What's Up: Upcoming Events

Local man is diligent, watch horizon for high-speed rail

Michale Maxey has been watching the progress of the high-speed rail initiative since it became a hot item in eastern Chesterfield about two years ago. Although funding for high-speed rail had taken some hits by Congress, Maxey has been diligent, continuing the fight against the project.

Galstan earns Eagle Scout Award

Berkeley Dale Ward Galstan of Chester, earned his Eagle Scout Award, the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America, on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at a ceremony at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chester.

Resource directory now available for seniors and those with disabilities

The Chesterfield Council on Aging has published its biennial Resource Directory of Services for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities in Chesterfield County. The directory is intended to help older adults and adults with disabilities to find the resources and services they need to remain independent.

JDA celebrates 20-year anniversary

The Jefferson Davis Association (JDA) celebrated 20 years of Preserving the Past, Building the Future during a 20th Anniversary luncheon last Tuesday, at the Meadowbrook Country Club, with approximately 70 JDA members and supporters attending.

Youth Services Citizen Board seeks applicants

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of Chesterfield County youths? The Chesterfield County Youth Planning and Development Department is seeking youths and adults to serve on the Youth Services Citizen Board.

Chesterfield County Named One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People

Chesterfield County, this month, was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s “100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING.” The national award was given to Chesterfield County to recognize its outstanding and innovative work in promoting high school graduation and for its programs and services that make it an outstanding place for youths to live, learn and grow.

Anti-bullying events are open to the community

Rachel’s Challenge is coming to several schools this month. Named for Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999, Rachel’s Challenge encourages people to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.

Chesterfield educator named regional Teacher of the Year

With stealth and pie, Meadowbrook High and Chesterfield County Public Schools celebrated math teacher Paul Daszkiewicz’s selection as regional Teacher of the Year.