In his honor // Raymond H. Boone Jr. unveils the honorary street sign that pays tribute to his father, the late founder, publisher and editor of the Richmond Free Press. Location: 5th and Franklin streets in front of the Free Press building.
In his honor // Attendees included, from left, Richmond City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, 6th District, who spearheaded the recognition effort for Raymond H. Boone Sr.; Mayor Levar M. Stoney; Mr. Boone, Free Press vice president for new business development; and City Councilman Michael J. Jones, 9th District.
In his honor // Ahead of the unveiling, below, Councilwoman Robertson offers remembrances of the late Mr. Boone and his impact as a crusading journalist to about 75 well-wishers and reporters during a ceremony inside the Free Press building. Other speakers included Mayor Stoney, Mr. Boone and Free Press Managing Editor Bonnie V. Winston.
This winter scene, appearing as though from a Currier and Ives plate, was taken at Meadow and Broad streets Monday as snow powdered the city. Richmond got 2 inches of heavy, wet snow as it was brushed by a storm that slammed New England with up to 2 feet. Still, the mid-March snowfall was one of the largest Richmond has experienced ahead of the official arrival of spring on Tuesday, March 20, according to the U.S. Weather Service. The record snowfall for March 12 is the 4 inches that fell in 1910. The average snowfall for this time of year is a half inch, the weather data shows. The forecast for the next 10 days calls for continuing chilly weather. Daytime highs are predicted to be in the 40s to 50s, with nighttime lows ranging from the upper 20s to upper 30s.
Saucer magnolia bloom in North Side
Young entrepreneur //
Move over Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. The young entrepreneurs, like Brandon Walker of Brandon’s Creative Clothing, are around. Brandon was among a select group of entrepreneurs ages 6 to 17 participating in last Saturday’s inaugural Richmond Children’s Business Fair at the Science Museum of Virginia. The event, sponsored by Acton Academy and Acton School of Business, helped youngsters develop a product or service, create a brand, build a marketing strategy and then open for customers at a one-day marketplace. Above, Brandon talks about his creations with potential customer Verona Williams.