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National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) presented its 2012 Ruth Von Behren Award to Lory L. Phillippo, CEO of Circle Center Adult Day Services in Henrico. Phillippo also is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the Medical College of Virginia. She has led the nonprofit center from virtual bankruptcy in 1980 to ownership of its current $4.3 million state-of-the-art facility. As three-term president of the state adult day services association, she was instrumental in securing Medicaid reimbursement for Virginia adult day centers. The award is named after a former NADSA Chair, Ruth Von Behren, who was internationally renowned for her pioneering work in California and throughout the country.

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Navy Seaman Recruit Angela Solis, daughter of April N. and stepdaughter of Nathaniel G. Middleton Sr., of Henrico, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Solis completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, shipboard and aircraft safety and physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations,” an exercise that gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Solis is a 2012 graduate of John Marshall High School.

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Senior Kailey Jo Bottum, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list/honor roll for the fall 2012 semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb. To be eligible for the dean’s list/honor roll, students in the College of Arts and Sciences must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.7. Bottum is majoring in English.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed Shawn Boyer, of Glen Allen, to the Board of Directors of the Small Business Financing Authority. Boyer is chairman and CEO of Snagajob.

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The following local residents have earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training in Parris Island, S.C.: Marine Corps Pvt. Shaughnessy J. Lambert, son of Diana M. Holmes Lambert and Melvin N. Lambert, of Henrico; Marine Corps Pvt. Christine M. Vavra, daughter of Michelle and stepdaughter of Tom Butchko, of Richmond; Marine Corps Pfc. Willie L. Ezell, son of Ida M. and Willie L. Ezell, of Henrico; Marine Corps Pvt. Jared J. Slavin; and Marine Corps Pfc. John W. Campbell, son of Patrice and stepson of Herbert O. Pollard, of Richmond. They spent 13 weeks training on subjects including close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, they endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Lambert and Campbell are 2012 graduates of Varina High School. Vavra and Slavin are 2012 graduates of Godwin High School. Ezell is a 2010 graduate of Godwin High School.

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Taylor Wilson, child of Stephen and Laura Wilson, of Richmond, is studying abroad in Austria during the spring 2013 semester. Wilson is a member of the class of 2014.


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

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.

A new meaning for fried chicken

Is it heresy to say – in this bastion-of-tradition capital of the Old South – that it's time for Southern fried chicken to take a step back and make way for a new fried chicken king?

Count me among the new believers bowing to Bonchon Chicken's delectable double-fried bliss. Hand-brushed with signature garlic soy or hot sauce, flash-fried once and then again, the decadent drums and wings take "crisp" to a new level. If you're eating with a crowd and everyone bites in at once, be warned: you might need ear plugs to handle the din. > Read more.

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