In response to a letter from Steve Eilert of Virginia Operation Lifesaver (“Photo Sets Bad Example,” March 10), Charles “King” Arthur and the Spacious Guys would like to make it clear that the band was so wasted, we were completely unaware a photograph was being taken of us on railroad tracks. It was only after our blacked-out drive home that we realized what a horribly wrong thing we had done.
Just kidding. We would like to express sincere apologies for potentially hampering any efforts of Virginia Operation Lifesaver.
The recent articles in Style Weekly by Ed Slipek on the new-old downtown vistas (“Site Seeing,” March 10) revealed by recent demolitions reminded me of another little-known but wonderful collection of views of old Richmond. The Rarely Seen Richmond collection of vintage postcards currently housed at the Virginia Commonwealth University library can be viewed online at http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/post/. For anyone interested in seeing Richmond as it was — or at least as it was pictured for tourists and other correspondents — during the first few decades of the 20th century, a visit to this site is a must.
Thomas S. Driscoll
Miracle in the Making
I am so impressed with your article about the Richmond RiverDogs (“The Boys of Winter,” Cover Story, Feb. 18). I have been a season ticket holder for four years, and I’ve never seen such good coverage of hockey in Richmond. Our team is hardworking and I’m glad that came through in your story. We definitely have a shot at the cup this season, a hope and dream that Richmond hasn’t had in years. Thank you for portraying hockey in such a positive light and bringing some positive publicity to our team.
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