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School Board discusses tenuous budget rebuilding

School Board work sessions often assume the tone of a rather tedious grad school seminar. The five elected members, guided by the superintendent or one of his staff, worked through stacks of material, occasionally posing questions, but generally focused on mastering the substance of some challenge facing the Chesterfield schools in difficult financial times.

School Board members dive into budget, building relationships

With Patricia Carpenter, the new chairman, David Wyman, vice chairman from Dale district and three new members, Carrie Coyner from Burmuda, Tom Doland from Matoaca and Diane Smith from Clover Hill, the School Board has begun the process of getting to know one another as they explore funding avenues and educational opportunities.

Commonwealth Book Club enters its sixth year

The Commonwealth Book Club began its sixth year last Saturday, when eight members gathered at the Meadowdale Library to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court. The book club, which began with a 2005 op-ed column in the Village News, has consistently devoted itself to the discussion of serious non-fiction, including books, current events, science, politics, social issues, the environment, and history.

Seniors explore passions through Adventures in Learning

Old dogs may resist learning new tricks, but starting this Wednesday, humans of “a certain age” will gather at the Chester Baptist Church for the latest session of Adventures in Learning (AIL), the educational program of the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield.

A new adventure: Williams enjoys retirement with opportunity and adventure

Frank Williams has this advice for people of all ages: “You shouldn’t wait until you feel comfortable trying something new. That time may never come.”

The Rouge: L.C. Bird grad directs Steve Martin comedy

Jeff Cole perches at the bar at Sycamore Rouge, Petersburg’s cabaret-style theatre, trying to enjoy a carry-out calzone before the start of rehearsal.