Thomas J. Moore, IV, and Margaret A.P. Paul, of Richmond, recently graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.
Brianna Gabrielle Dillard and Stephanie Lynn Oliver, of Glen Allen, were recently named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a 3.7 or better grade point average.
Jessica Lawson, of Sandston, was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.74.
Damian L. Covington, of Richmond, recently received the Outstanding Twenty-Year Alumnus Award at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. Covington is a physician with Dominion Medical Associates. He graduated from Hampton University in 1991, earning a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics. He earned a medical doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Covington is professionally affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians, National Medical Association and the National Health Service Corporations. He also serves on the Medical College of Virginia Physicians Board of Directors.
Jon Henry, a senior at University of Richmond, was recently named Out.Spoken.Richmonder of the Year by GayRVA, a city news website. The award is given to someone whose core values align with those of GayRVA, including being inclusive and supportive of the LGBT community and Richmond as a whole. At UR Henry is a co-founder and current president of the Student Alliance for Sexual Diversity (SASD), which provides social support and advocacy for LGBT students. Henry has also organized regular HIV testing on campus, helped plan an on-campus Equality Conference and interns with Equality Virginia.
Dr. Harold C. Sayles, of Henrico, was recently appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the Board of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. Sayles is a practice administrator with Bon Secours Medical Group.
Gabriel Bradstreet Peaseley, VII, of Richmond, was recently named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must attain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
Madison Elisabeth Hilali, of Richmond, recently received the Cicerone Society Prize from Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn. The Ethel Walker School is an independent, college preparatory school for girls in grades 6-12.
A set of bronze replicas of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights were recently installed at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, the first school in the nation to receive a set of these replicas. Placing these original reproductions in schools and public buildings across America was one of the main missions of the Constitutional Bicentennial Commission, which was created by President Ronald Reagan to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The American Constitution Spirit Foundation, a Virginia based nonprofit group, and donors McGuireWoods, L.L.C., Penny Kyle and Charles Menges provided the plaques.
Martinair, Inc. recently passed its ARGUS Platinum Safety audit, a rating only 5 percent of operators have achieved. A passing score indicates that Martinair has created a safe environment for its employees and a safe environment for owners and customers when flying in Martinair aircraft.
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.
The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.
Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.
The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.
Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.
To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.
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.
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.
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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