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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.

Rotary donates to ‘Bright Beginnings’

The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico

The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > 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.

Cultural Arts Center seeks artists, designs for holiday displays

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is seeking artists, crafters, and creative groups for three opportunities allowing creative thinkers and doers to design and display imaginative holiday decorations.

The center is seeking designs for:

• Illumination 2014 – A Festival of Trees: Artists can celebrate the holiday season by creating a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree filled with decorations to suit any unique or traditional theme. Past trees exhibited have included Buzz Lightyear; HEROES; Santa tree; Musicology; and many others. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

There are several fun events planned for families this weekend. CMoR Central will offer free admission to those who have completed their HCPL Summer Reading Club goal; Walkerton Tavern is hosting a family game night; and family-friendly karaoke will take place at Aunt Sarah’s. Families can also get Movin’ & Groovin’ at Dorey Park or purchase children’s books at Tuckahoe Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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Friends of the Tuckahoe Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22-23. Adult books for sale Friday and Saturday; children’s books will be sold… Full text

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