Archive for November, 2011

Richmond Inn Hires New Concierge

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The William Miller House Bed and Breakfast, Richmond Virginia’s premier historic Fan District inn, is pleased to announce that a new concierge has been added to inn staff.

Morgan, in the inn office, learning about email!

Innkeepers, Pat and Mike, are pleased to welcome Morgan to their bed and breakfast.  Morgan chose her position as inn concierge over the many options offered to her to take advantage of her friendly disposition, her desire to please, and her love of people.  Morgan is a five-year-old Lhasa Apso mix who will be in charge of porch-sitting and, upon invitation, entertaining guests.  She will be confined to the owner’s quarters generally, but she does love people and will truly enjoy attention from guests should they be inclined. At less than twenty pounds and boundless energy, she is a welcome addition to the inn.  She is adjusting to the bed and breakfast life and is learning about all about Richmond’s great attractions.

So, book a stay at the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast, meet Morgan, visit Richmond, Virginia’s attractions, and enjoy the urban lifestyle of the historic Fan District: sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Morgan may not be able to tell you where to find the best of the best; but innkeepers, Mike and Pat, can.

Morgan, inn concierge, tries out porch-sitting (before her haircut!)

Traffic Alerts for Roadwork on I-95 In Richmond VA

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

VDOT, the Virginia Department of Transportation, has embarked on a major road work effort to replace 11 bridges in the Richmond area. In addition, road crews will be making general roadway and under-bridge repairs.  The project is a four-year project but bridge elements are being prefabricated to minimize motorist disruption – however, on occasion I-95 may be reduced to one lane in each direction in off-peak hours and weekends.

You can locate the latest lane closures on VDOT’s website. Before you begin your trip to or through Richmond, you may wish to research alternative routes – just in case! The availability of alternative routes may help eliminate traffic-induced stress and hassles!  Centrally located near downtown Richmond, there are multiple ways to reach the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast, so don’t let this road work deter you from a Richmond vacation!

Neighborhood School Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

William F. Fox School, the elementary school, serving the Fan neighborhood, was dedicated in 1911.

Fan's own Fox School Celebrates 100 Years

In honor of its 100th anniversary the school is hosting a Reunion Open House on Sunday, November 6, 2011 between 2 PM and 5 PM. Fox School is located at 2300 Hanover Avenue.  Everyone is invited to the celebration, especially former students, teachers and parents! Photos, autograph books, diplomas, and report cards (some dating to 1911) will be on display. A short program is planned for 3 PM in the auditorium. A slideshow and video will be shown in the school library.  Refreshments will be served in the Fox Cafe in the cafeteria.

The afternoon is sure to be a fun celebration of childhood -  exploring old stompin’ grounds, catching up with former friends and teachers, snacking on refreshments, and reminiscing about the good old days!  So make your plans now and mark the date November 6th on your calendar.  You’re not going to want to miss this!