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Scouts receive donation

The Rotary Club of Chester donated $1,000 to Boy Scout Troop 819 of Chester on June 6. Berkeley Galstan, the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, accepted the check from his father, Chester Rotary Club member, Dr. Sam Galstan, who is also the Charter Organization Representative of Troop 819.

Chester hosts a Taste of India

The Cultural Center of India hosted a few thousand guests over the weekend for the 9th Annual Taste of India. Cultural Director Bina Shah and associate directors Deepali Keskar and Simran Chiplunkar introduced the entertainment that included 34 acts of folk dances and Bollywood Fusion performed by children, teens and adults.

Henricus Dauber Dash attracts hundreds

Last Saturday, the Citie of Henricus, one of America’s oldest settlements, once again hosted The Henricus Dauber Dash. This 5-mile run through the Henricus Historical Park isn’t how most people would spend their weekend getting exercise. Obstacles were spread throughout the course.

New legislation provides grants to beekeepers

On March 30, 2012, Governor McDonnell signed into law legislation from the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly that created the Beehive Grant Fund. Grants from the fund, which will be administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), will be available after January 1, 2013.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, June 27
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Summer Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  4317 School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com

Metro Richmond Zoo – Our Zoo to You. Meadowdale Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or by calling the library.

Create Your Own Story Book.  Central Library. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Register online at lbrary.chesterfiel.gov or call the library.

Operation Dry Water to crack down on drunk boating, June 22-24

During the weekend of June 22-24, Virginia Conservation Police with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) will be conducting intensive patrols on the James River, Appomattox River, Lake Anna, Lake Chesdin, Tidewater area and across the state waterways in an effort to deter boating under the influence (BUI).

Circle Oaks: Family invests 12 years in renovation

It sits atop a knoll like a grand ol’ dame. A few creases in her face but soon enough she’ll be back to her old glory. Many remember her fine, portico wrapping her façade.