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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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Virginia raises a toast to George Washington’s whiskey


George Washington is recognized as the father of our country, but with a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Washington also will be recognized under another title – distiller of Virginia’s official liquor.

SB 1261, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin of Alexandria, adds a “state spirit” to the list of the commonwealth’s official emblems and designations and crowns George Washington’s rye whiskey with the title.

The bill, which McAuliffe signed last week, highlights George Washington’s contributions to the culture of Virginia as “a native son of Virginia born on February 22, 1732, in Pope’s Creek”; “the first American president, commander of the Continental Army, and president of the Constitutional Convention”; and “a model statesman ... universally acknowledged as the father of our nation.” > Read more.

McAuliffe vetoes 6 more bills; GOP calls him ‘disengaged’


Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday vetoed six bills, including three Republicans said would help prevent voter fraud but the Democratic governor said would create barriers to voting.

McAuliffe has now vetoed 37 bills from the General Assembly’s 2017 session – and 108 during his four-year term as governor, surpassing any of his predecessors.

Republican legislative leaders say McAuliffe has broken his promise to be bipartisan, calling his office “the most disengaged administration we have ever worked with.” > Read more.

HSWCD to give away tree seedlings Thursday and Friday


Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual tree seedling giveaway March 30 at Dorey Park Shelter 1 from 2:30 to 6 p.m., and March 31 at Hermitage High School from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Studies show that mature trees increase property value, decrease summertime cooling costs by providing shade, slow erosion and reduce flooding. They also provide homes for birds, food for countless creatures, and playgrounds for children. > Read more.

Dog rescued, no one injured in Northside townhouse fire


MAR. 27, 11 A.M. – No one was injured by a townhouse fire that occurred early Monday morning in the 200 block of Knightsmanor Court, near the intersection of Azalea Avenue and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike.

The first Henrico Fire officials were on scene in less than four minutes and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the two-story townhouse. Firefighters from the first-arriving fire engine and ladder truck made their way to the townhome involved in fire and searched for victims through high heat and reduced visibility. > Read more.

Walk, ceremony to observe Crime Victims’ Rights Week

In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 2-8), and to honor victims of crime in Henrico County and raise awareness about crime victims' rights and issues, Henrico County Victim/Witness will hold a commemorative ceremony and informative walk April 5. > Read more.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
Entertainment

Metro Diner to open second Henrico location


Metro Diner, a comfort food concept, will open its second Henrico location next month. The company is accepting job applications for its Libbie Place location at 5626 West Broad Street. The diner concept, known for its fried chicken and waffles, meatloaf, and shrimp and grits, will bring 100 new jobs to the region as it plans to open its doors in April.

The 3,500-square-foot diner located in the Libbie Place Shopping Center will seat more than 100 and serve classic comfort food staples with a twist, such as fried chicken and waffles topped with strawberry butter and a stuffed challah bread French toast with strawberry and blueberry compote. > Read more.

 

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