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Amy Turner, daughter of Marcus and Diane Turner, of Glen Allen, has started the student teaching component of teacher certification at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.V. Student teaching is the culminating experience in D&E's teacher education program. Teacher candidates work full-time in public school classrooms under the mentoring of a qualified co-operating teacher. By the end of two seven-week teaching placements, student teachers have gained valuable experience in planning, teaching and managing a classroom. Turner is a physical education major.

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Joshua Hood, son of Capt. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hood, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list with distinction for the fall 2012 semester at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. To be eligible for the dean’s list with distinction, students must earn a grade point average between 3.6 and 3.84.

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Daniel Franklin, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

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The following students recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.: Joachim Katchinoff, Mary Creasey, Maguire Brinkley, Jonathan Marlton, William Hart, Olivia Trani, Emily Salle, Bailey Rose, Martin Slag, Miranda Elliott, Alexander Powell, Alexander Shobe, Michael Conte, Lauren Jackson, Eric Morris and Sarah Dillon, of Richmond. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.6 or higher quality point average.

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Anya Olga-Frances Aboud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Aboud, and Caroline Grace Blank, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Emmett Blank, recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.7 or above. Aboud and Blank are graduates of the Collegiate School.

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The following students recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.: Hallie Gibson, of Richmond; and Jack Anderson, Margaret Chenault, Elyse Clark, Nicole Guinn, Katherine Miceli, Chelsea Mills and Ian Spangler, of Glen Allen. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

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Elizabeth Levy, of Glen Allen, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average between 3.4 and 3.69.

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Ashley Nichole Coffman, of Glen Allen, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in December 2012. Coffman received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education teaching.

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Abby Patterson, daughter of Scot and Adena Patterson, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 term at Centre College in Danville, Ky. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum 3.6 grade point average. Patterson is a graduate of Henrico High School.

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Ryan Donchez, son of Joseph and Veronica Donchez, and Amy Turner, daughter of Marcus and Diane Turner, of Glen Allen, recently were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.V. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn a minimum 3.6 grade point average. Donchez is a computer science major. Turner is a physical education major.

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Marine Corps Pfc. Takara R. Simpson, daughter of James and Rachael Simpson, of Richmond, recently graduated from the Marine Aviation Supply Specialist Course with Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One, Marine Aviation Support Training Support Group 21, Meridian, Miss. Students in this course learn to perform the functions necessary to provide logistical support to aviation activities. They perform tasks dealing with aviation supply support, including financial management, inventory management, material management, personnel staffing and requisitioning procedures. In addition, graduates from the course leave with an understanding of provisioning and requirements determination, material handling procedures, and fiscal accounting and purchasing procedures in accordance with Federal Acquisitioning Regulations.
Community

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Film industry training program planned for this weekend

The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.

The Boathouse to open at Short Pump Town Center

The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.

“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”

The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.

Getting a ‘mouf’-ful

Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.

Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?

Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.

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