Tessneem Khalil, 7, right, helps uncover gravestones in the 104-year-old Woodland Cemetery in Henrico County. She is working with her mother, left, Rania Fetouh, and Kathleen Harrell, her teacher at Shady Grove Elementary School in Henrico County. Ms. Harrell has volunteered consistently on Sunday afternoons with Dr. John W.J. “Bill” Slavin to improve the neglected burial ground best known as the last resting place of Arthur Ashe Jr., the Richmond native who earned international renown in tennis and as a humanitarian.
Construction fencing rings Virginia Commonwealth University’s old Franklin Street Gymnasium that soon will be demolished. Opened initially in 1952 and expanded in 1970 in the 800 block of West Franklin Street, the former home of the university’s basketball team is no longer needed. The building will be replaced with a modern $121 million structure filled with labs and classrooms focused on boosting student learning in such fields as biology, chemistry, kinesiology, math, physics and psychology. The planned, six-story structure will provide a space where learning, research and collaboration can occur across disciplines.
A rooster in Henrico
Shoppers practicing social distancing while waiting for Costco on Broad Street in Western Henrico to open last Saturday.
A motorist in Western Henrico wears a protective mask and gloves on Saturday.
A customer stocks up on toilet paper at Costco, while below, others wait their turn at the Costco Saturday.
Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School uses its electronic sign to post health messages to the community.
Carytown looks deserted Tuesday morning. This stretch of Cary Street between Belmont
and Sheppard streets, is typically filled with cars. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and
requirements for social distancing, this is the new normal for retail districts around the
country and the world.
Shelves are bare in area grocery stores across the city and beyond Friday. “This is like a Christmas rush on steroids, yet at Christmas we are prepared for the crowds and long lines,” one shopper commented.