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.


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.


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


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


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.

Patient First to offer free Halloween candy x-rays

Patient First will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy at all neighborhood medical centers from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.

While an adult should always inspect candy before allowing a child to enjoy their trick-or-treating rewards, the free X-ray offer gives parents an additional precaution to consider and to provide peace of mind. X-rays may detect objects such as glass, metal or plastic; however, parents still need to provide supervision, since some foreign materials may not appear in x-rays. > Read more.

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.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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Eastern Henrico FISH will hold a benefit concert at 5 p.m. at Oak Hall Baptist Church, 1877 Old Hanover Rd. in Sandston. The concert is in honor of our veterans. Full text

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