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Public Meeting on Proposed Byrd Park Rope Course

As we mentioned here, a Rope Course is proposed for Byrd Park. Go Ape, an outdoor treetop adventure company with 31 ropes courses in the United States and the United Kingdom, has proposed construction of a ropes course for Richmond that would be located in the wooded area behind the Carillon.

This Thursday, November 18, 2010, there will be a Public Meeting on this proposed Byrd Park Ropes Course.


  • Dr. Carolyn N. Graham, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services
  • The Honorable E. Martin “Marty” Jewell, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Central 5th District
  • J.R. Pope, Director, Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
  • Douglas Dunlap, Project Development Manager, Economic & Community Development
  • Dan D’Agostino, U.S.A. Managing Director, Go Ape Ltd.


City officials, along with representatives from Go Ape, will provide details on the ropes course, receive public comments and answer questions.


Thursday, November 18, 2010
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Carillon at Byrd Park
1300 Blanton Avenue

Posted: November 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Public Meeting on Proposed Byrd Park Rope Course

Randolph Community Forum

When: Tuesday May 4, 2010 from 6 to 8PM
Where: Randolph Community Center (1415 Grayland Avenue)

The Randolph Community group requests your presence at the:
“Randolph Community Forum”
All students, renters and homeowners invited!

Guests to Include:
E. Martin Jewell, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Central 5th District
John Venuti, VCU Police Chief
Ronald Brown, VCU Community Development Coordinator – Carver
Catherine Howard, VCU Vice Provost – Division of Community Engagement
Reuban Rodriguez, VCU Associate Vice Provost/Dean of Student Affairs
Rachel Flynn, City of Richmond – Director of Planning and Development
Pastor James Henry Harris, Second Baptist Church
Ward Kuper, RPD – 3rd Precinct Community/Environmental Officer

Representatives from RRHA, The Fan District Association, The Carver Area Civic Improvement League, and the Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association have also been invited.

Please come and help us build a wonderful, cohesive community!

Posted: April 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Randolph Community Forum

Councilman Marty Jewell Hospitalized

On Wednesday April 14, 2010, the Richmond City Council released this statement regarding Councilman Marty Jewell:

(Richmond, Virginia) – Yesterday evening, [Tuesday April 13] Richmond City Councilman E. Martin “Marty” Jewell, Central 5th District was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Upon experiencing some chest discomfort and with his physician’s office being closed, Councilman Jewell decided to go to the hospital where he was admitted and is currently being evaluated.

Councilman Jewell anticipates being discharged in a couple of days and thanks the Richmond Community for their thoughts and prayers. Mr. Jewell’s family requests no phone calls, flowers or visitation at this time.

CONTACT    For more information please contact Francine Young, Richmond City Council Central 5th District Liaison, at 804.646.5724.

The people of Randolph wish him a speedy recovery to full health.

Posted: April 14th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: 5th District, News, Richmond City Council | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Councilman Marty Jewell Hospitalized

City Councilman Marty Jewell Arrested for DUI

City Councilman Marty Jewell's mugshot

City Councilman Marty Jewell's mugshot

Our 5th district Councilman “Marty” Jewell was arrested at 1:30AM on Oct 24. At this time, no details have been released, but the councilman did release this statement to CBS 6 News:

“On the advice of council, I won’t be saying anything more until Monday. I look forward to all the facts being made public.”

We look forward to hearing those details too, Marty.

Links to local coverage:

RVA News

Times Dispatch



update Oct 29 9:20AM:
There has been no report or response from Councilman Jewell or his staff. The day after the arrest Jewell attended the regularly scheduled City Council meeting but had no comment.

Posted: October 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: 5th District, Crime, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »