What's Up: Upcoming Events

PTA involvement helps children, community

In comparing the number of PTA members at Bellwood Elementary to the number of attending students, Christina Welch finds it particularly disturbing. Last year the school had 90 total members; and in the third week of school, Bellwood currently has a little more than half that.

Police blotter

Chippoke Rd. 9/8 Wellington Farms. Victim stated unknown suspect/s attempted to gain entry thru the front window of her vacant residence. Entry was not gained and at this time nothing has been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, September 21
American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m.  Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St., Chester.  Details:  Angela Gustella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Fall Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or

The Art of Ministry

Recognizing his unique combination of pastoral skills, excellent preaching ability, and artistic talent, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Chesterfield has recently called the Reverend Earnest Graham III to serve as priest. Rev. Graham will be installed as only the second rector of St. Matthew’s on Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, 2011, at 7 p.m.

Campaign launch encourages citizen recycling efforts

Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) kicked off a campaign last week to increase the region’s seven curbside recycling programs. The unveiling of the new educational campaign, “Just Start Recycling,” came during a press conference at the TFC Recycling Facility in Chester.

Public hearing on LED signs ordinance

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on amending a Zoning Ordinance relating to electronic message centers. The public hearing is for where persons affected may appear and present their views.

Board of Supervisors briefed on hurricane recovery efforts

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting last Wednesday to brief about the preparation, response and recovery efforts after Hurricane Irene, and heard from members of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Michael Jackson announces candidacy for School Board

Michael Jackson will vie for a spot on Nov. 8 for the Dale District seat on Chesterfield County School Board.