A family fishing affair //
Marley Worsham, 6, watches as the fish she caught at the 2017 Family Fishing Fair last Saturday in Byrd Park is taken off the hook by Tyler Twyford. Looking at Marley’s catch are her brothers, Luke, 5, and Jacob, 8. The event, held at Shields Lake, was sponsored by the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. The youngsters attended with their parents, Shelley and Marco Worsham.
Cityscape // City employees begin work in the West End as part of the Department of Public Works’ blitz to improve 1,300 alleys by the end of August. Last Saturday an alley bounded by Staples Mill Road, Chantilly Street and Augusta and Fitzhugh avenues received needed attention.
Cityscape // Soil and gravel were added to a muddy ditch to eliminate ruts and drainage issues. Fresh gravel was spread in the alley.
Cityscape // The city is investing $700,000 in the effort to upgrade about 40 percent of the city’s alleys.
Shady spot at Maymont
Fun in a different light //
When it comes to fun, a blacklight can enhance the event. George Boykin glows under the special lights set up at the Blacklight Slide, a water slide and dance party held last Saturday at Richmond International Raceway.
Fun in a different light // Sisters Jessica Fox and Toya Obasi ride down the slide before nightfall, when the blacklights’ effects are more visible. Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the slide, music and fun on the warm evening. A portion of the event’s proceeds are to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
Yoga with a beat//
Ram Bhagat, left, and his drum circle set the beat for a yoga session last Friday at Saadia’s Juicebox and Yoga Bar on Second Street in Jackson Ward. The yoga studio was open as part of the monthly First Fridays festivities in Downtown. The session was led by Mr. Bhagat’s daughter, Kiran.
James Drake of Waverly puckers up after taking a bite of a mango on a stick dressed with lime juice, salt and chili. His buddy, Andrew Leisure of Richmond, laughs at Mr. Drake’s response to the dish prepared by Tio Pablo restaurant at the 10th Annual Broad Appétit in Downtown. About 30,000 people attended the event last Sunday that featured a range of foods, wines, beer and music along four blocks of Broad Street between Henry and Adams streets. The Downtown Neighborhood Association served as host, with proceeds benefiting FeedMore, the area’s nonprofit hunger relief organization.