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Godwin High School graduate Megan Love was named one of two Walmart Gymnasts of the Week for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Love, the Specialist of the Week, started her college career with a first place finish on balance beam with a 9.40 and a second place finish on vault with a 9.40 for which she earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference specialist of the week honors. She helped lead the Warhawks to a win in the season-opening triangular with UW-Stout and Gustavus Adolphus.

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Robert Edward Bell, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Bell is a cadet seeking a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

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Heather Hawthorne Brougham, formerly with ABC and sales and catering at the Berkeley and Jefferson Hotels, is now an administrative assistant at the Republic National Distributing Company (Spirits Division) at 2203 Tomlyn St.

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Warren Snead, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the advent 2012 term at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625. Snead is the son of Brenda and Warren L. Snead, Jr.

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Junior Josh Setliff, of Richmond, has been named a distinguished scholar for the fall 2012 term at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa. To be named a distinguished scholar, students must have a 90 or above in all grades.

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Douglas Edwards, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.0 or higher academic average.

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Marine Corps Pfc. Anthony N. Holmes, son of Janice and Luther Holmes of Henrico, and Marine Corps Pvt. Austin W. Walton, son of Teresa M. and stepson of Joseph Fischetti of Henrico, have earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Holmes and Walton spent 13 weeks training on subjects including close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, they endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Holmes and Walton are 2012 graduates of Varina High School.

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Sarah Jones, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Jones is a senior majoring in English and communication studies.

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Erin Grace Wettstone, of Glen Allen, has been selected to serve as a messenger in the Senate of Virginia during the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Jordan Harris, of Henrico, is serving as a page for the Virginia House of Delegates. Pages and messengers assist Senators and Delegates while maintaining their educational work. Students must be 13 or 14 years of age at the time of election or appointment. Wettstone and Harris will serve until the session adjourns Feb. 23.

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Ann-Katherine Coleman Vath, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s academic honor list for the fall 2012 semester at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. To be eligible for the dean’s academic honor list, students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.7.

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Kailee Andrews, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed James A. Rothrock, of Glen Allen, to the State Rehabilitation Advisory Council. Rothrock is the commissioner for the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

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Charnelle Smith and Angela Simmons-Cason, of Richmond, recently were named to the honor’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. To be eligible for the honor’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Britney Sweeden, of Glen Allen, was named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Mary Baldwin. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74.
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Your trees, please

With a nod to Arbor Day, Citizen seeks photos, descriptions of significant Henrico trees

Do you have a favorite tree in Henrico?

Do you know of a tree with an interesting story?

Do you live near an especially large, old, or otherwise unusual tree – or do you pass by one that has always intrigued you?

Arbor Day 2015 (April 24) was last week, and though the Citizen has published stories about a few special trees over the years (see sidebar) we know that our readers can lead us to more. > Read more.

Henrico’s most famous tree


Henrico's most famous tree, known as the Surrender Tree, still stood for more than a century near the intersection of Osborne Turnpike and New Market Road -- until June 2012.

It was in the shade of that tree on April 3, 1865, that Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo met Major Atherton Stevens and troops from the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry and handed over a note surrendering the city to Federal troops. Evacuation had already begun. > Read more.

ARC event raises $75k for ICDS program


The Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on April 11 netted $75,165 to benefit its Infant and Child Development Services (ICDS) program.

About 350 guests sampled fine West Coast wines and craft beer from Midnight Brewery at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club, along with food from local eateries. Carytown Cupcakes provided dessert. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Henrico HS student selected as student playwright for ‘New Voices for Theater’ program


A Henrico High School student was one of eight students from Virginia selected as a 2015 student playwright as part of the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's 26th annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, which will be held July 10-11 at VCU.

Elaina Riddell of the Center for the Arts at Henrico HS will join the other students and bring her original one-act play to life on stage at the event. In total, 150 plays were submitted to SPARC. Riddell and the other winners will work closely with New York City-based professional playwright Bruce Ward for the event. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


In the mood for some spring shopping? Eastern Henrico FISH will hold their semi-annual yard sale this weekend – funds raised assist at-risk families in Eastern Henrico County. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will hold a spring plant sale which is among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Put on your detective hat and find out “whodunnit” at the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,” presented by the Henrico Theatre Company May 1-17. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s that time of year – charity races are popping up everywhere! On Saturday, St. Joseph’s Villa will be the site of the sixth annual CASA Superhero Run and the fifth annual Richmond Free to Breathe Run/Walk will be held in Innsbrook. Also in Innsbrook, the 2015 Richmond Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis will take place on Sunday. If you’re more into relaxation than exercise, check out Wine for Cure’s Dogwood Wine Festival or the Troubadours Community Theatre Group’s production of “West Side Story” at the Henrico Theatre. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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