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Ettrick's Changing Face: VSU expansion and enhancement project underway

Change may soon be the norm in the village of Ettrick. Several houses purchased by Virginia State University to make way for its multi-phase, multi-million dollar expansion recently came down, and an enhancement project along Chesterfield Avenue could soon begin.

2010 Christmas Mother introduced

At a reception at Magnolia Grange last week, Johanna Beers was introduced as this year’s Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother. Beers, who has been a member of the Christmas Mother committee for six years, has served as chairman of the program’s volunteer committee and the recorder for meetings. She also works with the committee’s Gift Tree program.

Bird, Dale facilities named for longtime teachers

Facilities at L.C. Bird and Thomas Dale high schools will soon bear the names of educators who touched the lives of countless students during their tenures.

Several road projects set for this week

Road work and lane closures will be a common sight in the area in the coming days, according to information from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Paving operations were set for Monday, Oct. 18, on Harrowgate Road between Forrestal Road and Centre Street.

Supervisors approve lease to keep soccer fields in play

A lease agreement approved by the Board of Supervisors last week will keep soccer facilities at the Lowes Athletic Complex open while saving the county about $25,000 a year.

Waste management company thriving in local economy

The entrepreneurial spirit is still alive in Chester, even in the midst of a recessive economy. Four local “buddies” came together about two years ago to form Container First Services (CFS), a waste removal company. The four have been hard at it ever since, ensuring a quality service at a fair price.

Blue-ribbon brioche: Local woman wins state recipe contest

In a roundabout way, the unusually hot summer was responsible for Lucy Wilkinson’s victory in the Brunch for a Bunch State Championship.

Capturing autumn: The season to go bazaar and be outdoors

Whether it’s the smell of the autumn mornings, the celebrated change in the landscape or the feel of the brisk air at night, there’s no shortage of reasons to be outside and active during the fall season. Before the reclusive mentality that comes with winter sets in, depriving us of outdoor fun, let’s take advantage of local gatherings while the weather is inviting.