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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.
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Your trees, please

With a nod to Arbor Day, Citizen seeks photos, descriptions of significant Henrico trees

Do you have a favorite tree in Henrico?

Do you know of a tree with an interesting story?

Do you live near an especially large, old, or otherwise unusual tree – or do you pass by one that has always intrigued you?

Arbor Day 2015 (April 24) was last week, and though the Citizen has published stories about a few special trees over the years (see sidebar) we know that our readers can lead us to more. > Read more.

Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

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Henrico HS student selected as student playwright for ‘New Voices for Theater’ program


A Henrico High School student was one of eight students from Virginia selected as a 2015 student playwright as part of the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's 26th annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, which will be held July 10-11 at VCU.

Elaina Riddell of the Center for the Arts at Henrico HS will join the other students and bring her original one-act play to life on stage at the event. In total, 150 plays were submitted to SPARC. Riddell and the other winners will work closely with New York City-based professional playwright Bruce Ward for the event. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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