What's Up: Upcoming Events

April 19 is kindergarten registration day

Throughout central Virginia, April 19 is the date to register children to attend kindergarten.

Harvard connects with Chesterfield classrooms

What is believed to be the largest 2012 public education research project in the country is under way right now in Chesterfield County. TESLA, a mutually beneficial relationship with Harvard University, will encompass 18,000 students in grades 5-8.

Poor role model buys Kindle Fire with stolen credit card from Walmart

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a female suspect who used a stolen credit card, and wasn’t being the best role model.

Grand larceny fugitives wanted by police

Crime Solvers needs your help this week to catch the following two fugitives.

Officials determine fire linked to front-porch light

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded Friday, March 9, at 9:12 p.m., to 4607 Mason Dale Terr. for the report of a house fire. Fire crews arrived to find fire on the front porch extending to the roof line and into the attic. It took crews approximately 25 minutes to get the fire under control.

Police blotter

CARRIAGEWAY LN 3/15 Meadowbrook Farms. Suspect/s attempted to gain entry through a locked rear door. Entry to the residence was not gained and at this time nothing has been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 21
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

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

Playing the blues not living them

What’s your definition of fun? Work? Sports? Reading? Music? Most of you will pass on work, not many men will pass on sports, many will eliminate reading, but who would ever say music isn’t fun. Unless it William Hung of American Idol fame.