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Chester Garden club spruces up Chester

For a number of years the Chester Garden Club has worked to make the raised Pocket Park at the corner of Ironbridge Road and Harrowgate Road as well as the bedding area around the Chester sign on the west side of Chester attractive sites for people coming into Chester.

Chester Family YMCA kicks off Strengthening Communities Fund

The Chester Family YMCA announces its 2012 Strengthening Communities Fund Kickoff. During the campaign, which will run through May, members, volunteers, employees and community members are encouraged to provide financial support to the Y.

Schools offer tours to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

Chesterfield County’s Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee, in partnership with the National Park Service and the U.S. Marine Corps, will present a week-long series of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff.

VSU Business School is finalist for prestigious technology innovation award

Virginia State University’s Reginald F. Lewis School of Business (RFLSB) is a finalist for the RichTech Technology Innovation Deployment Award. The award honors companies or organizations that successfully implement creative technologies to enhance processes, methodologies and/or services for their own, or others’, benefit.

Special education plan available for review

The annual plan for special education in Chesterfield County Public Schools was made available for review on April 18 in the Parent-Teacher Resource Center of the Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road.

Dr. Douglas Fiore named 2012-13 ACE Fellow

American Council on Education has selected VSU’s Dr. Douglas Fiore, Professor of Education and Assistant to the Provost for General and Continuing Education, as one of 57 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2012-13 class of the ACE Fellows Program.

Fast-paced On the Razzle

Thomas Dale High School’s theatre department will present Tom Stoppard’s fast-paced comedy On the Razzle April 26 – 28 at 7 p.m. in the main campus small theatre. Thomas Dale is home to Chesterfield County’s Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts and is located at 3626 W. Hundred Road in Chester.

JTCC art students paint gifts for the children of Afghanistan

Classical music and the smell of paint fills the air of the John Tyler Community College art studio, as students painstakingly work on the canvases before them. Some stare with a critical eye, comparing their work to a photograph clipped to their easel. Some carefully apply strokes of paint to soften a line or lighten a shadow.