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Cooking is cause of weekend fire

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded Sunday, July 17, at 4:35 p.m. to 3440 Meadowdale Blvd. for an apartment fire. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and fire showing from a first-floor window.

County museum in search of old County Fair memories

To commemorate the 100th year since the dawning of our County Fair, the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia needs old memories to complete an exhibit on its complete history, which on Saturday, Aug. 6, will decorate the walls just inside the County museum. The exhibit will continue through Oct.29.

The Great Beattie Case

While what police found this week, 100 years ago was particularly horrifying, it’s what happened in the aftermath that was also disturbing, and as modern as the National Enquirer and TMZ. On July 18, 1911, Chesterfield resident Louise Owen Beattie was murdered: a shotgun blast to the head, while traveling with her husband on a lonely stretch of Midlothian Turnpike.

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Web of Hope knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  Details:  Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

Data File Set-Up Using Quickbooks.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

Redistricting voting precinct changes

An ordinance is creating three new voting precincts, shifting portions of four voting precincts from one precinct to another and changing the polling place of one voting precinct.

Local student to perform in Dominican Republic

Zak Goodwyn is by no means a seasoned traveler – “He’s never been out of the country, never been on an airplane,” said his mother, Ginni – but all that’s about to change.

“Mad Anthony” Wayne and the Revolution

The Revolutionary War didn’t end on any particular day, but a treaty of peace officially ended the war in 1783. Technically, conflicts ended two years earlier about the time Cornwallis surrendered his entire army of over 7,000 men on October 19, 1781.