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Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad celebrates 60 years, installation of officers

The Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue (BBVRS) Squad recently held its 60th Officers Installation Banquet and awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn (Southpark) in Colonial Heights on January 28. The ceremony was hosted by the Bensley Bermuda Auxiliary.

Beauty of nature exhibited through art

Oil paintings by local artist Linda Shields representing the beauty of nature along rivers and lakes will be shown in an exhibition that opens at the Chester Library in March.

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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia 7th Annual Winter Lecture Series. “The History and Future Plans for Chesterfield County Airport” presented by Thomas Trudeau, airport manager. 7 p.m. 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Free to members of CHSV, $5 for non-members. Details: 796-7121.

First Valentine's Day: Elizabeth Davis Middle School students collect bands for Lithuanian orphanage

Elizabeth Davis Middle school teacher Lisa Perreca and her family have a special reason to celebrate this Valentine’s Day — two new adopted children hailing from Lithuania.

Local playwright scores first place at annual one-act playwriting competition

Jeanne Hensel, who was raised in Chester and lived most of her life here, retired from Ecoff Elementary School four years ago. While teaching at Ecoff, she started writing plays for her second graders, she said, to have fun with history classes and learn about famous Americans.

Black History Month starts with soul music at Fulghum Center

Chesterfield’s 25th Black History Month opened at the Fulghum Center last week with the R&B concert local sensations, Ordinary People.

50+ active lifestyle programs to start in March

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a series of free programs for seniors beginning in March. For more information, call 804-751-4135. To register, call 748-1623.