Abby Patterson, a graduate of Henrico High School, recently was named to the dean’s list for the spring term at Centre College in Danville, Ky. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average. Patterson is the daughter of Scot and Adena Patterson, of Richmond.


The following students recently were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.: Phat D. Atran, Zachary D. Boyce, Matthew R. Brock, Alexander B. Burton, Mark A. Christian, Jr., Edward A. Coglio, William A. Coursey, Taylor Y. Dowell, Cameron L. Dunnavant, Noyan F. Erermis, Jameson A. Goodell, Edward P. Gottwald, Nicholas R. Hassell, Hayden E. Hodges, Carson N. Hogge, Stuart F. Hughes, Jacob T. Humrich, Ryan M. Jacoby, Charles T. Jenkins, Simone R. Jimenez, Gary D. LeClair, Jr., Ryan A. Lee, Donald M. Martin, Robert C. Michie, Joseph R. Porzio, William N. Potter, Paul A. Raymond, Sean P. Rogers, Jackson H. Sain, McDonald Wellford, III, Conrad K. Wharton, Jr.; Jeffrey C. Willis, Caroline D. Wortham and Andrew P. Yancey, of Richmond; and Luke W. Snead, of Henrico. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a cadet must have a grade point average of at least 3.0.


John Hilker, of Glen Allen, will attend Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. in the fall. Hilker plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He is a graduate of Deep Run High School.


The following students graduated from Virginia Tech in May: Meliha Aljabar, Taylor Blankenship, Ethan Bramble, Kolden Buehler, Katrina Butz, Erin Chafe, Anna Dietz, Danielle Dougherty, Alecia Englehart, Sierra Freeze, Kathryn Hummel, Wynn Hunsaker, Charles Johnson, Chelsea Livingston, Kathleen Matthews, Lee McKinnon, Shelley Morgan, Savannah Reeves, Jonathan Stein, Abigail Todd, Daniel Whisler, Brooke Wright, Christina Brennan, Amber Ding, Jay Gowda, Kimberly Keesecker, Kieran Lee, Chang Liu, Steven Preskitt, Connie Tran and Robert Waldrop, of Glen Allen; Christopher Setzer, of Highland Springs; Katherine Mawyer and Jonathan Wooddy, of Sandston; Diana Kent, of Henrico; and Jennifer Walsh, Irene Gardner, Maxwell Schick, Joseph Clayton, Chelsea Duty, Cameron Simmons, Peter Smith, Idriz Aljic, Cary Allin, Mary Boteler, Emily Bowden, Kelsey Burke, Grace Cardwell, Laura Hare, Arnez Harris-Randall, Steven Hinkes, Francis Hunt, Douglas Ivey, William Kinton, Allyson McElroy, Mitchell Murray, Gary Nave, Mary Richardson, Ross Tudor, Jonathan Schmick, Casey Stoneman, Michael Anderson, Alexis Baker, Adam Bruce, Matthew Bryant, Kathryn Chakales, Emily Cothran, John Daylor, Cameron Farbotko, Elizabeth Feuerstein, Catherine Fuson, Spencer Guld, Alexander Hopkins, Adelina Jones, Stephanie Knight, Kathryn Lacy, Elizabeth LaRoe, Anna Larsen, Sara Mackenzie, Gabriel Mastromano, Matthew Mattioli, Jennifer Murphy, Alexander Norton, Matthew Peterson, Vikram Rajasekaran, Richard Rhodemyre, Anna Satterfield, Bryan Shadron, Katherine Shaia, Andrew Spicknall, Renee Valiquett, Rebecca Wayland and Ashley Dalton, of Richmond.


The following residents have enrolled at James Madison University for the fall 2012 semester: Emily Kidd, Erin Thady, Brigitte Wendel, Ashanti Wright and Victoria Powell, of Sandston; Kayla Amico, Christopher Burnett, Pavan Gudimetta, Katey Hale, Sarah Henley, Lauren Hershey, Jonathon Robbins, Nathan Talman, Laura Dobbs, John Levy, Christian Mann, Katlin Cannon, Megan Hines, Alexander Murphy, Nathan Nichols, Garrett Parrilla, Lauren Sturgill, Nicole Walker, Rachel Basil, Patrick Willard, Conner O’Keefe, Jennifer Dawkins, Taylor Lewis, Meghan Daly, Caitlin Bramhall, Lauren Johnson, Carly Stratton, DeShondra Dandridge, Kerry Maier, Wesley Bumgarner, Alissa Good, Heather Merriman, Hayden Peterson, Erin Livingston, Zachary Carter, Scottie Smith, Kelley Berman, Carlyn Pearce, Sarah Scheid, Megan McKinley, Harrison Whitten, Kendall Perez, Amber Lincoln, Samantha Strusky, Diana Truong, George Paxton and Kerry Morgan, of Glen Allen; Rachel Fletcher and Jalyn Britton, of Henrico; and Jametra Cooper, Adrian Carpenter, Xavier Crocker, Shakear McFadden, Jake Spiro, Danielle Townes, Javionte Johnson, Virgil Phillips, Myrtle Mines, Melecio Silva, Emanuela Kusi, Marshall Mayhew, Willie Woodard, Demari Winston, Tony Jenkins, Elizabeth Fox, Mary-Venice Paciocco, Aneshia Gough, Toshima Scott, Chelsey Harvey, Amouri Howey, Kendall Rogers, Hannah Sullivan and Eunique Hamilton, of Richmond.


Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed local residents to several boards and commissions: Advisory Board on Massage Therapy – Stephanie Quinby, of Richmond, owner of RVA Massage and Wellness; Virginia Birth Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund – Dr. Vanessa S. Rakestraw, of Richmond, policy analyst with the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services; Virginia Board of Social Services – Dr. Jack Knapp, of Sandston, executive director emeritus of the Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists; and Virginia Land Conservation Foundation – Herbert L. Dunford, Jr., of Henrico, associate at Martin’s Supermarkets.


The following residents have enrolled at Western Nebraska Community College for the fall 2012 semester: Tahir Little, Quantae Cooley and Willie Mangum, IV, of Richmond. Little plans to study journalism; Cooley and Mangum have not yet declared majors.

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.


Reader Survey | Advertising | Email updates


Place an Ad | More Classifieds


The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is selling apples, peanuts, honey and cookbooks to benefit local 4-H youth programs. Orders are due by Oct. 26.

The sale features Virginia produce and six different cookbooks, each with more than 140 recipes. The items and prices are:

•Winesap or York apples, $20 per half-bushel, or 83 cents per pound;
•Raw peanuts, with recipes, $10 per 2-pound sack;
•Salted or unsalted cocktail peanuts, $15 per 2-pound sack;
•Honey, $10 per 1-pound jar; and
•Cookbooks, $8 apiece. The titles are “On the Grill,” “Kids in the Kitchen,” “Slow Cooker,” “Homemade Classics,” “Cookies & Bars” and “Quick Fix.” Each spiral-bound cookbook measures 5½ by 4¼ inches and includes a soft cover and 150 pages.

Order forms are available at, the Extension Office, any Henrico library or by calling (804) 501-5160. A check or money order payable to Henrico 4-H Fund must accompany each order.

Because supplies are limited, orders received after Wednesday, Oct. 26 will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Orders will be available for pickup from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the loading dock of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. Full text

Your weather just got better.


Henrico's Top Teachers

The Plate