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Calendar of events

Chester area calendar of events from July 14, 2010 to July 22, 2010.

Like father, like son: Son starts new life in Chester with biological father

Like most fathers and sons, Greg Swader and his 15-year-old son, Jay, have a lot in common. They have the same favorite color (blue), enjoy the same Chinese dish (General Tso’s Chicken) and even tend to get the same hangnail on the same finger. "They’re like clones,” said Kathy, Swader’s wife.

Committee reports on nurturing Chesterfield’s older communities

“New growth and development has long been the dominant issue that has defined Chesterfield County. However, Chesterfield County is no longer a new suburban community. The median age of the county’s single-family housing stock is now 23 years. Several commercial buildings stand vacant and require redevelopment.

Meadowville interchange construction RFP expected soon

A request for proposals for construction of an interchange on Interstate 295 at Meadowville Technology Park will likely be issued in the next three months, officials said last week.

Recent cases bring domestic violence to forefront

Though high-profile cases – such as a pair of shootings that left two local women dead last month – make headlines from time to time, domestic violence occurs largely under society’s radar.

‘Barrier-free’ playground opens

A “barrier-free” playground officially opened on Saturday, June 19, at the Bird Athletic Complex, located at 10401 Courthouse Road, according to information from the county. The community was invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony that morning.

Local student earns Eagle Scout rank

Adam Francis Robert White, a sophomore at L.C. Bird High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held on June 21, according to information from Carlton Meeks.

Ecoff students explore Career Fair

On the evening of June 8, presenters from a myriad of professions came to Ecoff Elementary School’s Career Fair to share information about their chosen career with students, according to information from teacher Jeanne Hensel.