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What's Up: Upcoming Events

July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 20
Wings of Freedom Tour. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Chesterfield County Airport. See an authentically restored B-17, B-24 and P-51. View the planes inside and out for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. No charge for WWII Veterans. Details: 568-8924.

Teen Read Week Movie. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Central Library. The movie is rated PG. Details: 748-1204.

The weight is over: Local man loses 114 pounds in 38 weeks

After a lifetime of literally not fitting in, Chester resident Ed Gomes decided enough was enough. “It started in January, not really as a New Year’s resolution, just as I was lying in bed one day,” Gomes said. “I just started thinking about my family and, if I died, what was my family going to do.

Birds of a feather

When the school year began, Elizabeth Davis Middle School’s teachers were ready to welcome their peers from Chester Middle School with a simple message: Birds of a feather flock together.

C.C. Moore’s birthday ride

Charles C. Moore, Sr., 92, received his belated birthday present from his morning coffee buddies on Wednesday at the Chesterfield County Airport when a blue and yellow PT-19 landed on the runway just for him.

Car wash asks for electronic sign

Next week, the Planning Commission will take up a local car wash’s request for an electronic sign at its Iron Bridge Road location.

Meadowville property added to VCU Rice Center

A quiet and wildlife-rich section of riverfront property adjacent to the Meadowville Landing residential development in Enon has been donated to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice Center.

Legal briefs

At its 4 p.m. on Oct. 19 meeting, which will take place in the Public Meeting Room of the County Administration Building, located at 10001 Iron Bridge Road, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the following matter.

Haunted history: Henricus to host night of horror under harvest moon

Those brave enough to have seen the autumn sun set over Henricus would say that the mood changes once night falls upon the lost citie. Some would say that there’s a reason why the gates close at dusk. Some would go as far as to say you’re never truly alone at night.