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Elswick wins big in Matoaca Canvas, will be Republican Board candidate

Steve Elswick and the Matoaca District Republican Canvas sent out a strong message Saturday.
Elswick, former Chesterfield County Fire and EMT Chief, powered past opponent Dr. Kevin Al-Mateen by a record margin, 789-53, to claim the Republican spot on the ballot in November.

Regional newspaper publisher and editor will be featured at “Tavern Talk”

Thomas A. Silvestri, best known as president and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Mark Fausz, founder and editor of the Village News will be the featured guests at Tavern Talk, presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society on Monday, July 25, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at Howlett’s Tavern in Chester.

VSU’s Iron Chef Competition a mouth-watering experience

Dozens of eager food and farming lovers piled in Virginia State University’s (VSU) Gateway Dining Facility Thursday morning to see four top Virginia chefs cook it out for the school’s second annual Iron Chef competition.

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.