Welcome to the new WHNA Website!

Welcome to our new website! Here we’ll post all the latest info about upcoming events and happenings in and around our neighborhood. We’ve tried to simplify so that information is accessible.

The big change is that you can join or renew membership online – just click on the orange “join” tab in the upper right of the screen.

A big welcome to fellow Southsider Erika Hollen of HollenZoo Designs who created and hosts the website. And thanks to Page Hayes of House of Hayes for designing our new logo.

Finally, a big thanks to nabe resident Lisa Cumbey of Propolis Designs for her help in designing the original website/logo and hosting the website these long years – we wouldn’t be where we are without her.

Celebrating Tacky Chistmas Traditions

chistmas parade

The 31st annual Dominion Christmas parade in Richmond will be Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. The parade, themed Celebrating Tacky Christmas Traditions, will depart from the Science Museum on West Broad Street and continue east to 7th Street. This Richmond tradition attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year from all over Virginia, with thousands more enjoying the live television broadcast. Westover Hills neighbor Robert Kelly heads up the parade organization.

For many Richmonders, the parade kicks off the Christmas season. The parade will feature a very special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, huge helium balloons, and, of course, Santa himself! If you can’t experience the parade in person, you can watch it LIVE on WTVR-CBS6 on the day of the parade from 10 a.m. to noon, or see it on Christmas Day. Click here for more info, including parade route and lineup.

Woodland Heights meeting to discuss bike lanes

With a section of bike lanes newly completed on Forest Hill Ave, the city is considering bike lanes for Semmes Avenue. Westover Hills residents may be interested in hearing about the plans.  Fifth District City Council member Parker Agelasto has invited a public discussion of Semmes Avenue at the next Woodland Heights Civic Association meeting, on Tuesday, November 25, at 7 p.m. at Woodland Heights Baptist Church (611 West 31st Street). Please click here if you want to RSVP to the meeting.

Victorian Christmas Open House @ Forest Hill Park

2014 Christmas Santa Image


 2014 Christmas text Image

The Friends of Forest Hill Park are very happy to announce our annual “Victorian era Christmas open house” on Saturday 6 December from noon-4pm.

House tours, holiday snacks, crafts for the kids and even a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick himself! (At 2pm).

Free and fun for all ages!

Enjoy some local neighborhood holiday fun!

Sponsored by: Friends of Forest Hill Park

Leaf collection set for Nov. 17-28

Get those rakes out! The city’s first vacuum leaf collection is scheduled for November 17 thru November 28 in Westover Hills. The city asks you to rake leaves to your property line by the start date, to keep piles no higher than two feet, and to not include any rocks, metal or branches. Of course, inclement weather sometime puts the city’s collection behind schedule, so click here to see any updates.