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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

MADD walk raises more than $26,000

The Central Virginia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosted its annual Walk Like MADD fundraiser April 12 at Dorey Park in Varina. More than 20 teams of walkers raised money from individual donors by participating in the walk, and in total the event generated more than $26,000 in donations for the organization. > Read more.

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.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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.

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