After a long wait, during the pandemic, The Lewis Winter Botanical Garden has finally reopened with many spectacular gardens, exhibits, events and fun! Having visited there many times, I can attest it’s something to see, adding to summer fun. Be sure to read their safety tips so you can enjoy many wonderful hours there.
The botanical garden is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue | Richmond, Virginia 23228 | 804.262.9887
Hello everyone! I thought this to be an interesting story about the garden club of Virginia turning 100 years old. The story is from The Virginia Museum of History and Culture and has many wonderful images, stories and facts. I have been to Virginia on many occasion and can attest to its inner beauty!
Hello everyone. This is not a new item. It is one I had from last year. 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia. The Diamond is home to The Richmond Flying Squirrels. What an event it was!! A four day event! Kicked off the Sunday before with a celebration on Browns Island, Monday in Downtown Richmonds
Business District with prizes and giveaways, and later that night a Country Music Jam at Richmond Raceway (my friend and I did not go to that event), and Tuesday night was the Home Run Derby with an event at The Diamond around noon to have some prizes and giveaways, finally The Eastern League All Star Game at The Diamond, it was an outstanding weekend!
Before the All Star Game, fans were invited to get autographs. I had won the poster in the image and had the entire Western Division autograph that poster.
Unfortunately, due to the amount of people and time, many had time for one All Star Team. I was fortunate enough to get the division I wanted.
The other item, is a poster I designed last year of Long Island Ducks manager, Wally Backman, who was nice enough to sign it for me prior to a Sunday afternoon game.
This place was very interesting and had many things related to Virginia, civil war and many other items on display. I actually saw an episode of “Mysteries At The Museum”, where this historical society was on part of the episode. it all has beautiful landscapes to walk around.
There are many here enjoying art very much, no matter what your genre is, I thought some museums might help to bring some positive fun into someones life. I hope the beauty of art lifts everyones spirits! (The 3 part series from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, had it broken up into 3 parts, while the others had just the 1)
January 19, 1809, Boston MA - October 7, 1849 Baltimore MD
Born in Boston Massachusetts, on this day in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe is one of the more recognized authors across the globe. While his death in Baltimore on October 7, 1849 still remains a mystery.
He is best known for his tales of the macabre, and poems. He also was one of the early writers of the short story, detective fiction, and crime fiction in the United States.
I have visited the Poe museum in Richmond Virginia, Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Baltimore Maryland, it is still amazing to see such artifacts, hand written letters or poems among other items in the museums.
In recognition of his birthday celebration, I am posting an image I designed to a friends poem. She wrote the poem several years ago in honor of his birthday. We collaborated on the design and had fun creating it.
Do you have any favorites of his writings? Please feel free to comment.
Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!
For more information about Edgar Allan Poe, please visit the links below. Perhaps there is one near you to enjoy a visit.
The 2019 Eastern League held its annual all star game this year in Richmond Virginia and was hosted by the Richmond Flying Squirrels. This was an excellent four day celebration. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Todd “Parney” Parnell and General Manager Ben Rothrock were on hand for the full four day event. The events had a decent turnout and the All Star Game and Home Run Derby were both a lot of fun to attend. I am so glad I went. The All-Star Game was complete by a game ending fireworks show, which enhanced the Western Division win over the Eastern Division 5-0. The game saw a sellout crowd of 9,560 fans, the most in the Eastern League All-Star Game’s recorded history. The fans attending any or all of the events enjoyed themselves immensely, as magic filled the air for our countries national pastime. I am so glad I went. It’s a vacation to remember for a long time. For more information on the Richmond Flying Squirrels: https://www.milb.com/richmond
Summer is in full swing and baseball leagues are almost at the half way point throughout all leagues from coast to coast. This year will be special in Richmond Virginia. The Richmond Flying Squirrels are hosting this years Eastern League All-Star game on July 10, 2019. Throughout the week, the Squirrels will be hosting a series of events. Here is what is going on, straight from the Richmond Flying Squirrels website:
Sunday, July 7 |Mayor Levar Stoney’s All-Star Week Kickoff Mayor Levar Stoney’s All-Star Week Kickoff will feature live performances by renowned musical artists Mighty Joshua and Trongone Band. There will also be a special performance by Ephesus Drumline. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the event runs from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Summer is in full swing and baseball leagues are almost at the half way point throughout all leagues from coast to coast. Monday, July 8 |All-Star Music Country Jam at Richmond Raceway featuring Big & Rich Join the Flying Squirrels and the All-Star Week entourage for a special night of country music at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway. The Squirrels will be rolling out the red carpet for All-Star Week guests, fans, visiting dignitaries and special musical guests. World-renowned stars Big & Rich will headline the All-Star Country Music Jam, plus special guests Cowboy Troy, DJ Sinisterand Mickie James! Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 |Eastern League Celebrity Home Run Derby & All-Star Pep Rally On Tuesday, July 9, the Flying Squirrels will host the Eastern League Celebrity Home Run Derby, featuring the All-Star players and special guests participating in a series of home run and hitting challenges. The event will feature a star-studded list of participants with ties to the Richmond area from across the sports and entertainment world. The Celebrity Home Run Derby special guests include: – Six-time All-Star and San Francisco Giants great Will Clark – 12-year MLB player, manager of the Flying Squirrels and the Western Division All-Stars Willie Harris – Former Richmond Brave, two-time World Series champion and Eastern Division All-Stars manager Mike Mordecai – NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler – Former VCU and NBA star Eric Maynor – Former Penn State and Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion Michael Robinson – Former UVA and New Orleans Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks – University of Richmond head men’s basketball coach Chris Mooney – VCU head men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades – Former University of Richmond and NFL running back Tim Hightower – Former Flying Squirrels standout Mark Minicozzi – Star of the hit TV show Survivor Jonny Fairplay – Former VCU basketball star and current Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox – 12-year professional soccer player and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee Rob Ukrop Gates open at 4 p.m. and the Derby will take place from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The band Three Sheets to the Windwill perform following the Celebrity Home Run Derby. On Tuesday, July 9, there will be an All-Star Pep Rally in downtown Richmond from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in partnership with Venture Richmond at One James Center Plaza, 901 E. Cary Street. Wednesday, July 10 |2019 Eastern League All-Star Game This is it! The best of the best at The Diamond on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, marking the first Eastern League All-Star Game ever hosted in Richmond. This mid-summer classic includes some of Major League Baseball’s brightest stars of tomorrow. The Eastern and Western division rivals will also be led by a celebrity manager in each dugout. Postgame Fireworks Celebrity Managers Future MLB Stars. The game will be broadcast live in primetime throughout the Richmond region on CBS 6 and WCVE! Prior to the game, join us for the Squirrels Way All-Star Block Party from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and enjoy a pregame concert from the band Spiderkelly! Gates for the All-Star Game open at 4 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Before the All-Star Game, fans can meet the stars of the Eastern League during an autograph session, featuring the All-Star players from the Eastern and Western Divisions. The All-Star teams will be comprised of the top players from around the league, with affiliates of the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies.The Eastern Division autograph session will run from 4:15 p.m.-5 p.m. and the Western Division autograph session will run from 5:15 p.m.-6 p.m. [copyright 2019 Richmond Flying Squirrels]