Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers Fugitive of the Week

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Crime Solvers is asking for your help this week with catching the following two fugitives:

DorseyEarl Dorsey is wanted for felonious assault. Dorsey is a medium-complexioned black male, born in 1991. He is approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

JiggettsNathaniel Iveill Jiggetts is wanted for felonious assault and assaulting a police officer. Jiggettes is a dark-complexioned black male, born in 1990. He is approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall, 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Photos of these fugitives and others can be seen on our website, crimesolvers.net.

If you have information about their whereabouts, call Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660, submit a tip online at, crimesolvers.net, or Text-A-Tip by texting 274637** starting your tip with the keyword WATSON. All three methods will allow you to stay anonymous. If your tip helps to solve a crime or catch a fugitive, you could receive a cash reward.

James River Association Accepting Applications for Sixth Annual “Floating Classroom”

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The James River Association is accepting applications for the sixth annual James River Expedition, “a floating classroom” where students paddle down the 340-mile length of the James River. Rising 10th-and 11th-grade students who live within the James River basin are encouraged to apply before the Friday, April 29, 2016 deadline.

Students selected for the program will have the opportunity to go on one of three week-long trips that collectively travel the length of the James River over the summer. During the Expedition, which begins July 10, participants will learn about conservation, responsible stewardship and the river’s history while camping and traveling aboard canoes, kayaks and bateaux rafts. They will meet a diverse group of business owners, farmers and others along the way to learn about their livelihoods and the many uses for the river.
This once in a lifetime learning adventure focuses on building confidence and leadership in participants while helping them understand the importance of the river and the future challenges for keeping it healthy.

Food Fair of Chesterfield County Public Schools registration begins at 7 p.m. April 4th – Free Event

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Online registration for the wildly popular Food Fair of Chesterfield County Public Schools opens at 7 p.m. April 4. Tickets have been snapped up rapidly in previous years, so families should be ready to reserve their free tickets promptly. Online registration is available here starting at 7 p.m. April 4: https://foodfair.eventbrite.com.

The Food Fair gives students and parents the opportunity to taste food being considered for school lunches and breakfasts. Their feedback will help shape next year’s menus. Rave reviews from previous Food Fairs brought Southern barbecue chicken salad and fiesta cafe burritos to school cafeterias.

This year’s Food Fair will take place April 13 at Clover Hill High, 13301 Kelly Green Lane. There will be two tastings: 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. For each tasting, 500 tickets are available. The Food Fair is free, but online registration is required. Families can register up to four people; at least one parent must accompany students.

Under the supervision of Chef Sarah Church, here are a few of the items that will be served at the 2016 Food Fair: calzones, grilled cheese sandwiches, slushies, mozzarella breadsticks, cinnamon twists, Italian green beans, Buffalo chicken flatbread, fiesta taco flatbread, carnitas on tortilla, wraps, kale salad, broccoli salad, roasted garbanzo beans and cookies.

In addition to food samples, the Food Fair will include displays about nutrition and the Nutrislice app and offer information about how to apply to work in school cafeterias.

Registration Open for Bon Air 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – Race Day is April 30th

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The 8th Annual “Bon Air 5K” and 1 Mile Fun Run, sponsored by the Bon Air Elementary School PTA, is set for Saturday, April 30, 2016, and is currently open for registration. The 1 Mile Fun Run for students will be held on the school track, starting at 8:30 a.m. The 5K race starts at 9:00 a.m. All participants who register by April 20th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt.

“Last year’s race was another record-breaking success with 538 registered participants! This would not be possible without the overwhelming support from students, parents, teachers, and school administration, in addition to tremendous community involvement. We are excited to have James River Family Dentistry back as our Principal Race Sponsor and welcome Patient First as our 1 Mile Fun Run Sponsor,” says Wade Smith, Bon Air 5K Race Co-Chair.

“All of us at James River Family Dentistry are delighted to sponsor the Bon Air Elementary 5K for the second consecutive year,” says Dr. Marci Guthrie. “The overall health of children living in this community is our passion. While our practice focuses on preventative dental care, we also understand that fitness is a critical part of the equation. This event gets kids moving and shares our mission of setting them up for success.”

Bon Air Special Area Plan – Public Hearing set for July 23rd

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Letter to Bon Air residents:

Thanks for your continued interest in the Bon Air Special Area plan! The Chesterfield County Planning Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing on the draft plan for Thursday, July 23rd 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room located at 10001 Iron Bridge Road. The Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for Thursday, July 23, 2015 can be found here. Directions to the Public Meeting Room can be found here.

During the public hearing, citizens are invited to speak in support of, or in opposition to the plan amendment. The public hearing will begin with a presentation on the draft plan from staff. Individuals wishing to speak at the public hearing will have up to three minutes each to speak publicly about the draft plan.

The Science Tellers: Super Heroes – Bon Air Library on July 13th

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Throw on your lab coat and get ready to experience forces and reactions through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a place where ‘super’ heroes really do exist!

Recommended for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required and begins June 27.

Date: Monday – July 13 2015
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Bon Air Combined Meeting Rooms A & B
Program Type: Children

CCPL & Bon Air Historical Society merge past and present for Bon Air Victorian Days

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The Chesterfield County Public Library will partner with the Bon Air Historical Society to celebrate the history and tradition of Bon Air during the Bon Air Victorian Days celebration from May 2 – May 9.

The celebration will highlight the founding of Bon Air in the late 19th century with several activities, including an exhibit, demonstrations, music, festival and 37th consecutive annual parade.

The week-long celebration will also include the Hazen Memorial Lecture featuring archivist and historian Jon Schmitz of the Chautauqua Institution in New York. He will talk about the Chautauqua movement—education, entertainment and cultural activities that gained national prominence in the late 1800s.

Bon Air Library will host the Old Bon Air Exhibit, a display of artifacts from the Hazen Library and photos from the Bon Air Scrapbook. The library, established in 1902 was the first lending library in Chesterfield County.

· Old Bon Air Exhibit
Artifacts and photos from the scrapbook and county’s first library
Saturday, May 2-May 9