What's Up: Upcoming Events

Play 60 at Matoaca Elementary

Matoaca Elementary School was buzzing last Wednesday evening with students and their families returning to participate in fun challenges that inspired healthy eating and physical activity. The healthy event was provided by grants through the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program.

Police seek help in catching armed robber

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and find the suspect who robbed a nail salon in Northern Chesterfield County. During the robbery, a black male entered the shop and immediately approached employees, displayed a firearm and took cash.

Police blotter

IRONBRIDGE RD 01/22 Victims advised they had been asking customers in the parking lot for gas money when the suspects approached demanding their cash. As the victims and suspects began to fight, the store clerk stepped outside which caused the suspects to walk off.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 1
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier will be discussed.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Coretta Scott King Tea presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.  1 p.m.  Historic Magnolia Grange Plantation House Museum.  Fee and  reservations.  Details:  796-1479.

Victories and Setbacks: Miss Chesterfield County Fair fights back after traumatic accident

She was crowned 2011 Miss Chesterfield County Fair in August of last year. Jessica Fee remembers how excited she was to win the pageant. “I thought it was the biggest thrill,” she beamed about her experience with the county fair pageant.

Comp Plan focus of community meeting

This week Chesterfield’s Board of Supervisors held a public hearing to get input on the new draft countywide comprehensive plan. There are a number of directions which Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (BOS) could choose to handle the comp plan after hearing input at this week’s public hearing.

School Board members dive into budget, building relationships

With Patricia Carpenter, the new chairman, David Wyman, vice chairman from Dale district and three new members, Carrie Coyner from Burmuda, Tom Doland from Matoaca and Diane Smith from Clover Hill, the School Board has begun the process of getting to know one another as they explore funding avenues and educational opportunities.

Henricus Park event wet, but educational

The cold rain on Saturday morning not only kept you inside but put a damper on an event called “Last Fight of the Confederate Navy: Battle of Trent’s Reach, 1865,” at Henricus Historical Park in Chester.