What's Up: Upcoming Events

HSR project threatens Centralia Road property

About half of Michale and Ellen Maxey’s six acres off Centralia Road is wetlands protected by a conservation easement, which keeps it in a natural state – a dense forest canopy shading several species of ferns, milkweed and calico aster. Great Branch Creek winds through the property, providing an easy water access for deer, beaver and geese.

Planning fee holiday could be extended

At its Aug. 17 meeting, the Planning Commission will consider several options for extending the planning fee holiday that expired on June 30. At the Board of Supervisors June 23 meeting, Bob Schrum, the government relations chairman of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, asked the supervisors to extend the fee holiday.

Legal briefs

At its Aug. 17 meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. and take place in the Public Meeting Room of the County Administration Building, located at 10001 Iron Bridge Road, the Planning Commission will hold public hearings on the various matters.

Matoaca resident appointed to Va. Aviation Board

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced last week that John Mazza Jr. of Matoaca was one of two men recently appointed to the Virginia Aviation Board, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Aviation.

Primrose students collect food for their feline and K-9 friends

To the children of Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner, the hungry and homeless don’t always walk on two legs; sometimes, they bark or meow. Preschoolers at Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner celebrated their annual Precious Pets drive by presenting their pet food and supplies donation to Richmond Animal League on Aug. 2, 2010.

A Fest for the rest of us

A little over nine years ago, a small group of Chester residents sat around a table and brainstormed about how to bring the community closer together in light of an expanding population and a citizenry that was becoming busier by the day.

Two no-hitters pitched at BIB Tournament

On Saturday at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights, the $2 cost of admission got attendees about six games of baseball. Much-needed rain descended on the area at the same time as the 53rd annual BIB tournament, and rainouts affected three days worth of games.

A dash though the mud

Nearly 700 runners, plus volunteers, gathered at the base of Henricus Historical Park for the second annual Dauber Dash Saturday. During the five-mile race, which is designed as a fun run, runners faced obstacles along the Dutch Gap Conservation Area trail loop before returning to the 1611 Citie for the final leg of the race.