Citizen Staff Reports 12/10/12
Clemson University student Andy Pham, of Glen Allen, recently traveled to a major Chicago trade show to demonstrate Clemson’s latest technology to track consumer behavior. Pham, a graduate student in packaging science, and 10 other students and five faculty members went to PACK EXPO International to show the interactive exhibit “The Packaging Test Track,” which aims to answer questions about how shoppers decide what to buy and how much packaging plays a part.
Sophomore Michael Lutzky recently was named to the dean’s honor roll for the fall 2012 trimester at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, N.C. To be eligible for the dean’s honor roll, students must earn a minimum academic average of 90. Lutzky is the son of Paula and Ira Lutzky, of Richmond.
Marine Corps Pfc. Calvin L. Robinson, son of Barbara A. Robinson, of Richmond, and Robert L. Krushelnisky, son of Morena and Robert A. Krushelnisky, of Glen Allen, have earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Robinson and Krushelnisky spent 13 weeks training on subjects including close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, they endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Robinson is a 2012 graduate of Varina High School. Krushelnisky is a 1976 graduate of Kalani High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Thomas Beatty, of Glen Allen, recently was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Beatty is pursuing a degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admission has increased by $1 across all categories. Admission is now $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 55 and older; and $8 for children ages 3–12. Admission remains free for children ages 3 and younger and for members.
The last price increase was in 2011, before the Garden consistently hosted Butterflies LIVE! (which is included with admission). > Read more.
The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.
Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.
The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.
Take in a show at several locations this weekend! West End Comedy will provide laughs at HATTheatre; the production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will close Sunday; and the youth theatre company CharacterWorks will present “Footloose” at The Steward School. Another show perfect for the kids – “Despicable Me 2” is playing at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center tonight. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
‘Earth to Echo’ aims to become this generation’s ‘ET’
It’s no secret that all found-footage genre movies are the same. Grab a couple of characters, give one of them a camera, and expose them to something supernatural that’s content to lurk just off-screen until the last five minutes. Everything else will just fall into place.
But that formula isn’t particularly family friendly, if only because that thing waiting a few feet to the left of the cast is usually plotting their violent doom.
That’s what sets Earth to Echo apart from the pack. It, too, follows a group of characters armed with a camera and a tendency to encounter unknown life forms. But all those familiar parts have been rearranged just enough to make it suitable for a much younger audience. > Read more.
An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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