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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

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Kasey Crute returns home

After spending several months in an Atlanta hospital, Chester native Kasey Crute is finally home. Crute, 19, was a freshman at the University of Virginia when she suffered a paralyzing neck injury in early March while volunteering in Panama.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 17
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.

The Dance of Mind and Body:  Introduction to Yoga.  Chester Library.  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Details:  751-CCPL

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Sir Thomas Dale died this week 1619

Sir Thomas Dale was an English naval commander and deputy-governor of the Virginia Colony in 1611 and from 1614 to 1616.

Chesterfield County Fair opens Aug. 26

County fairs across the state and across the country were once places where farmers would come to blow off a little steam after muscle-aching harvests of ripened crops. In Chesterfield, suburban sprawl has gobbled up many acres of farm land forcing the county fair to become more creative, offering attractions that appeal to those with small gardens and to those who want to experience entertainment found nowhere else in the area.

Henricus’ Dauber Dash 600 strong

The third annual Dauber Dash led hundreds to Henricus Historical Park Saturday morning, transforming the living history site into a haven for runners of all ages and ability levels.

Wish Granted: A young lady’s Broadway experience

One glance at her room and it’s no secret that Faith Miller is crazy about “Wicked,” the musical. Sitting in front of autographed pictures and the posters of green-faced witches on her walls is a suitcase – a prop – used in the actual Broadway show a few weeks ago.

Dutch Gap started this week in 1864

Many residents of Chesterfield have visited the Dutch Gap Conservation Area and the Citie of Henricus Historical Park at one time or another. If you walk out past Henricus to the Point or visit the boat ramp at Dutch Gap, you are looking at the results of a historical event that began this week, 147 years ago.