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10 ways Richmonders are ruining the James River

Volunteers with Richmond MORE on National Trails Day

Volunteers with Richmond MORE on National Trails Day

For this week’s Why Richmond, Why?!? column on Richmond.com, I linked back two opinion pieces that dealt with people mistreating the James River and the James River Park System in Richmond.

Two years ago, I wrote the Top 10 Ways Richmonders Are Ruining the James and the Top 10 Ways Richmonders Are Helping the James and I think both are still applicable today. We can do better caring for the environment and no amount of policing or hiring more park staff would help if park-goers themselves aren’t willing to take ownership of the parks and be a part of the solution. Continue reading

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Making a difference and cleaning my city

Emily Howell, Aubrey Chamberlayne and Nan Pena of Capital Ale House at Kanawha Plaza

Emily Howell, Aubrey Chamberlayne and Nan Pena of Capital Ale House at Kanawha Plaza

I’m so grateful to Richmond.com for allowing me the freedom to explore so many broad topics with my Why Richmond, Why?!? column, but I love it even more when the column helps make a difference in the community.

In April, we published a Why Richmond, Why?!? where we addressed the poor condition of Kanawha Plaza, a public park and green space in the heart of downtown Richmond. The park has a consistent homeless population and a propensity to gather more garbage and recyclable materials than it should. Continue reading

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Lesson from Jordan’s Branch lives on

St. Christopher's School students walk the path of Jordan's BranchSt. Christopher's School students walk the path of Jordan's Branch

St. Christopher’s School students walk the path of Jordan’s Branch

Recently I was given a chance to walk the path of Jordan’s Branch with a group of students from St. Christopher’s School and it was two hours well-spent.

What’s Jordan’s Branch? Maybe you call it Tiber Creek? Either way, the creek is hidden in a pipe under West End streets before emerging for a run toward Bryan Park. I wrote a Why Richmond, Why?!? column about it in February 2013 that turned out to be one of the most popular stories I have written for Richmond.com — and I almost didn’t write it because I didn’t think anyone would care to read about a lost creek. Continue reading

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TAS Time Q&A with Phil Riggan

Phil RigganI work at Richmond.com, which is part of the Richmond Media Group. I was asked to contribute to TAS Time, a company blog by Tom Silvestri, president and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Thursday Q&A: Link Up, Click In and Log On With Richmond.com‘s Phil Riggan

Today, we introduce you to Phil Riggan, a new media specialist with Richmond.com. This is Phil’s second tour of duty with our company as you’ll read below. He’s had a variety of experiences with us through the years. By the way, “SPO3” refers to a log-in used by Sports part-time editorial assistants on the computer system used at that time. (Atex was a glorified typewriter for those who remember it.) Continue reading

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I cover all the things that we as Richmonders do to make this city a better place to live, work, eat, explore, play and party. Positive news! See my posts on Richmond.com

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