Take Me To The River

One of Floricane's longest running engagements has been the Evening at Morton's community conversations launched by The Hodges Partnership and the awesome manager local Morton's the Steakhouse; we've facilitated close to a dozen dinner conversations with leading community leaders around topics like arts in Richmond, the state of nonprofits and Richmond's best neighborhoods. In one of those strange moments where a random choice meets the weekly headlines, last winter we selected the James River as the topic for the August conversation – which happens online next Tuesday evening.

Who knew that the City of Richmond would be wading through proposals to take a hard look at what one consultant calls "Richmond's great, wet Central Park"? Or that everyone's favorite columnist, Michael Paul Williams, would champion the James River in his Tuesday column this week? Or that we'd find such a fantastic cross-section of passionate river rats willing to show up and talk about the future of the James River on an August evening?

Richmond.com has all the details on next Tuesday's Evening at Morton's conversation – including ways you can submit questions, or follow it live on the web or on Twitter. There are also profiles of our guests with their thoughts on what makes the James River such an amazing asset to the Richmond community.