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Historical Society opens new exhibit on county railroads

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will open a new exhibit at the County Museum on Saturday, September 1, entitled, “ Chesterfield County Railroads: From Mule Power to Steam Power.”

The Fair is back for its 99th year

The Chesterfield County Fairgrounds is getting its final touches this week, making sure everything will be in working order before nearly 40,000 visitors arrive to a bigger and better showcase of the 99th Annual Chesterfield County Fair. The fun begins Friday, August 24 at 4 p.m. for a nine-day run, closing September 1 at 11 p.m.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 15
Web of Hope Knit/Crochet classes.  10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church, School Street. For more information contact Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or linda Southward at 779-3453.

Summer Reading Program 2012: Teen Studio – Unique Tees.  Chester Library. 10:30 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Chester Combined Meeting Rooms A & B Register on line at library.chesterfield.gov.

Daniel Uphoff blazing a trail for music production in Chester

Daniel Uphoff has opened a state of the art recording studio in Chester. There’s no question mark behind that statement. Uphoff opened Full Circle Recording about a month ago just west of Chester proper on West Hundred Road.

Local veterans honored at Department of Virginia Convention

Three members of American Legion Post 284 in Colonial Heights were honored at the 2012 American Legion Department of Virginia Convention held in Richmond from July 19 to 22. Don Dobrick was named the Post 284, the 11th District, and the Eastern Region’s Legionnaire of the Year.

Liss’ Eagle Scout project expands Henricus Historical Park

Last Saturday, Henricus Historical Park expanded a little further with the addition of a gun-post platform like what may have been used by the early settlers to watch over the James for unwelcomed activity in 1611.

Local veteran participates with British veterans group in honoring fallen soldiers

Few are the occasions that present the chance to have the adventure of a lifetime, but for one local veteran and Post 284 American Legion Rider, this June provided just such an opportunity.