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The following students recently were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Va.: Connor James Crowley, Peter Wayne Dooley, Johnathan Phillip Elias, Frank McEnery Garrett, Jr., Shawn Derrick Maxwell, Jr. and Dalton M. Renick, of Glen Allen; Thomas William Massey, Jr., Richard Michael Pantele and William Izard Valentine, of Richmond. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed Catherine M. Noonan, of Henrico, to the Virginia Real Estate Board. Noonan is an associate broker at Long and Foster Realtors.

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Saint Joseph’s University’s Omega chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda honor society recently inducted Richmond resident Tonya Cooper, a graduate student in secondary education. Academic achievement, leadership and service are the criteria for induction.

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The following students recently graduated from Furman University in Greenville, S.C.: James Finney, son of Mr. and Mrs. James I. Finney, III; Kelsey Oostdyk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Oostdyk; and Jackie Wornom, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Isaac L. Wornom, III, of Richmond.

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Ryan Casey, a rising junior at Deep Run High School, has been selected to attend the Grammy Foundation’s 8th annual Grammy Camp program in New York August 6-13. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party. A total of 136 students from 32 states were selected; Casey is the only high school student picked from Virginia. Casey (pictured, at right) plays guitar with his band All In. For more information on Casey and All In, visit http://www.reverbnation.com/allinbandrichmond .

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Jessica Huddleston, of Richmond, recently graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She received a master of arts degree.

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Rachel C. Eiker, of Richmond, and Mary K. Hubbard, of Glen Allen, recently were named to the president’s list for the spring 2012 semester at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. To be eligible for the president’s list, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The following University of Mary Washington students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester: LeeAnne R. Brooks, of Sandston; Jack K. Anderson, Elyse V. Clark, Kelsey A. Hilton, Connor R. Kerr and Nathalie I. Rieder, of Glen Allen; and Lara R. Pugh, Amy M. Purello, Kayla R. Crawford and Hallie E. Gibson, of Richmond. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

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Megan Stewart, of Richmond, has earned semester honors for the spring 2012 semester at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. To be eligible for semester honors, students must earn a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

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Charles R. Roberts, a certified financial planner with Richmond-based Cambridge Advisors, has been named a 2012 MD Preferred Service Provider. US Medical Specialties, Inc., a national medical consulting firm, recognizes excellence in service to the medical community in a number of disciplines including financial advisory services, real estate, insurance and legal services. The goals of the MD Preferred Program for Financial Advisors include identifying, acknowledging and promoting service excellence to the medical community.

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The following students recently graduated with honors from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.: Joseph Murphy, of Glen Allen; and Ashley Jallah and Allison Lehman, of Richmond. Murphy received a bachelor of music degree. Jallah and Lehman both received a bachelor of social work degree.

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Samuel Titus Silva Marques recently was named to the president’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. To be eligible for the president’s list, students must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

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Stephen Clement, of Richmond, recently graduated from the School of Law at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Clement received a juris doctor degree and a certificate degree.

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At their May meeting, members of the James River Republican Women’s Club donated numerous shopping bags of toiletries and cleaning supplies for Safe Harbor. Safe Harbor provides services and emergency housing for individuals experiencing domestic violence. Henrico County is Safe Harbor’s primary service area.
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Tree seedling giveaway planned April 2-3


The Henricopolis Soil & Water Conservation District will sponsor a tree seedling giveaway on April 2 at Dorey Park Shelter 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on April 3 at Hermitage High School parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bare-root tree seedlings are available to Henrico County residents free of charge for the spring planting season.

The following seedling species will be available: apple, kousa dogwood, red maple, river birch, red osier dogwood, loblolly pine, sycamore, bald cypress, white dogwood and redbud. Quantities are limited and trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant is allowed up to 10 trees total, not to include more than five of the same species. > Read more.

State provides online directory of Bingo games


Wondering where to go to play Bingo? Wonder no more.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) recently launched an online directory of permitted bingo games played in Virginia. Listed by locality, more than 400 regular games are available across the state. The directory will be updated monthly and can be found on VDACS’ website at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/gaming/index.shtml.

“Many Virginia charities, including volunteer rescue squads, booster clubs and programs to feed the homeless, use proceeds from charitable gaming as a tool to support their missions, said Michael Menefee, program manager for VDACS’ Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. > Read more.

Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.

Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.

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Weekend Top 10


Two events this weekend benefit man’s best friend – a rabies clinic, sponsored by the Glendale Ruritan Club, and an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop at Alpha Dog Club. The fifth annual Shelby Rocks “Cancer is a Drag” Womanless Pageant will benefit the American Cancer Society and a spaghetti luncheon on Sunday will benefit the Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club. Twin Hickory Library will also host a used book sale this weekend with proceeds benefiting The Friends of the Twin Hickory Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A taste of Japan

Ichiban offers rich Asian flavors, but portions lack

In a spot that could be easily overlooked is a surprising, and delicious, Japanese restaurant. In a tiny nook in the shops at the corner of Ridgefield Parkway and Pump Road sits a welcoming, warm and comfortable Asian restaurant called Ichiban, which means “the best.”

The restaurant, tucked between a couple others in the Gleneagles Shopping Center, was so quiet and dark that it was difficult to tell if it was open at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday. When I opened the door, I smiled when I looked inside. > Read more.

One beauty of a charmer

Disney’s no-frills, live-action ‘Cinderella’ delights

Cinderella is the latest from Disney’s new moviemaking battle plan: producing live-action adaptations of all their older classics. Which is a plan that’s had questionable results in the past.

Alice in Wonderland bloated with more Tim Burton goth-pop than the inside of a Hot Topic. Maleficent was a step in the right direction, but the movie couldn’t decide if Maleficent should be a hero or a villain (even if she should obviously be a villain) and muddled itself into mediocrity.

Cinderella is much better. Primarily, because it’s just Cinderella. No radical rebooting. No Tim Burton dreck. It’s the 1950 Disney masterpiece, transposed into live action and left almost entirely untouched. > Read more.

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