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Thanks y’all

PHOTO: 2707 East Marshall Street (2004)

Hey folks,

With the keys officially handed over to the new crew, this is my 11,571st and last post here. Booyah!

It’s been a great experience getting to know the East End so well over the past decade plus. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to document and play a part in what has gone on in the community in that time.

Thank you all for embracing CHPN and making this the best little online space in RVA along the way.

As always, if you want to help out or have stories, tips, questions, or ideas – drop a line to

– John

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Gustavo S. 12/24/2017 at 2:02 PM

John, you are a total inspiration to me personally and to many in the community. Just the sheer volume, dedication and the pulse you have on the East End is something I’ll work very hard in continuing. You rock man.

Paul 12/24/2017 at 2:02 PM

Grateful for you, John!

We’ll miss your voice on here, and appreciate what you’ve built, and how it’s connected neighbors from all over CH.

BAF 12/24/2017 at 2:05 PM


Thank you for outstanding work and your service to the East End. You will be missed.

Glenn Anderson 12/24/2017 at 2:07 PM

John, on behalf of Armstrong High School, we thank you for all you have done to promote the positive things our staff and students are doing. Your support will greatly be missed.


Marilyn Stroh 12/24/2017 at 2:17 PM

John, I always looked forward to my Tuesday morning CHPN email. You did so much to keep us up to date on what was happening on the Hill. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Thanks too for helping us to grow the Church Hill Yard Sales by spreading the word. Marry Christmas and Happy and Healthy 2018 to you and yours.

Karen Smith 12/24/2017 at 1:26 PM

Thanks John!!

Cadeho 12/24/2017 at 2:29 PM

Will miss you, John. :'( Thanks for creating the page and sharing so many interesting things! Merry Christmas and wishing you much success next year and beyond!

– Cameron

mary 12/24/2017 at 2:36 PM

…and thanks to you.

Charles Skelly 12/24/2017 at 1:41 PM

Thank you

Joshua Poteat 12/24/2017 at 2:46 PM

Remember that time when that lady almost drove over me in front of Bellevue Elementary and I tapped her car with a banana and she got so mad and then I told you and you had your friend draw a cartoon and publish it on here? Those were the good ol’ days.

Boz Boschen 12/24/2017 at 2:02 PM

End of an era!

Eric S. Huffstutler 12/24/2017 at 3:15 PM

Well, old man… we didn’t always see eye-to-eye on everything over the many years but what you have accomplished here has been a phenomenal juggling act that has been both appreciated and benefited many Church Hill residents. You say your “last” post but hopefully, we will at least see you chime in from time to time on various threads.

Happy Holidays!

Matt Jarreau 12/24/2017 at 3:59 PM

Thank you for your dedication to the neighborhood!We are going to miss you John!!

Michael Hild 12/24/2017 at 3:09 PM

Congrats John, and thanks for all you have done!

kirsten gray 12/24/2017 at 5:20 PM

Thank you John for creating and operating the best neighborhood news blog. You will be greatly missed!

Susan Haas 12/24/2017 at 4:22 PM

JohnYou’ve blessed Churchill in so many ways!

Hansi 12/24/2017 at 5:35 PM

Thank you John. You are a truly generous, thoughtful and inspirational dude. Thanks for all your hard work and love.

Dave Seibert 12/24/2017 at 6:02 PM

What you have given to all of us has been a great gift. The gift of connection, dialogue, history, laughter and entertainment. And CHPN has been a forum and catalyst for many great things. Someday we will build a statue of you in one of these roundabouts or something. ?

Thanks man!

Gillian 12/24/2017 at 9:26 PM

John, thanks for all you’ve done for this community. The East End wouldn’t be the same without you!

Eileen 12/24/2017 at 10:29 PM

Wow, John, thank you for tying us all together by bringing us the true news. I can’t tell you how many conversations have been sparked in the neighborhood by your posts in CHPN. All the best to you, see you around!

Chimbo View 12/25/2017 at 12:43 AM

Many thanks for your positive influence towards progress in the east end. However, I truly hope that this outlet will be more representative of the neighborhood and more content filled in it’s journalistic coverage in the future.

Tom O 12/25/2017 at 1:18 AM

John thank you so much for all that you have done in our community. You and CHPN have been an important glue to connect different parts and perspectives of our neighborhood. Thanks especially for your attention towards school-related news, and for your previous service to our public school system.

Robert Lambeth 12/25/2017 at 1:50 AM

John, You have done a wonderful job. Thanks.

SA Chaplin 12/25/2017 at 9:32 AM

Looking forward to your occasional posts as “Editor Emeritus.”

Will Hall 12/25/2017 at 11:36 AM

Good luck John! You should run for mayor next!

Betsy 12/25/2017 at 3:36 PM

Thank you for your hard work!

Mary Ellen Otto 12/26/2017 at 9:58 AM

Thanks, John for all you have done to get the word out. The posting of Greater Fulton activities has been especially helpful to our community. A nice touch was adding a picture of our Neighborhood Resource Center to our bi-monthly meeting announcement. We wish the best to your and your family!

Valerie Hardy 12/26/2017 at 10:13 AM

Many thanks for your service, John. Hope you and yours will still be around the neighborhood.

Guilty Mom 12/26/2017 at 11:19 AM

You will always be King of the Hill to me! Thank You

Melinda 12/26/2017 at 11:32 AM

Thanks for all your exceptional work… thanks for refereeing and keeping it civil… thanks for being a good neighbor… and thanks for all the fish!

Joanne McDonald 12/26/2017 at 10:45 AM

Thank you John for your passion and loyalty to the community. You have had an outstanding impact on our city.

Mark Bernstein 12/26/2017 at 2:02 PM

Thanks John you are a blessing to the community and will continue to do so in the future! Blessings in your future endeavors.

Jennifer Rodriguez 12/26/2017 at 8:27 PM

So long and thanks for all the fish!

Celeste 12/27/2017 at 9:30 AM

John thanks for all you’ve done in creating the best neighborhood blog ever – for keeping it civil, for keeping us all connected, for giving us countless conversations and smiles. Happy holidays, and we’ll get to know the new crew.

JessOfRVA 12/28/2017 at 3:16 AM

Thank you, John! You were instrumental to my moving to Church Hill!! Your dedication to getting good stories and to building our community has truly been inspiring! <3


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