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.
Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
Citizen Staff Reports 09/15/2014
Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Day, a signature annual event that celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World. In September 1611, Sir Thomas Dale, along with soldiers, tradesmen and farmers, ventured from Jamestown to create the Citie of Henricus. Leaders of Henricus developed the first English hospital, chartered the first college in North America, established tobacco as the first cash crop in Virginia, and created a place where Pocahontas lived and met John Rolfe.
Publick Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. > Read more.
Paid extras are being sought to appear in the AMC television series TURN: Washington's Spies, which will begin filming its second season in the Richmond area at the end of September and continue through February.
No experience is required, but producers say that extras must have flexible availability, reliable transportation and a positive attitude.
Arvold Casting is holding an open call on Sunday, Sept. 21 and is seeking men, women and children who are Caucasian, African American and Native American, with thin to average builds and who can realistically portray people living in Revolutionary War times. Long hair is a plus but not a must. > Read more.
TGIF! Celebrate the weekend at Oak Hall Baptist Church’s Community Block Party on Saturday. Learn more about ballroom dancing, art and Colonial times. Or take the kids to Generation Z Games for water play or Southern Season to cook up a Disney-theme meal. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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