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Christian Snowden, of Richmond, recently was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Snowden is seeking a bachelor of fine arts degree in architecture.
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Navy Seaman Apprentice Danielle D. Davis, daughter of Douglas and Jo Ann Davis of Highland Springs, recently reported for duty at Training Support Center in Great Lakes, Ill. Davis is a 2005 graduate of Open High School. She joined the Navy in February 2011.
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Navy Seaman Daniel R. Swift, nephew of John C. Swift of Richmond, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Swift completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Swift is a 2003 graduate of J.R. Tucker High School and a 2011 graduate of Virginia Military Institute.
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Safe Harbor, a local agency serving survivors of sexual and/or intimate partner violence, recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors: Mary Catharine Ginn Kolbert - health communities liaison, Bon Secours; Jayne Pemberton – attorney, Sands Anderson, PC; Robin Smith – The Entrepreneur’s Source; and Sharon Taylor – director of mission strategies, Goodwill. The members began their three-year terms in July. For more information about Safe Harbor, visit http://www.safeharborshelter.com.
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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed the following local residents to state boards and commissions: Board of Correctional Education – Mike Wade, sheriff, Henrico County; Hemophilia Advisory Board – J. Christian Barrett, of Richmond; and Virginia Board for People with Disabilities – Linda G. Broady-Myers, retired vice president of corporate security, Wells Fargo, and Sarah Ratner, associate lawyer, Hunton & Williams, LLC.
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Rebecca Joanne Yates and Larry Robert Cauley, of Henrico, and Joseph Michael Piazza and Julie Elizabeth Robertson, of Glen Allen, recently graduated from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.V.
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Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. recently announced several changes to its board of directors: Chair – Katherine Busser, senior vice president, Capitol One; Vice Chair – Daniel Gecker, member, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors; President and CEO – Gregory H. Wingfield; Corporate Secretary – Valerie Derricott; General Counsel - William C. Broaddus, partner, McGuireWoods, LLP; and board alternates – Tracy Kemp Stallings, COO, HCA CJW Medical Center, and T. Justin (Jay) Moore, partner, Hunton & Williams, LLP. Private sector members continuing their service: Board members – Robert P. DeLille, CEO, Creative, and Stephen E. Baril, partner, Sands Anderson; and Board alternates – Thomas A. Silvestri, president and publisher, Richmond Times-Dispatch; G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh III, president, CapTech Ventures, Inc.; and Kim Scheeler, president, Greater Richmond Chamber. Public sector members continuing their service: Board members - Kathy Graziano, president, Richmond City Council, and James B. Donati, member, Henrico County Board of Supervisors; and board alternates: Rhu Harris, administrator, Hanover County; James L. Stegmaier, administrator, Chesterfield County; Virgil Hazelett, manager, Henrico County; and Byron C. Marshall, administrative officer, Richmond.


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New conservation easement creates wooded buffer for Bryan Park

Five years ago, members of the Friends of Bryan Park were facing the apparently inevitable development of the Shirley subdivision in Henrico, adjacent to the forested section of the park near the Nature Center and Environmental Education Area.

As part of the Shirley subdivision, the land had been divided into 14 lots in 1924, but had remained mostly undisturbed through the decades. In 2012, however, developers proposed building 40 modular houses on roughly 6.5 acres, clear-cutting the forest there and creating a highly dense neighborhood tucked into a dead end. > Read more.

Meet the men running for governor


Virginia will elect a new governor this year.

The governor’s position is one of great power and influence, as the current officeholder, Terry McAuliffe, has demonstrated by breaking the record for most vetoes in Virginia history.

However, during the last gubernatorial race in 2014, the voter turnout was less than 42 percent, compared with 72 percent during last year’s presidential election. > Read more.

RISC to address reading, childhood trauma, job training at assembly

On May 1, more than 1,700 community members representing Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities will gather at St. Paul’s Baptist Church (4247 Creighton Road) at 7 p.m. to address elementary reading, childhood trauma and job training in the greater Richmond region. Community members will speak about each issue and proposed solution.

For three years, the organization has sought implementation of a specific literacy program in Henrico County that it believes would help children who struggle with reading. > Read more.

Henrico to begin update of zoning, subdivision ordinances April 26


Henrico County is beginning a comprehensive update of its zoning and subdivision ordinances — the first such effort in six decades — and will introduce the project as part of the April 26 meeting of the Henrico County Planning Commission.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. The ordinance update project will be featured as the final item on the agenda. Project consultant Clarion Associates will give a presentation, and meeting participants will be able to ask questions and provide comments. > Read more.

HCPS to present three-day ARTS Festival, beginning April 21


Henrico County Public Schools’ annual spring arts festival will celebrate its fourth year with a weekend of music and fine art. ARTS Festival events – the acronym stands for Artists, Residents, Teachers and Students – will kick off with a musical performance Friday night, April 21 and events will run through Sunday, April 23. This year’s festival will be held at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Avenue.

Friday night at 7:30 p.m. the Center for the Arts at Henrico High School will hold the first of two weekend performances of its Musical Theatre Showcase, a selection of musical numbers performed by Center for the Arts students. > Read more.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd., will present the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble at 7 p.m. This intimate concert of music for oboe and strings features the music of Arnold Bax, Ennio Morricone and Joan Tower. Admission is free. For details, call 270-4626 or visit http://www.trinityrichmond.net. Full text

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