Category Archives: James River

Richmond Earth Day Festival = Green fun for everyone

Richmond Earth Day FestivalThe Richmond Earth Day Festival is coming up Saturday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m. It is a FREE, day long celebration that provides resources, education, and information in a fun-filled outdoor setting to help our community incorporate eco-friendly practices, products, and services in their homes and everyday routines; as we strive to make Richmond a “greener” city. Continue reading

Downtown Richmond’s boat landing has fisherman hooked on weekends

Fishermen line the walls of the Manchester Docks at Ancarrow's Boat Landing As I visited Ancarrow’s Boat Landing on Sunday for the unveiling of the markers on the Richmond Slave Trail, I couldn’t help but notice that the ratio of attendees for the historic moment were outnumbered at least 15 to 1 by fisherman. At 3 p.m., there was a 20 minute wait at the boat slip and the parking lot was constantly full. Continue reading

Lessons for Richmond & James from Montgomery’s Riverwalk

Amphitheater and Riverwalk on the Alabama River in downtown Montgomery, Alabama

By Phil Riggan
James River News Hub

Downtown Montgomery, Ala., has an interesting and relatively new Riverwalk situated on the banks of the Alabama River in a location that in many ways resembles the curve the tidal James River makes as it heads south at the Intermediate Terminal and Rocketts Landing in downtown Richmond.

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Richmond Slave Trail markers finally unveiled along historic path

Richmond Slave Trail marker: Creole RevoltAfter nearly 10 years of work and planning, the City of Richmond and the Slave Trail Commission has finally unveiled markers for the Richmond Slave Trail.  Seventeen markers along the path were unveiled Sunday and display information on the history of slavery in Richmond.  Continue reading

Man rescued near at Belle Isle, found clinging to Lee Bridge

It is officially river-rescue season. Two women had to be pulled picked up by motor boat Friday morning after being stranded due to higher water levels and then a man needed to be rescued Sunday afternoon near Belle Isle. According to a report on TimesDispatch.com: Continue reading

Departing Rachel Flynn: “Make the riverfront happen”

The views of the downtown skyline and the James River are tough to beatMelissa Scott Sinclair of Style Weekly caught with Flynn in a candid Q&A, where she talks about the Downtown Masterplan, the riverfront and the James, Echo Harbour, city traffic plans and more: Continue reading

Capturing images of great blue heron takes inspiration, patience

Five great blue heron at Pipeline Rapids. CREDIT: Shirley FoxI’ve met many people who are inspired by the awesome natural beauty and power of the James River. There have been many environmentalists, outdoorsmen, naturalists, artists, fisherman, photographers and more born from perhaps a single visit to Richmond’s riverfront. Continue reading