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American Legion Post 284 installs collection bin for worn U.S. Flags

American Legion Post 284 in Colonial Heights has installed a bin to collect old and tattered U.S. flags for proper disposal. U.S. Code 36, Chapter 10, Section 176(k) states: “The flag, when it is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, November 7
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.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. “A Plague of Secrets” by John Lescroart will be discussed. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. No registration required.

Day Care Story Times. Central Library. 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. No registration required.

HOWLLOWEEN: Therapy dog, owner work in community to promote happiness

Kia, a Goldendoodle, and his master, Jennifer McMichael, like to dress-up for holidays. For this Halloween, they dressed as Peacocks - decked out with tails, cuffs, top hat with feathers in teals and greens, they won first place in an annual Halloween Costume contest held at Heritage Oaks Retirement Community for Most Original.

Police share tips for a safe Halloween

With Halloween approaching, the Chesterfield County Police Department is encouraging residents to do their part to make Wednesday, Oct. 31, a safe holiday for all.

November recognized as Cultural Arts Awareness Month

Although the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors declared in a resolution recognizing November as “Cultural Arts Awareness Month,” after the resolution was read, it quickly became a tribute to Betty Matthews, Chairman of the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation Board of Directors.

Riptides Seafood receives CCA Orchid Award

The Chester Community Association (CCA) awarded Riptides Seafood with their prestigous Orchid Award last week. Riptides Seafood was recognized for their “exemplary care and maintenance of property.” Sal and Tillary Buffa have owned Riptides Seafood for five years and have continually worked to improve their property.

OPERATION: Zipper Pouch

After many months, Catherine Garrett, a member of the Junior Federated Women’s Club of Chester, shipped a huge box of specialty bags full of goodies for soldiers in the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division. This division was formerly under the command of Maura Puleo’s husband, Major Bob Puleo. Maura Puleo is also a member of the Women’s club.