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JAMES HOWARD

James Howard helps slow down Vance Sutphin's wheelchair as Anthony Pendergrast guides it as they descend to the fishing dock during a retreat at Howard's home for veterans from McGuire VA Hospital's Spinal Chord Injury Unit Thursday, June 5, 2014. Nancy Wellons, James' mother, carries the fishing pole. Pendergrast is a bus drive at the hospital.

Veteran Helping Veterans

Army veteran James Howard opens his home as a retreat for veterans. Howard, who medically retired as a captain, said “learning from each other is the best medicine.”

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JAMESTOWN02

White-marked Tussock Moth larva dangling from a tree on Jamestown Island Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Tussock Moth larva

A white-marked Tussock Moth larva dangles from a tree on Jamestown Island.

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ART CARPET 2014

Fox Elementary School third grader Jo Stott works on the Art Carpet along Hanover Avenue. Fox, Binford Middle School and VCU students and staff connected by creating a carpet of chalk artwork on the sidewalks of the fan Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Art Carpet

Fox Elementary School third grader Jo Stott works on the Art Carpet along Hanover Avenue.  Fox, Binford Middle School and VCU students and staff connected by creating a carpet of chalk artwork on the sidewalks of the fan neighborhood.

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Marines

Unit Commissioning Ceremony for the Goochland High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) at Goochland High School Tues. Oct. 1, 2014. At Upper left: Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform. Upper Right: Colonel Wesley Lee Fox, USMC (Retired), was the Guest of Honor. Bottom: Members of the Goochland High […]

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CRICKET 2014

Wicket-keeper Haroon Pasha runs out batsman Raj Shekhar Cricket clubs compete in a tournament at Holladay Elementary School Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Cricket

Cricket has been played for at least 400 years since its birth in England.  Basically a bowler “delivers” the small cricket ball to the batsman who tries to keep it from hitting the wicket.  The wicket-keeper stands behind the wicket and batsman. During a quarterfinal match, wicket-keeper Haroon Pasha runs out batsman Raj Shekhar at […]

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Collegiate Benedicitine

Collegiate Nick Anders' helmet falls off as he is tackled by Benedictine Parrish Gordon Friday, September 12, 2014.

Saints and Cadets

Collegiate Nick Anders’ helmet falls off as he is tackled by Benedictine Parrish Gordon.

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UVA BASEBALL

Maryland's Tayler Stiles puts another cap on Andrew Amaro's head as Ben Brewster watches during their NCAA game against UVA in Charlottesville Sunday, June 8, 2014.

What goes on in the dugout?

Maryland’s Tayler Stiles puts another cap on Andrew Amaro’s head as Ben Brewster watches during their NCAA game against UVA in Charlottesville.

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BOOKMOBILE

Angel Balcarcel (left), age 10 and a Bellwood Elementary student, looks at books he can check out from the Bulldog Bookmobile which visited their neighborhood Thursday, August 14, 2014. Children get to check out books and some games.

Bringing Books to Needy Children

Bellwood Elementary student Angel Balcarcel (left), age 10, looks at books he can check out from the Bulldog Bookmobile.  Children get to check out books and some games.

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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.