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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed the following local residents to state boards and commissions: Interagency Dispute Resolution Advisory Council – D. Alan Rudlin, partner, litigation, intellectual property and antitrust, Hunton & Williams; VCU Health System Board of Directors – Katherine E. Busser, executive vice president, Capital One; PonJola Coney, MD, senior associate dean for faculty affairs, VCU Health System; and Thomas E. Gottwald, CEO, New Market Corporation; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees – Steven A. Markel, vice chairman, Markel Corporation; Ranjit Kumar Sen, chief advisor, Stefanini IT Solutions; and Dr. Shantaram K. Talegaonkar, ophthalmologist, Virginia Eye Institute; and Hemophilia Advisory Board – Jan Fiorelli, volunteer nurse, Henrico County Medical Reserve Corps and Crossover Ministry.
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Kenn Kochi, of Richmond, was recently elected as a junior senator for the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) by his peers at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. ASWC provides advocacy for student issues, diverse involvement opportunities and financial support for student initiatives. Kochi is a 2009 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School and is the son of Terry and Arata Kochi. He is a philosophy major and enjoys rock climbing and ballet.
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Larry P. Pitts, Jr., of Henrico, recently graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Pitts received a bachelor of science degree in Management, with an emphasis in Human Resources Management.
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Senior Connections recently announced the winners of its Eighth Annual Empty Plate awards: 2011 Eva Teig Hardy Award for Corporate Service – Cora Dickerson and Joe Doetzer; MaryEllen Cox Memorial Award for Advocacy – Dr. Patricia Joy Johnson Brown; Richard Hogan Memorial Award for Volunteer Service – Franklin W. Taylor, III; E. Harris Spindle Award for Service to Seniors – The Area Planning and Services Committee on Aging with Lifelong Developmental Disabilities (APSC), led by Dr. Edward Ansello at the Virginia Center on Aging at VCU; and Mary C. Payne Leadership Award – Joani Latimer, director of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The recipients will be honored at a luncheon on Oct. 12 at the Science Museum of Virginia.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


It’s going to be a cold weekend so if you’re headed out to the James River Parade of Lights or the Richmond Road Runners Club Toy Run 5K in Innsbrook, you’d better bundle up! If you’re looking for some indoor ways to celebrate the holidays, check out Three-Penny Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas” or “To Drive the Cold Winter Away: An Irish Celebration of the Returning Light” at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Glen Allen. Also this weekend – the Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Home Alone." For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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World-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli returns to the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey, and the incomparable Swing 7 in a special holiday performance at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Celebrate the holidays with a post-show reception in Booth Lobby. Tickets are $22 to $45. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu. Full text

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