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Working out the kinks in the nation’s capitol

The L.C. Bird High School’s FIRST Robotics team Robohawks participated over the weekend in the FIRST Robotics Competition D.C. Regional in the nation’s capital. Team mentor Nancy Hoover said the team faced an uphill challenge because their robot had not been fully tested.

Phillips recognized for hardwork, leadership

Emily Phillips, a member of the Health Science Specialty Center at Cosby High School was recognized and presented with a $1,000 scholarship during Chesterfield County’s 2011 Black History Month Business Breakfast Celebration.

College announces "President’s List" of top academic honors

Students from throughout Chesterfield were named to the “President’s List” at Bryant & Stratton College’s recent academic awards convocation. The President’s List represents full-time students who earned grade-point averages of 4.00 during the semester.

Soccer tryouts

Tryouts for the 2011-12 Chesterfield United FC boys and girls soccer teams for age groups U15-U18 will take place April 3 – 15. To register online go to www.chesterfieldunited.com or contact Heather Pedersen at hpedersen@chesterfieldunited.com for girls and Joe Farrell at jfarrell@chesterfieldunited.com for boys.

High hopes for Meadowbrook senior

Before the days when football, basketball and the other sports invaded your TV, there were ancient cultures who threw heavy objects for sport – and one of those was the discus.

County seeks nominations for Outstanding Youth Awards

The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2011 Outstanding Youth Awards. Youths who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their communities, neighborhoods or schools, and adults who have contributed positively to the development of youths in the county, are eligible.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 30
Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.

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

Chesterfield Historical Society of Va. launches “History Is Good For Business” Initiative

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) has initiated a new patronage program entitled, “History Is Good For Business.” This initiative, which offers an exclusive level of Society membership to Chesterfield County businesses, emphasizes the value of heritage tourism to the economic viability of the county business community.