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USO Center at Richmond airport provides 'home away from home' BY ELIZABETH FARINA efarina@midlothianexchange.com

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What I did this summer .... COURTESY PHOTO BY LUCIANO D'ARIA

Welcome to the 3rd annual 'What I did this summer...' photo essay from Midlothian Exchange readers. Submit your favorite original photo of you and your family's summer fun to editor@midlothianexchange.com before Aug. 27. Questions? Call us at (804) 379-6451.

Chesterfield Fair to feature new attractions, classic favorites BY AMANDA GALLOWAY special correspondent

Historically, the Chesterfield County Fair attracts between 40,000 and 50,000 people each year. This year, the fair, which will run Friday, August 27 – Saturday, September 4, hopes to encourage even more Chesterfield residents to attend by offering a variety of new attractions, as well as old favorites. “This year we have taken the typical petting zoo and changed it into an exotic petting zoo,” said Karen Buskey, the president and manager of the Chesterfield Fair. The goats and cows one would expect in a typical petting zoo have been replaced by zebras and monkeys, she explained. In addition to the exotic animals, main attractions will include Ackmonster, an artist who carves statues out of wood by using a chainsaw, the Star Family Circus Show, complete with acrobats, jugglers, and motorcycle stunts, and the Arneberg Kountry K-9 Show, which will feature a number of dogs doing stunts and tricks. Buskey is especially excited for the Little Miss and Little Mister Contest, which will present children, ages six months to six years, in their best country western attire. “We’ve done a similar show in the past, and it is always adorable,” Buskey said. There will be a number of other events geared toward children, including the Almost Amazing Rex children’s show and the children’s tent, where pony and camel rides will be available. Crowd favorites such as the hot dog eating contest and a variety of local bands will also be featured. On Sunday, the fair’s military appreciation day, an Army band will also play. Additionally, the fair is seek-

OVERHEARD I've been baking since my twenties, and my husband suggested I enter. So I did and what a pleasant surprise. - Georgann Wilkinson

ing exhibitors in all categories of competition. The contests are open to any person of any age in a large variety of categories, including home arts and crafts, quilts, threadworks and sewing, art and photography, 4-H, farm crops, flowers, and foods. Typical food categories include: breads, cakes, pies, cookies, candies, canned goods, fruits, vegetables, relishes, pickles, jellies, jams, and preserves. Last year, Midlothian residents racked up a number of Best in Show Awards, in a wide range of categories. This included food items such as Best in Show for butternut squash, pecan pie, wheat bread, and oatmeal cookies. Arts and crafts items included a strawberry collage, a sewed costume, and a fairy house. Walton Park resident, Georgann Wilkinson, who won Best in Show for her pecan pie last year and a blue ribbon for her pumpkin pie, will once again be competing this year. “I’ve been baking since my twenties, and my husband sugFAIR P4

he evening celebration of the USO Center’s grand opening at the Richmond International Airport was well underway on Tuesday, July 13. Beyond the crowd of military personnel, family members, supportive volunteers and elected officials, a weary traveling Army private sat on his luggage waiting to hear information about his flight. He and two other soldiers, all who had been traveling since 4 a.m. that day, learned that their flight to Germany would be delayed until the following afternoon. The three soldiers’ next stop, for now, would be the newly opened USO. Midlothian resident Carol Cox, one of the USO volunteers, would make sure they felt at home at the center during their time in Richmond. And that’s exactly how Hank Giffin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, described the purpose of the USO Center to those gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We have eight other centers, this one as well as all the others provide what we call a ‘home away from home’ with onsite computer services, snacks, beverages, T.V. viewing areas … Don’t sit in one of those chairs or you’ll fall right asleep,” he said. The USO, a nonprofit organization, also provides toiletries, transportation and lodging assistance for military personnel on the move. Giffin explained that the center

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Midlothian resident Carol Cox, a USO volunteer, makes two soldiers feel at 'home away from home' at the new USO Center that opened at the Richmond International Airport mid-July.

in Richmond will serve an anticipated 2,500 military personnel and family members each month. “There will probably be even more as we get down the road,” he said. The idea for a USO center

to be opened at the Richmondbased airport was in response to the increased growth at Fort Lee, Giffin said. He added that working with the Richmond Airport ComUSO P3

Journey begins with marathon training team BY SARA PAGE spage@midlothianexchange.com

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hris Maslyk will tell you point blank that as he rounded the corner of Third Street in Richmond to run down the hill on Cary Street on Nov. 14, 2009, he welled up a little. The turn represented the last six blocks of both a 26.2-mile journey and also a journey years in the making. Maslyk battled injuries, weight-loss goals and the inevitable mental hurdles, and learned to run the significant mileage while keeping his juvenile diabetes in check. He watched his older brother, Brian, run the 2007 and 2008 Richmond marathons as part of the crowd of supporters lining the route. Each year, he’d get the notion that maybe he’d like to do it himself, but the real call to arms didn’t come until Thanksgiving 2008. “I think everybody on that marathon day says, ‘I’m going to run it next year.’ Then right after the ’08 marathon, right around Thanksgiving, I got big enough to where I either had to buy bigger pants or do something … so I started running then and just stuck with it.” Maslyk entered his first race the next February – the Sweetheart 8K – then ran the Monument Avenue 10K in March. Though he still had comparatively little racing experience, he decided it was now or never – he and his wife were expecting their first child – and signed up for the Sports Backer’s Marathon Training Team in June along with his brother and his brother-in-law, John Porter, who had become his running partner. Toward the weight-loss goals, Maslyk said he found an almost instantaneous difference. “From when I started to November, I lost about 30 pounds,” he confirmed. “To lose the weight, you had to do the running to burn the calories, but also, if you watch the diet as well, the weight just falls off.” Maslyk started a journal to make himself accountable for his caloric intake each day and said he’ll institute it again this year to further some more goals. In addition to watching his food intake for weight purposes, Maslyk also had to adjust and carefully monitor his sugar and fueling intake, especially as the

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Chris Maslyk finishes his first marathon.

group got into the longer runs. A juvenile diabetic, Maslyk wears an insulin pump and checks his blood sugar 4-6 times every day. He does not wear the pump when he runs but carries it along with a testing meter and sugar reserves in a pack around his

waist. “It really is not until I hit about the 12-mile mark, when I get runs of that distance or longer, if I start feeling off in any way, I’ve got to kind of pull over to the side, take the meter out, test MASLYK P6

Crab Louie’s celebrates 265 years of history be considered. This included special ordering all of the windows that were broken out by the fire. More recently, Crab Louie’s is among the local Long-time Crab Louie’s owner and operator, Bruce restaurants that have struggled through hard economic Wilson, embraces the rich history upon which his restau- conditions. rant is founded. He uses it as inspiration to maintain the “Business has dropped 10 percent over the past two highest quality of food and service at his restaurant. years,” Wilson said, “but come this June, we did show “Things have been very good over the years for me,” some positive growth. We changed our marketing stratWilson said, who has been Crab Louie’s owner for 23 egy to include a broader range of clientele.” years. “We are what is considered a ‘special occasions Crab Louie’s is glad to have the local history to suprestaurant,’ so it is nice to share this time with people. We port its menu with the abundance of local restaurants have a great history, and people enjoy the house and the failing due to the economy such as Spinnaker’s, Hops, fireplaces.” The restaurant is a popular spot for wedding Shackleford’s, and Pasta Luna. rehearsals, banquets, and is busy throughout December, “Even at the worst times, I tried to stay consistent with he explained. the quality of food and service. I will never cut corners However, Wilson is quick to add that Crab Louie’s has with the quality of seafood,” Wilson explained. “We fly had to conquer many hardships through its 29 years of our fish in from Boston because I have never found a existence. place with higher quality. Our crab meat is from ReedIn 2004, a malfunctioning heat pump in the attic set ville, Virginia.” much of the west wing of the house on fire. The restauWilson asserts that the high quality of his menu is also rant was closed for six weeks, and the rebuilding process was tedious, as the historical value of the house had to CRAB LOUIE'S P2

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Midlothian Ruritan Club presents donation to Families of the Wounded Fund

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother will team with Uno Chicago Grill for a summertime fundraiser. The Christmas Mother Committee will distribute coupons to be used by dinner guests at Uno on Wednesday, July 28. Guests then present their coupons when they arrive at Uno for dinner to ensure that a percentage of their bill is donated to the Christmas Mother. Coupons are available at the reception areas in the Chesterfield County Social Services buildings or by contacting sharonkrobertson2@verizon.net. The three participating Uno Chicago Grill restaurants are located in Prince George (2070 Waterside Road), Chester (12211 Jefferson Davis Highway), and Midlothian (13933 Hull Street Road). Courtesy of Barbra Hale

"Not melting in the daytime. Actually, it's been a great summer so far."

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Cade "Short" Holiday, left, of the Midlothian Ruritan Club presents a check to Tom Winfree of Village Bank as a donation to the Families of the Wounded Fund. This worthwhile donation is just one of numerous donations and community service work performed by the Midlothian Ruritan Club each year. If you have an hour or two each month to give back to your community, please call or visit your local Ruritan Club. For information about the Midlothian Ruritan Club, please call David Nelms at (804) 379-1294. courtesy of David Nelms

The ultimate dinner and a movie coming soon to Stony Point tion of Hollywood blockbusters, art house and independent films. A unique dining experience will Each theater will be equipped with soon be available at Stony Point cozy dining tables and comfortable Fashion Park with the opening of leather chairs for guest who prefer CineBistro, a restaurant/ movie sharing a meal before the film theater combination which is set to begins. open in October of 2010. While the present menu is yet CineBistro, which will be locat- to be released, the offerings at ed next to Dillards in the previous other CineBistro’s provide a hint of location of Copeland's Cheesecake what’s to come. Listed on CineBisBistro, is the brainchild of Cobb tro’s decadent menus are succulent Theaters, an upscale theater busiseafood selections, mouth-watering ness based in Birmingham, AL. steaks and a cornucopia of pasta The company currently has 14 options paired with an assortment different locations throughout the of wines and premium cocktails. southeast and 193 movie screens. The menu stays true to its theme The CineBistro will feature by featuring drinks and dishes insix theaters, showing a combinafused with cinematic titles such as

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“The Sex and the City Cosmotini,” “The Double Feature Burger,” and “Deconstructed Peanut Butter Pie,” a la Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry. Following the screening of the film, movie goers are welcome to socialize in the restaurant’s lounge, where coffee and dessert are also available. “CinéBistro is totally unique in this market…We’re thrilled to add such a premium entertainment experience to our distinguished shopping and dining lineup, and we look forward to welcoming them this fall,” Stony Point Fashion Park General Manager Joe Frye,

stated in a recent press release. When CineBistro opens, it will have hired 75 new employees, a welcomed sight in current economic conditions. Although a movie screening is an essential part of the experience, CineBistro will likely not compete with other local movie theaters, due in part to its film selection and its 21 and over age requirement. CineBistro is projected to open an additional two locations in Virginia. One is making its debut this summer, at Hampton’s Peninsula Town Center, and the other in the Village of Leesburg in the summer of 2011.

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stagecoach line in act of widely recognized hospitality. The house next passed to Colonel William Wooldridge, a name commonplace for the local Civil War aficionado, as the Colonel is best remembered for serving with the Confederacy in Jeb Stuart’s cavalry. With time the property followed a line of Wooldridge descendents, including Dr. JefTHE HISTORY BEHIND CRAB LOUIE'S ferson Hancock, who practiced medicine in When the Wooldridge family first set foot a small building next to the original house. in coal-rich Chesterfield County in the 16th The medical building passed from doctor century, they had no way of knowing that to doctor throughout the 1800s, including their house would become the foundation of Dr. Willie Morrissette, who established what a community. is now known as the Midlothian Family In circa 1745, two Wooldridge brothers Practice. built a house along what is now Midlothian By 1875, the original Wooldridge property Turnpike in the Sycamore Square Vilwas now owned by John Jewett and Mary lage Shopping Center, and called it “MidAnn Jones, relatives of Dr. Morrissette. Lothian.” Jewett and his family established a boarding As the story goes, the brothers came from house called “The Sycamores” in the original Scotland; one hailing from the town of East brothers’ house. It was named after the Lothian and the other from West Lothian. wealth of Sycamore trees in the area. The name of “Mid-Lothian” was settled The Jewett family owned the house for the upon as a compromise. As the Wooldridge next hundred years, where in 1975 it became family began mining the valuable coal a restaurant, dubbed the “Sycamore Inn.” At deposits in the area, their mines, and then this time, Sycamore Square Village Shopping the small town that followed, were all named Center had just begun to be built. “Midlothian.” Patrons of Crab Louie’s Seafood TavAs the village of Midlothian grew, the ern are familiar with the above story, as it Wooldridge house stayed a constant family is featured on the back of the restaurant’s fixture. Abraham Wooldridge, who served menu. Crab Louie’s opened in the original PHOTO BY ELIZABETH FARINA in the War of 1812, opened the house to Wooldridge brothers’ house in 1981. The Seafood Au Gratin is a "big seller," said owner Bill Wilson. travelers along the Lynchburg-Richmond based on the fact that all food is prepared in house. This includes the entrees as well as dressings and sweet breads. “Over the years, it has become tougher and tougher to compete with the big companies,” Wilson said. “In times like these, people need to support the local restaurants.”

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ew Venture Christian Church, lead by Steve Thornton, Pastor, has been serving God with many local projects. Right now the church is focused on getting donations of food or money to provide a Backpack Lunch Program at a local Chesterfield County Elementary School for 2010-11 school year. Last year, New Venture (www.relaxedchurch.com) participated in fundraisers to provide food for 37 children who didn’t have proper nutrition during the weekend and through school vacation weeks. We would like to extend this program to other schools that have similar children in need when funds become available. God has been working through New Venture Church in many ways. We do what we do because the Bible tells us that when we serve and love others we are serving the Lord. He is the one who should get all the glory. On July 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Venture will be at Fun Day at Petco at the Westchester Commons shopping center to collect both food and money for the backpack lunches. Food items should be ones that are easily opened and microwaveable (Easy Mac, Instant Oatmeal, Granola Bars, fruit cups, and Chef-BoyRD dinners). Our church is blessed to have God truly alive in Midlothian. Courtesy of Linda Spradlin Project Compass Team

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New Venture Christian Church held its first walk-athon for the backpack program in October 2009.

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Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, right, USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia Chairman Hank Giffin and Brigadier General Karen LeDoux of Fort Lee make the opening of the USO Center at Richmond International Airport official during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 13.

USO from P1 mission, the Richmond Airport staff, and the generous support of corporate and private sponsors moved the project towards completion within 24 months. “We got a lot of positive support and this is the result two years later,” he said. “The center will be available to the men and women passing through as well as provide support for those who are stationed here at Fort Lee, Fort Pickett, Fort AP Hill, and Defense Supply Center Richmond as well as anyone else in active duty and reserves and the guard in uniform that passes through the airport,” Giffin said. At the USO center, located on the ground floor at the airport terminal, Cox was busy asking two of the three soldiers if they each would like a ham and cheese sandwich. Private 1st Class Vidal Velez of Connecticut and Private Toryen Wilk of Texas graciously ended each sentence with a ‘yes, mam’ and set their luggage against the wall. “I’m thankful for this place being open or otherwise, I’d be kind of lost,” M

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Velez said. As their fellow traveler made his way to the USO’s computer hub for an online video chat with his family back in Pennsylvania, Wilk took a big bite of his sandwich while Velez settled in an over-sized black leather recliner to catch a short nap. “It’s a comfort and it’s nice,” Velez said. Wilk was grateful that the USO center happened to open two weeks before the three soldiers were stranded in Richmond for 24 hours. “It started out with the lady from upstairs [at the gates] and she told me about the USO. Then, she took me down here and there was a whole bunch of greeting and being treated a way that I had never been before,” he said. For Cox, an Army veteran, being part of the USO center is important for her. “I remember traveling and we didn’t have USO’s and I think there should be more recognition given to our military overseas,” Cox said. The mother of three grown children, a professional nanny, and member

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of American Legion Post 210 began volunteering a few hours a week after work. “Everybody can volunteer to do something,” she said. “I volunteered here two weeks ago when it first opened … I’m glad to be doing something for them.” Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Moss, originally from Alabama, has found during his 14 years of military service that USO Centers are a good go-to resource. “They’re always there to provide a place to relax during your travels, a little bit of food here and there helps. And if you have any travel problems, like delayed flights, they’re always there to assist you with the lodging – just like these guys,” he said pointing to the other soldiers. Moss added that the work the volunteers do at the USO Centers is very much appreciated. “I guess I can speak for all service members, if it wasn’t for the USOs, a lot of us would be left out in the lobby. We really appreciate it.” To find out more about the USO Center in Richmond or to volunteer, visit online www.usohr.org.

The Virginia Historical Society held a family day at its museum located on North Boulevard adjacent to the expanded Virginia Museum of Fine Art. It was an interesting afternoon that started with a child-friendly, outdoor exhibit that allowed the little one to dress in old military clothing and crawl inside the typical tent soldiers used during World War II. Inside the museum, we headed upstairs, where on the wall was a drawing from a historical children’s book that caught the little one’s attention. The panicked look of the character’s face framed with his wild hair was only outdone by the hands extended with lengthy nails. The drawing summed up the fable – slovenly appearance will incur if a child does not behave. Passing through “Virginia’s finest silver” gallery, we entered the next great hall where the “Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press” exhibit is on display until August 1. We had entered a parenting minefield. I had never explained war to my child. In our peaceful, naïve alcove, we are not confronted with the realities our soldiers faced then or today. We attend the parades, salute the flag, and participate in the pomp and circumstance; but we sanitize the death, destruction and human atrocities of war as we control film interpretations of battle with the remote control. Now, little one was asking lots of questions and it was time to provide simple answers. I explained that the images were from a world war that happened when Grandma was a little girl. The battles were not fought in Virginia, but in places like London and France and in the Pacific Ocean. The war happened because some really bad men named Mussolini, Hirohito and the worst of all Adolf Hitler, who with his followers the Nazis, needed to be stopped from hurting people. She asked if the soldiers on the beach in one photo were really dead or just pretending. She asked about the flattened Hiroshima in another photo and whether or not babies died. She asked if all the crosses in a photo of Normandy were where the babies were buried. She asked why the people looked dead in a photo of a concentration camp. And she asked if the sailor and nurse kissing in another photo ever got married. Keeping the answers simple and asking “What do you think?” moved us through the exhibit toward the classroom that had children’s activities. We planted carrots for the victory garden and picked up butterfly and dogwood coloring sheets, and then headed back downstairs for Virginia trivia and ice cream. The parenting lessons reinforced from the day were basic: Listen and be there to answer any question, no matter how difficult, with simple truth; have the courage to say “I don’t know, but we’ll find out” as an honest answer; and be open to any future random questions that will pop up anytime, anywhere. Share your parenting advice. E-mail editor@ midlothianexchange.com or write to PO Box 420, Midlothian, VA 23113.

Program assists students on the first school day Sharp pencils, new crayons, fresh notebooks and a book bag to store them all in are just a few of the important items kids need as they begin a new school year. But without the proper supplies, some students arrive for the first day already at a disadvantage. That's where the Tools for School program comes in. Tools for School provides school supplies for hundreds of children whose families are served by the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services. It’s anticipated that around 900 children will need assistance this school year, up from 800 last year. There are three ways to support Tools for School: 1) Sponsor a child. Call Social Services’ Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Perun at 804-751-4398. You will receive a child’s first name, gender, grade and schoolsupply list. Purchase a new book bag for that child, and fill it with all the needed supplies. Return the book

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THURSDAY, JULY 22 Crestwood Presbyterian Church is hosting special training event led by Reverend Chris Walker on the topic of "Creating A Culture of Welcome" from 7-9 p.m. at the Crestwood Presbyterian Church, West Campus, 1200 Charter Colony Parkway Midlothian, Va. 23114. Being a welcoming congregation is critical to church and Kingdom growth. For a person to be attracted to a congregation of God's people they must sense that congregation's desire to join with them in ministry and service to Christ. For this to occur, they must feel welcomed and sense the heart of the congregation. Chris Walker, a missionary to Panama has developed a ministry which he calls EvangelismCoach. It is Chris' desire to inspire and train the people of God in both the understanding of evangelism and practices that "Connect Lives To Christ's Love." All are welcome to attend this free event. Register online at www.crestwoodchurch.org

FRIDAY, JULY 23 Families of all ages may visit the Virginia Historical Society, located at 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, for an educator-led tour of the award-winning The Story of Virginia: An American Experience exhibition. Learn about Virginia’s 16,000-year history and explore how the Commonwealth has changed and evolved over its centuries of existence. This tour takes place from 3 – 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for any of the children’s educational programming, please contact Caroline

SATURDAY, JULY 24 Jammin’ on the James: Free Summer Concert Series at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Rd. Richmond from 6 – 8 p.m. featuring The Jeff Decker Band. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our grass terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy walk-through tours of Wilton. Kids will be entertained by face-painting and games while parents revel in the sounds of the live melodies. Free admission. Donations encouraged. Rain or shine. Seating is on a first-come basis. Call (804)282-5936 ext.4 for more information. In celebration of the Friends’ 40th Anniversary Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Libraries – Bon Air, Central, Chester, Clover Hill, Enon, Ettrick-Matoaca, LaPrade, Meadowdale and Midlothian – we will hold a 4-hour book sale, Saturday, July 24, 10 am to 2 pm in their respective libraries. Hardback books will sell for $2; Paperbacks $1. We have books for children, young adults and adults, plus books on tape, CDs, DVDs and Cassettes. Some items may vary from library to library. Memberships available: $10 individual, $25 family. Join & Save!

SUNDAY, JULY 25 The 7th Annual Music For Massey presents Chris Isaak in concert at the Snag-a-job Pavilion at Innsbrook. Special guests will include Marc Broussard and The Waybacks. Gates open at 3pm

and the music starts at 4pm. General Admission advance tickets are $25, and gold Circle advance tickets are $50. All proceeds will benefit the VCU Massey Cancer Center. For more information, call (804)828-1451 or email teammassey@vcu.edu. Presented in part by Connor's Heroes and Napier Realtors.

MONDAY, JULY 26 The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia launches “Tavern Talk,” its new fundraising program at Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern in Chester on Monday, July 26, featuring former Virginia Governor George Allen. Howlett’s, a family-owned business, is located at 3530 Festival Park Plaza, Chester, Va. 23831. Reservations are required; please call (804) 930-1034. Howlett’s is located at 3530 Festival Park Plaza, Chester, Va. 23831. A percentage of that day’s food sales will benefit the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.

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I think I’m going to take a year off,” Curran said, laughing. However, she is staying busy with home sewing, including a set of curtains she is currently working on. Although fourth grade plays are now behind her, she has not ruled out entries in future fairs. To submit an entry to the fair, exhibits should be dropped off on Thursday, August 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Building, located off of Courthouse Road near L.C. Bird High School. Each entry must be the direct product of the exhibitor. There are no entry fees. For more information about exhibiting, contact Chesterfield Cooperative Extension at (804) 751-4401.

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Easter received his black belt in two years, a feat that usually takes four. A black belt is the highest belt color to denote martial arts competence. At Ultimate Karate Academy, Easter now teaches martial arts to 270 students, ages four-and-a-half to adult. Besides the 60 or 70 adults he instructs, he also teaches adult fitness classes, including a popular kick-boxing class. He also enjoys the karate enrichment programs he teaches annually for Bettie Weaver and J.B. Watkins elementary schools. By successfully completing the program, each student graduates with a white belt. “Erick is really modest,” Florence said. “He is evaluated as a teacher by his teachers, and by his students.” The level of Easter’s students plays a role in his promotions, Florence explained. His ability to reach a sixth degree black belt is not only reflecting of his personal competence, but that of his students. Easter attributes much of his success to

Camp Baker a safe haven for the disabled BY AMANDA GALLOWAY special correspondent

Camp Baker first opened its doors in 1929, where it served as a respite care center for neglected and undernourished children for nearly 30 years. In the late 1950s, Chesterfield County bought the 22acres located off Beach Road and under the guidance of the Greater Richmond Association for Mentally Retarded Children – now known as the Richmond ARC – Camp Baker became a refuge for children with mental and physical disabilities. Now, after 50 years, and after numerous upgrades, Camp Baker offers programs for people of all ages and all abilities. Campers are currently in the midst of their summer camp, but Camp Baker also offers after school, weekend, and emergency respite year round programs. The camp grounds features a pool, a theatrical stage, a full kitchen, and a 62-bed, air conditioned lodge for overnight stays. Campers have opportunities to ride horses, go canoeing, hike nature trails, and participate in sports and arts and crafts. While the camp is almost completely open air, the walking paths are paved for wheelchair access. “I don’t consider this job a job,” Jarek Muchowski, Camp Baker’s director said. “It is so beautiful to see all of the [campers] come together and interact. I could talk about it all day.” Muchowski and his staff of 30 have a largely international background, adding a cultural aspect to the camp. In addition to drawing from local universities, the staff hails from Scotland, England, and New Zealand. Muchowski is from Poland. “I have always wanted to work with people with disabilities,” he explained. “It is amazing how rewarding this

[occupational] field is.” Although he has been in the United States for five years, Muchowski attended college in Poland, where he studied mental disabilities. He and his staff also interact with children and adults with cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, autism, and those in wheelchairs on a daily basis. The nine-week summer camp is broken down into weekly sessions, with multiple week and day camp options also available. Over the nine weeks, the Camp Baker staff will play host for up to 450 people, aged 5 and up. “We’re busy from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,” Muchowski explained. “There are a lot of social activities. Our talent show is usually the biggest night [for campers], as a minute on the stage really makes a difference. There are tears of happiness and joy just running down their faces.” Muchowski explained that Camp Baker is the first time many of the campers spend long periods of time away from their caretakers. Such opportunities bring relief to caretakers knowing their loved ones are getting real world experience. “Our relationships with the parents are ongoing. They return year after year, and I think that says a lot about the program,” Muchowski said. Although the summer camp sessions are currently full, weekend respite care is still available as well as other programs available later this year. Camp Baker is accredited by the American Camping Association, as well as licensed by the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. All staff is highly trained, and an on-site registered nurse is available at all times. For more information, visit richmondarc.org/camp

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Members of CBC’s Bronco-11 World Series team are (front row, l-r): Justin Ford, James Womack, Colin Jones, Eric Hubbard, Tyler Grizzard, Zach Newman, Ryan Traylor, Dylan Gentry. Second row (l-r): Daichi Shinohara, Brandon Rash, Steven Baughan, JT Creed, Trey Ramsey, Jacob Floyd, Matthew Vergara. Back row (l-r): Coaches Melvin Gentry, Scott Rash, Jim Jones.

For the second year, Chesterfield Baseball Clubs (CBC) will host the PONY Baseball Bronco-11 World Series at Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge. Teams from across the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean will travel to Chesterfield to compete in the tournament. The tournament begins on Wednesday, July 28, and will continue through Saturday, July 31. CBC will be represented by a team of fifteen 11-yearold boys from Chesterfield County. CBC will also be hosting the Mustang 10-year old Zone tournament with four teams from the East Coast participating. The winner will advance to Dallas, Texas for the Mustang World Series Aug. 4-8. This event will

run from July 29-31 also at Iron Bridge Park. CBC’s team will consist of 15 players from Chesterfield Opening ceremonies will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, at Iron Bridge Park. Weeknight games are at 5:30 and 8 p.m.. Saturday’s championship round games will be at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per day at the gate. Concessions will be available. Bleacher seating is limited, so bring your chairs and come out to watch some great youth baseball and cheer on your local team! Visit CBC’s website for more information.www.cbcbaseball.org - courtesy Jack Horner

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his teachers, Dan Wilson, an eight degree black belt, and Joe Lewis, a tenth degree black belt. Lewis is a heavy weight kickboxing champion, and at one time served as a private student under Bruce Lee. Florence, however, says that Easter is equally responsible for his own success. “Erick knows all of [his students’] names. It is really impressive to the kids for him to know their names. Imagine standing in a group of thirty, and your instructor calls you by name. It really gets their attention,� Florence said. Easter takes great pride in his relationship with his students, and names it as one of his motivations to continue

to grow as a student and as a teacher. “Watching the kids get their belts, to go from Ds on their report cards to all As. That’s what I love,� Easter said. Since he began, over 400 of his students have been promoted to black belt. His greatest martial arts memories include his students, as he is especially proud of six students that became Junior Olympic champions in sparring, kata, and weapons. Two of his black belts also fight in the amateur and pro kickboxing circuit. “Martial arts is all I ever wanted to do, and now I’m here at one of the best schools in Midlothian,� Easter said.

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CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER POSITION # 910AC40001 Position is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the school division’s instructional programs. Qualifications include extensive knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodologies of public school administration, instructional and support programs and the organizational structure of the public school division; related federal, state and local statutes, regulations and policies; and student assessment. Extensive knowledge of curriculum design, development and implementation; management and leadership principles and practices; budget management, strategic planning, policy development and the processes that effectively engage stakeholder groups on important issues is required. Demonstrated skill in problem solving, decision-making and leadership is needed as well as the ability to analyze data and summarize/present alternatives to the Superintendent and School Board. The demonstrated ability to coordinate and integrate various instructional programs; build strong relationships; motivate and inspire employees and community stakeholders; handle sensitive/difficult situations and information and communicate effectively is important. An advanced degree in school administration or related area is required; doctorate degree along with school building level administrative experience and/or extensive administrative experience in a public school setting preferred Position closes September 17, 2010.

INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST PERFORMING ARTS POSITION #913EF37001 Position is responsible for coordinating, managing, developing, implementing, and monitoring curriculum and instruction for performing arts throughout the division. Qualifications include considerable knowledge of the concepts, principals and methodologies of performing arts instruction in a public school setting; current curriculum development, program implementation and planning in the area of performing arts; learning theory; recent research; school organization, supervision; available state and local resources; child growth and development; group dynamics and related state and federal regulations. Considerable knowledge of the budget process; fiscal and human resources management and the securing of special funding sources for the performing arts is required. The demonstrated ability to secure, monitor and evaluate performing arts programs; develop instructional goals; design and deliver instruction and assess students’ learning; organize, schedule and monitor work assignments and train/advise staff is needed. The demonstrated ability to interpret and apply regulations; coordinate complex programs and activities and provide direction to and evaluate a diversified professional staff is important. Demonstrated skill in decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, program management and research and planning is imperative, along with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Working skill in the use of technology to support job functions including spreadsheet, word processing, and database software (Word, Power Point, Excel, Access and Outlook preferred) is essential. Master’s Degree with endorsement in area of assignment and license in administration and supervision is required. Applicants must have teaching experience and/or any equivalent experience or training which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Position closes July 28, 2010.

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