Citizen Staff Reports 02/11/13
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.
Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.
Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.
Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.
The Dominion GardenFest of Lights Grand Illumination takes place tonight at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. You can also celebrate Thanksgiving again – tomorrow at Henricus Historical Park. More great events – Lavender Fields Herb Farm and Wilton House Museum will both host their holiday open house events this weekend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ lovable robot Baymax delight
It may be time for Olaf to step down as our nation’s reigning cartoon character. Big Hero 6, the latest animated feature from Disney, contains a challenger to the throne: Baymax (Scott Adsit), another lovably chubby white wonder, who will bring joy to children’s hearts and invade every home in America inside a six-foot pile of Disney merchandise.
Big Hero 6 (based ever so slightly on a Marvel comic of the same name) is the story of Baymax – and also his closest companion Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter). And then also their four friends, all of whom join together to form the titular superhero team.
At first, though, it’s only Hiro, a young boy and an engineering prodigy, who’d rather spend his time in underground robot fight clubs than do something productive with his gifts. > Read more.
Bella’s feels – and tastes – like Italy should
Short Pump is known for its share of chain restaurants and strip malls, but diners looking for something more distinct can certainly find it without heading downtown or to nearby Charlottesville.
In fact, local husband-and-wife restaurateurs Valeria Bisenti and Doug Muir brought a taste of Charlottesville (and Italy) to Short Pump when they took a chance and opened Bella’s second location in the same shopping strip as Wal-Mart and Peter Chang China Cafe. (Bella’s original location is on Main Street in downtown Charlottesville.)
For a local Italian restaurant, Bella’s is as “Mom and Pop” as its gets. Valeria is Mom, and Doug is Pop. Since its opening about six months ago, diners have been eating rich comfort foods and drinking Italian wines. > Read more.
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