What's Up: Upcoming Events

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 23
Crime Prevention Seminar. Retail Merchants reduce potential to be robbed - 1:30 p.m. Residential Safety and Security – 7 p.m. Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewrys Bluff Rd. For more info call Corporal George Fisher at 768-7930.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

L. C. Bird graduate runs for funds benefiting a Nepalese school

Every kid dreams of a life of adventure, getting their cues from Indian Jones, Han Solo or Frodo Baggins. Some kids reach out and realize the life of an explorer for a while; traveling in Europe, the Caribbean or the Far East. But few stay to continue their life in an unfamiliar place.

Student parking fees, others will increase in the fall

The Chester field County School Board voted to double the amount students pay in parking fees. Currently high school students pay a fee of $25 to buy a parking pass to park in the student lot for the school year.

Pedestrian improvements

Sidewalks were not included in the improvement of Route 10 at the Courthouse. The following pedestrian projects are on the Capital Improvement calendar in eastern Chesterfield but remain unfunded.

Swift Creek Conservation Area closer to reality

It’s not cheap to develop a conservation area, although you may think so. Just leave it alone. But in order for area residents and visitors to experience the conservation area there are certain improvements that must be made.

Build-A-House program gives students tools for success

Students wearing their trade shirts from the Chesterfield Technical Center (CTC) stood proudly while community leaders and their teachers dedicated a house last Friday built by the Tech Center students in the Build-a-House program.

Changing our lives for the better

Just like anyone who faces cancer, Robert Jones didn’t see it coming. He hadn’t been feeling bad or struggling with any health issues in particular. Then one day it was there — problems with digestion and colon.

Memorial ceremony set for May 16

Each year, Chesterfield County’s law enforcement community joins family, friends and government leaders to remember and honor the brave officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.