What's Up: Upcoming Events

Commission recommends denial of pair of electronic signs

The Planning Commission last week recommended denial of a pair of electronic signs requested for pharmacies in the Dale and Midlothian districts.

Area students, teachers help provide free dental care in Southwest VA

Several local residents were among the 450 dental volunteers – including 125 students – at the Virginia Dental Health Foundation’s Mission of Mercy project in Wise County, Va., last month.

Back to School: Back to school in six easy steps

Back-to-school struggles still surprise many parents. After all, kids go back to school every year -- why don’t they know what to expect? Well, consider this: The growth rate of kids is so fast that going back to the previous year’s routine can seem pretty stale.

Back to School: TDHS freshmen move to former CMS building this fall

Thomas Dale High School’s freshmen will have a new home this school year and administrators are excited about the educational opportunities that will come with the new location.

Back to School: Advice for kids heading back to the classroom

It’s school time again! You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: New teachers, new friends and maybe even a new school. Luckily, these “new” worries only stick around for a little while. Let’s find out more about going back to school.

A stress-free morning routine for back to school

Let’s go! Let’s go! Come on … you’re going to miss the bus! I don’t know where your favorite jeans are; it’s not my responsibility. What do you mean you still have homework? Did you brush your teeth yet? Let’s go! I’m leaving… NOW!

Back to School: Don’t forget the extracurricular activities

Many returning students kept their minds and bodies active during the summer months with extracurricular activities. Learning about Chesterfield County’s history was an exercise for several Girl Scouts last Saturday through a program offered by the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.

Back to School: School supplies

School supplies are an expense at the beginning of each school year. For families with more than one school age child, it can be heavy on the budget, especially when you have to buy supplies that last the whole year at one time. This Friday through Sunday, parents will save 5 percent on school supplies and clothing thanks to the fifth annual Virginia Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.