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WEATHER 081214

(L-R) Friends Richard Calhoun, Junious Barbour (background), Jeremy Munns (middle) and his brother Jamie Munns (casting) fish off the Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park pier Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

No Luck Fishing

(L-R) Friends Richard Calhoun, Junious Barbour, Jeremy Munns and his brother Jamie Munns fish off the Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park pier in Charles City County.

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LAVENDER

Thirteen-year-old Lauren Cabana, of Bridgewater, rests while her mother Kitty Cabana harvests "Melissa" lavender stems during Volunteer Harvest Day at White Oak Farm Sunday, June 22, 2014. Lavender is thought to help people relaxation.

Heaven Scent

“Inhale. Relax. Exhale.” ­­­­­______ Julie Walton Haushalter, White Oak Farm The scent of lavender gently rose as volunteers cut and bundled the purple flowers and pink buds.  It is harvest time at White Oak Farm. Julie Walton Haushalter, whose family owns the agri-tourism farm in the Shenandoah Valley, encouraged them “to breath in the lavender” […]

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Baseball

Richmond Flying Squirrels Jarrett Parker fouls a ball into the ground.

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L-R, Bowie Baysox pitchers Matt Bischoff  tries to block a shot by Tyler Wilson, (Midlothian/UVA) as Oliver Drake  gets in postion for his next shot during a game of Crossfire outside The Diamond in Richmond VA Thurs. June 26, 2014 prior to game against Richmond Flying Squirrels. They said this was the first time they have played the game on the road.

L-R, Bowie Baysox pitchers Matt Bischoff tries to block a shot by Tyler Wilson, (Midlothian/UVA) as Oliver Drake gets in postion for his next shot during a game of Crossfire outside The Diamond in Richmond VA Thurs. June 26, 2014 prior to game against Richmond Flying Squirrels. They said this was the first time they have played the game on the road.

Baysox Crossfire

L-R, Bowie Baysox pitchers Matt Bischoff tries to block a shot by Tyler Wilson, (Midlothian/UVA) as Oliver Drake gets in position for his next shot during a game of Crossfire outside The Diamond in Richmond VA Thurs. June 26, 2014 prior to game against Richmond Flying Squirrels. They said this was the first time they […]

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GARDEN TRAIL

A fish swims through a reflection of the Chihuly installation in the E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Beauty in Nature

The Richmond Garden Trail joins Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Maymont, Agecroft, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Capitol Square, Valentine Richmond History Center, Edgar Allan Poe Museum and the Virginia Center for Architecture.  Each garden features a “secret” including the Chihuly installation at VMFA and the pitcher plants at Lewis Ginter.

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A deer runs along the course during the quarterfinal round of RWGA match play at Hermitage Country Club Sabot Course Wed. June 11, 2014.

A deer runs along the course during the quarterfinal round of RWGA match play at Hermitage Country Club Sabot Course Wed. June 11, 2014.

Playing Through

A deer runs along the course during the quarterfinal round of RWGA match play at Hermitage Country Club Sabot Course Wed. June 11, 2014.

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Richard Slater of Manakin-Sabot shields his eyes from the setting sun to get a glimpse of his grandson Mason Tillar playing Little League baseball on 6/5/14

Little League turns 75

Richard Slater of Manakin-Sabot, Va. shields his eyes from the setting sun to get a glimpse of his grandson Mason Tillar playing Little League baseball on June 5. Little League, which began operations 75 years ago, still has a following that brings young and not so young to neighborhood ballparks.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS

(L-R) Parker Director, age 5, and M'Kayla Morton, age 6, head for the finish line of the "fun race" during the Special Olympics at UR's Robins Stadium Saturday, June 7, 2014.

“Fun Race”

Five-year-old Parker Director and six-year-old M’Kayla Morton head for the finish line of the “fun race” during the Special Olympics Summer Games at University of Richmond’s Robins Stadium.

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University of Virginia's Nate Irving  drops a bunt as  Bucknell's catcher Justin Meier  moves to the ball in the 6th inning at U.Va in Charlottesville Va Fri. May 30, 2014 during first round of Regional  NCAA Baseball Tournament. Irving reached base on a field's choice as 2 runs scored due to a  throwing error on the play.

University of Virginia's Nate Irving drops a bunt as Bucknell's catcher Justin Meier moves to the ball in the 6th inning at U.Va in Charlottesville Va Fri. May 30, 2014 during first round of Regional NCAA Baseball Tournament. Irving reached base on a field's choice as 2 runs scored due to a throwing error on the play.

University of Virginia Baseball

University of Virginia’s Nate Irving drops a bunt as Bucknell’s catcher Justin Meier moves to the ball in the 6th inning at U.Va in Charlottesville Va Fri. May 30, 2014 during first round of Regional NCAA Baseball Tournament. Irving reached base on a field’s choice as 2 runs scored due to a throwing error on […]

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SPEC

Dr. Harry Gewanter visits his son Neil Gewanter Monday, May 19, 2014, in the group home where he lives. Neil has Downs Syndrome.

A Father’s Love

Dr. Harry Gewanter visits his son Neil Gewanter in the group home where he lives.  Neil has Downs Syndrome.

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SUNSHINE

Stewart Otey enjoys the sunshine and view of downtown Richmond from Jefferson Park Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Just Chillin’

Stewart Otey enjoys the sunshine and view of downtown Richmond from Jefferson Park this spring.