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Building blocks of Chester arts

The Village Green will be wired to crank out support for the arts in Chester with “Bricks and Mortar” Saturday, May 14, a benefit concert event with the goal of meeting a costly budget for construction, the bricks and mortar, of the Cultural Arts Center in Chester.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 27
Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

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

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

The murder of Lillian Madison

He died at the end of a silken rope. Hence, when Thomas J. Cluverius swore his innocence until the very end, his female sympathizers made sure his demise was as comfortable as possible. Or was it?

The Good Earth: Hobby farmer's green thumb in full bloom

It is a cool spring evening, and Burgin “Buster” Dabney, just coming back to the house after planting, is as close to the good earth as you can get – he’s barefooted. “He takes his shoes off when he gets home from work when the temperature turns 60 degrees and they don’t go back on until November,” said Debbie Dabney, his wife of 30 years.

Local resident pledges public service throughout country

Joshua Young of Chester, Virginia, is one of 240 young people pledging to perform 10 months of public service throughout the country as part of the 17th class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

Owen Wilson receives Eagle honors

Owen J. Wilson, 16, was recently awarded the Eagle Scout badge, the highest youth rank achievable in the Boy Scouts of America. Owen, son of Allen and Laura Wilson of Chester, attends L.C. Bird High School and is a member of Troop 922 of the Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church.

Chester Baptist Church welcomes new worship leader

Chester Baptist Church will be implementing a new contemporary worship service Sunday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall, which is adjacent to the church’s sanctuary, and has brought on Glen Allen resident Kevin Hood as the church’s new contemporary worship leader.