On “National Coffee with a Cop Day,” Richmond Police Chief Gerald M. Smith stopped by Starbucks Coffee at 2309 W. Broad St. and chatted with community members including 10-year-old Bella Brownlee, a 6th-grader at Albert Hill Middle School. Along with her mom, Lynne Brownlee, both of North Side, Bella made a cake for the chief, which they gave to him together. Bella, an accomplished singer also belted out a few stanzas of The Wiz’s “Ease on Down The Road” for the chief and others in the Starbucks. Bella is out of school today because Richmond Public Schools is closed for Yom Kippur. Her mother captures the moment here on her cell phone.
From shorts and tank tops to raincoats and umbrellas. Just like that, summer’s gone and the hurricane season arrives full throttle. While Richmond was fortunate to escape the wrath that Hurricane Ian recently spewed in Florida, South Caro- lina and other states, we had our share of rain after several months of sunshine.
A look back at the summer of 2022 includes a cyclist riding past Black Lives Matter photographs at Virginia Union University, 1500 N. Lombardy St.
Drops of color in Henrico County