What's Up: Upcoming Events

Local youth completes project for Eagle badge

Boy Scout John Proffer, along with some recruited help, used his free time this summer to build benches for his Eagle Scout project, the highest rank a scout can have. A member of Boy Scout Troop 2815 based out of Chester United Methodist Church, Proffer has been a scout since the first grade.

Chester Performing Arts Studio to welcome new instructors

Two new instructors will join the staff at Chester Performing Arts Studio (CPAS) this year: Jenna McClintock and Sarah Ruppel both bring their extensive experience as professional ballerinas and ballet instructors.

Ironbridge Counseling and Wellness Associates welcomes new therapist

The staff at Ironbridge Counseling and Wellness Associates, which is located adjacent to the Courthouse Complex in Chesterfield, welcomes Kimberly Chandler-Holt to their group.

Man steals wallet from gas station

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

Police blotter

Jefferson Davis Hwy. 8/13 Woco Express Food Mart. Witness stated she heard glass breaking, then an alarm sounding at the listed location. Suspect broke the front glass door and stole the listed property from inside.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 24
Game On!  Ettrick-Matoaca Library.  3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Details:  526-8087.  

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

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Rd., Richmond. Details: 271-8510.

FREEDOM RIDERS: A glimpse into the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker

Fifty years after taking part in the June 1961 Freedom Rides, life has slowed down a bit for Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Once regarded as one of the more outspoken activists of human rights and peace, he has retired to a quiet Chester suburb with his wife of almost 60 years, Theresa, where their home is filled with memories of their life’s work.

School employees’ benefits debated at committee meeting

Some people take a job for the benefits alone. Part-time, or jobs paying minimal wages, are not enough to live on, but throw in some health insurance and the work becomes more appealing.