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Chesterfield-Colonial Heights social services department ranks 4th in state for benefit programs

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Services Department ranks fourth in what Commissioner Martin D. Brown, Virginia Department of Social Services, recently announced as the VDSS Sweet 15 for Benefit Programs. Chesterfield-Colonial Heights was the only Level III agency in Central Virginia on the VDSS Sweet 15.

Chester to host first “Second Thursday Event”

The Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation (CCAF) will present its first monthly “Second Thursday Event” April14 at 5:15 p.m. with a performance by The Chancel Choir of Chester United Methodist Church on the Chester Village Green Lawn.

Mataoca High School students visit Virginia Holocaust Museum

On Saturday, March 26th, the Matoaca High School American Red Cross Club visited the Virginia Holocaust Museum. During the visit faculty advisor to the club, Mrs. Maureen Cheatham, presented a donation to Mr. Jay Ipson, director of the museum.

Students participate in model African Union

Virginia State University participated in the Ninth Annual Model African Union Conference held at Howard University in Washington, D.C. last week. A student delegation represented the country of Comoros during the simulated proceedings of the African Union.

Chester Resident Andre Tolleris Advances to State Bee

Matoaca Middle School eighth grader Andre Tolleris has advanced to the finals of the 2011 Virginia Geography Bee. Andre is the son of David and Christine Tolleris.

They call it “depth”

Under head coach Mark Fowler, the boys’ varsity soccer team at Thomas Dale High School has won two state titles (2005 and 2006) in four appearances in the state tournament, three regional championships and a number of district titles in between.

Matoaca: On the war path

When there is talk of the more predominant teams of the Central Region, usually there is talk of Thomas Dale soccer, L.C. Bird football and Highland Springs basketball, but perhaps Matoaca’s baseball team could now be considered a part of that list.

John Hall’s fifteen local athletes chosen as the best in sports and academics

I’m pleased to announce fifteen high school student-athletes as “Athletes of the Year” and “Scholar-Athletes of the Year” for the five winter sports.