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Company taking ‘Going Green’ seriously

The Timmons Group, a professional civil engineering service in the Mid-Atlantic region for nearly 60 years, has recently expanded its diversity of services to include Greenstone Solutions, a company press release says.

The Island warms the heart at Swift Creek

From a cold, cheerless winter night to the warmth of a tropical island: This is the feeling you immediately get as you are shown to your seat at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Tom Width’s clever set direction portrays an island in the Caribbean, complete with palm trees, a beach and a bright sun.

Lion’s collect glasses

Stephen Smith, president of the Chester Lions Club, and Ellie Holden, manager of Kroger at Breckenridge Shopping Center, stand next to the eyeglass and hearing aid collection box recently moved to the front of the Kroger store. Another collection box is located on Centre Street in front of Wells Realty.

Man tied up children, stole TV, gaming system

A frightening incident occurred for two area children, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and locate the suspect.

Police blotter

MEADOWDALE BL 1/31 Meadowdale Townhouses. Unknown suspect/s attempted to enter the residence by removing the screen from a sliding window and pushing in the window, which broke the seal. At this time, nothing was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 9
Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd. The class will take place in the third-floor classroom. Details: Faye Flemming, 765-5884.

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

Ettrick-Matoaca Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Board votes bonuses in1946

According to a Richmond News Leader article from this week in 1946, teachers in Chesterfield were voted a bonus from a state windfall of $29,984 that when distributed equally among teachers would equal $150.

Living Histories: Exhibit celebrates rich history of African-Americans in Chesterfield County

In 2005, volunteers with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) agreed that celebrating Black History Month included more than merely recognizing national figures involved in black history and what was written in textbooks; it meant venerating the personal histories of local African-Americans, as well.