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17 residents graduate from citizens academy

The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Citizens Academy held its 25th graduation ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 1.

School vandals sought

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and locate suspects involved with vandalisms at two local schools.

Police blotter

PERGRINE RD 11/23 Oak Run. Victim stated she heard a noise outside her residence and later discovered unknown suspect/s climbed up the exterior of the front door and attempted to gain entry through a second story bedroom window. Entry was not gained and at this time nothing has been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, December 7
“Christmas Tea” at Magnolia Grange.  1 p.m.  Author Connie Lapallo will be introducing her latest book, “When the Moon has no More Silver,” and talking about Christmas in the New World.  $25.  Call 796-1479 for reservations.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

First Baptist invites you to Walk Through Bethlehem

The gymnasium in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Hopewell is currently unrecognizable. There are no signs of a facility to house basketball games, fellowship dinners, or sports camps.

The Rouge: L.C. Bird grad directs Steve Martin comedy

Jeff Cole perches at the bar at Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg’s cabaret-style theatre, trying to enjoy a carry-out calzone before the start of rehearsal.

Local retailers call Small Business Saturday a success

First came Black Friday, then came the door-buster sales on early Thanksgiving morning and Cyber Monday finished off the designated get-a-deal Christmas shopping extravaganza. But wait. What about Small Business Saturday?

Area seniors build leadership skills

Over the summer, 8 high school juniors were selected to attend the 2011 Virginia Girls State representing American Legion Auxiliary Post 284. The theme this year is “The Power of One Voice.”