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For the Men: Second Baptist Male Chorus shares fellowship through song

In June 1983 Viola Fisher took a long look at her church family and, in observing its abundance of male members, had a vision to form a male chorus at her beloved Second Baptist Church.

County Library Opens Voting for its Third Annual Masquerade

Chesterfield County Public Library is inviting area teens to vote for their favorite theme for this year’s Teen Read Week Masquerade. The voting is taking place through July, and the winning theme will be announced on the library website on Aug. 9. The Masquerade will take place on Oct.22 from 6-9 p.m. at Central Library.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, July 27
Summer Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

Summer Reading Story Time. Chester Library. 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Details: 748-6314.  Enon Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Details:  530-3403.

Downloadable Digital Library Workshop.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – Noon.  Register at library.chesterfield.gov or call 751-CCPL.

21 for 21: Coming of age inspires run for charity

In late June, Thornton Ray was confronted with a problem: “I was trying to think of what I wanted to do for my 21st birthday;” he said, “and I didn’t want to go out bar-hopping, so I was trying to think of something else that would commemorate the milestone.”

Elswick wins big in Matoaca Canvas, will be Republican Board candidate

Steve Elswick and the Matoaca District Republican Canvas sent out a strong message Saturday.
Elswick, former Chesterfield County Fire and EMT Chief, powered past opponent Dr. Kevin Al-Mateen by a record margin, 789-53, to claim the Republican spot on the ballot in November.

Regional newspaper publisher and editor will be featured at “Tavern Talk”

Thomas A. Silvestri, best known as president and publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Mark Fausz, founder and editor of the Village News will be the featured guests at Tavern Talk, presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society on Monday, July 25, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at Howlett’s Tavern in Chester.

VSU’s Iron Chef Competition a mouth-watering experience

Dozens of eager food and farming lovers piled in Virginia State University’s (VSU) Gateway Dining Facility Thursday morning to see four top Virginia chefs cook it out for the school’s second annual Iron Chef competition.