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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry L. Pleasant Jr., a fighter duty technician with the 682nd Air Support Operations Squadron, Pope Field, N.C., graduated from the Noncommissioned Officer Academy at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tenn. Pleasant is the son of Jerry and Laverne Pleasant, of Richmond. The NCO Academy is a six-week course that prepares service members in the grade of E-6 to manage and lead their units. Students study curriculum in the areas of the profession of arms, leadership, and communication to build the skills they need for their current rank and to prepare for future responsibilities.

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Legal Information Network for Cancer, LINC, has named officers to its board of directors: William “Billy” H. Baxter, II, Esq. – president; William “Bill” Redd – vice president; Russ Holladay, CPA – treasurer; and Ryan A. Glasgow, Esq. – secretary. Baxter is senior counsel with Dominion Resources Services, Inc.; Redd is the senior vice president and managing director of Brandywine Realty Trust; Holladay is senior manager with Deloitte; and Glasgow is an associate with Hunton & Williams, LLP. Returning board members are Past President Mary Ann Wright, training and development facilitator; Charles Atwill, II, of Atwill Financial Consulting Group; Rob Dirom, of CB Richard Ellis; Mary Ann Hager, of Massey Cancer Center; John Mercer, of Williams Mullen; Allen Perkins, of Allen Perkins, CPA; Robert Westermann, of Hirschler Fleischer, PC; Sherry Williams Fox, of Bon Secours Richmond Health System; and Shyrell A. Reed, Esq., of LeClair Ryan, PC. LINC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ease the burden of cancer for patients and their families by providing education, assistance and referral to legal, financial and community resources.

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The following students recently were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.: Chenchen Yin, James P. Atkinson, Rebecca E. Stoneman, Eric C. Albee, Michael A. Anderson, Alexis D. Baker, Morgan C. Bedsworth, Jeffrey C. Beecher, Amanda H. Bird, Kirsten L. Bischof, Kaleigh S. Blanton, Robert H. Bley, Katherine E. Brann, Adam A. Bruce, Matthew C. Bryant, Rustin W. Cashel, Kathryn M. Chakales, Daniel G. Chen, Brian R. Clark, Melissa A. Coates, Alyssa M. Connifey, Emily K. Cothran, John F. Daylor, Raymond L. Doggett, Alex J. Froelich, Erin N. Gallagher, Tess W. Gardner, Chantal J. Ghoussoub, Emily C. Gunther, Samantha A. Habib, Sarah A. Hale, Casey E. Hall, Faith C. Harvey, Courtney E. Hill, Andrew R. Hopkins, Tyler N. Huffman, Adelina L. Jones, Caroline L. Kelley, Laura B. Kenny, Bradley P. Kensinger, Kathryn A. Lacy, Rebecca A. Leaf, Heather P. Leath, David A. Lurie, Gabriel A. Mastromano, John F. Messer, Melissa K. Migliarese, Madison M. Moore, Katlyn S. Nasta, Austin J. Palmer, Roya A. Pardis, Lucas N. Parkins, Anna M. Satterfield, Bryan J. Shadron, Harrison T. Shiner, Andrew H. Spicknall, Katherine L. Spicknall, Renee M. Valiquett, Stephanie A. Walton, Suzanna C. Watkins, Kevin W. Tat, Philip Trinh, Kevin M. Cox, Ariel M. Schmidt, Jennifer H. Walsh, Irene C. Gardner, David L. Micheli, Matthew S. Moliterno, Caitlin A. Mulligan, Maxwell M. Schick, Zane W. Seals, Mitchell L. Thomas, Graham H. Wilson, Mary-Ellen Burnette, Chelsea N. Duty, Ian S. Simmons, Peter J. Smith, Cary T. Allin, Nolan J. Borzelleca, Emily C. Bowden, Jennifer K. Brigle, Kelsey E. Burke, Maria S. Coleman, Alexander A. Fraser, Steven M. Hinkes, John P. Hutchinson, Ryan B. Inge, Kristen R. Irving, Tyler P. Kastelberg, William J. Kinton, Emily E. Leister, Charles R. Lipford, Chatham G. Lovette, Allyson L. McElroy, William D. Miller, Lily R. Mochary, Alison P. Newton, Robert H. Newton, Jacob M. Peninger, Mary E. Richardson, Sean M. Ridge and Ted T. Rother, of Richmond; Scott P. Welch, Richard W. Schweikert, Andrew S. Milligan, Meredith E. Leonard, Catherine M. Lillard, Donald J. Kendall, Austin R. Hayes, Patrick M. Fitzsimmons, Nayana T. Chiluvuri, Hanna L. Brooks, Nicole N. Capriola, Erin C. Fitzgerald, Sunghee Min and William D. Strait, of Henrico; Joshua G. Carter and Katherine A. Mawyer, of Sandston; and Heather R. Clark, Brandon R. Dean, Amber A. Ding, John B. Ditrapani, Harry F. Hoffman, Rachel A. Honodel, Kieran J. Lee, Danielle R. Logan, Katherine R. McSweeney, Nicole L. Nagasawa, Alexandra L. Nowak, Jesus Ramirez, Jordan E. Ritchey, Rushi A. Shah, Taylor M. Thesing, Connie Tran, Allison E. Wheeler, Elisabeth H. Adams, Meliha K. Aljabar, Rachel D. Atkins, Robert M. Baxter, Taylor A. Blankenship, Quinn L. Brogan, Kelly R. Brubaker, Katrina L. Butz, Katelyn E. Clark, Kathryn A. Czerwonka, Anna E. Dietz, Courtney S. Dobbs, EdmundBlake T. Dosunmu, Morgan L. Eary, Jennifer S. Eisenrauch, Carmen P. Fields, Erica S. Flagg, Sierra K. Freeze, Caroline R. Gallagher, Shelley N. Gosaie, Mariellyn S. Hagy, Maureen E. Howren, Allison M. Hughes, Kathryn A. Hummel, Kevin P. Hunt, Madison G. Irwin, Christopher R. Kestle, Christine S. Lee, John D. Lohr, Blaise G. Lopez, Kathryn E. McNeal, Morgan L. Middleton, Andrew J. Morgan, Stefan C. Moritz, Phillip W. Mosberg, Evan H. Moses, Jennifer N. Nguyen, Patrick E. Nichols, Jessica B. Obeck, Jessica L. Pavlidis, Khang D. Pham, George S. Piazza, Janani Ravi, Savannah M. Reeves, Suzanne L. Rosser, Conner R. Schmitz, Brach H. Schwegman, Katherine J. Schwegman, Raees Seedat, Nakul P. Sharma, Jacob T. Smith, Jonathan J. Stein, Rachel Stein, Christina A. Swanson, Serena J. Tang, Brittany A. Tarzia, Abigail L. Todd, Benjamin A. White, Brooke L. Wright, Kaitlin L. Merriman, Christina M. Brennan, Katherine M. Broadway and Joseph R. Chirco, of Glen Allen.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed the following local residents to Virginia boards and commissions: Board of Conservation and Recreation – W. Bruce Wingo, of Richmond, vice president of Norfolk Southern Corporation; Board of Housing and Community Development – Robert R. Kaplan, Jr., of Richmond, managing partner for Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank, PLC; Board of Nursing – Dr. Margaret C. Teu, of Richmond, certified nurse practitioner for Richmond City Health District; Virginia Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors – C. David Hudgins, of Richmond, director of member and external affairs for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; and Virginia Housing Commission – Laura D. Lafayette, of Glen Allen, CEO of Richmond Association of Realtors.
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RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.

project:HOMES’ ‘Renew Crew’ helps Henrico citizen


The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.

The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 25 to Jan. 9 (closed Dec. 24-25). This year’s theme will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture. Visitors will see colorful translucent butterflies in flight, stained glass-inspired illuminations, sparkling white light transformed into a brilliant rainbow, floating flowers opening and reaching toward “sunlight,” fields of brightly colored blooms waving in the moonlight, illuminated spheres dancing in the sky, among other displays. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. Admission is $5 to $13. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org. Full text

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