What's Up: Upcoming Events

Teachers urge Governor to veto VRS overhaul

Virginia teachers and firefighters are urging Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation overhauling the retirement plan for the state’s public employees.

Dems caucus

The Colonial Heights Democratic Committee has issued a call to caucus in order to elect four delegates and one alternate to the 4th Congressional District Convention and the Virginia Democratic Convention. The caucus will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Learn how to pay for college

The Chesterfield County Public Library and the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library will present a series of free seminars this spring to help parents negotiate the financial aid process. For more information, or to register, visit

Second Thursday series kicks off with show tunes

If you love a good show tune, then you’ll be right at home come April 12. The Chester Community Chorus will be the first act of Second Thursdays on the Green, a monthly concert/arts event presented by the Chester Community Association to promote the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation.

School Board member continues to argue against funding for schools

A request for a change in conditional use, while paying no school proffer, was deferred (delayed) last week during a meeting of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (BOS) when Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle could not get support from other Board members to allow the changes the attorney representing Iron Bridge Corner LC requested and have the case approved.

Seminar focuses on Chesterfield County’s proactive approach to poverty

More than 130 service providers who work with families attended the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Positive Parenting Coalition’s free seminar, A Framework for Understanding Poverty in Chesterfield County.

County budget passes with little fanfare, more ata boys

By the time Chesterfield’s fiscal year 2013 and 2014 budgets were approved last week, it was all over but the shoutin’.

Vendors sought for Senior Triad Day

Chesterfield TRIAD, in cooperation with Chesterfield County and the Senior Advocate’s office, is seeking vendors for their 13th Annual Senior Day, Celebrating America’s Everyday Heroes, on Wednesday, May 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian.