What's Up: Upcoming Events

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.

School Board, faith leaders meet, discuss accommodations for after-school care

Members of the Chesterfield County School Board met with local faith leaders last Wednesday morning to discuss with them possible after-school accommodations for the 58,000 plus students to be let out three hours early on the last Wednesday of every month starting next September.

Comp Plan twists and turns on its way to BOS

The draft plan for Chesterfield is weaving its way through the many areas of county property, infrastructure and economy issues as its being readied for Board of Supervisors’ review and approval.