Right Around the River Blog

Virginia Capital Trail Updates

Post Date: 02-24-2011

At Rocketts Landing, we're proud supporters of the Virginia Capital Trail -- a paved pedestrian walking and cycling path that will ultimately span 55 miles and connect Richmond to Williamsburg. We believe the Trail will not only provide our residents with great access to outdoor activities, but also support Richmond's ever-growing cycling culture and general outdoor enthusiasts. Plus, the idea of riding bikes straight from our backyard to visit Jamestown is rather exciting.

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At Rocketts Landing, the role of water in our lives is an important part of our growing community. Not only does our location along the James River provide stunning views of the water and wildlife it attracts, this proximity offers us a continuous reminder that clean water matters for our community - and the world at large.So, when we were talking to local sculptor Charles Ponticello about his Deepwater Sponger sculpture series, we instantly knew Rocketts Landing would make a perfect home for...

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The Nutcracker and the New Year

Post Date: 12-21-2010

It has been a long time since I've seen The Nutcracker. My childhood memories consist of sugar plum costumes and famous classical pieces. When my neighbor and her granddaughter invited me to attend the Richmond Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, I accepted with great pleasure.

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The More Holiday Parties, the Better

Post Date: 12-16-2010

I read in the newspaper a few weeks ago that forty percent of Americans will attend an average of three holiday parties this year. It made me think...Why do people attend so many parties around this time of the year? Is it the food, or is it the drinks? Could it be the gift exchange? Or maybe it is catching up with family and friends?

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It's the time of year when I look at my calendar and immediately feel overwhelmed. Relaxing weekends are a thing of the past, and the holiday rush is on. If I am not baking, gift shopping or getting my holiday cards and gifts in the mail, I am managing my schedule so I don't miss something or someone important.

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Adopting a New Friend on the James

Post Date: 12-02-2010

As you may recall from an earlier blog post, I had the privilege of attending one of Captain Mike Ostrander's famous "Discover the James" eagle tours. The three-hour journey showed me the James River's dynamic ecosystem in a compelling and engaging way.

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Giving is Contagious

Post Date: 11-23-2010

Around this time of year during Thanksgiving and holiday-gift buying (Black Friday), you often hear "it is better to give than to receive.." As a child, my mother used to remind me of this as I developed my "extensive" Christmas wish list. However, this past week, I was reminded of this saying in a different way.As you may recall from previous blog posts, the Rocketts Landing Social Committee supports the Fulton Hill Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) throughout the year by giving donations a...

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