What's Up: Upcoming Events

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 7
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  Chester Library.  “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave will be discussed.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  No registration required.

Early Literacy Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Enon Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Chester Library – 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  7 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.  No registration required.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Bronze Star: Local man receives heroes medal after 67 years

“It’s always an honor to be among a true hero. We often use that word hero too loosely, and we hang that title on movie stars, sports stars and television stars.

Grant named Executive Director of Henricus Historical Park

The Henricus Foundation with Chesterfield and Henrico Counties are pleased to announce that Charles Lewis Grant has been named Executive Director of Henricus Historical Park after a nationwide search. Grant served as acting executive director since July 2010 and throughout the site’s 400th commemoration.

BOS advertises property tax rate at 95 cents

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted, last week, to advertise the property tax rate at 95 cents per $100 of home assessed value. The rate advertised, as stated by state statute, can only be lowered when the Board votes on the budget on March 28.

Shooting suspect apprehended at Enon Wawa

A shooting last week at the McGuire Woods Medical Center ended after a chase across Chesterfield County at the Wawa convenience store at Route 10 and Interstate 295. Cornelius Hayes of Blackstone, 55-year-old man has been identified as the man who allegedly shot and killed a hospital volunteer.

County offers free lawn and gardening seminars

The Chesterfield County Office of Cooperative Extension is offering county residents a series of free seminars to learn how to cope with common gardening challenges. Learn how to properly prune crepe myrtles, Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m., at the Chesterfield Technical Center, 10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield.

No significant impact for bunkhouse construction at Presquile Island

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is pleased to announce that, on February 17, 2012, Acting Regional Director Jaime G. Geiger approved a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the construction of a bunkhouse on Presquile National Wildlife Refuge.

New area aquatics center to be named after distinguished independent school

Collegiate School, a member of the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP), announced today that it will lend its name to the new state-of-the-art aquatics center. It will be officially named the “Collegiate School Aquatics Center”.