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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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‘Secret Keeper Girl - Crazy Hair Tour’ returning to West End Assembly of God

Hundreds of 'tweens' and their moms will attend the Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour at West End Assembly of God on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., a popular Bible-based tour geared toward building and strengthening relationships between mothers and their daughters (typically ages 8 to 12).

The event will feature a full fashion show, oversized balloon sculptures and confetti cannons – all in the name of inner beauty, Biblical modesty and vibrant purity. > Read more.

OutRVA, ‘Say I Do!’ to give away all-expenses paid wedding at Lewis Ginter

OutRVA and Say I Do! have collaborated to offer LGBT couples an opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid wedding at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Robins Tea House on March 7.

In September, Richmond Region Tourism launched OutRVA, a campaign designed to show people Richmond’s strong LGBT community and highlight the area as a travel destination.

The winning couple will say "I do" in a ceremony coordinated by event designer and floral artist Casey Godlove of Strawberry Fields Flowers & Gifts and marriage concierge, Ayana Obika of All About The Journey. The couple will receive wardrobe and styling, a custom wedding cake, florals, an overnight stay at the Linden Row Inn (including a suite on the day of the wedding for preparation), and a post-wedding brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn on Sunday, March 8. > Read more.

No CVWMA collection delays for Lee-Jackson, MLK holidays

CVWMA residential recycling and trash collections will continue as regularly scheduled for the Lee-Jackson (Jan. 16) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 19) holidays. Residential recycling collections on Friday, Jan. 16 and the week of Jan 19-23 will take place on normal collection day. Residents should place recycling container(s) out for pick-up by 7 a.m. on their regular scheduled collection day. > Read more.

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Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


It’s off to the theatre – this weekend in Henrico! “Two on Tap” at CACGA brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen. CAT Theatre’s production of “Book of Days” begins tonight and runs through Feb. 7. Fans of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon “Schoolhouse Rock!” will love the live adaptation at the University of Richmond on Sunday. The Shanghai Quartet will also perform at the University of Richmond. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival films to be screened at Tuckahoe Library

The Tuckahoe Area Library, in conjunction with the RVA Environmental Film Festival, will present films of local and planetary interest on Wednesday, Feb. 4, beginning at 5 p.m.

Screenings include short films from the RVA Environmental Film Contest entries at 5 p.m., followed at 5:45 p.m. by Stripers: Quest for the Bite, a film for anglers. The main feature film, Slingshot, will begin at 6:50 p.m.

SlingShot focuses on Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world’s water crisis. SlingShot is about a man whose innovative thinking could create a solution for a crisis affecting billions – access to clean water. Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim clothes and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: the SlingShot water purification system created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. > Read more.

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