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The Richmond Heart Walk, held Oct. 22, 2011 at the SnagAJob.com Pavilion in Innsbrook, raised a record-breaking $989,000 – exceeding the previous year’s total by $178,000 and exceeding the goal for 2012. The AHA and the volunteer leadership had aimed to raise $925,000 to fund cardiovascular research and educational programs in the area.

Douglas Edwards, of Richmond, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

Noozhat Nashir, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C.

Samuel Holt recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at New River Community College in Dublin, Va. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Nicholas Akens, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Akens is a student in the College of Technology.

Jory Brinkerhoff, assistant professor of biology at the University of Richmond, recently received a $25,000 research award from the Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust of Richmond for his research on the emergence of Lyme disease in Virginia. Brinkerhoff will study the geographic expansion of tick populations in the state and how that might relate to a recent increase in Lyme disease. The award will provide funds for Brinkerhoff and one undergraduate student to conduct summer research, as well as fund equipment, supplies and DNA sequencing. Brinkerhoff’s research is focused on landscape and disease ecology. Before coming to Richmond, he spent two and a half years researching Lyme disease at the School of Public Health at Yale University. The Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust was established under the will of Robert M. Jeffress, a founder and the principal benefactor of the Virginia Institute for Scientific Research.

Philip Cory Rutledge, of Richmond, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Kaitlin Elizabeth Carlyle and Jessica Winsie Lau, of Glen Allen, recently were named to the President’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. To be eligible for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. Carlyle is majoring in Language and International Trade and Lau is majoring in Bioengineering.

Amy Turner, daughter of Marcus and Diane Turner, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.V. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.6 or higher grade point average. Turner is a physical education major.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recently named Douglas A. Hicks, professor of leadership studies and religion in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, the recipient of a 2012 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. The award, sponsored by the Dominion Foundation, is the highest honor given by the commonwealth to faculty from all sectors of higher education in Virginia. It recognizes superior accomplishment in teaching, research and public service. Winners receive a $5,000 stipend. Hicks has taught at Richmond since 1998 and is the author of four books. He is the founder of the university’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, as well as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a parish associate at Second Presbyterian Church of Richmond. Hicks received an A.B. magna cum laude with honors in economics from Davidson College, a master’s of divinity magna cum laude from Duke University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. Hicks and the 11 other 2012 OFA winners from public and private colleges and universities in the commonwealth will be introduced on the floor of the General Assembly and receive their awards Feb. 16 in a ceremony at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

Sarah Jones, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Jones is a junior majoring in English/Communication Studies.

Bakary Sanogo, of Glen Allen, recently graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. Sanogo received a master of science degree in applied statistics.
Community

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

CAT Theatre opens 51st season Oct. 24


CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. The play is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and adapted by Steven Dietz, and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.

The story follows Holmes, whose career as the world’s greatest detective seems to have reached its end until he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer, Irene Adler, Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


If you’re in the mood for a little music this weekend, you won’t be disappointed! Pete Peterkin, a finalist on America’s Got Talent, will present a musical tribute to the legendary Ray Charles at CACGA tomorrow. Fans of gospel music can head to Sandston Baptist Church for an Eastern Henrico FISH benefit concert. Richmond native and American Idol Season 5 finalist Elliott Yamin will perform at the Weinstein JCC. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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