Cityscape // people get wet during the annual “Shiver in the River” winter festival Saturday in Downtown near Historic Tredegar.
Cityscape // Mal Nanayakkara, left, and James Sinnie wade in the James River during the event sponsored by Keep Virginia Beautiful to raise money for its programs to beautify Richmond and the state, reduce littering and increase recycling. The wintry dip capped a program that also involved volunteers picking up trash along the riverbank and participating in a 5K Walk-Run.
The joy of reading // Adults are spreading the joy of reading to area children. Left, Richmond Sheriff Antionette V. Irving reads to students at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School in North Side on Tuesday
The joy of reading // Theodore Mosley reads to first-graders at Bellevue Elementary in Church Hill last Friday. Mr. Mosley was part of the 100 Men Read project of Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries. Sheriff Irving was taking part in the annual Read Across America effort to read to children in schools and day care centers. The National Education Association sponsors the effort to promote reading and honor the late noted children’s author Dr. Seuss. Additional volunteers will read to children in Richmond Public Schools and other area schools and programs on Friday, March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the pen name of Theodor S. Geisel.
Camilia in the West End
Going all out for Girl Scout cookies // If there’s any question about the power of Girl Scout cookies, look no further. Car loads of customers head through a Girl Scout cookie drive-thru Saturday in the parking lot of Cabela’s sporting goods store in Short Pump, where scouts from area troops assisted them with purchases of their favorite cookie varieties as part of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend. Above, scouts Dionne Washington, Tyshaunda Jennings and DeRanae Jones of Troop #007 fill a motorist’s cookie order
Scout Sahmeah Jamison, right, carefully balances a box to complete another order. Cookie sales will continue around the Richmond area through late March.