Cityscape // Joshua Lambert unveils a new honorary street sign at 1st and Baker streets that pays tribute to his late grandfather, Dr. Benjamin J. Lambert III, a former Richmond state senator and longtime Richmond optometrist. Right, optometrist Helene Clayton-Jeter of Northern Virginia speaks about Dr. Lambert, who encouraged her to enter the eye care field, at the unveiling ceremony Saturday outside Dr. Lambert’s office at 904 N. 1st St. The building is now home to an optician business operated by Dr. Lambert’s son, David Lambert, standing at left.
Cityscape // Among those attending or participating in the ceremony were City Council President Chris Hilbert, who sponsored the city legislation for the honorary street sign; Delegate Jeff Bourne, who represents the 71st House District, which Dr. Lambert represented before serving in the state Senate from 1986 to 2008; City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson; Dr. Monroe Harris; Dr. Lambert’s widow, Carolyn M. Lambert; sons, Benjamin Lambert IV and Charles J. Lambert; daughter, Ann-Frances Lambert; grandchildren and family members. A congenial and influential figure, Dr. Lambert pushed for funding for public schools and higher education during his time in the legislature. He died in March 2014 at age 77.
Evening sky in Randolph
Delta Day at the General Assembly //
Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority smile for the camera Monday with Gov. Ralph S. Northam during the annual “Delta Day at the General Assembly.” Wearing the sorority’s signature colors of red and white, sorors from chapters across the state spent the day lobbying state legislators on issues impacting Virginians, including access to health care, voting rights, tougher gun laws, support for education and transportation and environmental issues.
‘Round Robin’ quilt exhibit at Pine Camp //
Cam Jones of the Kuumba African American Quilting Guild of Richmond examines a quilt made by fellow guild member Gloria Lewis during last Friday’s opening of the group’s exhibition, “Round Robin,” at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center in North Side. The exhibition is part of the center’s Black History Month celebration. Each member of the group created a center block of the quilt to establish a theme. Then, each month, the quilt was passed to another member to add a border until the top was done. The quilt then was completed by the original member. The exhibit, which runs through March 2, is free and open to the public.