Dapper for School // Jayden Morgan wants to look his best when he starts kindergarten at J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School in Richmond. He got his hair cut last Saturday by Jamaal Umar Abdur-Rahman during the 8th Annual Back-to- School Rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in the East End. Students also received backpacks and school supplies at the event hosted by Richmond School Board member Shonda Harris-Muhammed. Games, music, food and other activities pumped up the back-to-school spirit.
Cityscape // This huge stump on North Side symbolizes the City of Richmond’s continuing struggle to clean up from the damaging storms that ripped through Richmond this summer. Location: 3504 Hazelhurst Ave. Nearly two months have passed since the June 16 storm that felled at least 900 city-owned trees, including this one in front of the home of retired nurse Rosie Lee Woods.
Cityscape // City contractors removed huge branches and most of the tree’s trunk, but to Ms. Woods’ dismay, left this mess. It’s opportunity time for the city to show it can complete the job of removing the tree and replacing the heavily damaged sidewalk.
Wild mushrooms in the West End
Dollars for scholars //
The 33 winners of the KLM Scholarship Foundation’s 2016 Book Scholarships gather for the awards ceremony last Saturday at Linwood Holton Elementary School in Richmond. The students, who live in Virginia and Maryland, will be attending 15 different colleges and universities in Virginia in the fall. KLM is a nonprofit that has been awarding book scholarships since 2002 to students facing financial obstacles. Scholarship winners must have a 3.0 or better GPA and demonstrate leadership qualities. Cory Mosley, president of Cory Mosley Communications, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. Founder Kimberley L. Martin said the foundation has awarded $184,100 in book scholarships since its start.