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New aquatic center opens at Magnolia Green


Magnolia Green’s new Aquatic Center, featuring four swimming pools and an eight-lane competition pool, opened to residents on Friday. 
JAMES HASKINS Magnolia Green’s new Aquatic Center, featuring four swimming pools and an eight-lane competition pool, opened to residents on Friday. JAMES HASKINS Magnolia Green, a multi-generational, active-lifestyle community, has opened its new Aquatic Center for residents. The 10-acre facility features four swimming pools, including an eight-lane, Junior Olympic-sized competition pool; a zero-entry children’s splash pool with a large play structure; an activity pool with a water slide tower; and a lounge pool with large shade umbrellas and lots of in-pool seating. A custom built, pirate themed children’s playground, designed by Daniels Wood Land out of California, rounds out the offerings. Construction of the facility contributed over $5.6 million to the Chesterfield County economy.

The aquatic center will soon be joined by Magnolia Green’s new $5 million, 15,000-square-foot golf clubhouse. The two-story clubhouse is scheduled to open in October and will feature golf course views from an outdoor dining patio, a full-service bar, restaurant and golf pro shop. It will be open to the public for dining and hosting a variety of events like weddings and private parties. The clubhouse will be the centerpiece of Magnolia Green Golf Club, which features an 18-hole, Nicklaus-designed championship golf course and extensive practice facility.


Gov. Terry McAuliffe presented the inaugural Outstanding State Stewardship Award to Virginia State University during a ceremony last week. Among those in attendance were Cameron Foundation President J. Todd Graham, County Administrator Joe Casey, Matoaca District Supervisor Steve Elswick and VSU President Makola M. Abdullah. VSU received the award for its work to restore the historic Summerseat house in Ettrick. 
ASH DANIEL Gov. Terry McAuliffe presented the inaugural Outstanding State Stewardship Award to Virginia State University during a ceremony last week. Among those in attendance were Cameron Foundation President J. Todd Graham, County Administrator Joe Casey, Matoaca District Supervisor Steve Elswick and VSU President Makola M. Abdullah. VSU received the award for its work to restore the historic Summerseat house in Ettrick. ASH DANIEL Magnolia Green also includes Arbor Walk, another recreation center with pools, sports courts and playing fields, plus miles of paved walkways and a community swim team with over 100 participants.


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Two draft chapters of the Chesterfield County Comprehensive Plan, about business development and revitalization strategy, are currently open for public comment.

Residents are encouraged to comment online on draft chapters as it is updated throughout the summer, to aid planners throughout the process. After the commission has reviewed the entire document, the planning department will hold a series of public meetings to meet with residents and get the community’s thoughts about the updated Comprehensive Plan in its entirety. To stay informed on the process, and leave comments, visit www.chesterfield.gov/compplanupdate.

Business

Call Federal Credit Union has awarded $10,000 as part of the Alice S. Pearce Scholarship program. The program recognizes the contributions of Call Federal Credit Union’s first manager, Alice S. Pearce, who served from the credit union’s founding in 1962 until her retirement in 1991. James River High School student Peyton Badura was recognized with one of four $2,500 scholarships.

Accomplishments

Joshua Davis, 8, of Midlothian, has been chosen by JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, to join a delegation of children and celebrity advocates in Washington, D.C., this summer at JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress from July 24-26. These children – ages 4 to 17, and representing all 50 states – will participate in a number of activities on the Hill, including a Congressional Committee hearing to share personal testimonies that highlight the daily struggles of living with T1D and the need for continued funding for research projects such as the Special Diabetes Program (SDP).

Michael Augustus Smith of Boy Scout Troop 2806, sponsored by Woodlake United Methodist Church, has attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Michael, son of Jack and Stacey Smith, is a student at the Center for Information Technology at Matoaca High School. Smith’s Eagle Scout project entailed planning and leading a group of scouts in building three garden beds and a compost bin for the Woodlake United Methodist Church garden, where food is being grown for local area food banks.

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