What's Up: Upcoming Events

‘Christmas’ comes early for Meadowbrook students

Meadowbrook High School kicked off the school-year by providing virtually every student in the building an assortment of free school supplies on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 6.

KidsZone at the Fest Sept. 24

When ChesterFest rolls around Sept. 24, one section of Chester’s Village Green will transform into a play haven for the little ones. The Kid’s Zone at this year’s event should have your children nodding off not long after dinner that evening.

"Nanny cam" captures image of suspect

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

Police blotter

Chesterfield Meadows Dr. 8/27 Wells Fargo Bank. Unknown suspect/s forced entry to the locked door which contains an ATM machine. Entry into the machine was not gained and at this time nothing as been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, September 14
Computer Class:  DDL for eBooks.  Central Library.  10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Register for call 751-CCPL

Small Business Workshop:  Record Keeping Tips to Prevent Tax Audits.  Meadowdale Library.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

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

Chester couple witnesses miracle during Irene’s wrath

During Hurricane Irene’s rage a week and a half ago, a Chester married couple witnessed what they say was an “absolute miracle.”

Cooperation on all levels to recover from hurricane damage

For many residents, the week after Hurricane Irene included cutting down broken trees and repairing yards while day after day a few more neighborhoods received power and were able to restock their refrigerators. As of press time Monday, most of the community had their lights back with fewer than a 100 still remaining without power.

Residents disagree with county’s approach to hurricane relief

Four days after a visit by Hurricane Irene, several residents from Matoaca and Ettrick questioned the county’s effort to both update and tend to its residents in need.