What's Up: Upcoming Events

Local residents graduate from the College of William & Mary

The following Chester residents recently graduated from the College of William & Mary.

Weekly calendar

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.

Stolen bank card, fraud

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a man who used a stolen bank card.

Police blotter

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 died this week 1619

Sir Thomas Dale was an English naval commander and deputy-governor of the Virginia Colony in 1611 and from 1614 to 1616.

Chesterfield County Fair opens Aug. 26

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.

William Henderson inducted into Green Bay Packers’ hall of fame

For any job, the goal of a person is to strive for excellence, – pursuing both individual and organizational goals – perhaps even working towards building a legacy. Thomas Dale High School Alum and former Green Bay Packer William Henderson enriched his legacy as he was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame with long-time teammate Marco Rivera.

Chester McDonald’s in process of rebuilding

The golden arches of McDonald’s on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester haven’t been lighting up lately– that’s because the fast-food restaurant is currently undergoing demolition to construct a new building with additional seating and an extended parking lot with 20-25 more parking spaces. It officially closed last Wednesday, Aug. 3.