$300,000 grant targets domestic violence

The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women has awarded Virginia State University a three year, $298,437 grant to fund programs designed to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus. VSU is one of only 22 projects selected for funding in FY 2012.

Health program teaches children about dental hygiene

Primrose Schools Balanced Learning Curriculum includes a safety and health program called Life Skills. October was National Dental Hygiene Month. Jennifer Sobrito of Tony Agapis D.D.S., spent a morning last week teaching the students about proper tooth care as part of this Life Skills program.

Stephen Smith receives financial planner certification

Stephen Smith of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Chester, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification mark CFP®.

Lucy Corr Village Dental Clinic ribbon cutting ceremony

The Lucy Corr Village Dental Clinic held a ceremonial ribbon cutting, officially opening the newly renovated clinic, on Friday, Nov. 2. The Lucy Corr Dental Clinic is housed in Lucy Corr Village at 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. and consists of two examination/treatment rooms, a laboratory, office space and a conference room.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, November 14
Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Adventures in Learning Fall classes.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chester Baptist Church. 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689.

Technology Class: MS Excel. Central Library. 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Register online at or call 748.1603.

Early Literacy Story Times. Chester Library. 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – No registration required.

Veterans Day: a long and honored history

Veterans Day on November 11, is a day of remembrance for the life-threatening dedication our troops have made serving in war and at home. But Veterans Day, previously Remembrance Day, which overlapped Armistice Day also on November 11, was the original day that those at home honored U.S. servicemen.

First Baptist Church presents knockout concert

First Baptist Church Centralia brought the Small Richmond Symphony to their church, even building a special stage in the sanctuary. Wilson E. B. Shannon, Pastor, said that the acoustics were phenomenal. A reception prior to the concert was held at the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation (CCAF).