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Chester resident honored as ‘Volunteer of the Year’

Stephnie McDonald, an associate training specialist with Dominion, was one of 12 employees from six states recognized as one of their 2011 “Volunteers of the Year” for Dominion’s volunteer program. Dominion celebrated its volunteer program and some of the individuals that make them a success on Monday of this week.

First Survivors Celebration

It was a time for celebration — the Inaugural Survivors Celebration of the Virginia Cancer Patient Fund (VCPF).

Go green fashion show

The River’s Bend Goddard School held its first ever weeklong event called “Stepping Up for the Environment”. The preschoolers, school agers, and the new Private Kindergarten class participated in fun and creative activities to learn how their everyday activities and energy affect the future of our planet.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 18
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  4317 School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com

American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/Crochet classes.10 a.m. – Noon.  Chester Baptist Church, 4317 Schoool St.  Details:  Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

MG Invasion

Richard Prior’s 1949 MG Y Tourer is a joy to drive he says under the wide-branched oak trees on Elfinwood Lane. A bit far from home, Richard, his brother Ian Prior and Ray Mullins with his 1960 MGA 1600 roadster shipped their English objects of pride and joy some 9,500 miles by container ship from Melbourne, Australia to Savannah, Ga.

Help clean up the James River

Registering to participate in the 13th Annual James River Regional Cleanup is easy by visiting jrac-va.org. There, volunteers can complete a brief registration form and select the site they want to go to Saturday morning, June 9, to make a difference on the James.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 11
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com

Early Literacy Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Enon Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Chester Library – 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Meadowdale Library. 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.  No registration required.