Weekly calendar of events beginning September 1, 2010 through September 9, 2010.

Reminiscence: It’s Fair time

The Chesterfield County Fair Association opens its 97th Annual Chesterfield County Fair this Friday. As the fair association’s historian, Mary Perkinson Chalkley takes a look back at the event’s history.

Don’t extend fee holiday, Planning Commission says

In a 3-2 vote last week, the Planning Commission recommended that the Board of Supervisors not approve another planning fee holiday. “The unfunded part bothers me,” Midlothian Commissioner Reuben J. Waller, Jr., said. “It may look good, sound good, but is it really appropriate?”

FY2011 revenues in line with county budget so far

At the panel’s Aug. 12 meeting, County Administrator Jay Stegmaier told the Liaison Committee that the county’s budget for fiscal 2011, which began July 1, is on track so far. “What we have seen in terms of revenue trends, we are pretty much where we said we would be,” he said, and Chesterfield has been outperforming its neighbors in the region.

Yard sailing for charity

As a group of young volunteers washed cars outside, helpers inside the cafeteria at Elizabeth Davis Middle School manned a massive yard sale organized for the benefit of the Parker sisters.

School orientation nights

A listing of Chesterfield school orientation nights.

36 of 61 Chesterfield schools make AYP

Of Chesterfield County’s 61 public schools, 36, including nine Title I elementary schools, made adequate yearly progress as defined by federal law, according to information from Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Countdown to ChesterFest: Fun and games for the little ones

The Kids Zone: A place to inspire creativity, fun and friendly competition, a place where children can participate in sack races, wheel barrow races and jump on inflatables and, ultimately, a place where parents can take their children and know that the end result will involve happy, sweaty, tired kids – a parent’s dream. On Sept. 25, ChesterFest will take over once again and the Kids Zone will be going full force.