Elizabeth Levy, a member of the women’s gymnastics team at The College at Brockport in Brockport, N.Y., recently was named female athlete of the week following her performance against West Chester University. Levy finished with an all-around score of 37.350 and scored two second-place finishes at the meet. Prior to the West Chester meet, Levy was ranked third in the nation in the all-around with an average score of 37.325. She is ranked second in the uneven bars with an average of 9.513, fifth on the beam at 9.413 and 13th on the vault at 9.400. Levy is a graduate of Hermitage High School.
The following Virginia Military Institute cadets recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Phat D. Atran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Trung Atran; Zachary D. Boyce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Boyce; Robert C. Boyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Boyer; Alexander B. Burton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Burton; Solomon Choi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hwi S. Choi; Edward A. Coglio, son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Coglio; William A. Coursey, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Coursey, Jr.; William H. Dodson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie L. Dodson; Samuel M. Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. James D. Elliott, Jr.; Noyan F. Erermis, son of Ms. Fikret Payaslioglu; Christopher C. Fraser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Fraser; Jameson A. Goodell, son of Ms. Alice C. Goodell; Edward P. Gottwald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Gottwald; Robert R. Harris, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Harris, Sr.; Hayden E. Hodges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Hodges, Jr.; Stuart F. Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Hughes, Sr.; Charles T. Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Jenkins; Simone R. Jimenez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos M. Jimenez; Paul A. Raymond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Raymond, Jr.; Sean P. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius T. Rogers, Jr.; Jackson H. Sain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Sain; Ian A. Smith, son of Mr. Thomas L. Smith; Luke W. Snead, son of Mr. Leonard F. Snead, Jr. and Ms. Lizbeth D. Snead; Matthew M. Talbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Talbott, IV; Christopher R. Timmons, son of Ms. Lynne M. Berkness and Mr. Christopher M. Timmons; William B. Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. Walker; Charles W. White, son of Mr. Richard G. White; Quinn C. Wicks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly R. Wicks; Caroline D. Wortham, son of Mrs. Tamara L. Gill and Dr. Edwin Wortham, V; Andrew P. Yancey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry P. Yancey; Ryan A. Lee, son of Ms. Stacy Harris-Lee; Andrew C. Luxhoj, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Luxhoj; Donald M. Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Martin; Zachary R. Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Morgan; and Joseph R. Porzio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Porzio. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have no grade below a C.
Erica Goodman, of Glen Allen, and Hattice Taylor, of Richmond, recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.74.
Philip Hart, Charles Shobe and Dylan Kolhoff, of Richmond, recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a 3.6 quality point average.
Sarah Smith, of Henrico, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Michael Errol Mey, of Glen Allen, recently enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampen-Sydney, Va. Mey, a graduate of J.R. Tucker High School, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Mey.
The following students from Hampden-Sydney College were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Connor James Crowley, graduate of Deep Run High School and son of Joseph A. and Leslie Crowley; Scott M. Foster, graduate of Hermitage High School and son of Lisa P. Blake and John M. Foster; Shawn Derrick Maxwell, graduate of Hermitage High School and son of Shawn D. and Pamela S. Maxwell; Dalton M. Renick, graduate of Deep Run High School and son of Mark and Janice Renick; Bryan Gregory Wharton, graduate of Deep Run High School and son of Greg and Cindy Wharton; August David Berling, graduate of Benedictine High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Berling; Thomas William Massey, Jr., graduate of Trinity Episcopal School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Massey, Sr.; William Izard Valentine, graduate of St. Christopher’s School and son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Massie Valentine, Jr.; and Richard Michael Pantele, graduate of Mills E. Godwin High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pantele. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a 3.3 or higher grade point average.
Samuel Vernon Priddy, IV, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. To the eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.9. Priddy is majoring in political science.
Rebecca McDonough, of Henrico, and Serena Walker, of Richmond, recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Berkeley College in New York. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.
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.
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.
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.
The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.
The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.
“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”
The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.
Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.
Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?
Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.
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