The entire fifth grade at Hopkins Elementary convened in the school’s cafeteria Friday for the school-wide “Battle of the Books,” supporting nine of their peers as they competed in a jeopardy-style contest testing their reading skills.
Although late April marks the middle point of the regular high school season, the Thomas Dale varsity softball team feels it certainly doesn’t indicate their half-way mark.
Big things often come in small packages. One of the big things in the Dominion District right now is Nick Connor, senior shortstop and pitcher for the L.C. Bird Skyhawks. Listed at 5’10” and 170 pounds, he’s not the “ideal size” for a pitcher but possesses both a heavy bat and a strong arm, and is accomplishing some things on the diamond this season in the face of adversity.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a woman involved in a debit card fraud.
E. Hundred Rd 4/10 Nash Mart – East Hundred Rd. Police responding to an alarm at the listed location found the entrance doors broken by a cinder block. Property was reported stolen.
Wednesday, April 20
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.
Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.
While the Civil War didn’t fully arrive in Chesterfield until May of 1864, one of the Confederacy’s major means of transporting troops and goods quickly was the Richmond and Danville Railroad. It was designed and its construction supervised by Chesterfield engineer Andrew Talcott.
There are dog people and there are cat people, and then there is Pauline Bokkon. After moving with her late husband, Julius Bokkon, to Chesterfield from West Virginia in1951, they built a house in what is now the Meadowbrook school district. With only a tenth-grade education she had to find a source of income, she said.