“Virginia [the state] is an incredible opportunity to teach people case studies in democracy,” said H. Edward “Chip” Mann. “We are open about it [knowing] that we made mistakes. We are not afraid to talk about our mistakes.” Mann, executive director of the Federal Commission for the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, was a field leader for 20 undergraduate journalism students from Bangladesh, India and SirLanka.
Chester area calendar of events from June 30, 2010 to July 8, 2010.
Many developed communities as well as civic groups in the Chester area have been successful due to the quiet movements of the Chester Business Association (CBA) 2010 Snead-Stebbins Business Person of the Year recipient. Nearly 80 guests, that included members and guests of the CBA, honored W. Courtney Wells during their year-end picnic last Thursday for his service to the community through his business success, civic involvement and philanthropic contributions.
When Chesterfield’s next fiscal year begins on Thursday, July 1, a host of services will change as a result of decisions made earlier this year to balance the budget. The Board of Supervisors approved the $701.2 million fiscal 2011 general fund budget in April. At the time, Budget and Management Director Allan Carmody said the expenditures in the budget had been scaled back to be on par with 1995 levels. The spending plan includes the loss of approximately 150 full- and part-time employees.
Wednesday, June 23
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Summer Reading Program: VSU Farm Tour. 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Interact with fish and goats, tour a greenhouse and visit several ponds during a two-hour tour. The group will assemble in the library parking lot at 9 a.m. Registration required. Details: 526-8087 or library.chesterfield.gov.
Chester resident Julia Boltz, a Richmond native who’d recently returned to the area from Norfolk, was scanning employment ads online when she came across one that caught her eye.
Wednesday, June 16
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Presentation. 2:30 p.m. Dunlop House Assisted Living Facility, 235 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights. Chris Walters, of the Dinwiddie Extension Office, will give the presentation, which is free and open to the public. Details: Jennifer, 520-0050.
Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.
Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.