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Fairs and open houses focus on high school options

Chesterfield County offers several high school options. Students may apply to attend specialty centers or governor’s schools that target specific interests. Middle school students and parents interested in learning more are invited to attend information fairs and open houses.

A meaningful journey: Two men embarked on a 90 mile kayak trip to honor late mother

Last Thursday afternoon, two kayaks, paddled by two middle-aged men, pulled up to the Dutch Gap boat landing right off the James River in Chester. Sun burnt and damp, they had just concluded a four-day, 90-mile aquatic adventure which began in Suffolk, Va., early Monday morning; yet their energy confirmed they could have gone on for days.

Cyclists cruise Chesterfield on Spirit 76 Ride

Showers weren’t predicted for last Saturday morning, but the early morning rain did not keep serious bike riders away from CCHASM’s Spirit 76 Ride. The ride, with the starting point at Chester Baptist Church’s parking lot, gave bikers a choice of either a 76-mile ride or a 40-mile ride through southern Chesterfield County.

Residents feel ‘misled’ in renovation process of Ettrick-Matoaca Library

Numerous Matoaca District residents are opposing the renovation process of their Ettrick-Matoaca Library on River Road; many feel they are “misled” on the whole ordeal, according to Matoaca resident Edgar Wallin during Thursday night’s public input meeting at the library– the second, and the last, of the public meetings.

Ask the Candidates

What do you think are the biggest challenges/changes that are going to confront Chesterfield County in the next 20 years and how would you address them to make Chesterfield a better place to live?

Grant awarded to VSU for STEM research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia State University researchers $342,795 to support a project that studies the effectiveness of interventions on the mathematics performance of minority middle and high school students.

VSCAR raises $3,000 for Henricus Indian site

Henricus Historical Park received a check on Sept.16 from the Virginia Society Children of the American Revolution (VSCAR) for $3,000. The funds will be used to maintain the “Yehakins,” or longhouses, in the park’s Virginia Indian site. The undertaking was led by Laura Shelton, past president of VSCAR (2010-2011), as her state project.

Kids’ Tech University at VSU returns October 22

Kids’ Tech University (KTU) is returning for the second year to the Virginia State University campus for two sessions this fall. A collaborative endeavor between VSU and Virginia Tech, the program’s objective is to pique curiosity and stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for youngsters 9 to 12.