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Our Third Annual Family Fun & Fitness Events starts May 28th

Our Third Anniversary of Family Fun & Fitness!! All of us at Downtown Richmond Association are so excited for our upcoming kick-off to our Family Fun & Fitness Event on May 28, 2015.  This is our third year of hosting this event that provides free fitness class, free kids activities, free food samples to the […]

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Strawberry Festival a Success!

Posted by Richmond Register Staff Report, Sunday, May 10, 2015: Richmond Register Article An abundance or wide variety of garden vegetables may still be weeks away, but early strawberries are in. Forty gallons of fresh, locally grown strawberry’s were on sale Saturday when the Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opened at 9 a.m. But only early birds got […]

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Despite chill, Downtown Farmers Market opens

Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:03 am By Machaela Ballard / Register News Writer Vendors braved cold temperatures Saturday to offer spring goodies for the first time this year at the Downtown Richmond Farmers Market. The scent of smoked meats by HogFathers Barbeque and Catering and music by Cherish the Blue set the tone for […]

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Pumpkin Party on October 4th Farmers’ Market

As part of our “Eat Local, Buy Local” beliefs we are having a PUMPKIN PARTY on October 4th.   This will be our last festival of the year!  To celebrate this event we will host 3 competitions: BEST PUMPKIN DISH 1st Contest!  We are looking for the best culinary dishes, sauces, dips and more, all made out of  PUMPKINS […]

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Richmond Register: Leaders Agree on Importance of Downtown

July 12, 2014 Leaders agree on importance of downtown By Sandra W. Plant, Register Correspondent RICHMOND — Why is Downtown Richmond important to the future of the community? We asked a few city and county officials as well as business leaders and found them all to be excited about Richmond’s city center for a variety of […]

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Richmond Register: “Richmond’s Main Street ‘has really come alive’

July 4, 2014 By Sandra PlantRegister Correspondent RICHMOND — History and the present merge on downtown Richmond’s West Main Street. Gone are the days when horse-drawn street cars transported visitors from the old train depot to the now closed Glyndon Hotel on the corner of Third and Main Street. And welcome to the present where […]

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Downtown Richmond Fire: Lives Saved, Community comes Together

On July 8, 2014 fire broke out on the 200 block of West Main Street in Downtown Richmond.  In the midst of tragedy, we saw the heroic efforts of our fire department, as well as the community coming together to help those affected.   Read more at these Richmond Register articles: “Kristen Purdy of Purdy’s […]

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Richmond Register: Downtown is great place for Shopping, Dining, Events

Published on July 2, 2014 By Sandra W. Plant, Register Correspondent RICHMOND — Downtown is great place for shopping, dining, events (Editor’s Note: This is first in a series on Richmond’s Downtown. A story about Main Street will be next.) Folks who say there is nothing going on in Downtown Richmond haven’t been there lately. The […]

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Family Fun & Fitness – July 24, 2014!!!

Come out for our last Family Fun & Fitness event for 2014! On Thursday, July 24th from 6:00 to 8:00pm! The event takes place on Main Street in Downtown Richmond, (between First Street and Irvine Street).  Plenty of FREE parking will be available! We are going out with a bang!  The following will be happening: […]

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Come out to Family Fun & Fitness on June 26!

You’re Invited!  Our second Family Fun & Fitness event is taking place this Thursday, June 26 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.   We are excited to announce our second year of  Family, Fun & Fitness edition of Thursday Night Live in 2014! Our First event in May brought out a good crowd of families, and fitness conscious […]

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