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.
After nearly 20 years, the members of Wild Sound Unlimited will return to the stage together for two shows in Petersburg. The band got started in the Tri-Cities area in late 1966 when drummer Marvin Faison and other band members started taking band classes at Petersburg High School, Faison said. Most of the members grew up in the area of Columbia Road and Bellevue Avenue, he said.