What's Up: Upcoming Events

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

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.

Commissioners edit comprehensive plan

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission has been reviewing the county’s draft comprehensive plan, and while they have been charged by the Board of Supervisors to make their revisions to the plan before presenting it to them in July, their edits, if approved by the Board, could make the document quite different from the one built by the steering committee and presented in community meetings in recent months.

Road improvements, lots sold, rezoning

The Wellington Farm development of Chalkley Road has a new builder. Main Street Homes is now building on several lots there and lists the neighbor as one of its many locations for new homes. Some residents are concerned that with Main Street touting homes starting in the $280s, it could decrease their home value.

Chester Post Office denies National Tax Day protestors

Six peaceful protesters supporting same-sex marriages were told by the postmaster to leave the grounds of the Chester Post Office Monday afternoon.

Local resident pledges public service throughout country

Joshua Young of Chester, Virginia, is one of 240 young people pledging to perform 10 months of public service throughout the country as part of the 17th class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

Owen Wilson receives Eagle honors

Owen J. Wilson, 16, was recently awarded the Eagle Scout badge, the highest youth rank achievable in the Boy Scouts of America. Owen, son of Allen and Laura Wilson of Chester, attends L.C. Bird High School and is a member of Troop 922 of the Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church.