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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

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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.

New style of Italian eatery

Two young Italian restaurateurs who are good friends and successful entrepreneurs in the restaurant business wanted to combine their favorite recipes and offer them for a reasonable price within a new eatery.

SAPORI: Flavors and family

There is a fresh new hot spot for dining in Chester. Sapori Ristorante Italiano is not your average mom-and-pop pizza and pasta eatery. The Amato family, originally of Carini, Sicily, relocated to Chester Village in Festival Park to open Sapori, a modern Italian-American restaurant full to the brim with personality.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 4
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

Chesterfield TRIAD will hold its 12th annual Senior Day, Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian. For more information, call Chesterfield County Senior Advocate Debbie Leidheiser at 804-768-7878.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Civil War takes Chesterfield ground

The first week in May, 147 years ago, brought Union troops on the ground to Chesterfield. The Civil War had arrived. On May 4, 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant put his grand campaign into motion. While sending a diversion brigade to West Point, Major General Benjamin F. Butler and 40,000 troops steamed their way up the James River.

He’s got the look

One day in early April, Carie Keller’s cell phone rang from the Bronx; it was her aunt, telling her about the hottest news in the most recent People magazine. Elizabeth Taylor, pictured on the cover, had passed. The legendary magazine had bid its farewell to the Hollywood goddess.