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Hampden-Sydney College recently inducted senior Richard Michael Pantele into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society for college men and women. The Lambda Circle of DOK selects students based on their influence as campus leaders to better campus life and to encourage high standards in all activities. A government major, Pantele is a graduate of Mills E. Godwin High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pantele, of Richmond.

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Charlotte Gomer, a Denison University student from Henrico, is currently studying with the Arcadia College of Global Studies Program in Italy for the fall 2012 semester. Through this off-campus study program, students continue to receive full credit toward a Denison degree while pursuing diverse research or academic opportunities. Gomer is a member of the class of 2014.

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Charles Newton Whitaker, Jr., of Richmond, recently enrolled at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. He is majoring in general engineering.

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The 2012 Homecoming King and Queen Court at Eastern Kentucky University included J.R. Tucker High School graduate Cari Tretina, of Glen Allen. The coronation came at halftime of the Colonels’ 45-14 win over Austin Peay State University on Oct. 13. Tretina, sponsored by Order of Omega, is the daughter of Marilee and Paul Tretina. She is a senior political science and public relations major at EKU.
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Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

Henricus Historical Park to host Publick Day Sept. 20

Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Day, a signature annual event that celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World. In September 1611, Sir Thomas Dale, along with soldiers, tradesmen and farmers, ventured from Jamestown to create the Citie of Henricus. Leaders of Henricus developed the first English hospital, chartered the first college in North America, established tobacco as the first cash crop in Virginia, and created a place where Pocahontas lived and met John Rolfe.

Publick Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $5 per vehicle. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Extras sought for AMC’s ‘TURN’

Paid extras are being sought to appear in the AMC television series TURN: Washington's Spies, which will begin filming its second season in the Richmond area at the end of September and continue through February.

No experience is required, but producers say that extras must have flexible availability, reliable transportation and a positive attitude.

Arvold Casting is holding an open call on Sunday, Sept. 21 and is seeking men, women and children who are Caucasian, African American and Native American, with thin to average builds and who can realistically portray people living in Revolutionary War times. Long hair is a plus but not a must. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Check out these three B’s in Henrico this weekend: books, bluegrass and “Born Yesterday.” Other activities to participate in – and feel good about – are the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup and the 5th annual Richmond Out of the Darkness Community Walk. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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