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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.

Convenience store robbed

A convenience store in Chesterfield County was broken into, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help investigators solve the case. They need your help.

Police blotter

RIVER RD 6/15 Victim reported passing another vehicle occupied by several unknown suspect/s. That vehicle began to follow the victim when shots were fired. The victim’s vehicle ran off the road and he received nonlife threatening injuries. No other injuries reported.

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.

Concert on the Green

The Fort Lee Army Band wowed area residents at a concert held a week ago on Monday, June 11.

Village News police blotter will expand

The Chesterfield County Police Department on Tuesday, began providing more data in its daily media summary [police blotter].