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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Authentically Italian

Bella’s feels – and tastes – like Italy should
Short Pump is known for its share of chain restaurants and strip malls, but diners looking for something more distinct can certainly find it without heading downtown or to nearby Charlottesville.

In fact, local husband-and-wife restaurateurs Valeria Bisenti and Doug Muir brought a taste of Charlottesville (and Italy) to Short Pump when they took a chance and opened Bella’s second location in the same shopping strip as Wal-Mart and Peter Chang China Cafe. (Bella’s original location is on Main Street in downtown Charlottesville.)

For a local Italian restaurant, Bella’s is as “Mom and Pop” as its gets. Valeria is Mom, and Doug is Pop. Since its opening about six months ago, diners have been eating rich comfort foods and drinking Italian wines. > 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.

‘Sizing Up!’ opens at Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center unveils a new exhibit – "Sizing Up!" – Nov. 20-Jan. 18 in the Gumenick Family Gallery.

Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.

The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.

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