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What's Up: Upcoming Events

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 3
Chesterfield Twinning Association meeting will be held at Howlett’s Tavern at 7 p.m. Details: (804) 751-0421

Early Literacy Story Times. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – No registration required.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Times. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. No registration required.

Day Care Story Times. Central Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11a.m. No registration required.

The art of collecting

If it exists it can be collected. The world is awash with people collecting common items like baseball cards, musical and Star Wars memorabilia to the odd and macabre such as lynching photographs, bones and death masks. But most collections are benign and fun.

Obama camp opens office in Walthall

The Obama campaign made a big push in Southern Chesterfield County last weekend with the opening of its Chester campaign headquarters. A grand opening was held on Sunday for the Organizing for America Virginia office located at 15714 Jefferson Davis Hwy., in the Port Walthall Shopping Center.

Chester pocket park gets a facelift

Last week the corner of Chester and West Hundred roads got a little love. Called Chester Park, the pocket park had become somewhat of an eyesore, and according to members of the Chester Community Association (CCA) it wasn’t a good representation of the community.

Police arrest bank robbery suspect “Granny Greenbacks”

Police have arrested a woman in connection with four bank robberies that have occurred in southern Chesterfield County since July 12, 2012.

Police investigate abduction, murder

The Chesterfield County Police Department was investigating the abduction of Paresh D. Patel, the owner of the Raceway gas station located at 5600 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Now police have changed their focus on the case to murder.

ChesterFest draws record crowd

On a perfect September day, a record number of attendees of all ages arrived in the village of Chester for the 11th Annual ChesterFest event provided by the Chester Community Association (CCA).

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.