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Forbes challenger opens three offices in district

Dr. Wynne LeGrow, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District, recently opened three campaign offices, according to a press release from his campaign. The offices are located in Petersburg, Emporia and Chesapeake.

Forbes announces job fair in Chesterfield

U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes will host a job fair with area businesses in Chesterfield County on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lloyd C. Bird High School, according to a press release. The job fair is free and open to all constituents who are interested in learning about available jobs with area businesses.

August library artist announced

Local artist Marti Fann will be exhibiting at the Chester Library in August. Recent Works, a collection of mixed media paintings, will be on display Aug. 7-31.

Community steps up to help Chester sisters

Offers of aid for Chester sisters Cherry, Hanna, Vanessa and Molly Parker are still rolling in, and volunteers organizing the effort hope the help keeps coming.

Local students earn scholarships at VT

John-Charles Holmes, of Chester, and Caroline Moon, of Chesterfield, earned the Pamplin Leader Award from Virginia Tech. The award comes with a $1,000 tuition scholarship and the opportunity to apply for the Pamplin Scholar award, a merit-based scholarship equal to tuition and fees for four years at Virginia Tech, the following year, according to information from the school.

Chester residents earn honors at VT

Several area students were named to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Commandant’s List for the spring 2010 semester, according to information from the school.

Student selected for honor society membership

Kaitie Sisk, of Chesterfield, was recently selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars, according to information from the honor society. Sisk is a student at Cosby High School.

Battersea and the Bard: What a dream was here

The Bard would have been thrilled to see one of his most beloved works performed so well. Sycamore Rouge’s large-cast production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at historic Battersea was staged in a perfect rural setting: A grassy clearing circled by trees, with stone pillars and benches cleverly lit, music of drums and a cappella singing by the cast. Even the moon cooperated.