Community Conversations

A new season of Community Conversations gets underway at the Valentine on Nov. 1 with a look at freedom as it relates to housing, veterans employment and human trafficking. more

Oct 23, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

Public spaces, like all public investments, are an answer to the questions that help define a city: What do you value, and why? more

Apr 3, 2016 8:30 AM Sunday Story

The next Community Conversation at The Valentine is on recycling, and, it's way more interesting than you might think. more

Feb 21, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story 2 Comments

How saving old buildings and places moves us into the future more

Jan 3, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

Can the city undo 60 years of failed public housing policy? more

Oct 25, 2015 6:30 AM Sunday Story 2 Comments

As Richmond and the region grow, so, too does the need for a true regional mass transit system more

Oct 4, 2015 6:30 AM Sunday Story


Photo courtesy The Cook Collection, The Valentine

Forest Hill is the final installment of the Valentine’s fifth series of Community Conversations about neighborhoods in transition more

May 26, 2015 8:00 AM History


The Valentine

Barton Heights has endured the typical inner-city cycles of domesticity and difficulty, and is today one of the city’s most character-filled neighborhoods. Find out more during the Community Conversations series May 5 at The Valentine. more

Apr 23, 2015 3:00 PM History


photo by Masaaki Okada, courtesy The Valentine, Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection

North Church Hill is among Richmond's oldest neighborhoods, but it's also on the forefront of the discussion about how best to tie history and tradition to a sustainable future that can include longtime residents and the new arrivals. more

Jan 30, 2015 3:35 PM Arts

The Hat about town: the history of Highland Park, memories of "Mame," and a full house at Black Iris. more

Jan 9, 2015 3:45 PM Arts

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