July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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New website lets residents see their risk for wildfires

A new online tool makes it easy for county residents to see how vulnerable their homes or neighborhoods are to potential wildfires. More...

Crime Watch

Quick arrest follows robbery at Crystal Lakes

One of the indicators of the success of the county’s campaign to rehabilitate the Crystal Lakes Apartments complex (formerly the Meadowdale Apartments) on Meadowdale Boulevard has been a drop in the rate of serious crime. More...

Opinions

Letters

County has right to build public access to reservoir More...

Calendar

Meet Babymouse creator

Author visit, Saturday, Aug. 2, 6 : 3 0 - 8 : 3 0 p.m., Thomas Dale High School, 3626 W. Hundred Road. More...

Calendar

Thursday, July 31 Kiwanis Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Martin’s – Ukrop’s Cafe Conference Room, second level, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. midlo thiankiwanis.org. Friday, Aug. 1 More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, July 31 Powhatan Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. weekly through Oct. 30, 2470 Anderson Highway, Powhatan. Featuring local farmers, growers and artisans as well as a variety of ready-made meals to enjoy on-site or to take home. More...

Hitchin’ a ride

Nonprofit group offers taxi service to would-be drunk drivers

The numbers are stark enough to cut through even the thickest alcohol-induced haze. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, there were more than 8,700 alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents statewide in 2012. More...

Parties, parades, pickleball courts, playgrounds . . .

District improvement funds help make these and more a reality

Beginning this fall, local pickleball players will have their own place to play thanks to a lucrative partnership between the county and those who love the game. More...

News

Schools to face jury in allergy death suit

$10 million suit set for trial in ’15

More than three years after a 7-year-old girl fell ill at a county school and died from a severe allergic reaction, her mother will have her day in court. More...

Program offers caregivers tips on working with health pros

If you’re caring for an adult family member with physical or cognitive deterioration, come learn about “Working With Care Professionals: How to Get the Help You Need” at Caregiver Connection, Tuesday, Aug. More...

Policy on board prayers gets major overhaul

The invocation at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting was led by a Chester minister, but starting next year, the board members themselves will take on that task. More...

Family

Traveling with the Observer

Mike and Heather Venaglia traveled to Ecuador in June where they stopped by the equator just outside the city of Quito – with the Observer, of course. More...

Loose Ends

Heading south

The comprehension that this aging thing is real creeps into everyday life like a fog, thick one minute and almost indiscernible the next. The other day I talked to my son who is just a shade past 21 years old. My other half just laughed. More...

Sports

Chesterfield defeats Mexico, wins Bronco-11 World Series

The host team from Chesterfield Baseball Clubs needed every bit of Jay Woolfolk’s hitting and pitching talent to make it to the championship game of last weekend’s Bronco-11 World Series. Woolfolk’s teammates took it from there. More...