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Lighting company to build headquarters in Midlothian

A local lighting and home decor retailer is moving its headquarters and distribution center to Chesterfield County. More...

Family

Richmond Symphony to perform at Pocahontas

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host a concert by the Richmond Symphony as part of the Pocahontas Performances Premier Series on Saturday, May 30, 7-9 p.m., at the Pocahontas He More...

Family Fun Day coming up at Henricus

Henricus Historical Park will present a Field and Garden Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will include activities, demonstrations and crafts focused on colonial-era fields, gardens and domesticated animals. More...

Extension service offers custom landscape help

The Chesterfield County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is ready to present its popular Learn Your Landscape program. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, May 28 Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway. brander millrotary.org. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, May 28 Butterflies LIVE! 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. See hundreds of tropical butterflies and explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Continues through Oct. 11. $8- $12. More...

Sports

Athletic association opens football registration

Swift Creek Athletic Association will hold football registration through July 25 at the Swift Creek Middle School Field House, 3700 Old Hundred Road South, Midlothian. More...

Swift Creek homeowners oppose new fire station

Some worry station may lower property values

County officials have been planning to build a new fire station in the fast-growing area west of Swift Creek Reservoir for 20 years. More...

News

Commission defers decision on Midlo townhouse project

In the weeks leading up to the Planning Commission’s public hearing on a proposed townhouse development in Midlothian, most citizen concerns focused on whether it would exacerbate long-standing capacity issues at nearby J.B. Watkins Elementary. More...

Committee OKs extra $3.3M for Monacan, seeks answers

Despite being unable to pinpoint the person or department responsible for failing to do the math on a cost increase for renovations at Monacan High School, members of a committee overseeing school construction projects have voted to go forward with t More...

Post $3.3M overrun: Will other schools bust budget?

After Monacan, cost concerns dog Manchester Middle redo

In light of an admission by school officials earlier this month that the renovation of Monacan High has exceeded its budget by $3.3 million, county residents want assurance that a face-lift planned for Manchester Middle won’t be plagued by simi More...

Crime Watch

More community facilities hit by vandals, thieves

Neighborhood facilities and organizations seem to have been getting more than their share of attention from thieves and vandals in recent weeks. This week’s roundup of incidents includes two more such reports: • The unlocked Stonehenge More...

Opinions

Governor’s schools need county support

In your April 29 article on school spending [“Supervisors’ chairman wants ‘results’ for school spending”], it was reported that Steve Elswick, the Board of Supervisors chairman, defended the decision to continue restorin More...

Switch Clipper

Loose Ends

I just read a short piece on left-handed people and the difficulties they have with right-handed tools and utensils, desks and bumping elbows with a right-handed person seated next to them. I have empathy. More...

In the Spotlight

Full Moon Hike, Tuesday, June 2, 9-10:30 p.m., Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Take a night hike under the full moon to explore the park after dark. Registration required. $5. 674- 1629, chesterfield.gov. More...