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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.


Community

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden raises admission $1

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admission has increased by $1 across all categories. Admission is now $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 55 and older; and $8 for children ages 3–12. Admission remains free for children ages 3 and younger and for members.

The last price increase was in 2011, before the Garden consistently hosted Butterflies LIVE! (which is included with admission). > Read more.

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Take in a show at several locations this weekend! West End Comedy will provide laughs at HATTheatre; the production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will close Sunday; and the youth theatre company CharacterWorks will present “Footloose” at The Steward School. Another show perfect for the kids – “Despicable Me 2” is playing at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center tonight. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Is there an Echo in here?

‘Earth to Echo’ aims to become this generation’s ‘ET’
It’s no secret that all found-footage genre movies are the same. Grab a couple of characters, give one of them a camera, and expose them to something supernatural that’s content to lurk just off-screen until the last five minutes. Everything else will just fall into place.

But that formula isn’t particularly family friendly, if only because that thing waiting a few feet to the left of the cast is usually plotting their violent doom.

That’s what sets Earth to Echo apart from the pack. It, too, follows a group of characters armed with a camera and a tendency to encounter unknown life forms. But all those familiar parts have been rearranged just enough to make it suitable for a much younger audience. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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The Short Pump Ruritan Club is seeking crafters for its 24th annual craft show, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Short Pump Middle School, 4701 Pouncey Tract Road.… Full text

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