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The Richmond Tennis Association (RTA) recently announced the winners of its Junior Player Awards. Those recognized were Liam Sullivan, a junior at Trinity High School; Connor Brewer, a junior at Collegiate School; Harris Blair, a student at St. Christopher’s School; Jacqueline Dillon, a sophomore at Godwin High School; Justin Cerny, a sophomore at Trinity High School; and Allie Straus, a student at Collegiate School. RTA is one of the oldest and most successful community tennis organizations in the United States. The Junior Player Awards are presented annually. For more information, visit http://www.richmondtennis.org .

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In honor of its 30th anniversary, the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance recently honored 30 individuals and groups who have made significant contributions in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence. The honorees range from sexual and domestic violence program directors to law enforcement officers and legislators. Local award winners include: Steve Clementi, of Richmond – volunteer with the Verizon Foundation; Kathleen Demro, of Henrico – executive director of Safe Harbor; Dr. Marcella Fierro, of Richmond – chief medical examiner in Virginia from 1994-2007; Ted Heck, of Richmond – advocate of the LGBTQ community; Harriet McCollum, of Richmond – executive director of the Virginia Commission on Family Violence Prevention from 1994-1999; and Susheela Varky, of Richmond – governing body facilitator with Action Alliance. For more information, visit http://www.vsdvalliance.org .

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Tiana Espaldon Ramos, a 2009 graduate of Deep Run High School and an environmental sciences major at Wellesley College, recently was awarded a Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The endowment provides financial support for students during their junior and senior years and a paid summer internship at an EPA facility. This past summer she worked at a Guamanian nonprofit environmental organization and hopes to work with the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council in the future. Ramos is the daughter of Arlene and Jose Ramos of Glen Allen.

Tommy Nolen, of Richmond, recently won the AMSOIL “Super Chevy” Best of the Best award in the Chevy Full-size category. “Super Chevy” hosted 12 shows at various racetracks across the country at which editors nominated the top cars in five categories. “Super Chevy” readers then selected the winners. Nolen’s submission was a ’61 Impala SS 409.

Kayla Adams, of Richmond, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Sarah Deutsch, of Richmond, is a first-year student at Pace University’s New York City campus. Pace enrolled 2,100 new undergraduate students at its campuses in New York City and Westchester County this September. Pace was founded in 1906 as a business school but now has a core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences.
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Henrico to offer Christmas tree recycling

Henrico residents can recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays at one of several locations in the county.

From Dec. 26 through Jan. 11, trees will be accepted at the following spots:

• Springfield Road Landfill Public Use Area, near Nuckols Road and I-295 – open from 7:30 am to 7 pm daily, except holidays;

• Charles City Road Landfill Public Use Area – 7:30 am to 7 pm daily, except holidays; > Read more.

Holidays will delay some CVWMA collections


CVWMA curbside recycling collection and trash collections will have a one day delay in collections Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2. There will be no collections on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

Curbside recycling collections Monday through Wednesday will be on regular schedule. Red Thursday and Red Friday curbside recyclers will have a one day delay in collection services Dec. 25-26. Blue Thursday and Blue Friday curbside recyclers will have one day delay in collection services Jan. 1-2. Containers should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day. All Friday collections will take place on Saturday. > Read more.

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.

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Entertainment

A gift that should stop giving

‘Jingle All the Way 2’ is expectedly flawed
Was anyone asking for an extra-large helping of Larry the Cable Guy this Christmas? If so, you can thank Santa Claus for Jingle All the Way 2.

If not, you can be like the rest of us and curse Santa for his folly in creating such a film. Santa, we neither wanted nor needed this.

A follow-up to the much-derided 1996 Christmas film Jingle All the Way, Jingle All the Way 2 isn’t so much a sequel as it is an odd kind of remake, offering a few original twists on the original’s dad-vs-dad holiday showdown, but also copying large chunks of the original without alteration. > 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.

Weekend Top 10


Several holiday performances take place this weekend in Henrico including “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Theatre IV on Tour’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – both at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria” at River Road Church, Baptist and the Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Santa’s Christmas Miracle” at the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. A fun annual tradition, now in its 14th year, will be at SkateNation Plus in Short Pump – Chabad of Virginia’s Chanukah on Ice. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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