What's Up: Upcoming Events

Mobile web app is the latest way to stay current

A brand-new mobile web app makes it easier than ever to stay current with Chesterfield County Public Schools. Developed in-house by the school system’s graphic design/web specialist, this free app for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices provides news feed, calendar and phone numbers.

Personal account of an exchange student

Everytime I thought about studying in America, I became filled with the excitement. I couldn´t help smiling and sometimes people found me skipping through the park and singing random English songs.

Armed man robs bank

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a robbery suspect.

Police blotter

STRATHMORE RD 4/7 Strathmore Apartments. Unknown suspect/s pried a wall panel off the rear of the storage shed and then cut the wall to the front of the shed where a padlock was utilized to secure the front. Items were stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 18
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring 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

American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/Crochet classes.10 a.m. – Noon.  Chester Baptist Church, 4317 Schoool St.  Details:  Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

MG Invasion

Richard Prior’s 1949 MG Y Tourer is a joy to drive he says under the wide-branched oak trees on Elfinwood Lane. A bit far from home, Richard, his brother Ian Prior and Ray Mullins with his 1960 MGA 1600 roadster shipped their English objects of pride and joy some 9,500 miles by container ship from Melbourne, Australia to Savannah, Ga.

How Do You Like Me Now?

It was indeed a blue ribbon day recently for Caitlin Schoemmell and her horse How Do You Like Me Now. What most do not know is that this horse was also a “rescue” horse, meaning it had been rescued from abusive conditions by the United States Equine Rescue League (USERL) over four years ago.

Planning Commission digs deeper into revisions of comp plan

Chesterfield’s Planning Commission was back at it last week as they tackled another few pieces of the countywide comprehensive plan. For those who don’t care to be involved in the process, the evolution is like watching paint dry. At least this time, it’s quick drying.