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Flying Squirrels welcomed local Major Leaguers to dinner

On February 1st, the Richmond Flying Squirrels held their 2nd annual hot stove banquet. Last year's banquet was an astounding success, adding spirit to baseball fans in Richmond everywhere as they were treated with meeting baseball stars Darryl Strawberry, Tommy John and Billy Wagner.

Despite problems, Richardson’s settle back into their home

For the most part Mike and Cathie Richardson’s ordeal has come to an end. In late August of last year their typically normal life got sidetracked by Hurricane Irene as the devastating storm put a rather huge tree right smack dab in the middle of the living room of their lovely log home in Chester.

River’s Bend solar installation could be largest in Virginia

A new 15,000 sq. ft. headquarters and data center for Metis Medical Management Services on Rivers Bend Boulevard is currently being fitted with a solar roof. This solar roof along with other energy efficiency initiatives should produce a “net-zero” outcome for electric use there, according to John Wiseman, CEO of Metis.

Rezoning for Ironbridge Corner development considered by planning

The short discussion of county policy during last month’s planning commission meeting on lifting age restrictions on a development on Iron Bridge Road at Arbor Landing will be addressed by the Board of Supervisors on Feb 22.

Honeywell adds 50 jobs to Chesterfield market

On Monday, February 6, Honeywell’s Advanced Fiber and Composites (AF&C) operation expanded its relationship with Chesterfield County by adding 50 new jobs through a $27.5 million investment.

House Votes to Freeze BPOL Tax

The House this week approved a bill that would freeze localities’ Business, Professional and Occupational Licenses tax rates at their 2011 levels. The measure also would prevent localities that don’t currently levy the tax from imposing it.

Martin introduces bill to eliminate public notices in newspapers

A bill introduced to the Virginia Senate by Sen. Stephen H. Martin (R-Chesterfield) would allow local government to publish legal notices on the internet rather than in local publications.

Virginia State announces vendor of the year

Vincent Tucker, president of Quality Moving Services was presented with the Vendor of the Year award at Virginia State University’s Vendor Fair in November, 2011. Sponsor by the VSU Purchasing Department, the fair was held in the L. Douglas Wilder Building and Daniel Gymnasium.