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Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 18
Enon Book Discussion Group.  3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  “StillAlice” by Lisa Genova will be discussed. Enon Library.  Details: 530-3403.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

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.

Are cell phones wasted on state employees?

With electronic communication becoming an essential need in both the personal and business worlds, it’s no surprise why the GEICO Caveman advertisement of a Neanderthal using technology in a modern setting became so popular.

Clara Barton and Bermuda Hundred

The Civil War had been raging for three years by the time it began to really heat up as Union forces arrived en masse to begin their Bermuda Hundred campaign. From May 5 through most of May the Federals tried to make their way off the peninsula and north to Richmond.

FAST TRACK: The Tom Whitmore Experience

Like any other high-octane, gasoline-fueled NASCAR fan, Tom Whitmore has his fair share of racing memorabilia. Covering the walls and floors of his “office” are photographs, magazines, and posters of the sport’s greatest legends – Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty among them.

Steady turn-out at Farmer’s Market opening

Chester Village Farmer’s Market in the Village Green opened Saturday to a steady turn-out of shoppers enjoying a beautiful day while shopping the various vendors.

Commissioners continue draft comp plan review

As planning commissioners continue their review of the comprehensive plan, they looked at the housing portion of the plan during last week’s work session. As the group worked their way line by line through the section the issue of home occupations arose.

Richmond goes electric, Chesterfield STIRs before driving

Chesterfield signed on, by way of a resolution, to endorse the mission of the Sustainable Transportation Initiative for Richmond (STIR) during the Board of Supervisors most recent meeting.

Chesterfield’s Dupler named deputy county administrator

William D. Dupler, who had been serving as Chesterfield County’s Interim Deputy County Administrator for Community Development, was named to the post permanently at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on April 27.