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2011-09-07 / News

Summer reading is a treat for pets, too

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Donna C. Gregory


Leslie Calder (from left), Chesterfield Animal Shelter kennel manager, Alice Berry, manager of the Chesterfield Animal Control Unit, Jeff Haigh, assistant manager at Southern States’ Midlothian store, Nancy Brown, president of the Chesterfield County Humane Society, Mike Mabe, Chesterfield County Public Library director, and Kahil Doty, president of the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library, celebrate the delivery of 1,600 meals to the animal shelter through the Read 2 Feed program. 
Photo courtesy of Chesterfield County Public Library Leslie Calder (from left), Chesterfield Animal Shelter kennel manager, Alice Berry, manager of the Chesterfield Animal Control Unit, Jeff Haigh, assistant manager at Southern States’ Midlothian store, Nancy Brown, president of the Chesterfield County Humane Society, Mike Mabe, Chesterfield County Public Library director, and Kahil Doty, president of the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library, celebrate the delivery of 1,600 meals to the animal shelter through the Read 2 Feed program. Photo courtesy of Chesterfield County Public Library Homeless pets at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter are wagging their tails a little more these days thanks to a large pet food donation late last month.

Southern States donated a meal to a shelter animal for every 10 books or hours of reading patrons logged during Chesterfield County Public Library’s summer reading program. The Read 2 Feed program resulted in 1,600 meals being donated to the shelter.

Chick-Fil-A also sponsored the reading program.


Steve and Andrea Polychroni strike a muddy pose with milk mustaches after finishing the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run at Pocahontas State Park last month. The Refuel with Chocolate Milk Tour made a stop at the run and helped educate athletes about the importance of post-exercise recovery for muscle recovery and optimal performance. 
Photo courtesy of Lindsey McNally Steve and Andrea Polychroni strike a muddy pose with milk mustaches after finishing the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run at Pocahontas State Park last month. The Refuel with Chocolate Milk Tour made a stop at the run and helped educate athletes about the importance of post-exercise recovery for muscle recovery and optimal performance. Photo courtesy of Lindsey McNally Organizations

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center has been named the “most beautiful hospital in the nation” for 2011 by Soliant Health. It was selected because of its Virginian-style railings, public atriums, decorative bell tower and other architectural features. Also, St. Francis will hold a free “Meet daVinci” open house on Friday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The daVinci robot helps physicians perform minimally invasive surgeries. Experts will be on hand to answer questions, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, email Julie Caven, julie_caven@bshsi.org.

Woodlake MOPS, a group for mothers with children ages birth through kindergarten, is registering new members. The group’s next meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.-noon. Email mops@woodlakeumc.org for more information.

Neal Lappe has been named president of the American Marketing Association’s Richmond chapter for the 2011-12 term. He is the president of WebStrategies, Inc., a Richmondbased digital/Internet marketing agency.

Business

MGT Construction has been selected as the general contractor for HCA’s 36,000-square-feet expansion at Chester’s Interchange at Walthall Industrial Park.


Miss Chesterfield Outstanding Teen Savannah Lane (from right), Miss Chesterfield Amanda Miller and Miss Chesterfield Preteen Emma Johnson made it into the Top 10 in the state competition. Lane, a junior at Midlothian High School, was named first runner-up for the state and received a $750 scholarship. 
Photo courtesy of Brigid Lane Miss Chesterfield Outstanding Teen Savannah Lane (from right), Miss Chesterfield Amanda Miller and Miss Chesterfield Preteen Emma Johnson made it into the Top 10 in the state competition. Lane, a junior at Midlothian High School, was named first runner-up for the state and received a $750 scholarship. Photo courtesy of Brigid Lane Midlothian Tennis Club won a recent contest seeking the ugliest website in the area. The prize is a $10,000 website makeover provided by 28 Media, a local web development company.

The public is invited to acac, 11621 Robious Road, Midlothian, on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for a new choreographed pool aerobics class called “Water in Motion,” which combines cardio training with muscletoning techniques set to today’s music. There will be free classes throughout the day. acac is renovating its indoor aquatic center to include a warm-water exercise pool, four-lane dedicated lap pool, four-lane exercise pool, oversized whirlpool and separate family pool with beach-front entry and water features. The renovation will be complete this fall.


Harvest Design Studio in Chester Village Green is exhibiting new oil paintings by Chester artist Terry Lacy through Oct. 29. The exhibit’s theme is “Portraits,” and includes humans, dogs, horses and birds caught during a moment in time. There will be a Meet the Artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5-7 p.m., at Harvest, 11800 Chester Village Drive, Chester. For information, call 717-8234. 
Photo courtesy of Terry Lacy Harvest Design Studio in Chester Village Green is exhibiting new oil paintings by Chester artist Terry Lacy through Oct. 29. The exhibit’s theme is “Portraits,” and includes humans, dogs, horses and birds caught during a moment in time. There will be a Meet the Artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5-7 p.m., at Harvest, 11800 Chester Village Drive, Chester. For information, call 717-8234. Photo courtesy of Terry Lacy OneMain Financial invites the public to meet NASCAR driver Elliot Sadler on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the OneMain Financial branch, 11940 Iron Bridge Plaza, Chester. OneMain Racing’s No. 2 Chevrolet Impala replica race car will be on display from noon-6 p.m. Sadler will greet fans from 3-4 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Central Virginia Food Bank. The event is part of OneMain Financial’s “Drive to Dover” initiative. In the weeks leading up to the One- Main Financial 200 NASCAR Nationwide series race on Oct. 1 at Dover International Speedway, the company is sponsoring branch events to support local food banks. Until Sept. 16, OneMain also will donate $10 to local food banks for every $25 discounted adult ticket purchased at www.doverspeedway.com/onemain.

Deaths

Gerald Alan “Jerry” Fugett, 63, passed away on Aug. 16 after a long battle with diabetes and related illnesses. Family and friends are invited to a “Celebration of Life” service on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m., at New Testament Baptist Church, 4101 Bailey Bridge Road, Midlothian. For more information, email eventspr@aol.com. Fugett was a singer and professional drummer. He played with El Sabres, the Deadbeats, the Puppet Men, the Fugitives and others, fronting these bands from the back of the stage on his drum kit. He was later a member of Pop Explosion, which was picked up by Capitol Records. Fugett was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lawson, and parents, Elmer and Edna Fugett of Chesterfield. He is survived by two sons, Jared and Chad, and two granddaughters, Grace and Joy, all of Richmond. He also is survived by a brother, Randy of Chesterfield, and a sister, Brenda Minter of Quinton. Fugett retired from the Chesterfield Parks and Recreation Department, and was a graduate of the Rehoboth School of Ministry. Tributes may be posted at www.vincentfh.com.


The Huguenot Little League 8U Softball All-Stars came in third place in the Mechanicsville Little League softball tournament. Players included (front row from left) Grace Murphy, Katie Pilot, Carlie Snidow, Madison Salzman and Sarah Hardiman. Middle row: Bridget Millacci, Riley Blaha, Caitlin Wilson, Emily Morrison and Aubrey Dobler. Coaches: Mike Murphy, Mike Pilot, Steve Hardiman and Drew Dobler. 
Photo courtesy of Gina Hardiman The Huguenot Little League 8U Softball All-Stars came in third place in the Mechanicsville Little League softball tournament. Players included (front row from left) Grace Murphy, Katie Pilot, Carlie Snidow, Madison Salzman and Sarah Hardiman. Middle row: Bridget Millacci, Riley Blaha, Caitlin Wilson, Emily Morrison and Aubrey Dobler. Coaches: Mike Murphy, Mike Pilot, Steve Hardiman and Drew Dobler. Photo courtesy of Gina Hardiman Education

Yasmin Rafiq, a Midlothian High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the Burger King Have It Your Way Foundation.

Maya Earls, a Thomas Dale High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Virginia Arts Partners. She will study music performance at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Goddard School in Midlothian will participate in a block party on Sept. 19-24. The event will engage children and their families in fitness, nutrition and playful learning activities based on Goddard’s FLEX Learning Program. To learn more, visit www.goddardschool.com/blockparty.

Announcements can be emailed to news@chesterfieldobserver.com, faxed to 744-3269 or mailed to Chesterfield Observer, Attn: Announcements, P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113.
 

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