In a January 15th article in The Richmond Times-Dispatch, columnist Michael Paul Williams wrote about the Richmond Hostel: Planned hostel would bring world to Richmond.
The Potomac Area Council will be hosting its annual meeting in Richmond on December 16. The meeting will be held at The Storeront, 205 East Broad Street, Richmond 23219. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public.
The National Vice President will be present to discuss plans on how the region will be staffed after unification.
The main business for members will be the election of new council board members following the report of the Nominating Committee. PAC bylaws permit nominations from the floor.
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Great quote from the article: “There’s already a demand,” says Sarah Weisiger, the chairwoman of the Richmond Hostel Committee. “I was giving a tour to somebody and a group rang the doorbell asking if we were open.”
An interview about the hostel airs Friday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. on WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio with Open Source RVA. In the photo above, Christopher “Max” Maxwell discusses hostel renovations with show host Chris Dovi.
You can listen to this radio show locally on WRIR 97.3 fm.
If you missed the live show, try checking Open Source RVA’s Radio4All page sometime after the date.
Exciting things are happening for the HI Richmond Hostel…
Photos and information courtesy of Christopher “Max” Maxwell.
Dominion Virginia Power disconnected the electricity to make it safe for the masons to begin replacing loose mortar. Power lines were depowered at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov.18 , the lifts were dropped off and the sidewalk blocked.
Above right is a close up showing loose degraded mortar being ground out. On the closest corner you can see a spot where bricks fell out during a storm a few months ago.
Above, Contractor Wilson Enochs lays out plastic to keep the mortar off the sidewalk.
And by 5:50 p.m. the power had been reconnected.
Scaffolding went up Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 20. Next up will be the repair of the historic front windows.
Walk by the hostel to take a look for yourself. And keep up with our latest updates on our facebook page.
Richmond Hostel volunteers met hundreds of people at its table during Richmond’s Folk Festival this year. We set up outside the future hostel on North 2nd Street and served refreshments. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and expressed support for the effort! You can also “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RVAhostel
David Larter with Richmond BizSense, a local blog dedicated to business news and information, recently sat down with Richmond Hostel Committee Chair Sarah Weisiger to learn more about the hostel project and how the project is progressing.
Read the entire interview here.