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Sha’Teria Johnson, of Highland Springs, recently was named to the honor’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. To be eligible for the honor’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. The following students were named to the dean’s list at MBC: Amanda Harrison, Yvonne Knight and Charnelle Smith, of Richmond; and Siobhan Beza, of Glen Allen. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.74.

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The following students have been accepted by Hampden-Sydney College and will begin classes in August: Ahmad Rashad Rudd, of Henrico; Conrad Wesley Broadus, Jr., Tucker Valentine Brown, William Robert Hopkins, Samuel George Johnson, and Edward West Valentine, Jr., of Richmond; and Parker Harrison Campbell, Thomas Meredith Cole, III, Alexander Scott DeWees, Shane Thomas Duffy, John Donald Lloyd, Timothy Ryan Millican, Nicholas Christian Palmer, Jacob Bernard Pope, III, and Eric Douglas Shaver, of Glen Allen.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed local residents to several boards and commissions: Advisory Board on Radiological Technology – Karsten F. Konerding, of Henrico, radiologist with Commonwealth Radiology, PC; Board of Optometry – Joseph E. Droter, O.D., of Richmond, optometrist; and State Rehabilitation Advisory Council – John M. Eisenberg, of Richmond, assistant superintendent of special education and student services.

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Mary Cannella, of Glen Allen, recently graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill.

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The following students recently graduated from Mary Baldwin College: Jazzmin Booker, of Henrico; Paula Gatti, of Sandston; Sha’Teria Johnson, of Highland Springs; and Noran Knight, Yvonne Knight, Kelly Martin and Jacquelyn Slockbower, of Richmond.

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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) International has selected Kathy Harkey as CIT Advocate of the Year and Chief Douglas A. Middleton as CIT Police Chief of the Year. Harkey became a certified trainer for CIT and has served as a family member trainer during the 40 hour training since the CIT inception in Henrico. She currently serves as program director for NAMI Central Virginia. Middleton plans to CIT train 100% of Henrico County police officers and the Henrico County Academy recruits. He is also committed to partnering with fire, mental health and the Sheriff’s Department to ensure that all first responders are CIT trained.

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Board leadership for Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) has changed effective July 1: G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, III, president of CapTech Ventures, Inc., has been elected vice chair. The following private sector members will continue their service on the Partnership board: Katherine Busser, senior vice president of Capital One; Robert P. DeLille, CEO at Creative; and T. Justin (Jay) Moore, partner at Hunton & Williams, LLP. The following private sector members will serve as board alternates: Ned W. Massee, vice president of corporate affairs at MeadWestvaco Corporation; Doug Roth, senior vice president and area executive at BB&T; Tracy Kemp Stallings, COO at HCA CJW Medical Center; and Kim Scheeler, president of Greater Richmond Chamber. Patricia S. O’Bannon, member of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, will continue as a public sector board member. Virgil Hazelett, Henrico county manager, will continue to serve as a public sector board alternate. William C. Broaddus, partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, will continue to serve as General Counsel for the Partnership. Two Partnership officers, Gregory H. Wingfield, president and CEO, and Valerie Derricott, corporate secretary, were re-elected to their positions.
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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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The Dominion GardenFest of Lights Grand Illumination takes place tonight at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. You can also celebrate Thanksgiving again – tomorrow at Henricus Historical Park. More great events – Lavender Fields Herb Farm and Wilton House Museum will both host their holiday open house events this weekend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A hero is born

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ lovable robot Baymax delight
It may be time for Olaf to step down as our nation’s reigning cartoon character. Big Hero 6, the latest animated feature from Disney, contains a challenger to the throne: Baymax (Scott Adsit), another lovably chubby white wonder, who will bring joy to children’s hearts and invade every home in America inside a six-foot pile of Disney merchandise.

Big Hero 6 (based ever so slightly on a Marvel comic of the same name) is the story of Baymax – and also his closest companion Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter). And then also their four friends, all of whom join together to form the titular superhero team.

At first, though, it’s only Hiro, a young boy and an engineering prodigy, who’d rather spend his time in underground robot fight clubs than do something productive with his gifts. > Read more.

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.

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