Showing posts from November, 2013

Jefferson Park Tree Decorating Sun Dec 1, 2pm

Bring the kids and help us decorate the Jefferson Park Holiday Tree.  We will meet at 2:00 pm and with lots of helping hands, we should have plenty of time for hot chocolate and cookies.

Don't Let Some Turkey Steal Thanksgiving!

From our friends at Church Hill House:

A holiday party for disabled and elderly neighbors is in jeopardy. A thief stole money meant for their Thanksgiving party. Let's at least double what was stolen from these needy neighbors!

Organizer: Friends and Neighbors of Union Hill/Church Hill Beneficiary: Senior Citizen and Disabled Residents of Church Hill House

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Progressive Dessert returns: Fri Dec 13, 2013.

From the UHCA Vice President, Inas El-Amin:

This year's Progressive Dessert is building up to be as smashing as last year's event.  The date is Friday, December 13, from 7-11pm. Locations TBA.

As usual, we ask for food volunteers so that all the preparation is not put on our marvelous hosts.

To volunteer/contibriute email me at

1)  List the item that you want to bring.  It can be dessert, a savory item, utensils, cups, beverages, etc.  
2)  Include your phone number so that I can call you and keep in touch.

Regards, Inas El-Amin 

Venue Change: UHCA Neighborhood Meeting Wed. Nov. 2013

The UHCA will meet at 2306 Jefferson Ave (in soon-to-open Union Market,) at 7:00 pm. on November 20, 2013.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide all possible and pertinent information regarding Mayor Jones' proposal for the development ofShockoe Bottom

Our UHCA Secretary has contacted the office of Mayor Jones and requested that either he, or a representative from his office attend this meeting. We also hope our 7th District Councilperson, Dr. Cynthia Newbille will attend and share her vision of Shockoe Bottom.

You can prepare for the discussion by checking out any of the following resources:

-Loving RVA  (the official website of the Mayor's proposed plan) 
-a recent news story in the Times Dispatch
-a recent editorial in the Times Dispatch
-a featured story in Style: Double Play
-along with Style editorials: For the FencesGambling with Gold and Team Players

Note: The above list is simply a sampling of published articles and web resources as of 11-12-2013. The Shockoe plan is c…

Friends of Jefferson Park, Planning Meeting, Thurs. Nov. 7, 2013

FOJP will meet on Thursday, November 7, at 6pm at 801 North 24th Street. We will be planning for 2014. All are welcome to attend and be part of this group.  

We will be forming a board, too. So, if you've every wanted to try your hand in a leadership position, now's the time (all positions are open). 

Light refreshments served. Contact Bill Conkle at (804) 649-3764.