What's Up: Upcoming Events

Chester families to benefit as the Y strengthens the community

Nicole Jordan, campaign chair of the Chester Family YMCA’s Strengthening Communities Fund, is excited to lead the effort to raise $165,000 to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility right here in Chester.

Suspects wanted for probation violation, armed robbery

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

Caretaker charged with child abuse

A Chesterfield man was arrested and charged with child abuse Saturday. Police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a home in the 5700 block of Handel Court at 11:25 a.m. on April 30 for a report of an 11-month-old female who was unconscious and not breathing.

Police seek bank robber

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and find the person who robbed the Wachovia Bank at 7202 Midlothian Turnpike on Monday, April 18.

Police blotter

Riverterrace Rd 4/29 River Road Terrace Apts. Suspect/s gained entry to victim’s second floor apartment through locked sliding glass door. The listed property was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 11
Ettrick-Matoaca Book Discussion Group.  “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova will be discussed.  7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Details:  526-8087.

Retirement Planning for the Small Business Owner.  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Meadowdale Library.  Details:  318-8778.

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

Thirty-one years, no change

The Chesterfield News-Journal in 1980 interviewed Harry G. Daniel, then the Supervisor for the Dale Magisterial District. Daniel, who held monthly meetings with his constituents, was asked about the most prominent issue in his district at the time.

Functional art: A local furniture artist proficient at pursuing his dream.

Few people begin a career in a profession that is a true aspiration. Some never realize what they really enjoy doing until late in life. They retire to their garage or back room shop to craft jewelry, get the easel out and splash some paint, restore an old car or cut wood, sculpting it into something useful, artistic or both.