Home Building Association of Richmond’s 2011 Parade of Homes
The Home Building Association of Richmond’s 2011 Parade of Homes began Oct. 1, marking the 60th consecutive year of the event in the Richmond region. This year's event includes 52 new homes and two remodeled homes built by 28 member builders; more than half are decorated models.
The homes are located throughout the region, including in Henrico, Goochland, Hanover, King William, New Kent, Chesterfield, Powhatan, and the City of Richmond. The Parade of Homes showcases the latest in designs, construction techniques and materials, at prices ranging from the $170s to more than $900,000.
The scattered site new home show will be held Oct. 8-9 and 15-16, and the remodeled homes will be opened Oct. 15-16. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m., and admission is free.
The Parade of Homes Plan Book and http://www.RichmondParadeofHomes.com include detailed information about the event and the home entries, such as home designs, floor plans and descriptions, detailed directions to each home and a map. The magazine is free and available at local Martin’s and Kroger supermarkets, as well as at HBAR headquarters, 400 N. Ridge Road.
The 2011 award winners include the following subdivisions in Henrico:
High Performance Home category: Best Value award - First Richmond Associates for Vaughan Heights; Unfurnished Townhomes/Condominiums $350,000 to $450,000 category: Best Bath, Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – StyleCraft Homes for Three Notch Place; Unfurnished Single Family Detached Under $250,000 category: Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – First Richmond Associates for Vaughan Heights; Unfurnished Single Family Detached $550,000 to $600,000 category: Best Curb Appeal, Silver award – Southern Traditions for Westhampton Glen; Furnished Townhomes/Condominiums Under $200,000 category: Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – StyleCraft Homes for New Market Village; Furnished Townhomes/Condominiums $300,000 to $350,000 category: Best Bath, Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – Eagle Construction of VA, LLC for West Broad Village; and Silver award – Ryan Homes for West Broad Village; Furnished Single Family Detached $450,000 to $500,000 category: Silver award – StyleCraft Homes for Townsend; Furnished Single Family Detached $520,000 to $570,000 category: Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – Ryan Homes for Martin’s Ridge; and Furnished Single Family Detached Over $845,000 category: Best Curb Appeal and Gold award – Bel Arbor Builders, Inc. for McCabe’s Grant.
The 10th Annual Filipino Festival will be held Aug. 7-8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Rd., beginning with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing with live entertainment, food and exhibits until 10 p.m. On Saturday the festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full schedule of performances featuring traditional Filipino dance, music and song.
Filipino cuisine, including BBQ, pansit, lumpia, adobo, halo-halo, lechon, empanada and leche flan, will be available for purchase. The festival will also feature a children's area, church tours, exhibits, and health screenings. > Read more.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond last week opened its new Short Pump location at Short Pump Town Center, to the delight of children who attended a sneak preview of the location July 10. The new facility, located under the forthcoming LL Bean store (formerly the food court) is 8,500 square feet in size – much larger than CMoR’s former Short Pump location at West Broad Village, which opened in 2010. The new space includes The CarMax Foundation Service Station, the Silver Diner, a grocery store, a performance stage and an art studio, as well as a giant Light Bright Wall. > Read more.
Spinoff is predictably silly, devoid of plot
In Minions, those jibberjabbering little corncob things from Despicable Me have finally earned their own feature film. Specifically, three of them: Kevin (tall), Stuart (plays the ukulele) and Bob (loves his teddy bear), all voiced by co-director Pierre Coffin.
After tracing the evolution of Minionkind – we don’t know what they are, but we know they’re hardwired to serve the baddest villain around – our three Minion heroes set off upon a quest to save their species and find the newest, nastiest villain overlord. > Read more.
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