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Kabemba Kapanga, of Henrico, and Serena Tang, of Glen Allen, have joined the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Ambassador Program at Virginia Tech. Ambassadors volunteer with a faculty member for a minimum of two hours a week and volunteer for other various events hosted by the college. Students are selected to join the team each spring through a competitive application process. Kapanga is a junior majoring in international studies and French. Tang is a junior majoring in music.

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The following students recently graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Va.: John McCreagh Parrish, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Parrish IV, and Gregory Scott Tyner, son of Sue Tyner, of Richmond. Both students earned a bachelor of arts degree in history.

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Myungjoo Kim, of Glen Allen, recently graduated from the University of Iowa. She received a master of science degree in dental public health.

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Allison Gilman, of Glen Allen, has started at Emerson College in Boston, Mass. as an undergraduate student in the theatre studies acting program.

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Avon Representative Nancy Reed, of Sandston, recently was awarded a seven-day cruise to Alaska with other top representatives. The beauty company’s annual President’s Recognition Program Celebration honored Reed for her performance in sales and leadership.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

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 6:30 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.
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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.

 

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The third annual RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest, benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shops at Willow Lawn. Plungers will take to the icy above-ground pools at 2 p.m. A minimum $100 donation is required to participate. Proceeds allow Special Olympics Virginia athletes to receive access to free year-round sport, health and education programs. The family-friendly festival features a costume contest, DJ, face painting, games and vendors. Admission is free. For details, call 726-3023 or visit http://www.polarplunge.com/richmond. Full text

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