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L. C. Bird auditorium named after late teacher

Dr. Beth Teigen, principal of L.C. Bird High School, speaks at the school on Sunday, Nov. 21, as the school’s auditorium is named for music teacher and choral director Margaret F. Gregory, who died suddenly earlier this year.

Students enjoy safari at Harrowgate Elementary

t Harrowgate Elementary School, students and parents recently set out on an African safari, collecting games and knowledge as they followed a map in search of treasure.

Chesterfield business gives $70K to Children’s Hospital Foundation

LifeStyle Builders & DevelopLifeStyle Builders & Developers, Inc. recently donated more than $70,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.ers, Inc. has donated $70,290 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, which provides support for the programs and initiatives of Children’s Hospital of Richmond, according to a press release.

Therapy center still growing, still caring

The painting of a shining sun on the horizon with the inscription “I Can” hanging over the entry to the rehabilitation room at Chester Physical Therapy emphasizes the care received from its therapists and the response from their patients. Local artist Danny Cribb gave the wood block painting to Richard Muth, owner of the rehabilitation center, during his treatment for a knee surgery a couple of years ago.

Police Blotter

DORIUS DR 11/12 Kings Forest. Entry is believed to have been gained to the residence through a rear bedroom window, where the AC unit can easily be removed. Property was stolen from inside.

COLLINDALE RD 11/14 Heritage Court Apartments. Suspect/s broke out the glass in the rear door in order to gain entry. Property was stolen.

MARTINGALE RD 11/06 Colonial Ridge Apartments. Unknown suspect/s entered the victim’s apartment through an unlocked door and took property from inside.

Calendar of events for November 24

Wednesday, November 24
Get in the Know: Personal Safety. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Chester Library. Program is recommended for adults aged 55 and older. Details: 717-6381.

Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: or 318-8778.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Earth moves at Meadowville

A collection of county, state and federal officials took up shovels Monday to break ground at the site of the new Meadowville interchange on Interstate 295. The diamond interchange, which will provide access to the 1,300-acre Meadowville Technology Park, will cost about $11.7 million and should be complete by December 2011. The project will be paid for with $4 million in federal funds, $5 million in state funds, and $2.7 million in local funds.

Schools CIP up $7.7 million from last year

The School Board got a first look last week at the proposed $145.6 million Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal 2012-2016. The cost of the CIP is up slightly from the plan approved last year for fiscal 2011-2015, which carried a price tag of $137.9 million. David Myers, assistant superintendent for business and finance, stressed that last week’s presentation of the draft was just the “kickoff.”