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Cheyenne Hines, a student at Glen Allen High School, has been nominated to represent Virginia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Hines joins a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Hines was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. The conference will be held July 7-12.

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Elizabeth Crenshaw and William Thompson, of Richmond, recently were named to the honor roll for the fall 2012 term at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. To be eligible for the honor roll, students must have a minimum 3.75 grade point average. The following W&L students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 term: Paige Gay and Peter Partee, of Richmond; and Michael Unholz, of Glen Allen. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

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Dylan Nowak, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Nowak is majoring in psychology.

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The Tri Club Woman’s Club contributed 4,777 volunteer hours, $4,966 of in-kind contributions (helmet liners, lap blankets and food) and $5,111 in monetary donations in 2012. This was accomplished in 88 projects. Recipients include McGuire Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, Blue Star Mothers, Ronald McDonald House, Ridge Elementary School, Crestview Elementary School, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, HOBY Foundation, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, Camp Comfort Zone, Lambs Basket, Autism Awareness, Operation Christmas Child, World Food Day, Basic Needs Organization, Plan USA, UNICEF, Operation Smile, USO Project, American Red Cross and Safe Harbor Shelter.


Community

Varina Ruritans honor students

The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.

The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)

The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.

Baseball game to benefit Glen Allen Buddy Ball


For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.

The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.

Highland Springs field to be dedicated in honor of longtime coach Spears

The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.

Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Restaurant watch

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

A fun, fuzzy ride

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise

Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.

They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.

As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.

Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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