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Victories and Setbacks: Miss Chesterfield County Fair fights back after traumatic accident

She was crowned 2011 Miss Chesterfield County Fair in August of last year. Jessica Fee remembers how excited she was to win the pageant. “I thought it was the biggest thrill,” she beamed about her experience with the county fair pageant.

Coach offering workshops for early-childhood educators beginning Jan. 28

COACH, Chesterfield County’s Coalition for Active Children, will be offering three “I Am Moving, I Am Learning” workshops in 2012. These workshops teach early-childhood educators (those working in preschools or in other early-childhood programs) ways that they can incorporate movement and healthier nutrition in their children’s daily routines.

Parks and rec programs aim to keep county active this winter

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a series of programs to help kids and adults stay active this winter. On Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30-10 p.m., kids aged 7-11 years can bounce to their hearts’ content at the Winter Blues Party.

Free dental care day returns to Chester for 6th year

The Chester area dental office of doctors Tony and John Agapis will host a free day of dental care for the sixth straight year as part of an annual Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event on Friday, Feb. 17, at 2480 Osborne Road in Chester.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 25
 Wellness Orientation Workshop (WOW). FREE class to learn about health care NOT sick care.
Limited Space.     Please RSVP to 796-3221   www.chesterchiropractic.com.

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

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.