Personality: Janis Allen

In a time of increased attention, discussion and potential change for Jackson Ward, Janis Allen is doing her part to make sure its history and legacy are preserved. As the newest board president of the Historic Jackson Ward Association, she ...

Project Yoga Richmond closes its doors

After 12 years, Project Yoga Richmond is closing its doors. The nonprofit hosted its last classes in September, including the final Saturday Salutations at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Sep. 24.

Richmond Folk Festival kicks off this weekend

Sunny, cool weather is being forecast for this weekend when one of virginia’s largest free events returns: The Richmond Folk Festival.

Art in Literature award recognizes civil rights activist

Erin I. Kelly and Winfred Rembert are the latest winners of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award, for their book “Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South.”

Virginia’s Center for the Book names new director

Writer, educator and arts collaborator Kalela Williams is returning to Virginia as the new director of the Virginia Center for the Book.

School opens for students recovering from addiction

High school students in Central Virginia recovering from alcohol and substance abuse now have a school designed to meet their academic, emotional and social support needs as they work toward earning a diploma.

Maymont’s annual Garden Glow promises to shine brighter than before

Dramatic and colorful lighting will once again transform portions of Maymont’s gardens and historic architecture after sunset beginning next Thursday, Oct. 13, and continuing through Saturday, Nov. 6, it has been announced.

New authority to oversee Henrico County’s sports and entertainment venues

Henrico County is being proactive about its plans for sports tourism with its new Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority that will oversee an increasing number of public-private facilities in the county.

Personality: DaNika Neblett Robinson

In 2015, DaNika Neblett Robinson found a new path to literary success. At the suggestion of her writing mentor, Stacy Hawkins Adams, she attended the annual James River Writers conference, in hopes of finding the inspiration she needed for her ...

2nd Street Festival canceled

The Richmond Free Press has been informed that the 34th 2nd Street Festival scheduled Oct. 1-2 is canceled. The popular annual event celebrates the history of Jackson Ward and its heyday as the heart and soul of the Black community.

Miss VSU adds title of Miss HBCU

Joy Watson, Miss Virginia State University, is now the queen of the historically Black colleges and universities.

Rihanna to headline next Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna will take center stage at February’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Virginia Museum of History & Culture hosts wine festival

Wine lovers can celebrate Virginia Wine Month at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s second annual Virginia Vines wine festival Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N Arthur ...

UR hopes to eliminate campus stigmas about mental health

The University of Rich- mond is joining the fight to improve mental health outreach and eliminate its stigma on college campuses, through a new partnership with Hilinski’s Hope Foundation ahead of its third annual College Football Mental Health Week. The ...

Gov. Youngkin recognizes October as Virginia Wine Month

Gov. Glenn Youngkin invites Virginia wine lovers from across the Commonwealth and the U.S. to celebrate Virginia Wine Month. October signals the peak of harvest for more than 300 wineries and vineyards as the next vintage of Virginia wine is ...