County school receives statewide recognition Elizabeth Scott Elementary School is one of 55 schools statewide recognized this year as Title I Distinguished Schools. The award goes to schools for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students and is based on student performance on Standards of Learning assessments during the 2011- 2012 and 2012-2013 school years. To receive the designation, […]

From play to pin

An 11-year-old wrestler makes his mark

Watching his sons’ informal skirmishes in the living room of the family’s Chester home four years ago, Mike Barnes thought he saw some natural wrestling talent in his younger, 7-year-old son, Brenden. But when Barnes, who had wrestled in high school, first broached the possibility of Brenden joining a local wrestling club, Brenden wasn’t exactly receptive. Barnes told his son […]

Dance the night away

In the Spotlight

Sophisticats Ballroom Dance Club, Friday, Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m. lesson, 7:30 p.m. dance, Tomahawk Middle School, 1600 Learning Place Loop. Enjoy an evening of dancing. Guests welcome. Light refreshments served. Lessons, $5/couple, dance, $5/single, $10/couple. Anne, 276-8872.


Thursday, Jan. 9 Brandermill- Midlothian- Woodlake Lions Club meeting, 7 p.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway. www.bmw-lions.org. Widowed Persons support group, 7 p.m., Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. For those who have experienced the death of a spouse. 744-4386. Virginia State University basketball, 7:30 p.m., Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive. The Trojans will take on the Winston Salem […]

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Jan. 9 “The Legend of the Poinsettia,” 10:30 a.m., The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. The Latin Ballet’s production portrays the Hispanic traditions of the season. Continues through Jan. 12. $20, $15/children, students, seniors, military. 356-3876, www.latinballet.com. RVA on Ice, 4-10 p.m., corner of Broad and Sixth streets, Richmond. Ice skate on the […]

Foster parent training offered

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a foster parent? If so, plan to attend one of two informational sessions about foster parenting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, or Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, Chesterfield. Learn about the children and families the agency serves and about foster […]

Applications accepted for farm conservation program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program for new enrollments through Jan. 17 for federal fiscal year 2014. The program emphasizes conservation performance – farmers earn higher payments for higher performance. Producers install conservation enhancements to make positive changes in soil quality, soil erosion, water quality, water quantity, air quality, plant resources, […]

Dance festival benefits Children’s Hospital

The 15th annual Virginia Dance Festival, sponsored by Midlothian-based Jessica Morgan’s School of Dance to benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation, will be Jan. 18 at Richmond CenterStage. The event will feature more than 300 dancers performing traditional and cultural dances, as well as a silent auction. Shows are at 3 and 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Bon Air Library closed for renovations

The Bon Air Library, 9103 Rattlesnake Road, has closed for major renovations and is expected to reopen in June in time for the Summer Reading Kickoff. Bon Air on-hold items can be picked up at the Midlothian Library. If you would prefer a different pickup location, please call any other Chesterfield County Public Library branch for assistance. The nearest branches […]

Legal Notices

Public Notice The Planning Commission of Chesterfield County on Tuesday January 21 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm in Public Meeting Room at 10001 Iron Bridge Rd Chesterfield Virginia will consider following requests. If all items cannot be completed on Tuesday January 21 2014 meeting will be recessed to Thursday January 23 2014 at 6:00 pm in Public Meeting Room. 13SN0110*: […]