Soaking up the sights //
Fraternal twins Kayden, left, and Kallie Hunter have a lot to hold their attention during the Southern Women’s Show on Saturday at Richmond Raceway. The 18-month-old siblings were attending the event with their godmother, Amber Bebbs. Please see more photos, B3.
CITYSCAPE // Work is moving ahead to create a Whole Foods Market at 2024 W. Broad St., former home to the original Pleasants Hardware. The old hardware company building and parking lot have been cleared to make way for the new 45,000-square-foot grocery, which is expected to open by Thanksgiving. This will be Whole Foods’ 14th store in Virginia and the specialty grocers’ second in the Richmond area. The store is the first step in the creation of The Sauer Center, a larger retail and office complex that the C.F. Sauer Co. plans to develop near its headquarters and spice manufacturing operation at Broad Street and Hermitage Road.
CITYSCAPE // When complete, the new center is to encompass the grocery store, the former Virginia Department of Taxation building and two warehouses that sit behind the Sauer complex. The company has not released cost estimates, but based on current construction costs, is anticipated to invest at least $20 million to $25 million to create the complex.
Spring flowers covered in snow in North Side
Courtesy of Congressman A. Donald McEachin’s office
Honoring a hometown hero
State, local and federal officials and community members gather for Saturday’s unveiling of a state historic marker honoring the late Lt. Col. Howard L. Baugh, a Petersburg native who was a pilot with the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Lt. Col. Baugh graduated from Virginia State University before entering the Alabama training program. During World War II, he was deployed to Sicily with the 99th Fighter Squadron and flew 135 combat missions. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the French Legion of Honor. President George W. Bush and Congress also awarded Lt. Col. Baugh and the other Tuskegee Airmen with the Congressional Gold Medal in March 2007. Lt. Col. Baugh died in 2008. Unveiling the marker, located at the corner of Sycamore and Old streets in Petersburg, are, from left, Lt. Col. Baugh’s son, Howard L. Baugh Jr., 4th District Congressman A. Donald McEachin, Porcher L. Taylor and other members of the Howard Baugh Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Lt. Col. Baugh’s two other sons, Richard A. Baugh and David P. Baugh, also participated in the event.
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Women’s health: Mind, body and spirit
Health professionals offer guidance on their approach to long-term good health during “A Holistic Approach to Women’s Heath,” an inaugural women’s health summit held Saturday at Virginia Union University. The event was sponsored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Richmond Metropolitan Area Chapter, and brought together medical experts, psychologists, a wellness coach and spiritual leaders to focus on the issues that affect women’s overall well-being. Actor Daphne Maxwell Reid, right, served as moderator. Panelists included, from left, Dr. Daphne Bazile-Harrison, an obstetrician-gynecologist; Dr. Lisa Bennett, optometrist; Dr. Wakeshi Benson, dentist-orthodontist; Dr. Brenda Bradley, certified integrative nutrition life coach; Dr. Kate DiPasquale, family medicine physician; Dr. Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie, internal medicine; Dr. Sasa-Grae Espino, oncologist; and Dr. Yvonne Knight, dermatologist.
Women’s day // Rochelle Bland gets her makeup done by Elmaze of MAC Cosmetics during the Southern Women’s Show on Saturday at the Richmond Raceway Complex.
Women’s day // The three-day event drew thousands of women and their friends to an extravaganza of fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, celebrity appearances and exhibitors and boutiques offering an array of wares. . A model shows off one of the latest styles during her runway walk for a fashion show at the event.