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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.
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Learn the science behind photography and construct a pinhole camera to create photographs at a workshop at Sandston Library from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students will view the first photographs as they look back at the history of photography, discuss how photography has changed over the last century, and make rudimentary photographs using pinhole cameras (supplied). This program requires sunny skies; registrants will be informed by phone or email in case of rescheduling. This program is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. To register, call 501-1990 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org. Full text

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