What's Up: Upcoming Events

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.

TDHS golfer Conway signs letter of intent

Thomas Dale High School Railsplitters Golf team member Michaela Conway signed a letter of intent to play golf for Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate Tenn.

Cougars sweep season title, championship in their sights

The Carver Middle School girls’ track team is a special group. “I’ve been coaching a long time, and I’ve never seen a squad with talent as deep as this one possesses,” commented head coach Geoff LeSueur at a recent practice. “They really have no clue how special they are.”

Police release sketch of attempted abduction suspect

The Chesterfield County Police Department has released a sketch of the suspect in an attempted abduction that occurred on Wednesday, April 11.

Second-alarm apartment fire most likely caused by improperly discarded smoking materials

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded April 14, at 3:31 a.m., to 5106 Vinter Drive for the report of an apartment fire. Fire crews arrived to find heavy fire through the roof of the apartment building.

Armed man robs tanning salon

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify an armed robber.

Police blotter

CREEK MEADOW CR 4/18 Meadow Creek. Police responding to an alarm discovered unknown suspect/s threw a brick through a window and gained entry into the residence. At this time nothing has been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 25
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

Early Literacy Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Enon Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Chester Library – 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  No registration required.