What's Up: Upcoming Events

Police blotter

CENTRE ST - In And Out Convenience Store. 6/30 10:20 p.m. - Unknown suspects entered the store and displayed a handgun. No shots fired. No injuries reported. Items stole from store and customer.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, July 11
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley will be discussed. No registration required.

Farmer’s Market sponsored by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mimms Loop. Chesterfield County Complex.

Summer Reading Program 2012: Turn Your Life into Stories! Meadowdale Library. 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register online at or call 318-8778.

Chesterfield celebrates America's independence

Independence Day, the day the United States declared their independence from Great Britain, July 4, 1776. Each year since, celebrations have included family picnics, parades, carnivals, concerts and fireworks, celebrating America’s birthday.

Storms leave destructive path

It was like watching a disaster movie, but the effects were real and for some residents, painful. Storms ravaged the county on Friday, June 29 then again on Saturday, June 30. The National Weather Service reported wind gust from 80-100 miles per hour on Friday night.

Job growth continues in Chesterfield, 50 created

Virginia-based Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) will invest more than $150 million to establish a new data center in Chesterfield County. This Virginia data center is part of Capital One’s core IT infrastructure that incorporates new technologies to better meet customer needs.

Richard Cordle named Treasurer of the Year

The Treasurers’ Association of Virginia has named Richard Cordle the Treasurer of the Year. The award specifically mentioned the efforts of Cordle’s office toward regional cooperation, customer service and service to the association.

Wood’s Methodist Church: Farmer’s Market

Local crops are starting to come in and if you don’t arrive early at the Wood’s Methodist Church Farmer’s Market you may miss out on the first harvests of fresh vegetables, especially tomatoes and corn.

County libraries offer relief from heat

As extreme heat grips Virginia, Chesterfield County is reminding residents that visiting any of the nine branches of the Chesterfield County Public Library is a great way to get relief.