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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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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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