Ilka-Jeremy Fischer 
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Re: “Relocation Explored for Doomed Tree at Maggie Walker Memorial Site

I think it speaks well for our city that people care about this tree and want to save it. Here is video from This Old House about how to move mature trees. Watch the end of the video when they move the large birch using compressed air to blow away the soil. Best wishes to you guys…

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Posted by Ilka-Jeremy Fischer on 08/28/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Unprompted: Richmond Is Slowly Growing Out of Its Bad Ideas Phase

Richmond needs a "Saturday Market" like Portland's Saturday Market where local artists, artisans, and craftspeople can sell their creations. We certainly have the arts community to support it. It could be on the Canal Walk, and the city could rent booths or spaces. The Portland Market generates income for the city and provides a tourist destination. Ours would require almost no upfront investment from the city, and it would help promote Richmond's identity as a city of artists (which we are).

Here's info on Portland's market:…

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Posted by Ilka-Jeremy Fischer on 05/19/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Virginia Flaggers Photoshop Confederate Banner Mistake

Someone should photoshop a sub sandwich behind the plane.

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Posted by Ilka-Jeremy Fischer on 09/22/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Lonesome Highway

Planting some trees would be a start. There are ugly overhead wires, but medium sized Crepe Myrtles down both sides of the street would fit under the wires and mask them somewhat. It's a small step, but at least it's a starting point, and maybe the trees could be donated by some of the local nurseries.

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Posted by Ilka-Jeremy Fischer on 04/01/2015 at 1:41 PM

Re: “The Nine Most Endangered Places in Richmond

Hi Ed Slipek, my old friend,
I agree with you on all of these, even Creighton Court. We should keep at least one of those buildings to remind future generations of the great social experiment (and failure) that was "the projects." The same is true for all of these. It's not about returning to the past. It's about allowing progress to incorporate these historic places for the future. Make them beautiful, make them part of something new and re-purpose them, but keep them in some capacity for generations to come. Thanks for all you do and have done over the years to keep these places alive. Your words make a difference.
Jeremy Fischer

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Posted by Ilka-Jeremy Fischer on 03/18/2015 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Revising the Script

I think Anson Kessinger's post above just hit the nail on the head. If you "sell" each seat for $1000, and there are more than 1300 seats, you'd have $1.3 million right there...and how cool would that be to have little plaques on the back of each seat stating the name of the business or the memorial for whom the seat was bought. It would be free advertising, and a great way to give back to our community. I'm sure many Carytown businesses would buy seats, and probably Style Weekly or Richmond Magazine could help with some free advertising on how to purchase the seats...and while they're at it, the foundation could sell handprints in the wet cement or Hollywood stars, like Grauman's Chinese Theater. I know they're currently renovating the sidewalks in Carytown. The board members just need to get super creative and have fun with it, and they could really add to the quirky character of the neighborhood.

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Posted by Ilka-Jeremy Fischer on 06/20/2014 at 1:59 AM

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