Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 9
Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd. The class will take place in the third-floor classroom. Details: Faye Flemming, 765-5884.

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

Ettrick-Matoaca Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Board votes bonuses in1946

According to a Richmond News Leader article from this week in 1946, teachers in Chesterfield were voted a bonus from a state windfall of $29,984 that when distributed equally among teachers would equal $150.

Living Histories: Exhibit celebrates rich history of African-Americans in Chesterfield County

In 2005, volunteers with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) agreed that celebrating Black History Month included more than merely recognizing national figures involved in black history and what was written in textbooks; it meant venerating the personal histories of local African-Americans, as well.

School budget includes 2 percent bonuses

Superintendent Marcus Newsome’s proposed $523.8 million budget for fiscal 2012 includes a one-time, 2 percent payment for school system employees.

ZIP code solution in works

A host of Chesterfield residents and businesses could soon have the option to switch to Chesterfield-specific addresses.

PC clears way for 54 townhouses

The Planning Commission recently recommended approval of a rezoning that will allow townhouses to replace 48 condominiums planned for land behind Chester’s Walmart.

Property assessments decline for second straight year

The assessed value of all real estate in Chesterfield County declined 3.3 percent during calendar year 2010, according to information from the Chesterfield County Department of Real Estate Assessments.

Chester residents make Dean’s List at Radford

Five Chester residents have been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Radford University, according to information from the school.