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SAFE honors community leaders

At its annual meeting on Nov. 8, the board of directors of Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., or SAFE, presented the Sharyl W. Adams award to Dr. Parham Jaberi, director of the Chesterfield Health District.

15 Days of Thanksgiving

January 2012 offered a new beginning to Chesterfield residents Amanda and Benjamin Muncy. The young couple, who were married in 2009, had made it through two years of personal struggles and had just heard the delightful news that they were going to be parents.

Matoaca woman prepares to celebrate 102 years with family and friends

Eat healthy food and stay thin may obviously be the first thing you need to know about how to live to be 100, but observe a centurion and one secret seems to be consistent, which is to live life to the fullest. Matoaca resident, Dorothy Stewart McElhaney is not jumping around...

Senior Ambassadors graduate

The Chesterfield County senior advocate recently announced the 18 graduates of its Senior Ambassadors program, an eight-week course that allows adults 55 and older to broaden their knowledge of the county and to learn how they can better the community through self-enrichment and volunteerism.

$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®.