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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.



Community

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

New Italian restaurant opens in Short Pump

Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.

Henrico native to appear on Travel Channel show


A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”

The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.

The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.

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