes budget amid loud debate over security detail | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–While Richmond City Council members approved of the city’s budget Tuesday night, most of the discussion still centered around Mayor Dwight Jones’ security detail.
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WEATHER: Heat continues in Central Va.

WEATHER: Heat continues in Central Va. | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – An area of high pressure is anchored east of Virginia in the Atlantic, sending us much warmer, and increasingly humid, air from the south.
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Richmond considers increasing parking costs

Richmond considers increasing parking costs | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Richmond leaders are considering a proposal to charge more per hour at city parking meters.
Currently, the city charges 50 cents per hour.
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New franchise records set as Richmond defeats Altoona, 20-9 - Richmond Times Dispatch

New franchise records set as Richmond defeats Altoona, 20-9 - Richmond Times Dispatch | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
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New franchise records set as Richmond defeats Altoona, 20-9
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Springers boys reign at Central Region meet - Richmond Times Dispatch

Springers boys reign at Central Region meet - Richmond Times Dispatch | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
Springers boys reign at Central Region meet Richmond Times Dispatch Springers boys reign at Central Region meet - Richmond Times Dispatch: Cosby · Subscribe | Manage Subscriptions | Contact Us · News · Archives · Columnists & Blogs · Crime · Data...
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What Virginians Can Learn from Bicycle Nirvana

What Virginians Can Learn from Bicycle Nirvana | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
Americans, it is commonly said, have had a love affair with the automobile. By the same token, it is fair to say that the Dutch have had a love affair with the bicycle.
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Richmond’s population hasn’t been this high in 27 years

Richmond’s population hasn’t been this high in 27 years | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–According to new population estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau, Richmond’s population is over 210,000 for the first since 1986.
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Growth in our central core - @CityRichmondVA - benefits the entire #RVA region.

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Virginia honors its fallen servicemen

Virginia honors its fallen servicemen | Live, Work & Play in the RVA | Scoop.it
RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – Hundreds of military families and their supporters gathered at the Virginia War Memorial to honor the men and women who were killed serving their country since last Memorial Day.
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