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#3 -- VSU begins redevelopment of Ettrick, shutout by Chester

Throughout its long history, the village of Ettrick has served as an important gateway into Chesterfield County. According to the Chesterfield County revitalization department, under the leadership of Tom Jacobson, that gateway will now be enhanced.

#4 -- Candidates have a busy summer and fall in pursuit of November

In mid-July after joining the local Republican committee, Chris McCarney challenged incumbent Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle for a seat on the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. The announcement by McCarney was the first shot across the bow of Jaeckle’s four year term as supervisor.

#5 -- Henricus Historical Park celebrates 400 years

The Godspeed arrived at Henricus Historical Park under full sail and was greeted by welcoming canon blasts to open Publik Days, adding another event to the celebration of the park’s 400 year anniversary.

#6 -- Chesterfield’s comprehensive plan rides a rocky road

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission completed their review and edits of the countywide draft comprehensive plan in November and presented it to the Board of Supervisors after two-and-a-half years and as much as $1.5 million.

#7 -- Varsity basketball & football find playoff success, Yahkee breaks records

Bird athletic’s biggest accomplishment of the season and perhaps the best sports story in 2011 in the area was the L.C. Bird Boy’s Basketball team run all the way to the state final.

#8 -- BOS passes on Holland, elects Warren chairman

In a 3-2 vote on Jan. 12 this year, in the first vote to be cast by the Board of Supervisors, the group elected Clover Hill Supervisor Art Warren chairman as of the panel.

#9 -- Olympic pool comes to Chesterfield for Aquatic Center

An olympic sized swimming pool arrived on a caravan of trucks to its new home at the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership Aquatics Center at Ukrop Park, located at the intersection of Chippenham Parkway and Ironbridge Road.

#10 -- Chester Village loses its status to promote mixed use development

During a September Board of Supervisors meeting, the Electronic Message Center (EMC) sign policy was approved. The historic Chester village area was the only village of the five villages to be allowed (after a permit process) to erect EMC signs.