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Chesterfield budget men see twinkle of light at end of revenue tunnel

A report from Chesterfield’s budget and finance department last week was optimistic, but their optimism is for a timeline stretching for years. Preparing for adoption of the 2013 budget cycle that begins in July, the budget and audit committees reviewed the revenue portion of a budget that will more than likely be approved on March 28.

Medicare call center in Chester no longer on life support

If you have been allowed to reach your golden years, and the required age to use Medicare to help you secure your health, you may have occasion to call the representative of government providing healthcare service – the phone may ring right here in Chester.

Library friends fear library closings

People who love the libraries have an important opportunity to oppose cuts to State Aid for Public Libraries and to support an increase in State Aid.

CCAF establishes Memorial Gift donation fund in honor of Betty Burton

Betty Burton was one of our unique personalities in Chester Village and will never be forgotten. She was a worker and a doer, there in the beginning when the community gathered and held events in the old Community Center on Lee Street.

Henricus James River tours

Visitors to Henricus Historical Park in 2012 are encouraged to participate in history and conservation tours on the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat captained by Mike Ostrander of Discover the James, an established provider of educational eco-tours and fishing trips.

Nominations for Youth Awards due by April 6

The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2012 Outstanding Youth Awards. All nominees must be Chesterfield County residents.

Call for artist

Unleash your creative spirit and show off your talent at Fool for Art on April 21, 2012. This annual festival, held at John Tyler Community College’s Midlothian Campus, features a variety of art and craft vendors from around the state.

School Board seeks comments on 2012-2013 calendar

The Chesterfield County School Board is seeking comments on the proposed calendar for 2012-2013, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Comments may be emailed to calendar@ccpsnet.net or mailed to Proposed Calendar, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, Va. 23832.