Monthly Archives: January 2014

Virginia State Flower: Dogwood Blossom

From the state site: Virginia designated the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) as the official state floral emblem in 1918. The dogwood is a small, deciduous tree with graceful branches that bloom in spring with large showy flowers (usually greenish-white, sometimes pink or yellow). The dogwood develops red berries in autumn, and the leaves also turn […]

Ladies Sitting on Bench (Belle Isle)

costume of civil war soldier

Henrico Theatre (in Highland Springs, VA)

Henrico Theatre, located in Highland Springs, originally opened as a movie palace on April 25, 1938. Tickets were $0.25 for adults and $0.10 for children. The theatre was designated as a bomb shelter during World War II and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Henrico County purchased the building in 1999. Henrico Theatre […]

Jonathan Austin

Jonathan Austin is a premiere entertainer in the Richmond, Virginia area. From his website: Personal opinion of Mr. Austin: After seeing him perform throughout the area (on and off for a decade) at different activities and events, last year we were at a small private party where Jonathan Austin was booked to entertain, and he […]

The Fan District (Richmond, VA)

The Fan District in Richmond, VA is a historical area. 1. The Fan got this name because of the fan shape made as certain streets radiate (or fan) westward from Monroe Park, which creates triangular parks at various intersections.  The radiating streets in the Fan extend west from Belvidere, on the eastern edge of Monroe […]

The Byrd Theatre (in the Fan)

Be sure to check out a movie or special event at the historical Byrd Theatre in the Fan. History of the Byrd Theatre (from their website) The Byrd Theatre was built in 1928 in Richmond, Virginia as one of the Nations’s Grand Movie Palaces and is both a State and National Historic landmark. Today it […]

bridge in rain (in RVA)

Inge Strack at GACC in Glen Allen

Tonight I went to the Glen Allen Cultural Art Center to view the art of German artist Inge Strack.  Her work will be on display at GACC from January 9th, 2014 until March 9th, 2014.   It is worth your time to visit this exhibition because the rich textures and layers of paint within each […]

downtown richmond