What's Up: Upcoming Events

Benefits of residential sprinkler systems

In introducing Fire Prevention Week, which began Oct. 9, Chesterfield County’s Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) demonstrated Thursday afternoon the benefits of residential fire sprinkler systems at the Enon Fire Training Facility.

Fun-filled, educational festival for seniors

The Chesterfield County Fairgrounds welcomed senior citizens from around the region Thursday morning for the community debut of Fun at the Fairgrounds, a free health and wellness festival for adults 50 years old and older.

Matoaca Elementary celebrates national reading event

Matoaca Elementary School joined 2 million people across the country Thursday in Read for the Record, an annual event promoting the importance of reading aloud to young children.

Chesterfield honors 63 Teachers of the Year

Chesterfield County Public Schools honored Teachers of the Year from 63 schools last Thursday at the Holiday Inn Koger South Conference Center. The annual celebration is sponsored by the Chesterfield Public Education Foundation.

TDHS Marching Band thunders for elementary students

With a gray sky overhead, the Thomas Dale High School Marching Band brought fireworks to the students of Marguerite Christian Elementary the morning of Thursday, Sept. 22, converting the school’s bus loop into a musical arena for the massive crowd of children.

Chesterfield ‘Goes to College Week’

Chesterfield County Public Schools and the county’s Board of Supervisors have entered into a partnership to identify Chesterfield as one of the first few communities nationwide to join the “America Goes to College” movement.

Body found in woods off Point of Rocks Road

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve a case involving the suspicious death of a Hopewell man. On Saturday, July 30, 2011, at about 5:46 p.m., a report of a suspicious package in the wood line in the 2100 block of Point of Rocks Road was called in to police.

Police blotter

Birdbrook Dr. 9/29 Forest View. Unknown suspect/s used a cinder block to shatter the exterior glass on the double-paned rear door. Suspect/s then attempted to kick in a rear door to gain entry to the residence. Entry was not gained and at this time nothing was reported stolen.