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The Great Blue Heron Hunt

For the last seven years or so, a batch of island trees in downtown Richmond has been populated annually by great blue herons a month or two before each spring.  The herons have nested high in the trees which can be seen from a banks of a stretch of the James River known as “Pipeline.”  […]

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VCU DAYTON A10 BROOKLYN

From left, VCU's Terry Larrier, Jarred Guest and Melvin Johnson look at the Atlantic 10 trophy after the Rams beat Dayton to win the championship at the Barclays Center Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Rams, the A10 Champions

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SWEET BRIAR

Sweet Briar students react Tuesday, March 3, 2015, to the news that Sweet Briar College will close at the end of the school year. The president announced the closing in Babcock Auditorium.

Sad day for Sweet Briar

Sweet Briar College announced this week that the 114-year-old school will close at the end of the school year.  

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SNOW 022615

Birds fly over the train tracks near the Boulevard bridge by the Diamond Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Tracks in the snow

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SNOW FALLS 20150217

Snow is cleared at Richmond International Airport Tuesday, February 17, 2015. RIC stayed open through the snow storm as crews cleared the runways keeping them below two inches of snow, the requirement to keep the airport open.

Keeping RIC open

Crews worked all night and morning to keep Richmond International Airport open, keeping the snow accumulation below two inches.  Anymore and they are required to close the airport .  RIC has the equivalent of 400 miles of road surface to plow, said Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Department Chief Jim Nilo.

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University of Richmond's Janelle Hubbard (4) celebrates as she prepares to help Liz Brown up after Brown scored a 3-pointer and was fouled by VCU's Camille Calhoun (44) during the 2nd half at the Robins Center in Richmond VA Wed. Feb. 4, 2015.

Three Pointer

University of Richmond’s Janelle Hubbard (4) celebrates as she prepares to help Liz Brown up after Brown scored a 3-pointer and was fouled by VCU’s Camille Calhoun (44) during the 2nd half at the Robins Center in Richmond VA Wed. Feb. 4, 2015.

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QUINCEANERA

Brianna Ceren tries to comfort her 11-year-old brother Josh Ceren during her Quinceanera in Stony Creek Saturday, January 24, 2015. Brianna and Josh are living with foster parents after their mother was deported to El Salvador. Josh was upset because his mother's sister could not make the party after promising she would be there. The siblings are hoping to go live with the aunt.

Bittersweet Milestone

Brianna Ceren tries to comfort her 11-year-old brother Josh Ceren during her Quinceanera, 15th birthday party, in Stony Creek.  Brianna and Josh, who were both both born in the U.S., are living with foster parents.  Their mother was deported to El Salvador.

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VCU's Briante Weber (2) crashes into the crowd during the first half against University of Richmond at the Siegel Center in Richmond VA Sat. Jan. 31, 2015.

VCU's Briante Weber (2) crashes into the crowd during the first half against University of Richmond at the Siegel Center in Richmond VA Sat. Jan. 31, 2015.

Close Court

VCU’s Briante Weber (2) crashes into the crowd during the first half against University of Richmond at the Siegel Center in Richmond VA Sat. Jan. 31, 2015.

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VALERIE AND KIRK

Valerie Tellmann and Kirk Henning work out at the barre during ballet class at the Richmond Ballet Monday, February 2, 2015.

Romantic slow dance into marriage

Look in the February 10th Times-Dispatch edition of “Life” to learn more about how Valerie Tellmann and Kirk Henning’s relationship is like a “great dance.”  The couple, who met at the Richmond  Ballet Company over ten years ago, will be married in July.

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UVA vs. Duke

Duke's Jahlil Okafor(15) celebrates as the team leads UVA near the end of the men's college basketball game at UVA in Charlottesville on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

Duke vs. UVA men’s basketball game

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VCU GEORGE WASHINGTON

VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart and the Rams watch a fan take shots during a promotion before their game with George Washington began Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Close basket

VCU’s Head Coach Shaka Smart and his team take a break from a pre-game huddle to watch a fan attempt a shot during a promotion on the court.