Art, Edgar Allan Poe, Hobby, Horror, Fiction, Leisure, Memorabilia, Poetry, Richmond Virginia

Rare Edgar Allan Poe letter sells for over $120,000 at RR Auction By Simon Lindley 2020-10-13 in Just Collecting News

Here is a short article about a letter hand written by Edgar Allan Poe that was auctioned and sold for $120, 000.

https://news.justcollecting.com/edgar-allan-poe-handwritten-letter-auction-sold-boston/?fbclid=IwAR2DabssGMAAvecsg3mTGhSJfd_x2W57HFr10h5hcfIhJ7Fh8cR5AmNTiG8

Art, Botanical Garden, Leisure, Richmond Virginia, Summer Fun, Virginia, Tourism

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden reopens

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

https://www.lewisginter.org

©2019 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2019 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2019 LA Photography/Graphic Design
Art, Hobby, Leisure, Richmond Virginia, Summer Fun

A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100

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!

https://www.virginiahistory.org/exhibitions/landscape-saved-garden-club-virginia-100

©2020 Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Art, Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Baseball, graphic design, Long Island, Long Island Ducks Baseball, Long Island Events, Louis Abbatepaolo, Minor League Baseball, New York, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond Virginia, sports, Summer Fun, Virginia, Tourism

Posters

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.

©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2020 Richmond Flying Squirrels
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2020 Long Island Ducks
Art, New York City, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Richmond Virginia

Art Museums

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)

MOMA (NYC)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oly6d0zlZM

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts part 1 (Richmond Virginia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwOzdvPJhuQ

Virginia Museum of Fine Art part 2 (Richmond Virginia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVmQ8irA2f0

Virginia Museum of Fine Art part 3 (Richmond Virginia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YJI9U0qdDE

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
https://www.youtube.com/user/PhilaArtMuseum

International Center of Photography (NYC)
https://www.youtube.com/user/icplive

Art, Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Richmond Virginia

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe

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.

Poe Museum, Richmond Virginia
https://www.poemuseum.org/who-was-edgar-allan-poe

Poe Museum, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
https://www.nps.gov/edal/index.htm

Poe Museum, Baltimore Maryland
http://www.poeinbaltimore.org

Poe Museum, Bronx New York
http://bronxhistoricalsociety.org/poe-cottage/

Poem by Katie L. Design by LA Photography/Graphic Design ©2020
Poe Museum in Richmond Virginia, circa 2013
Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond Virginia, sports, Summer Fun, Vacation, Virginia, Tourism

2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, hosted by The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond VA

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

For information on the Eastern League:
https://www.milb.com/eastern

Autographed poster of The Western Division of The Eastern League from the 2019 Eastern League All-Star Game.
The Diamond, as it is called, is being prepared by the grounds crew.
Nutzy is entertaining the fans at one of the celebrations
Nutasha, posing for the camera at one of the event celebrations.
Nutzy is entertaining the fans at one of the celebrations
Nutasha, is entertaining the fans at one of the celebrations
Nutzy is entertaining the fans at one of the celebrations
2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond VA
2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond VA
2019 Eastern League All-Star Game, at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond VA
A quick pose with the Flying Squirrels mascots Nutasha and Nutzy at one of the celebration events.
Box score of The Eastern League All Star Game at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels
Richmond Virginia, USA
Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond Virginia, sports, Summer Fun, Vacation

Eastern League All-Star Game July 10, 2019 Hosted by The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Richmond Virginia

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 TroyDJ Sinister and 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 Wind will 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]

For information about the Richmond Flying Squirrels and the All-Star Game: https://www.milb.com/richmond

Western Division Roster http://www.milb.com/documents/0/8/4/308498084/2019_Western_Division_All_Star_Game_Roster_2019_06_26_.pdf

Eastern Division Roster http://www.milb.com/documents/4/2/2/308497422/2019_Eastern_Division_All_Star_Game_Roster.pdf

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©2019 Richmond Flying Squirrels