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From paddles to peanut butter: Four generations reflect on attending Ettrick Elementary

Ettrick Elementary, in the southern most portion of Chesterfield County, has been celebrating its 90th birthday this year. The birthday celebration event has come and gone, but folks in the community are still reminiscing about the school.

Chesterfield Historical Society opens Black History Month exhibit

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will honor Black History Month with the opening of a new exhibit on oral histories entitled “FourScore and More, Part II” at the County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop in the Chesterfield County government complex.

Chesterfield Historical Society launchs heirloom seed exchange

On February 2, the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will launch the CHSV Heirloom Seed Exchange, a seed lending program to preserve and promote open pollinated plant varieties with heritage and flavor that have stood the test of time.

Commonwealth Book Club enters its sixth year

The Commonwealth Book Club began its sixth year last Saturday, when eight members gathered at the Meadowdale Library to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court. The book club, which began with a 2005 op-ed column in the Village News, has consistently devoted itself to the discussion of serious non-fiction, including books, current events, science, politics, social issues, the environment, and history.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 18
American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/Crochet classes.  10 a.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Winter Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com

Arline McGuire’s hardwork and dedication leads her to a lifetime of success

Dignified, astute, persevering; words that describe Mary Arline McGuire who spent 43 years serving Chesterfield County government. Beginning her career as deputy treasurer, Ms. McGuire worked hard to reach chief treasurer and in 1979 broke the glass ceiling by being the first woman elected to a Constitutional office - Treasurer.

Seniors explore passions through Adventures in Learning

Old dogs may resist learning new tricks, but starting this Wednesday, humans of “a certain age” will gather at the Chester Baptist Church for the latest session of Adventures in Learning (AIL), the educational program of the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield.