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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.
Community

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

Dragon boats invade the James

Hundreds of spectators filled the banks of the James River to watch two dozen teams of competitors in the Walgreen’s Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival at Rocketts Landing Aug. 2. The event included a number of races, as well as several cultural performances. The sport is billed as the fastest growing water sport in the world.(Photo by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen) > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


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‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


This weekend in Henrico, you can learn about fall herbs or mad science. Enjoy some laughs from West End Comedy or Three-Penny Theatre’s production of “The Rivah Home Companion.” For music lovers, Jennifer Nettles is in concert tonight and the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q takes place tomorrow at Hadad’s Lake. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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