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Police blotter

MARIS RD 02/10 Suspects entered the victims’ residence to complete the sale of a Wii that began the day before. Once inside, the suspects assaulted the victims as one of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded their money.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 15
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Winter 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

American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m.  Chester Baptist Church, School St.  Details:  Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Poseidon pool renamed for private school

Collegiate School, a member of the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP), announced today that it will lend its name to the new state-of-the-art aquatics center. It will be officially named the “Collegiate School Aquatics Center”.

Flying Squirrels welcomed local Major Leaguers to dinner

On February 1st, the Richmond Flying Squirrels held their 2nd annual hot stove banquet. Last year's banquet was an astounding success, adding spirit to baseball fans in Richmond everywhere as they were treated with meeting baseball stars Darryl Strawberry, Tommy John and Billy Wagner.

Despite problems, Richardson’s settle back into their home

For the most part Mike and Cathie Richardson’s ordeal has come to an end. In late August of last year their typically normal life got sidetracked by Hurricane Irene as the devastating storm put a rather huge tree right smack dab in the middle of the living room of their lovely log home in Chester.

River’s Bend solar installation could be largest in Virginia

A new 15,000 sq. ft. headquarters and data center for Metis Medical Management Services on Rivers Bend Boulevard is currently being fitted with a solar roof. This solar roof along with other energy efficiency initiatives should produce a “net-zero” outcome for electric use there, according to John Wiseman, CEO of Metis.

Rezoning for Ironbridge Corner development considered by planning

The short discussion of county policy during last month’s planning commission meeting on lifting age restrictions on a development on Iron Bridge Road at Arbor Landing will be addressed by the Board of Supervisors on Feb 22.

Honeywell adds 50 jobs to Chesterfield market

On Monday, February 6, Honeywell’s Advanced Fiber and Composites (AF&C) operation expanded its relationship with Chesterfield County by adding 50 new jobs through a $27.5 million investment.