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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.

Jamie Jackson, of Glen Allen, recently became an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods. Jackson offers home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes and serving suggestions. All of Tastefully Simple’s products are open-and-enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients. For information about products, parties or starting your own business, contact Jackson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.


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RAMPS receives $8k grant


RAMPS (Ramp Access Made Possible by Students) recently received an $8,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 75 grants totaling more than $600,137 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

RAMPS, an organization founded by then-Henrico County high school students to build ramps for local low-income residents who need them, will use the grant to purchase modular wheelchair ramp supplies. These supplies will be used by local high school RAMPS clubs, who provide volunteers to build the ramps. > Read more.

Henrico man to compete in Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals

Henrico resident Larry Loving, Jr., will compete with three other locals – Thomas Scribner (Richmond), Roscoe McGhee (Midlothian) and Larry Loving (Richmond) in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at TPC Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Feb. 26-Mar. 1. The foursome qualified for the national golf tournament by winning the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational, held at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md. on June 11. That event supported the RiteCare Center for Childhood Language Disorders.

In total, 240 amateur golfers will compete in Florida. > Read more.

Henrico PAL recognizes supporters, HSHS athlete


The Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) held its Sixth Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 5 at The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen, celebrating accomplishments of 2014 and recognizing outstanding contributions to the organization. Henrico County Juvenile Domestic Court Judge Denis Soden served as master of ceremonies and former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams served as keynote speaker. 

Among the 2014 honorees were Richmond International Raceway (Significant Supporter), Richmond Strikers Soccer Club (Significant Supporter), Henrico County Schools-Pupil Transportation (Summer Camp Supporter), Bruce Richardson, Jr. (Youth of the Year), Sandra Williams (Volunteer of the Year), Thomas Williams (Employee of the Year), Mikki Pleasants (Board Member of the Year), and Michelle Sheehan (Police Officer of the Year).   > Read more.

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Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s a great weekend to support local theatre! The Stable Theatre at Christ Presbyterian Church will present “Freud’s Last Session;” Jewish Family Theatre at the Weinstein JCC will present “Parade;” and the youth theater program CharacterWorks, Inc. will present “Fiddler on the Roof” at The Steward School. Another fun show will be at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen tonight – “An Evening of 20s Tin Pan Alley Jazz” featuring the unique sounds of the Rumble Seat Revival. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Travinia brings contemporary elegance to Willow Lawn


It was another win for Willow Lawn when Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar opened there six months ago, nestled in the heart of the re-made shopping center. The contemporary American Italian restaurant boasts 13 locations up and down the East Coast, with the Henrico location opening in August.

In the same week, I hit up Travinia twice, once for lunch and once for a late dinner. At lunchtime on a weekday, I was overwhelmed by the smell of garlic and by the number of working professionals in nice suits on their lunch breaks. When we first walked in, I was concerned our meal would be a little too pricey based on the décor – it’s a really nice place. Luckily, the menu has a variety of options for every budget. > Read more.

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