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Oscar event in Chester honors Govenor Wilder

The red carpet rolled out Sunday as the Cultural Center of India hosted “Share the Dream…,” a night honoring former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder while bringing local charities and causes together to bring this year’s Academy Awards to Chester.

Miller memorial plaque presented by board of social services

Members of the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Board of Social Services convened at the Meadowdale Library on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, to present a plaque in memory of Kelly E. Miller for his distinguished service as a board member from Jan. 2001-Dec. 2007.

Calling all seniors and senior hope-to-bes

Take a peek at the spring schedule for the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s Adventures in Learning Program. Members can take any or ALL classes for only $15.00 for the full term. Non-members only pay $25.00.

Weekly calendar

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

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).

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.

Jefferson and Mont Blanco

Maria Eppes, daughter of Thomas Jefferson, was unable to attend the inauguration of her father on March 4, 1801 because she was pregnant with her second child, Francis W. Eppes. Chesterfield residents were very proud of their connection with Jefferson who they had voted for overwhelmingly.

Local elders share life experiences

Last Friday, when a four-door sedan pulled up to a curb in Chester, a suited Mr. Howard H. Boisseau Sr., 87, quickened the pep in his walk just in time to help Mrs. Louise P. Friend, 96, as she exited the car. The two then quickly greeted each other in a warm, gentle embrace, before going their separate ways that sunny afternoon.

TDHS grad does duty in Afghanistan

Thomas Dale High School graduate, now U.S. Army PFC, Kyle Kovalenko is currently in Herat, Afghanistan in the Western Province, doing his duty, out of Camp Stone. PFC Kovalenko works patrolling, either mounted (in a Humvee or truck) or unmounted (on foot) “clearing current threats from the local Taliban, camped out in the mountains,” said Kovalenko in a email received by the Village News on Monday.