A youngster shows his patriotism during 67th Commonwealth’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. in Richmond.
Three new honorary street posts were placed throughout Richmond last month, commemorating the contributions of notable in Richmond residents who recently died. Among the honorees are Juliette Stephen Hamilton, a school crossing guard and nurse’s aide, Rev. Kenneth E. Dennis Sr., former pastor, Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, and Langston Randolph Davis Sr., president and CEO of Davis Brothers Construction Co. The signs are located in the 4300 block of Corbin Street in front of Ms. Hamilton’s former home, outside the Davis Brothers Construction headquarters, 2410 Chamberlayne
Ave., and outside Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 913 N. 1st. St.
Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, center, stands with members of the Astoria Beneficial Club and others gathered to recognize the 50th anniversary of the installation of a statue honoring the late Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.
Richmond Public Schools’ 2023 valedictorians are from left: Michael Flint Keener, Thomas Jefferson High School, Jasmine E. Johnson, John Marshall High School, Elizabeth Childress, Open High School, Lamika Harris, Armstrong High School, Jaylesha Rowland, George Wythe High School, Inayah O’Neil, Richmond Community High School, Jasmine N. Johnson, Huguenot High School, and Jason Parilla, Frankilin Military Academy.
The Richmond Department of Parks, Recreations and Community Facilities went fishing June 3 by hosting the Family Fishing Fair on Shields Lake in Bryd Park. Brittany Deleon, project manager of Virginia Outside, left helped Travis Garrison, 9, unhook a big mouth bass that he caught on the scenic lake in Richmond’s West End.
Hayden Lewis, 9, prepress to throw a fish back into Shields Lake in Byrd Park.The event was designed to familiarize participants with the art and joys of fishing.
Cactus in North Side
Zambian singer-songwriter, rapper and poet Sampa Tembo aka Sampa The Great, and her band perform for a crowd of thousands on Brown’s Island on Friday, June 2, as part of the Friday Cheers concert series in Downtown Richmond. Sampa and her band were the first Zambians to play the Glastonbury Festival in England and Coachella in America.
There was more than enough fun and splish-splashing to go around at Henrico County’s water spray park’s grand opening June 3 at Dorey Park in Varina.