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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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FirstComp Insurance Company, Markel Corp. named top insurance carriers


Two Glen Allen-based insurance carriers have been named among the top such companies in the nation.

Markel Corp. and FirstComp Insurance Company (now owned by Markel) are among 38 carriers recognized on the Insurance Business America list of the top insurance carriers in the country. > Read more.

Walmart honors Citizen’s ‘Top Teachers’ during grand opening


The much-anticipated new Walmart Supercenter in Eastern Henrico opened to busy crowds last week, and company officials welcomed a special group of shoppers, too. > Read more.

‘It’s such a blessing’


On Independence Day, a Brazilian-born Henrico resident took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance on the steps of the Virginia Historical Society and felt peace finally settle around her.

Jeanette Hamlett’s journey to U.S. citizenship is a story of faith and love, which she told with her husband, John Hamlett, by her side. > Read more.

Preschoolers give pillows to families in need


A group of preschoolers from Chesterbrook Academy Preschool donated 56 pillows to local families in need at the Housing Families First shelter. The shelter is always in need of pillows and linens as, since families take the donated ones with them to their new homes.

Housing Families First provides shelter and support for homeless families and assist them in finding a permanent housing solution. The shelter serves people year-round, said Terri Iguina, operations and volunteer manager at Housing Families First. > Read more.

Dairy Queen’s Blizzard sales July 27 to benefit Children’s Hospital of Richmond


Dairy Queen’s 13th Annual Miracle Treat Day – Thursday, July 27 – will raise fund to benefit sick and injured children being treated at Children's Miracle Network hospitals throughout the United States. Locally, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Last year, the event raised more than $14,400 for the hospital. > Read more.

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Innsbrook After Hours continues its 32nd year with 80s tribute band Rubix Kube. The band is able to crank out pop, rock, new wave, dance and hair metal hits from the decade of decadence and perform them just like the originals – yet with their own gnarly twist. Gates open at 5 p.m. Show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Net proceeds from the concert series benefit the American Constitution Spirit Foundation and the Innsbrook Foundation. Rain or shine. For tickets and more information, call the IAH Hotline at 423-1779 or visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com. Full text

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