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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

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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