A youngster is intrigued by garden visitors celebrating Día de Los Muertos, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Site work gets underway at Richmond High School for the Arts in South Side. A groundbreak-
ing ceremony for the new school took place last July. With 2026 its estimated completion date,
the new school will cost $154.6 million and house 1,800 students, the Richmond Free Press
reported earlier this year.
Harry Potter would have been pleased Tuesday evening had the beloved character happened upon the Science Museum of Virginia yesterday where U.S. Rep. Jennifer McClellan’s hosted her 16th Annual Community Harvest Festival.
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Halloween, Rep. McClellan met and mingled with guests that ranged from first responders and elected officials to children of all ages. Almost everyone got the memo to wear a costume befitting their innerselves, hence the attire of Rep. McClellan and her daughter, Samantha, who dressed as “Harry Potter” characters.
Rep. McClellan’s husband and son also were in attendance, along with Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney and his wife, Brandy Stoney. “We had a record crowd for the Community Harvest Festival,”
Rep. McClellan’s Facebook page reads. “Thanks to everyone who attended and to our amazing volunteers. Same time and place next year!
Bed of roses at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
“HarvestFest: Dia de los Muertos” kept Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden busy on Saturday, Oct. 29. The daylong festival included cultural activities in to celebrate fall, along with live performances, an Hispanic Craft Market, bilingual storytime, pumpkins and more.
Guests were encouraged to honor passed loved ones by bringing a photo or placing a tea light (provided, while supplies last) on the Dia de los Muertos Altar.
A multicultural celebration of love, language, and culture took place Oct. 28 at the 2nd Annual “Fall for All Festival,” hosted by River City Middle School, RPS School Board member Nicole Jones (9th), and the RPS Language Instruction Educational Program.
The free event included resources for families, carnival games and activities for children, along with refreshments and music. River City Middle School is located at 6300 Hull Street Road.
The Metropolitan Business League’s “Women Who Mean Business Summit” drew attendees from throughout the Richmond region on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St. The daylong enabled women to explore entrepreneurship, leadership and share innovative ideas regarding their businesses.
During the luncheon event, Kimberley L. Martin, founder of the KLM Scholarship Foundation, received the MBL’s Remarkable Woman of the Year Award. From left, Floyd E. Miller, MBL’s president and CEO, Mrs. Martin and Nickkol Lewis, board chair, MBL, principal and senior creative, Visual Appeal, LLC-The Design Studio.