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McAuliffe gabs about green energy, jobs at Tavern Talk

The lower level of Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern resembled a political forum last week, even though guest speaker Terry McAuliffe is not running for any office – he’s selling green.

A communal feast at Broadwater Townhomes

In the evolution of American culture, Thanksgiving has departed from its original, communal tradition. What was once a feast celebrating harmony within a community is today readily accepted as simply an elaborate, formal meal served between televised games of football.

November artist combines love of reading, quilting

In life, Jean Linden, whose works will be on display at the Chester Library next month, combined her love of reading and passion for quilting, inspiring her students to “Read It and Quilt It.”

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 27
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Future of Education Forum: Reaching the Stars Through STEM Education. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. L.C. Bird High, 10301 Courthouse Road. Astronaut Susan Kilrain will speak.

Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

2010 Christmas Mother introduced

At a reception at Magnolia Grange last week, Johanna Beers was introduced as this year’s Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother. Beers, who has been a member of the Christmas Mother committee for six years, has served as chairman of the program’s volunteer committee and the recorder for meetings. She also works with the committee’s Gift Tree program.

Waste management company thriving in local economy

The entrepreneurial spirit is still alive in Chester, even in the midst of a recessive economy. Four local “buddies” came together about two years ago to form Container First Services (CFS), a waste removal company. The four have been hard at it ever since, ensuring a quality service at a fair price.

Blue-ribbon brioche: Local woman wins state recipe contest

In a roundabout way, the unusually hot summer was responsible for Lucy Wilkinson’s victory in the Brunch for a Bunch State Championship.