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James River Women's Rugby Football team

Kristin Reigle, a jumper, is lifted up for passing a ball to Stephie-jo Edwards, right, as players of James River Women's Rugby team practice line-out at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The line-out is one of the two methods of restarting play after the ball has gone into touch.

James River Women’s Rugby team

Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville hosts the traditional recreational teams, including softball, soccer and youth football. On Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturday’s, you can also find one of the more unique athletic teams. Richmond’s Division I Women’s Rugby team can be found tackling, running, diving and struggling against the scrum. The James River Women’s Rugby […]

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Sofia Martinez, age 5, and her brother Emiliano Martinez, age 6, sit outside the tent where "Fast for Families" entered their third day without food at Monroe Park Sunday, April 6, 2014. The crosses in the foreground represent those who have died while crossing the American border.

“Fast for Families”

Crosses, representing those who have died while crossing the American border, frame Sofia Martinez, age 5, and her brother Emiliano Martinez, age 6.  They were sitting outside the tent where “Fast for Families” entered their third day without food in Monroe Park.  “Fast for Families”, a national bus tour, is visiting 75 congressional districts to […]

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“Mad” Choreographer

Twenty-three-year-old Gavin Stewart spends a lot of time watching “Mad Men”, but unlike other fans of the popular television drama, he was inspired to create a ballet. He created “Shadows in the Inside” for the Richmond Ballet’s New Works Festival.  

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BROOKLYN A10

VCU's Melvin Johnson and George Washington's Nick Griffin go after a lose ball during their semifinals A10 tournament game at Brooklyn's Barclays Center Saturday, March 15, 2014. Johnson sprained his left knee in the process.

Tears to Cheers

VCU’s Melvin Johnson sprained his left knee while chasing a loose ball during the Rams A-10 semi-final game against George Washington at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Though teary-eyed at the end of the game, Johnson showed his enthusiasm for his team the next day as the Rams played St. Joseph’s in the championship game.

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Taking the Pictures is the EASY Part. Getting Names Can be Tough.

While taking pictures at the Purim Carnival at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center yesterday, I noticed an older gentleman with a little girl who, I assumed, was the man’s granddaughter.  They obviously liked being together.  The girl’s little hands were on the man’s  large left hand, resting on his knee, as the two sat in […]

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The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia

Justin Bartel, Immersive Experience Specialist, shows sample movies during a preview show of The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond on Friday, March 14, 2014. The Dome, which opens to the public on Saturday, has 480 individual aluminum panels and covers approximately 1/4 acre of surface area.

The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia

Justin Bartel, Immersive Experience Specialist, shows sample movies during a preview show of The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond on Friday, March 14, 2014. The Dome, which opens to the public on Saturday, has 480 individual aluminum panels and covers approximately 1/4 acre of surface area.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch regularly covered spring training in Florida when the Richmond Braves were still the Richmond Braves.  This is a photo of Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones as he spits a sunflower seed during a spring game March 19, 2005 at Disney.

Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones spits a sunflower seed while at third base during a spring game March 19, 2005.

From Our Spring Training File

Richmond Times-Dispatch regularly covered spring training in Florida when the Richmond Braves were still the Richmond Braves. This is a photo of Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones as he spits a sunflower seed during a spring game March 19, 2005 at Disney.

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Dr. Dolittle Jr.

Robert Mish portrays Emma Fairfax in Dr. Dolittle Jr. at Saint Christopher's Lower School Friday, March 7, 2014. They only had two days to rehearse because of the weather. They usually have 5 days to practice.

Young Saints

Every student at Saint Christopher’s Lower School has a role in their annual musical performance. Some of the shows since 2005 include Dr. Dolittle Jr., Music Man, The Jungle Book and H.M.S. Pinafore.

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VCU marks 50th consecutive sellout

The VCU mens basketball team marked a milestone by achieving their 50th consecutive sellout at the Siegel Center, shown through a fisheye lens during pregame introductions on March 8, 2014.  The streak began in January 2011.

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University of Virginia's Justin Anderson on the back of Akil Mitchell as they leave the floor after their 75-56 victory over Syracuse at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville VA Sat. March 1, 2014.

University of Virginia's Justin Anderson on the back of Akil Mitchell as they leave the floor after their 75-56 victory over Syracuse at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville VA Sat. March 1, 2014.

ACC Champs

University of Virginia’s Justin Anderson on the back of Akil Mitchell as they leave the floor after their 75-56 victory over Syracuse at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville VA Sat. March 1, 2014.

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SNOW

Woodrow, a West Highland terrier, waits for his owner Millie Caine on Bromley Lane Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Snow Dog

If it weren’t for Woodrow’s bright red vest, you might miss him in the snow. The West Highland terrier was waiting for his owner Millie Caine on Bromley Lane.