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Clara Barton and Bermuda Hundred

The Civil War had been raging for three years by the time it began to really heat up as Union forces arrived en masse to begin their Bermuda Hundred campaign. From May 5 through most of May the Federals tried to make their way off the peninsula and north to Richmond.

FAST TRACK: The Tom Whitmore Experience

Like any other high-octane, gasoline-fueled NASCAR fan, Tom Whitmore has his fair share of racing memorabilia. Covering the walls and floors of his “office” are photographs, magazines, and posters of the sport’s greatest legends – Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty among them.

Steady turn-out at Farmer’s Market opening

Chester Village Farmer’s Market in the Village Green opened Saturday to a steady turn-out of shoppers enjoying a beautiful day while shopping the various vendors.

Chester families to benefit as the Y strengthens the community

Nicole Jordan, campaign chair of the Chester Family YMCA’s Strengthening Communities Fund, is excited to lead the effort to raise $165,000 to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility right here in Chester.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 11
Ettrick-Matoaca Book Discussion Group.  “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova will be discussed.  7 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Details:  526-8087.

Retirement Planning for the Small Business Owner.  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Meadowdale Library.  Details:  318-8778.

Spring 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.

Thirty-one years, no change

The Chesterfield News-Journal in 1980 interviewed Harry G. Daniel, then the Supervisor for the Dale Magisterial District. Daniel, who held monthly meetings with his constituents, was asked about the most prominent issue in his district at the time.

Functional art: A local furniture artist proficient at pursuing his dream.

Few people begin a career in a profession that is a true aspiration. Some never realize what they really enjoy doing until late in life. They retire to their garage or back room shop to craft jewelry, get the easel out and splash some paint, restore an old car or cut wood, sculpting it into something useful, artistic or both.