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Over 300 James Madison University students embarked recently on 30 spring break trips around the country and world. The students spent the week living simply, focused on service in their destination community but also on teamwork and reflection within their group. The following students participated: Terrice Travers, of Richmond; Carlyn Pearce, of Glen Allen; and Brooke Thompson, of Sandston.


Deep Run High School senior Jenny Sinclair, of Glen Allen, has signed to play soccer for Northeastern University, which she will enter this fall. Sinclair plans to major in business administration.


The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) has announced that Executive Vice President Maureen Dingus and Academic and Career Development Director Molly Wash have earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. To be designated as a CAE, an applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics.
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The Rink to open at WBV Nov. 14

The grand opening of The Rink outdoor ice skating rink at West Broad Village will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. with skating and family activities. At 4 p.m., grand opening festivities – featuring exhibitions of ice sculpting, ice skating and cheering, as well as fire pits, costumed characters, and food vendors – will begin. Skating costs are $8 for children and $10 for adults, with $4 skate rentals available. Parking is free. The Rink is located at 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen. For details, visit http://www.Facebook.com/TheRinkWBV > Read more.

Virginia Christmas tree guide now available

Looking for a Virginia-grown Christmas tree this year? You can find a list of all locations that offer trees in the 2015 Virginia Grown Christmas Tree Guide, published by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) in cooperation with the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association. The guide is designed as a resource for finding choose-and-cut, fresh-cut and live Christmas trees across the state. Complimentary copies are available through tourist information centers, libraries and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices.

“Most choose-and-cut tree farms and retail lots open the Friday after Thanksgiving,” said VDACS Commissioner Sandra J. Adams. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

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


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Gayton Library hosts a discussion of classic films and occasional DVD commentaries every month at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is “Lost in America” (1985) about a husband and wife… Full text

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