What's Up: Upcoming Events

Chester’s Spiers emerges as one of the area’s best

Like so many other sixth graders, Anna Spiers was simply looking for a place to meet friends at her new school when she went out for the cross country team. Almost immediately upon suiting up for the team at Matoaca Middle School, she began to make her mark as a premier cross country and track athlete.

Police seek men who shot man in attempted robbery

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and find two men who shot a man while attempting to rob him on Friday, Sept. 24, at about 11:20 p.m.

Police blotter

BUNDLE RD 10/19 Suspect/s forced entry to the vacant residence through a rear door. Once inside, suspect/s put holes in the walls in order to steal wire. The HVAC unit was also stolen from outside of the residence.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 27
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Future of Education Forum: Reaching the Stars Through STEM Education. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. L.C. Bird High, 10301 Courthouse Road. Astronaut Susan Kilrain will speak.

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

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.