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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

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden raises admission $1

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admission has increased by $1 across all categories. Admission is now $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 55 and older; and $8 for children ages 3–12. Admission remains free for children ages 3 and younger and for members.

The last price increase was in 2011, before the Garden consistently hosted Butterflies LIVE! (which is included with admission). > Read more.

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.

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Entertainment

US Army Field Band to perform in Henrico Aug. 3

The United States Army Field Band will present a free public performance at Deep Run Park in Henrico on Sunday, Aug 3 at 3 p.m.

Members of the band are soldiers who also serve as “musical ambassadors of the Army” and perform for schools and communities nationwide.

The Concert Band will be performing along with the Soldiers’ Chorus. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Take in a show at several locations this weekend! West End Comedy will provide laughs at HATTheatre; the production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will close Sunday; and the youth theatre company CharacterWorks will present “Footloose” at The Steward School. Another show perfect for the kids – “Despicable Me 2” is playing at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center tonight. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Is there an Echo in here?

‘Earth to Echo’ aims to become this generation’s ‘ET’
It’s no secret that all found-footage genre movies are the same. Grab a couple of characters, give one of them a camera, and expose them to something supernatural that’s content to lurk just off-screen until the last five minutes. Everything else will just fall into place.

But that formula isn’t particularly family friendly, if only because that thing waiting a few feet to the left of the cast is usually plotting their violent doom.

That’s what sets Earth to Echo apart from the pack. It, too, follows a group of characters armed with a camera and a tendency to encounter unknown life forms. But all those familiar parts have been rearranged just enough to make it suitable for a much younger audience. > Read more.

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