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UpFront Professional makeup artist Tiki Barbour hopes her work empowers women.

Plant Zero’s Makeup Maven You may recognize professional makeup artist Tiki Barbour for her local work: makeovers on WTVR 6, advice articles in Style Weekly, seminars at Camp Diva for underprivileged girls, or even from her days as an artist for MAC. What you may not realize is you’ve seen her work in the pages of People, Allure, and O, The Oprah Magazine, as well as on screen in movies and music videos. Barbour has been honing her craft since age 15. Formerly only available for in-home consultations, she opened up shop after frequent requests for a studio address. With the launch of her studio,

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UpFront Malvern on the James Enters Construction Phase

Growth Brewing in Midlo Cold beer is being heralded as a sign of progress on Chesterfield County’s western Midlothian corridor. The late April opening of Capital Ale House at Midlothian Village Square near Route 288 is the latest evidence that commercial development in the area is starting to blossom as expected, economic-development officials say. The shopping center is both a complement to and product of the monster development under way at the Watkins Centre, a 640-acre mixed-use project located just west of Route 288, which connects the area to Chester to the south and Western Henrico to the north. So far, it boasts the Capital Ale House, Zero’s Subs and Café Caturra, a coffee and wine bar with an outdoor patio and fireplace. Chris Holder, vice president of Capital Ale House, says the Midlothian Village site was chosen for its third location in the region over 134

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sites in more established areas such as Chester and Hull Street Road. “There’s really nothing out here as far as the unique presence we give,” he says of the 8,000-square-foot brewpub and eatery. “The clientele has been great, and sales have really exceeded our expectations.” With another large, mixed-use development — Midlothian Town Center at Winterfield and Midlothian Turnpike — also in the works, Chesterfield County officials believe the area is ripe for supporting commercial activity. “It’s an excellent demographic area, and we are looking for appropriate destination retail growth,” says Will Davis, the county’s economic-development director. “Everyone wants a nice grocery store or a nice box, but what we need in Chesterfield is unique retail that will bring people to this area to spend their money here.” —Bill Farrar

Along Huguenot Springs Road, just east of the 288 interchange, a renovation project is set in place to transform a 1780 Powhatan County home, Malvern, and the 110 acres it sits on into an inn-like setting for large events, family vacations or couples’ getaways. Lisa Benusa, owner of special events venue The Mill at Fine Creek, bought the house and property between the James River and Huguenot Springs in April. She says her goal is to create a venue for modern-day, large events while maintaining the history of the area. “We are trying to honor the French-Huguenot history of the [land],” Benusa says, adding that the name Malvern was given to the house in the early 1800s. “It’s a gem that Powhatan has, and we’d like to let the area know about that history and educate people in the French-Huguenot history.” Little is being done to the well-preserved historic features on that house, she says, beyond hanging historical pictures and plaques about the French-Huguenots. Malvern on the James will include a space in the west wing for 250 people to attend a sitdown event and 400 for a cocktail event. There will be 12 to 15 guest rooms (four can be used as doubles for families) in the east wing, a pub in the English basement, and five private cottages. One two-bedroom cottage will be handicapped-accessible; the unit will include highervoltage outlets to accommodate special healthcare devices or assistive technology, a call button for emergencies and space for a nurse to stay. In addition, a full-service spa will be built in a separate cottage. Benusa says the goal is for the first phase to be completed in the fall of 2009. In phase two, there are plans to build a small theater on the land and to add a farmer’s market showcasing local arts as well as French-Huguenot history. —Bethany Emerson

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Poseidon Plans Big Splash Organizers of a new swimming and soccer complex under development in Chesterfield County envision more than the backstroke happening there. They foresee better-grounded youth and dollar signs for the entire region. When the state-of-the-art center is finished in early 2009, it is expected to draw thousands of swimmers, soccer players and their families from all over the East Coast for weekly games and dozens of multiday competitive events, creating a new regional tourist draw. “It’s a huge boost for the economy,” says Mary Doswell, president of the Poseidon Swimming Foundation, which is developing the 34-acre site at Chippenham Parkway and Ironbridge Road in cooperation with the Richmond Kickers, which owns the land. The complex will include three pools — two 50-meter and one 25-meter warm-

up pool — that will be transferred here after their use in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., to be held June 29 through July 6. It also will include six lighted soccer fields, four with artificial turf and two with natural grass. The total price tag is estimated at $8 million, according to Will Davis, Chesterfield’s economic-development director. Poseidon, which currently holds meets at ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center on Robious Road in Chesterfield, had been eyeing a site on the North Boulevard corridor in the City of Richmond near the Arthur Ashe Center for its new home. But talks with the city — which is reviewing private developers’ proposals for the future of the larger area that includes the existing baseball Diamond — weren’t moving fast enough to suit Poseidon’s schedule. “It just seemed to be dragging,” Doswell says.

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As Chesterfield’s prepares to celebrate five cancerfree years, the former Molly Hatchet drummer looks back

hile setting up for a concert in the Outer Banks in the spring of 2003, Bruce Crump asked one of his Daddy-Oh bandmates to take a look at his neck. His successful New Year’s resolution to get in shape had revealed more than a leaner body: As Crump shed the pounds, something was left behind that he hadn’t noticed before — a grape-sized lump on the left side of his neck. Keyboard player Kevin Smith, an OB-GYN by trade, wasn’t sure about a diagnosis, but the knot was definitely abnormal, and he recommended that Crump see an ear, nose and throat specialist as soon as possible. Four months later, difficulty swallowing ended Crump’s procrastination, and he found himself in the Chesterfield office of Dr. Nicholas Tarasidis, who threaded a flexible fiber-optic scope through Bruce’s nose to get clear view of the nasal passageway and into the throat. After removing the tube, Tarasidis shook his head. “I am deeply concerned,” he said. The diagnosis? Cancer. Biopsy results later confirmed Tarasidis’ hunch and revealed that Crump had three cancerous growths, one on each side of his neck and one in the back of the throat.

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n the spring of 1976, during Crump’s senior year in a Jacksonville, Florida, high school, a friend had told him about a band playing at La Vida’s, a club in nearby Neptune Beach. After listening to Molly Hatchet play hits from Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special and others, Crump was hooked. “I saved enough money for some drums and I put up an ad that said, ‘Drummer looking for work. Eight years experience.’ It was more like eight hours since I set up the drums,” he says. The intent was to play in a band, any band. Still a teenager, Crump’s ultimate plan was to become a marine biologist and jump on a surfboard at every opportunity. The drums were just a fun diversion. Then Banner Thomas, Molly Hatchet’s bass player, phoned Crump and invited him to audition. “They thought I was terrible!” Crump says. “But they saw some determination in me and hired me.” Lacking any formal training, he got to work and taught himself to play by drumming along with recorded music. What started out as a cover-band gig gradually transformed into writing and performing original material throughout the Southeast. On Dec. 24, 1977, the band signed a recording contract with Epic Records. Their first album, Molly Hatchet, was released in 1978 and went multiplatinum. The band’s bookings immediately jumped, and they found themselves touring with the likes of Bob Seger, Cheap Trick, Journey and the Rolling Stones. Then just 21 years old, Bruce Crump was in the middle of a life-changing experience. hen he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 46, Crump’s life bore little resemblance to the one he was living during his time in Molly Hatchet. Not that he necessarily minded. “People liked you because of what you did, not because of who you are,” he says of his time in the band. “They didn’t really know anything about you.” In the years since he’d left Molly Hatchet for the final time in 1990, Crump had been married and divorced four times, with the unions producing four children; he’d begun a career as a Realtor; and he’d settled in Chesterfield County with his current wife, Nancy, and their two children, Jaden and Kyle. In the fall of 1998, Crump was in Richmond auditioning for a band when he was introduced to Nancy Sontag, who was friends with a member of the group. His first impression? She was “drop-dead gorgeous.” As for Nancy, she wasn’t particularly attracted to Crump at first. “I thought he looked like a surf rat,” she recalls. A first date, however, allowed Nancy to see beyond Crump’s exte140

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These days, Bruce Crump practices with Journey Christian Church’s praise band.

rior, and she found his invitation to go to a casual lunch and do some shopping to be a refreshing change. The two were engaged on a pier at Virginia Beach in April 1999, following a Bryan Adams concert. The joining of Episcopal Bruce to Jewish Nancy proved to be a challenge. “We couldn’t get married in the Episcopal Church or a synagogue, so I just opened the phone book and started looking for a nondenominational church,” Crump says. The Rev. Steven Carpenter of Countryside Christian Church in Midlothian, now Journey Christian Church, agreed to marry the couple on the condition that after their honeymoon, they would return for one Sunday service. Soon after their April 2000 wedding, the Crumps fulfilled their promise, visiting Countryside Christian as husband and wife. “When we walked in, the band was playing the most uplifting music.” Crump recalls. That was his introduction to “praise music,” and he was hooked, eventually filling in on

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the drums for the band. “This new praise music was God’s welcome home,” he says. n the wake of Crump’s cancer diagnosis, a treatment schedule was developed, but attacking his cancer would leave collateral damage. Radiation often destroys taste buds and saliva glands. It sometimes causes a sore throat severe enough that the patient is left unable to take nourishment by mouth, thus requiring the implantation of a feeding tube. Two weeks prior to his first session, however, Crump was told that he was a candidate for a new treatment called Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). This procedure would require Crump to lie in a semi-reclining position while a device applied varying levels of targeted radiation as it circled his head and neck. The 15-minute treatments would be performed five days a week for six weeks at CJW Medical Center’s Johnston Willis campus. Crump was told that although the IMRT treatment had shown positive

results in others, if it failed, surgeons would have no choice but to perform a “radical neck dissection” and cut open his throat to remove the lymph nodes. This could result in a loss of function in the neck and shoulder muscles, nerve damage, loss of movement in the lower lip, numbness in the tongue or ear, and chronic pain. After undergoing IMRT, Crump’s condition was tenuous at best. The once-vibrant musician was present in body only, with no memory of visits to the doctor’s office, and Nancy thought the end was near. “One day I woke up and said, ‘I feel better,’ ” Crump remembers. “Nancy said, ‘Better than what?’ I said, ‘Better than I did yesterday.’ That’s when Nancy told me that I had been out of it for 10 days.” The medical costs weren’t fully covered by Crump’s insurance, so friends and former bandmates decided to join forces to raise money to help out. On Nov. 2, 2003, musicians from around the country performed at a benefit concert held at R I C H M O N D

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the Canal Club in Richmond. Autographed guitars were offered for auction, and band members mingled with the crowd. By night’s end, more than $10,000 had been raised for the cause. “The generosity moved me to tears.” says Crump. “Especially when it came from people I didn’t even know.” eanwhile, Crump had once again developed difficulty swallowing. His cancer hadn’t returned, but doctors determined that Crump was one of the 2 percent of patients who experienced serious side effects from radiation treatment. Simply put, Crump’s throat was closing. He underwent countless esophageal dilations, during which a tube is passed through the mouth to the back of the throat in an attempt to stretch the esophageal opening. Although each procedure appeared successful, the esophagus would quickly close again. Doctors then resorted to implanting a feeding tube into Crump’s abdomen to bypass his narrowed esophagus. Taking no food by mouth, he struggled to maintain sufficient weight. A transhiatal esophagectomy, in which part of the esophagus is removed and the stomach is stretched and lifted to join to the remainFrom left: Molly Hatchet (Crump is back row, second from left) at Madison Square Garden in 1979; a drum signed by attendees of a spiritual retreat through Crump’s church; gold and platinum records from the Molly Hatchet years.

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ing esophagus, allowed doctors to remove the feeding tube in 2007, and Crump can now receive liquids and some regular food by mouth. He continues to undergo dilations about once per week and is scheduled for further testing and possible procedures to try to correct the problem. Today, he finds comfort in comparing his ordeal to that of the Apostle Paul, who suffered from an unknown malady referred to in the Bible as a “thorn” in his flesh. Like Paul, who eventually accepted the thorn because God’s grace was sufficient, Crump also feels that the Lord’s grace is sufficient, the grace of having a loving family and the medical resources to bring him through such an ordeal. After all, Crump notes, “It beats the alternative.” There is no visible sign of damage to his throat, neck or

mouth, and he has retained his ability to sing when it was expected that he would be left with only a whisper. Crump walks each year in the Massey Cancer Center’s fund raising challenge in conjunction with the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K under the team name of “Crump’s Cancer Crushers.” He continues to drum for Journey Christian Church’s praise band and plays with Gator Country, a band made up of various Molly Hatchet alumni and friends, about twice a month. October will mark five years of cancer-free life for the 50-year-old Crump. His way of celebrating this milestone is to participate in cancer fundraisers like “Rock for Life.” “Ten or 20 years ago, I had no priorities, other than writing and performing, because someone else decided them for me,” Crump says. “Now my priorities are being a husband, father and Christian. I haven’t achieved my goals yet, but it’s a lifelong process.” He describes his metamorphosis this way: “Have you ever noticed that the mountaintops are usually barren but the valleys are green with growth? Well life has mountaintops and valleys. The mountaintop experiences are great, but it’s in the valleys that you grow.” ■

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Petersburg’s revitalization plans take shape

Veronica Jemmott, a community partnership manager with Virginia’s Local Initiative Support Cooperation (LISC), visits Ross Court, which is scheduled for renovation.

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mack in the middle of what was once a culturally vibrant area of Petersburg sits a depressing sight: a dead end street with 14 rundown and mostly vacant bungalows. Sidewalks are overgrown, windows are broken and a smattering of graffiti adorns the crippled structures. Ross Court has been a stronghold for drug activity for years, effectively relegating the street to a life of seemingly never-ending blight and ruin. It’s a sad story, particularly for this neighborhood, the Halifax triangle, which once served as the center for Petersburg’s middleand upper-class African-American community. Like many Petersburg neighborhoods,

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the area suffered from years of disinvestment and decay, leaving behind city residents who were both nostalgic for what used to be and skeptical about the region’s future. The story’s final chapter has not yet been written, however; today, a combination of private, public and nonprofit organizations, propelled by the efforts of community building group Virginia Local Initiative Support Cooperation (LISC), are striving to infuse Ross Court with new life. With any luck, the blighted street could be just months away from regaining its former status as a charming cottage community. And if LISC has anything to do with

Petersburg’s revitalization, Ross Court is just the beginning.

First Steps Although LISC had been active in Richmond and its surrounding counties since 1990, the New York-based nonprofit first turned its sights on Petersburg in 2005 after its leadership decided to expand the footprint from the Richmond region to a statewide operation. Along with cities like Roanoke, Fredericksburg and Lynchburg, Petersburg was selected to benefit from LISC’s assistance based on the condition of the community and the presence of poten-

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tial local partners. The organization, which has operations in communities across the nation, has traditionally served as a source of grant support, flexible financing and technical expertise, but it also acts as a convener in Petersburg, bringing together disparate organizations to work on a common vision. “We focus on building quality affordable housing with our nonprofit and forprofit partners,” explains LISC’s Veronica Jemmott, a community partnership manager who oversees the work in Petersburg. “But we also create the table around which the community builds its vision, and then

we work diligently with them to make that vision happen.” That vision, which was designed by nationally known consultant Urban Design Associates, was developed with the input of many Petersburg residents and stakeholders who participated in town-hall meetings and smaller gatherings. “We worked really diligently to pull together a broad spectrum of community residents, business community members, downtown folks, folks who lived in the neighborhoods, school children, civic leaders — everybody and their mother — who participated in a series of large community meetings, focus groups and key informant interviews,” Jemmott says. “Well over 1,000 people participated and just came together in some very exciting ways to identify priorities.”

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Five of the fourteen Ross Court houses are scheduled to be renovated by the end of 2008.

In April 2007, Rob Robinson of Urban Design Associates unveiled the community revitalization plan at a breakfast hosted by Tabernacle Baptist Church and attended by Gov. Tim Kaine. Based on the input from community members, the plan identified four neighborhoods — Battersea, Blandford, Halifax and Rome Street/Westview/Birdville — as target areas for improvement and included strategic initiatives for each region. While the plan pointed out specific development opportunities in each focus area, it also acknowledged the importance of maintaining the historical character of each particular neighborhood, offering renderings of houses that best reflect the feel of the district’s traditional structures. In addition to considering physical improvements, LISC also took into account the greater social issues in Petersburg. “National LISC identified a new strategy to add to our physical rebuilding strategy, called sustainable community,” says Jemmott, who joined LISC in 2006. “They asked us to focus on something broader than just physically revitalizing the community because physical revitalization isn’t enough to dramatically change the lives of people. They asked us to begin to focus on economic development issues, health, education, the environment, those kind of

issues, and we tried to incorporate that into our planning strategy in Petersburg. It’s much broader than rebuilding houses in a neighborhood.” Throughout the process, LISC found enthusiastic partners in the city of Petersburg, Virginia State University, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Petersburg Urban Ministries (now Pathways), Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the United Way and the Cameron Foundation, which provided the initial $220,000 grant to bring in Urban Design Associates and has pledged an additional $650,000 over the next three years. LISC’s two leadership groups — a planning advisory group and community planning council — look like a Who’s Who of Petersburg with a roster that includes the mayor, city manager, superintendent, police chief, commonwealth’s attorney and the president of the chamber of commerce. Clearly, the community is taking LISC’s efforts seriously. “LISC is probably the most concrete initiative that’s happening in Petersburg,” says Cynthia Devereaux, president and CEO of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. “Many programs come with ideas and a vision for what can be, but no means to get there… I think LISC has changed the trajectory [of Petersburg] because it’s going to show concretely that things can happen.”

First Developments

The first show of LISC’s ability to effect change in Petersburg will undoubtedly be the turnaround of Ross Court, which Urban Design Associates actually considered razing before realizing the cultural significance of the area. “Harding Street and Ross Court used to be a very grand area and had so much history and held so much promise; it was the centerpiece of the middle- and upper-class African-American community there,” notes Grace Washington Young, president of Trinity Capital Development, which is partnering with LISC, the city of Petersburg and Richmond-based nonprofit organization ElderHomes Corp. on the development. “To be involved in maintaining that rich AfricanAmerican history was very appealing to us.” R i c h m o n d

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Additionally, all of the cottages are Sears Modern Homes, mail-order houses that were ordered from the Sears and Roebuck catalog and assembled on site by a local black builder. In an era where cottage living is on the rise, the Ross Court bungalows boast even more historical importance. “It’s very important for us to maintain the look,” says Young, whose company will renovate 11 of the 14 properties, which range in size from 650 to 1,200 square feet. “That is what gives it its value and will help it maintain its value. They will be very modern on the inside while maintaining the historical look and value on the outside.” For its part, the city of Petersburg has conveyed four parcels of land to be used for parking and green space and pledged community block grant funds for street, sidewalk, sewage and other infrastructural repairs. The resulting cottage community could be enough to prove the reality of revitalizing Petersburg to even the most cynical of residents. “You can’t underestimate the significance of doing work in this concentrated way,” says Lee Householder, CEO of ElderHomes, which also renovates houses for some of Petersburg’s elderly citizens. “By taking on 11 houses all in the same area, the impact can be enormous on the surrounding areas… All the studies have shown that this works. It will have impact on the area — property values will go up, other people will invest and it allows you to then focus on other areas of need. That’s what gets me excited about it.”

Planning the Future Jemmott estimates that five of the Ross Court houses will be completed by year’s end. The next step will be finding homeowners to inhabit them. “One of the challenges that we face is that people don’t know what a gem Petersburg is,” Jemmott says. “We want to encourage people who live in the community who 148

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may have not yet decided to buy a house, and people outside the community who are looking for a wonderful historic community, to look at Petersburg as an option.” A residential housing market analysis commissioned by LISC earlier this year showed that only 52 percent of structures in the four target neighborhoods are owner-occupied. To help increase home ownership, LISC is working with the chamber of commerce to develop a home-buyer incentive program in which businesses will encourage their employees to invest in homes in Petersburg.

“We are providing consultants to do training around organizational development like board development, staff development fundraising, real estate management, asset development, things like that so that these organizations can do the heavy lifting in development down the road,” Jemmott explains. “All of this is related to providing capacity to the community to really, on its own, take some of this development forward.” Though LISC, which has invested more than $1 million in Petersburg, allocated to the design firm, home loans, and pre-

“One of the challenges that we face is that people don’t know what a gem Petersburg is...” ~ Veronica Jemmott, community partnership manager for LISC

LISC has five additional development projects in the works, though Jemmott declined to give further details. In addition, the organization is providing consultants to two local nonprofit groups, Pathways and the community development corporation of Tabernacle Baptist Church, in the hopes of building up their capacity for development.

development on projects, including the new library, is working steadily to enhance the development abilities of existing community organizations, Jemmott doesn’t foresee leaving the city anytime soon. “Our expectation is that we will be in Petersburg to nurture and support this vision until we aren’t needed,” she says, then laughs: “I can’t imagine when that will be.” ■

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PETERSBURG/Ettrick

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Lavender & Lace Boutique, 23 W. Old St., 733-6100, bridal boutique; The Oak Antique Mall, 400 N. Sycamore St., 861-6111, 43 vendors; Kimberly Ann’s, 246 N. Sycamore St., 733-2828, antiques and consignment boutique; South Crater Square Shopping Center, 3330 S. Crater Road, includes Ukrop’s, 862-1977, Friedman’s Jewelers, 733-1815, and CVS, 861-4191.

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SCHOOLS PUBLIC

A.P. Hill Elementary, 1450 Tally Ave., 861-3765; Peabody Middle, 725 Wesley St., 861-9100; Petersburg High, 3101 Johnson Road, 861-4884; Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology, 512 W. Washington St., 722-0200.

DINING

The Bistro at Market and Grove, 422 N. Market St., 732-4480, casual gourmet dining; Java Mio, 322 N. Sycamore St., 861-2700, coffee, bakery, sandwiches and salads, and wine tasting; King’s Barbecue #1, 3221 W. Washington St., 732-5861; Old Towne Market Place, 124 W. Bank St., 733-4955, gourmet cheese, deli food; Wabi-Sabi, 29 Bollingbrook St., 862-1365, sushi and Asian-European fusion. LIVING

Crimson Crest, 590-1155, 1-2 acre wooded lots, 4-5 bedrooms; High Street Lofts, 424 High St., 344-0032, phase 1 has 10 three-story townhomes; phase 2 coming in the spring will consist of 24 single-level condos; from $150s to $275,000. RECREATION

Blandford Church and Cemetery, 111 Rochelle Lane, 733-2396, approximately 30,000 Confederate soldiers rest here; Petersburg National Battlefield, 5001 Siege Rd., 732-3531; Petersburg Regional Arts Center,

132 N. Sycamore St., 733-8200, 70 studios, 2 galleries, a banquet hall for receptions and parties, Friday for the Arts every second Friday; Sycamore Rouge, 21 W. Old St., 957-5707, Parisian-style cafĂŠ featuring theatrical performances, music, films, art exhibitions.

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COLLEGES

Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive, 524-5000.

POWHATAN

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The Complete Picture Inc., 3835-A Old Buckingham Road, 598-6969, picture framing; Dirty Hands Garden Center, 2603 Anderson Highway (Rt. 60 West), 598-8945; Just Friends Antiques, 2403 Mitchell Road, 598-7869; Virginia Pantry, 2652 Anderson Highway, Powhatan Shopping Center, 598-6656; Plaza Pharmacy and Gifts, 2105 Academy Road, Powhatan Plaza, 598-5028.

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Highway, 598-6656, American. Soups, salads and sandwiches, afternoon tea, wine dinners. Tues-Sat.; Charles House Bar and Grill, 600 Founders Bridge Blvd. at Independence Golf Club, 897-8641, casual bistro fare; County Seat, 3883 Old Buckingham Road, 598-5000. Southern, seafood specials; Four Seasons, 3867 Old Buckingham Road, 598-9133, Mediterranean. Italian and Greek influences; Frisby’s Restaurant, 2150 Anderson Highway, 794-7553. Southern. Popular for country cooking, steak and seafood; Perrin’s Bar-Be-Que & Catering, 598-1649, specializes in wood-smoked foods and catering. RECREATION/ATTRACTIONS

Boy Scouts, 4015 Fitzhugh Ave., 355-4306; Cozy Acres Family Campground, 2177 Ridge Road, 598-2470; Crazy Quilters, 3780 Jefferson Landing Road, 598-3621; Girl Scouts, 7300 Hanover Green Drive, 746-0590; Powhatan Chamber of Commerce, 3829 Old Buckingham Road, 598-2636; Powhatan County Public Library, 2270 Mann Road, 598-5670; Powhatan Youth Athletic Association Inc., 541-2079. SCHOOLS

Pocahontas Elementary, 4294 Anderson Highway, 598-5717; Pocahontas Middle, 4290 Anderson Highway, 598-5720; Powhatan Elementary, 4111 Old Buckingham Road, 598-5730; Powhatan Junior High, 4135 Old Buckingham Road, 598-5782. LIVING

Chatsworth at Mill Quarter, Off Rt. 13, Mill Quarter Road, ranch, cape, two-story; Founders Bridge Club

  

                                                           

   



  

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CHESTER

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The Busy Bea, 11934 Centre St., 748-4951, restored 1800s trunks, quilting supplies and classes; Bellwood Flea Market, 9201 Jefferson Davis Highway at Willis Road, 275-1187, bargain hunters arrive around 5:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday year-round; Pat’s Sporting Goods, 14812 Jefferson Davis Highway, 748-4165; River’s Bend Shopping Center, Route 10 east of Interstate 95 interchange, Bears, Buds & Bows Florist, Food Lion; Bermuda Square, on Jefferson Davis Highway, south of Route 10, Ukrop’s, Home Makers Furniture, Hallmark, A & N; Breckenridge Center, at the intersection of Route 10 and Jefferson Davis Highway, Cato Fashions, Radio Shack, Big K; French Garden Antiques, 4313 Old Hundred Road, 706-9500, 6,000 sq. ft. of French-style décor, furniture, china, jewelry; Weekend Brewer, 4205 W. Hundred Road, 796-9760, everything you need for beer or wine at home; Country Store, 12000 Winfree St., 748-8392, home fash-

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 2611 W. Hundred Road, 768-4259, American; Bella Italia, 6407 Iron Bridge Road, 743-1116, Italian; Brock’s Bar-BQ, 11310 Iron Bridge Road, 796-7539, family-recipe pork, chicken and beef; Viva Mexico, 5713 Hopkins Road, 275-9030, authentic Mexican food; Chester Bistro and Coffee House, 2612 Perdue Springs Drive, 425-6956, variety of breakfast items, soups, sandwiches and sweets; Captain D’s, 12541 Jefferson Davis Highway, 748-4595, seafood; Cesare’s Ristorante, 13127 Rivers Bend Blvd., 530-1047, pizza, sandwiches and pasta; Central Park Deli, 12744 Jefferson Davis Highway, 796-9660, large sandwich selection; Chen’s Chinese Restaurant, 13104 Kingston Ave., 530-8868, Chinese; China Kitchen, 13229 River’s Bend Blvd., 530-1888, Chinese; Denny’s Diner, 12441 Red Water Creek Road, 796-5008, extensive breakfast menu; Don PaPa Grande Restaurant, 12806 Jefferson Davis Highway, 796-7988, Mexican; El Paso Mexican Restaurant, 6511 Centralia Road, 748-7733, Mexican with a Texan flavor; El Toro Restaurant and Night Club, 3900 Old Hopkins Road, 279-8860, Mexican; Friendly’s Family Restaurants, 2520 W. Hundred Road, 796-5605, American; Halfway House Restaurant, 10301 Jefferson Davis Highway, 275-1760, historic site offers traditional cuisine; IHOP, 12551 Bermuda Crossroad Lane, 768-9077, known for pancakes; Klara’s Kitchen, 11360 Iron

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Bridge Road, 796-3737, Southern; Mai Ling, 1920 W. Hundred Road, 748-2008, Chinese; Narita Japanese Restaurant, 13115 Rivers Bend Blvd., River’s Bend Shopping Center, 530-0013, sushi, noodles and teriyaki; Nuccio’s Trattoria and Pizza, 1108-A Courthouse Road, 594-0040, pizza and stromboli; Palacio Latino, 4108 Meadowdale Blvd., 275-2261, Salvadoran and Mexican; Peking, 12730 Jefferson Davis Highway, 751-9898, Chinese; Pietro’s Pizza, 11700-A Jefferson Hwy., 796-2022, Italian; Pino’s Pizza Italian Family Restaurant, 4112 Meadowdale Blvd., Meadowdale Shopping Center, 275-0568, Italian; Red House, 9810 Jefferson Davis Highway, 271-1665, American and Chinese; Riptides, 11212 Iron Bridge Road, 748-8899, seafood; Riversbend Grill & Bar, 13283 Rivers Bend Blvd., 530-9953; Rosa’s Italian Ristorante, 12637 Jefferson Davis Highway, 748-9451, gourmet pizzas and Italian entrées; Shoney’s Family Restaurants, 12531 Jefferson Davis Highway, 748-9087, American; Swift Creek Mill Playhouse, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, 748-5203, dinner theater; Uno’s Chicago Bar & Grill, 12211 Jefferson Davis Highway, 751-0400, pizza, steak, pasta; Village Grill, 4337 Old Hundred Road, 768-5900, burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes; Whataburger, 9901 Jefferson Davis Highway, 743-8851, burgers. Recreation/Attractions

Chester Public Library, 11800 Centre St., 748-6314, study rooms, computer stations and a communityinformation room; Henricus Historical Parks, 251 Henricus Park Road, 706-1340, $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4

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Public Curtis Elementary, 3600 W. Hundred Road, 768-6175; Ecoff Elementary, 5200 Ecoff Ave., 768-6185; Enon Elementary, 2001 E. Hundred Road, 530-5720; Harrowgate Elementary, 15501 Harrowgate Road, 520-6015; C. C. Wells Elementary, 13101 S. Chester Road, 768-6265; Carver Middle, 3800 Cougar Trail, 524-3620; Chester Middle, 3900 W. Hundred Road, 768-6145; Thomas Dale High, 3626 W. Hundred Road, 768-6245; Chesterfield Community High, 12400 Branders Bridge Road, 768-6156. college John Tyler Community College, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, 796-4000.

MANCHESTER

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Caravati’s Inc., 104 E. Second St., 232-4175, restoration materials from old buildings; Dawan’s Boutique, 1419 Hull St., 232-3837, specialty bead shop.

Caribbean Chef, 901 Hull St., 421-9538, Caribbean dishes served in a tropical setting; Legend Brewing Company, 321 W. Seventh St., 232-3446, microbrewery. The food’s not bad either; San Marco Café, 7 E. Third St. (inside Plant Zero), 231-6500. Sandwiches and salads. The Commons at Plant Zero, 220 Hull St. and 15-17 E. Second St., 344-8100, 52 apartments and 10 retail/ commercial spaces; Warehouse 201, 201 Hull St., 233-8330, 14 Manhattan-style lofts with incredible views of the James and the city skyline; Old Manchester Lofts, located on Commerce Street between Perry and Porter streets, the former Virginia Bakery Building features 80 condos; Parachute Factory, 307 Stockton St., 358-7801, two-bedroom apartments; Porter Street Flats, 1508-1514 Porter Street, 8 singlelevel condos, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths under $200K; In the works: Crawford Manufacturing Co., Third and Decatur streets, will be renovated into apartments; Southern States grain silos, just off 14th Street bridge, will be converted into condominiums; Tobacco Factory, 700 Stockton St., 358-7801, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Artspace, Zero E. Fourth St. (located in Plant Zero), 232-6464, gallery for visual and performing arts; Art Works, 320 Hull St., 291-1400, an arts center with more than 100 artists. View and buy art; Bainbridge Art Center, 1312 Bainbridge St., 230-4544, studio spaces, monthly events; Eggspace, 521 W. Seventh St., 226-4321, showcases regional and national artists, with five to six shows yearly; The James River, fishermen throw in their lines off the 14th Street Bridge, paths trailing underneath the bridge offer views of the river and the city skyline; Old Dominion Railway Museum, 102 Hull St., 233-6237, explores the social and economic impact the railroad had on Richmond; Plant Zero Art Center, Zero E. 4th St., 726-4442, this 5,200-square-foot center features 60 artist studio spaces and a café.


THE HILLS

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43rd Street Gallery, 1412 W. 43rd St., 233-1758, handmade crafts by regional artists; Stories, 5067 Forest Hill Ave., 231-4213, a huge assortment of used novels, comic books, toys, etc.; Target, 7107 Forest Hill Ave., 330-7365; Ukrop’s, 7045 Forest Hill Ave., 272-6815; Stratford Hills Shopping Center, Forest Hill Avenue and Hathaway Road, includes Forest Hill Antiques, 6800 Forest Hill Ave., 320-7344, with its array of dealers, and Tuesday Morning, 6782 Forest Hill Ave., 323-3711, discount store; Southside Builders Supply, 20 Westover Hills Blvd., 233-4351, showroom featuring patios, pavers and bricks. Big Daddy’s Barbecue and Ribs, 6359 Jahnke Road, 560-1570, a tasty institution, takeout only; Cielito Lindo, 4702 Forest Hill Ave., 233-3022, Mexican; Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream, 3600 Forest Hill Ave., 231-2030, coffee, light fare, sweets, live music; The Forest, 5057 Forest Hill Ave., 233-1940, regulars and visitors welcome, sports-themed, ask about the time the car drove in; Liberty Valance, 7017 Forest Hill Ave., 320-4276, omnipresent John Wayne theme with wine and beer served in Mason jars; Maldini’s Ristorante, 4811 Forest Hill Ave., 230-9055, Italian; Mexico Restaurant, 70071 Forest Hill Ave., 320-1069; Thai’s Mama, 6790 Forest Hill Ave., 272-5397, Stratford Hills Shopping Center, don’t let the neo-Colonial façade fool you, inside you’ll find tasty Thai dishes; O’Toole’s, 4800 Forest Hill Ave., 233-1781, sturdy neighborhood establishment; Positive Vibe CafÊ, 2825 Hathaway Road, 560-9622, collaboration of the area’s best chefs; Rock Falls Tavern, 2813 Hathaway Road, 272-9470, Stratford Hills Shopping Center, Italian-American, live music, good place to refresh after shooting James River rapids; Seven Hills Market, 3516 Forest Hill Ave., 233-7445, custom catering, wine and beer, cheese, crackers, desserts; Stratford Bar and Grill, 2508 Hathaway Road, 320-1218, Stratford Hills Shopping Center, a good corner joint without the corner.

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Recreation

Fonticello Park, a city park at 28th and Bainbridge streets, has natural spring water, a playground, tennis courts and a ball field; Forest Hill Park, 41st Street and Forest Hill Avenue, a picnic area, a lake, walkways, two shelters, tennis courts, a meeting house and an azalea garden — and a killer sledding hill along Forest Hill Avenue; James River Park System, a city-run, urban woodland-and-river oasis, offering rapids, fishing and quiet appreciation of nature, includes Canoe Run Park at Riverside Drive and 22nd Street; Southampton Recreation Association, 3201 Chellowe Road, 272-7401, since 1950 the nonprofit organization has provided activities for the Stratford Hills vicinity, including two recently renovated swimming pools, tennis courts, and an ice rink for skating, hockey and family events; Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Ave., 272-1455, a private club with an 18-hole, par-72 course. Tee-time reservations required; closed on Mondays.

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Public J. B. Fisher Elementary, 3701 Garden Road, 327-5612; George Wythe High School of the Arts, 4314 Crutchfield St., 780-5037; Southampton Elementary, 3333 Cheverly Road, 320-2434; Thompson Middle, 7825 Forest Hill Ave., 272-7554; Westover Hills Elementary, 1211 Jahnke Road, 780-5002. Private Good Shepherd Episcopal, 4207 Forest Hill Ave., 231-1452, preschool through grade 8; Richmond Waldorf School, 1000 Westover Hills Blvd., 377-8024, preK–8; Trinity Episcopal School, 3850 Pittaway Drive, 272-5864, grades 8 to 12; Veritas Classical Christian School, 6627-B Jahnke Road, 272-9517, K-9.

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Bon Air Hotel Apartments, six one-bedroom apartments, 272-9376; Oak Park, homes from the $600s, 323-4080; Stony Point Apartments, 3012 Stony Lake Drive, 323-3357.

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CL Ford, 11400 Huguenot Road, 378-7427, an independent jeweler located in the Shoppes at Bellgrade, with a certified gemologist and two metalsmiths on staff; Confetti, 2005-A Huguenot Road, 560-9012, located in the Huguenot Village Shopping Center, a great place for unique gifts; Posh, 14021 Steeplestone Drive, 794-0333, design studio and home-accessories shop; NYFO Boutique, 11400 Huguenot Road, 794-0777, The Shoppes at Bellgrade, fashion, clothing and accessories; Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, 794-4662, offers 140 retailers and features Barnes and Noble. Williams & Sherrill, 2003 Huguenot Road, 320-1730, in the Huguenot Village Shopping Center, offering some of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most intriguing home furnishings; Henrico Furniture, 2017 Huguenot Road, 272-5505, furniture, rugs, mattresses; The Great Big Greenhouse and Nursery, 2051 Huguenot Road, 320-1317, a Mecca for green thumbs and floraphiles. The nursery sits on three-and-ahalf acres; Hearth and Patio Shoppe, 10749 Midlothian Turnpike, 794-7434, fireplace needs and patio furniture; Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sporting Goods, 1520 W. Koger Center Blvd., 897-5299, a huge sporting-equipment emporium and jock Shangri-La; Schwarzschild Jewelers, 1200 Alverser Plaza, 344-0150, a Richmond establishment since 1897, carries an array of diamonds, plus watches and a bridal registry; Home Media, 1111 Alverser Drive, 379-0900, custom-designed home entertainment systems; The Wine Cellar, 2017 Wal-Mart Drive, 378-0165, wines for every taste and budget; Southern States Cooperative Inc., 1200 Alverser Drive, 379-8111, nursery, pet supplies and lawn and garden supplies.

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Briarwood, established subdivision, includes Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center; Hallsley at Roseland, historically inspired architecture in this new home community; Reeds Bluff, near Robious Elementary and Robious Middle; Roxshire, 1970s-era large Colonials off Robious Road; Stonehenge, off North Courthouse Road, established subdivision; Windsor Forest, near Huguenot and Robious; Huguenot Apartments, 11406 Briarmont Road, 794-4057; The Trophy Club at Bellgrade, 2301 Thoroughbred Circle, 379-3240, has spacious, garden-style apartments. Greenfield Community Association Pool, 2221 Woodmont Drive, 320-8731, members only; Huguenot Park, 10901 Robious Road, 751-4696, 56 acres of heavily wooded terrain, basketball, tennis, soccer fields, an azalea garden, and a fitness trail; Peak Experiences, 11421 Polo Circle, 897-6800, one of the East Coast’s largest indoor rock climbing centers; ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers, 11621 Robious Road, 378-1600, fitness and children’s programs, plus indoor/outdoor tennis courts and pools; Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road, 751-4696, has easy access to the James River for boats as well as volleyball courts and three picnic shelters.

Public Robious Elementary, 2801 Robious Crossing Drive, 378-2500; Robious Middle, 2701 Robious Crossing Drive, 378-2510; Greenfield Elementary, 10751 Savoy Road, 560-2720; James River High, 3700 James River Road, 378-2420 COLLEGE

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Public Alberta Smith Elementary, 13200 Bailey Bridge Road, 739-6295; Bailey Bridge Middle, 12501 Bailey Bridge Road, 739-6200; Crenshaw Elementary, 11901 Bailey Bridge Road, 739-6250; Clover Hill Elementary, 5700 Woodlake Village Parkway, 739-6220; Clover Hill High, 13900 Hull Street Road, 739-6230; Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road, 739-6275; Spring Run Elementary, 13901 Spring Run Road, 639-6352; Swift Creek Elementary, 13800 Genito Road, 739-6305; Swift Creek Middle, 3700 Old Hundred Road, 739-6315; Woolridge Elementary, 5401 Timber Bluff Parkway, 739-6330.

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$898,000 Classic River Home, Beach & Boat House

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