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May 2020

Looking for Ways to Support the Businesses in Richmond Beach?
We Heart RB is a new webpage which supports local businesses. It lists the Richmond Beach restaurants open for takeout, which places have gift cards and which service providers are still taking clients. Please take some time to review the new website.
Please Consider Sponsoring a Business
The Richmond Beach Community Newspaper is looking for individuals to sponsor the advertisers in the newspaper. Many of the paper’s regular advertisers are currently closed and the RBCN is seriously concerned about the sustainability of the paper. We are looking for ways to supplement the income of the paper without having to ask a small business for money right now. If you are a regular customer of some of the local advertisers, please consider adopting them. Details can be found on the new We Heart RB web page at
Creating a Neighborhood Safety Net
The 4 Corners Association is made up from the four neighborhoods, which touch at the corner of Richmond Beach Road and 8th Avenue NW. We are HillwoodInnis ArdenRichmond Beach, and Richmond Highlands.  The Association has created a Safety Net guide that will help you build, a secure communication network for your immediate neighbors, which can be used in emergencies and an easy way of getting to know those around you.
A Safety Net Coordinator is someone who takes the initiative to get the ball rolling. The steps are all laid out for you and neighborhood representatives of the 4 Corners Association are willing to provide additional instructions and to answer any questions you may have.
Here are the basic steps:
  1. Distribute the following “Know your NeighborsResident Information form along with your personalized version (you will be the Safety Net Coordinator) of the sample cover letter and contact information to neighbors near you—typically 5-10 nearby homes.   
  2. Compile the returned Resident Information and create a list of residents’ names, addresses, and text/phone numbers. This can be simple list or get creative with a map like the one shown as an example.
  3. Distribute compiled list or map back to all your neighbors. The easiest way would be to send information via email or text as an introduction to the net you created.
  4. Contact your 4 Corners Captain, Executive Director Teresa Pape at to let us know you’ve stepped up to be your Block’s Safety Net Coordinator. Be sure to indicate which Neighborhood you’re in.
This is the time to build your safety net, you will want it in place before the next major event comes our way. It takes a few minutes and a little effort on your part, but you will be so thankful that you took the time now for the future. Online versions of directions and sample forms can be downloaded at   
Informational Sites during these times
During these ever-changing times, The RBCA wants to be a source of valuable and accurate information. We will communicate with you through emails, newsletters and Facebook If you have not signed up for these sources now would be a good time to do so. If you want to support the RBCA please consider becoming a member or donating via our website.
If you are looking for information and assistance the City of Shoreline’s webpage should be a first place to look for resources including help for individuals, help for businesses, health questions, financial assistance, and more.
If you are feeling like you need some inspiration or ideas on how to make the days more fun. Join the Shoreline Community Connections Facebook Page.

The Richmond Beach Community Association (RBCA) is happy to announce that it will be offering a $500 scholarship to a high school senior currently living in the Richmond Beach community.  The scholarship may be applied to the cost of tuition and fees, books or supplies required for courses of instruction at the educational institution chosen by the student.  The scholarship will be paid by RBCA directly to the educational institution, for the use of the scholarship recipient once enrolled.
Qualified students are those who are planning to pursue full-time continuing education through a technical program, community college or a university in the coming (2020) academic year.  More information and application instructions can be found at

The class of 2020 is missing many milestones celebrating your graduate in the newspaper is a great way to memorialize this unusual year. The June issue of the Richmond Beach Community News wants to recognize all Richmond Beach students who are graduating under these crazy conditions. Give us a chance to show how proud we are of our student’s hard work by printing a paragraph about each of them in an upcoming issue of the paper.

The deadline for submissions is May 10. The entry should include information about the student’s school experience (sports, music, clubs, academics, awards) or other memorable experiences (church activities, employment, volunteer work, travel) and what they plan to do in the coming months or years. Space is limited, please keep paragraphs to 100 words or less. All submissions to the newspaper are subject to editing. Email the Richmond Beach graduating senior’s information to Executive Director, Teresa Pape at by May 10.
The RBCA is using the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to update our incredibly old membership/volunteer list and migrate it into a more useful system. You may be contacted to update your information.

The Richmond Beach Orcas are back in the neighborhood! With help from several members of the RBCA Board and the Orca Council, the beloved orcas have returned from their winter storage to their summer viewing grounds. For information about where your favorite orca may be this year, check out the RBCA Beach Orcas web page at
The RBCA published the May edition of the community newspaper. If you regularly pick up a copy at a local business, which is closed, and you still want a copy, please email Executive Director, Teresa Pape at and one can be delivered to your home following a no contact protocol.

Richmond Beach Community Newspaper is looking for an Advertising Manager.
The award-winning Richmond Beach Community Newspaper is looking for an individual who can help log and track advertisers for the monthly (10 issues a year) newspaper. This is a volunteer position that takes approximately 8 hours a month. This multi-faceted role is primarily a data management one, with no cold-call sales efforts required - our wonderful advertisers seek us out! You'd be stepping into a position with great historical information. The current Ad Manager will remain available for questions and support as needed. For more information contact RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape at

Newspaper Ad Designer needed for Richmond Beach Community News
Do you enjoy creating graphics, images, and art? Maybe you know of a student that is studying graphic design? Could one of your friends or neighbors be looking for a creative outlet? The RBCA is looking for a graphic designer to design ads for the newspaper. Use this opportunity for a future portfolio or strengthen your professional skills and join the team of enthusiastic volunteers who produce the monthly newspaper. The current designer will train through May. For more information contact RBCA Executive Director, Teresa Pape at
Please Stay Home and Stay Healthy.


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