Nicholas Hudson, of Glen Allen, recently graduated from Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. Hudson received a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies.

Keith Willingham, of Henrico, recently graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. Willingham received a bachelor of science degree from the university’s School of Technical and Professional Studies.

Evan Smith, of Richmond, recently was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.

Melissa Keller, of Richmond, recently graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Keller received a master of science degree in professional counseling.

Navy Seaman Recruit Marquis A. Chappelle, son of Glenda E. Goode, of Highland Springs, and Craig Chappelle, of Richmond, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Chappelle 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. Chappelle is a 2009 graduate of Highland Springs High School.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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The ACCA Greeters will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28-29 at the ACCA Activity Center at 1712 Bellevue Ave. Rain or shine. Full text

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