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Thomas Dale graduate makes opera debut in “The Tenderland”

Evan Nunery, a 2009 Thomas Dale High School graduate of the Specialty Center of Visual and Performing Arts music program, recently made his opera debut in Aaron Copeland’s neoclassical opera “The Tenderland” during the inaugural season of the Southwest Virginia Summer Opera Company.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, July 18
Farmer’s Market sponsored by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mimms Loop. Chesterfield County Complex.

Summer Reading Program 2012: Turn Your Life into Stories! Meadowdale Library. 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or call 318-8778.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time Summer 2012. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. No registration required.

Some Must Push, Some Must Pull

The last Mormon pioneer company crossed miles of treacherous wilderness heading west 143 years ago. Commemorating their faith and sacrifices, nearly 300 teenagers from 30 congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embarked upon similar treks this summer.

I-95 tolls headed your way

The ride to Richmond is not such a teeth-chattering event anymore. With VDOTs contract to add a smooth layer of asphalt to the potholed surface, most will agree the ride is more enjoyable.

Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Pi Chapter supports Operation Smile

The Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma recently raised funds and collected items needed to place in ‘Smile Bags’ that are given to children receiving the services of Operation Smile around the world.

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge to be Recognized in National Army Museum

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Retired Colonel Alan R. Cunningham and his father, Mr. Louis Cunningham, Chester residents, will be among the organizations awarded special recognition in the Veterans’ Hall of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is to be built at Fort Belvoir,16 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Car enthusiast tours the old West

I took my grandson Sean Castleberry and family friend Chris Triola on a 4WD and hiking trip to Utah in mid May. We got off the beaten track and saw a lot of great backcountry. I showed the boys some of the best of the West discovered in my thirty years of exploring.