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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Ettrick and Matoaca to celebrate Celtic Festival this Saturday

With spring in the air, it’s time for the Ettrick-Matoaca Historical Society’s 11th annual Celtic Festival on Saturday, April 30, at the Knox Springs Farm on Halloway Avenue, just past Matoaca Middle School. The event is free to attend, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Building blocks of Chester arts

The Village Green will be wired to crank out support for the arts in Chester with “Bricks and Mortar” Saturday, May 14, a benefit concert event with the goal of meeting a costly budget for construction, the bricks and mortar, of the Cultural Arts Center in Chester.

Suspects wanted for grand larceny, drug charges

Crime Solvers needs your help this week to catch the following two fugitives.

Suspect robs hundreds from bank account

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve a credit card theft case in which withdrawals were made fraudulently to a victims account on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Police blotter

Passageway Dr 4/20 Somerset. Victim returned home to find the known suspect standing just inside the rear door which had been left unlocked. Startled, the suspect ran out, fleeing to his residence.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 27
Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

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

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

The murder of Lillian Madison

He died at the end of a silken rope. Hence, when Thomas J. Cluverius swore his innocence until the very end, his female sympathizers made sure his demise was as comfortable as possible. Or was it?

The Good Earth: Hobby farmer's green thumb in full bloom

It is a cool spring evening, and Burgin “Buster” Dabney, just coming back to the house after planting, is as close to the good earth as you can get – he’s barefooted. “He takes his shoes off when he gets home from work when the temperature turns 60 degrees and they don’t go back on until November,” said Debbie Dabney, his wife of 30 years.