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Enon volunteer fire chief honored upon retirement

Volunteer fire stations are on the endangered species list in Chesterfield. As professional firefighters have been trained and put to work at state-of-the-art facilities across the county, volunteer stations have taken the back seat to stations manned by Chesterfield’s pros, even though volunteers go through the same training.

How does your garden grow?

There’s still time for gardening. Sure it’s the first of May but if you have the right soil, good sun and the last of the spring season plants, working a garden can be a great hobby, source of great home-grown veggies and a relaxing way to focus on something other than the issues of the day.

Hollywood comes to Chester

Like most big moments that happen in life, this too started out as something simple. Jennifer Green, a stylist at Hair Pros in Chester received an exciting phone call in early January. “I got a phone call from a client of mine asking if I could do hair and makeup for a wedding party and would it be alright if it was filmed [for a reality TV show], of course I said okay,”

Mmmm: Local Girl Scouts donate cookies to war veterans

Girl Scout Troop 3709, led by Lynn Alvarez, Jane Harrington and Giovanka Obermuller, collected 115 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year to be donated to Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital.

County takes back 390 pounds of medication during event

The Chesterfield County Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration and SAFE, Chesterfield’s substance abuse prevention coalition, helped residents safely dispose of several hundred pounds of expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter drugs last Saturday.

Auxiliary police unit and motorist assistant team seek recruits

The Chesterfield County Police Department is seeking volunteers to serve as Auxiliary Police Officers and Motorist Assistants.

Underage drinking program seeks venues

Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., or SAFE, Chesterfield County’s community coalition to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, seeks to partner with public schools, other nonprofit organizations and the faith-based community in Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights to host Café Conversations.