Linda C. Wood, principal of Chester’s Harrowgate Elementary, was selected in early June as Virginia’s 2011 National Distinguished Principal. She received the award Tuesday, June 14, in a surprise presentation in front of her students, the community, and the school staff.
Chester resident Ashley Simard is the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by Military Children Program at Fort Lee. Simard, the daughter of Gretchen and Philip Simard, is enrolled for the fall semester at the University of Virginia.
The following Chester residents recently graduated from the College of William & Mary.
Wednesday, August 17
Web of Hope knit/crochet classes. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. Details: Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Details: 318-8778.
The Dance of Mind and Body: Introduction to Yoga. Chester Library. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Details: 751-CCPL
Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a man who used a stolen bank card.
Shiloh Dr. 8/11 Centralia Gardens. Unknown suspect observed backing his vehicle up to the victim’s locked shed. Victim shouted at the suspect, who entered his vehicle and fled the area. Entry was not gained and at this time nothing has been reported stolen.
Sir Thomas Dale was an English naval commander and deputy-governor of the Virginia Colony in 1611 and from 1614 to 1616.
County fairs across the state and across the country were once places where farmers would come to blow off a little steam after muscle-aching harvests of ripened crops. In Chesterfield, suburban sprawl has gobbled up many acres of farm land forcing the county fair to become more creative, offering attractions that appeal to those with small gardens and to those who want to experience entertainment found nowhere else in the area.