The James River: Richmond’s Central Park

By Caroline Robelen Central Park in Manhattan is a magnet for migrating birds, a green oasis in the middle of a concrete desert. For birds passing through Richmond during their migration, the James River is their Central Park, explains Lewis Barnett, a local birder and computer science professor at the University of Richmond. The river, Read more about The James River: Richmond’s Central Park[…]

Clean is Cozy, but Community is Cozier

By Caroline Robelen Blankets are cozy. Raindrops hitting your window pane are cozy. Trudging through the mud on a drizzly Saturday morning picking up beer cans and cigarette butts is decidedly not cozy. Nor are aching back from bending over and sore arms from lugging one bag for recyclables and another for trash. But despite Read more about Clean is Cozy, but Community is Cozier[…]

Hidden Gems of the James: Salamanders

  By Marina Winkler Hidden under foliage and fallen trees, tiny amphibian feet skitter up and down small burrows under the cover of wooden boards. Suddenly, the board is lifted to reveal the sun-dappled faces of students, each with green halos from the trees high above. Soft hands, dirty from foraging through the leaf litter, Read more about Hidden Gems of the James: Salamanders[…]