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Therapy center still growing, still caring

The painting of a shining sun on the horizon with the inscription “I Can” hanging over the entry to the rehabilitation room at Chester Physical Therapy emphasizes the care received from its therapists and the response from their patients. Local artist Danny Cribb gave the wood block painting to Richard Muth, owner of the rehabilitation center, during his treatment for a knee surgery a couple of years ago.

Police Blotter

DORIUS DR 11/12 Kings Forest. Entry is believed to have been gained to the residence through a rear bedroom window, where the AC unit can easily be removed. Property was stolen from inside.

COLLINDALE RD 11/14 Heritage Court Apartments. Suspect/s broke out the glass in the rear door in order to gain entry. Property was stolen.

MARTINGALE RD 11/06 Colonial Ridge Apartments. Unknown suspect/s entered the victim’s apartment through an unlocked door and took property from inside.

Calendar of events for November 24

Wednesday, November 24
Get in the Know: Personal Safety. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Chester Library. Program is recommended for adults aged 55 and older. Details: 717-6381.

Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: or 318-8778.

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

Earth moves at Meadowville

A collection of county, state and federal officials took up shovels Monday to break ground at the site of the new Meadowville interchange on Interstate 295. The diamond interchange, which will provide access to the 1,300-acre Meadowville Technology Park, will cost about $11.7 million and should be complete by December 2011. The project will be paid for with $4 million in federal funds, $5 million in state funds, and $2.7 million in local funds.

Schools CIP up $7.7 million from last year

The School Board got a first look last week at the proposed $145.6 million Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal 2012-2016. The cost of the CIP is up slightly from the plan approved last year for fiscal 2011-2015, which carried a price tag of $137.9 million. David Myers, assistant superintendent for business and finance, stressed that last week’s presentation of the draft was just the “kickoff.”

Comp plan draft bound and ready for review

A draft of Chesterfield’s countywide comprehensive plan will be introduced to the public at community meetings beginning in January. The county’s comprehensive plan steering committee got its first look at the draft plan in its entirety Monday evening. The committee has seen, and constructed, most of the draft plan, but now it’s being presented in its entirety, including sections on the county’s plan vision, land use, transportation, revitalization, economic development, housing, environment and public facilities. Many of these elements have become part of the county’s comprehensive plan for the first time and although the draft is complete, there are still many opportunities to weigh-in on the plan.

Soaring through life: Profile of a leader in progress

As she stands poised and smiling, her attire a blend of casual and professional dress, Kameron Melton, 17, more resembles an accomplished adult than a high school student, and the impression she gives is no illusion. This is the young woman Kameron has transformed into since her family’s move to Chesterfield from Charlotte, N.C., in 2008. Kameron, now a senior at Matoaca High School and eloquent as a seasoned politician, has the zeal of a cheerleader because, well, she is one. However, she hasn’t always been the dynamic, community-oriented leader she is today. In fact, she was quite the opposite before arriving in Chesterfield.

Holiday calendar

List of events taking place before, during and after the holiday.