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Police blotter

MEADOWDALE BLVD 12/30/2011 Meadowdale Townhouses. Suspect/s broke the kitchen window and gained entry to the victim’s residence. Once inside, property was stolen. Keys to the victim’s vehicle were taken and the victim’s vehicle was stolen and later recovered.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 11
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Winter Adventures in Learning classes begin.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

Downloadable Digital eBooks.  Central Library.  10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  To register visit or call 751-CCPL.

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.

Pocahontas visitors take advantage of great weather for a New Year day hike

Pocahontas State Park welcomed hundreds of visitors on the first day of the New Year. With mild temperatures and lots of sunshine, individuals and families enjoyed casual walks and mountain biking through the various trails located in the park.

Chesterfield residential building permits improving

After the inspection department’s adjustment at the end of the year, single-family housing permits for 2011 will be higher by about 50 units of what was issued in 2010. Total residential units, including apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single family residence permits are down by about 215 units from last year; a 23 percent decrease.

Chesterfield Historical Society to present 5th annual Winter Lecture Series

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present its fifth annual “Winter Lecture Series” in Chesterfield, starting on Jan. 13 and continuing every second Friday evening at 7 p.m. through Mar. 23, 2012.

South Richmond Rotary Club aid conjoined twins operation costs

South Richmond Rotary Club hosted formerly conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia and their mom and aunt during a meeting in December. The family attended the meeting to thank the club, which sponsored their travel to Richmond through the World Pediatric Project (WPP).

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 4
Downloadable Digital eBooks Workshop.  Central Library.  10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Details:

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  Chester Library.  “The Second Chair” by John Lescroart will be discussed.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  No registration required.

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

Police ask for public’s help to solve shooting

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a shooting suspect.