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.
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
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