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Anderson continues to shine in golf career Anderson will often be the lone girl in contention. On Never mind putterthe 14-person MHS roster, ing along the scenic route; she’s the solo female. Lyberty Anderson is leaving “Being the only girl has rubber in golf ’s fast lane its pros and cons,” she says. to stardom at Manchester “I don’t like being the only High. girl; but it’s kind of cool, Before so much as findtoo, because you get noticed ing her locker or tasting her more.” first slice of cafeteria pizza, Anderson, who caught Anderson was arguably her the golf bug some nine years school’s most talked-about ago while at a birthday party athlete. outing, actually turns heads The talented daughter wherever she totes her bag. of Wayne and Christal In the spring of 2008, Anderson will commence at age 13, following her freshman classes Sept. 7. seventh grade year at Bailey Preceding that, she filed Bridge Middle, she became the best overall score (70-69, the Richmond Women’s 5-under 139) Aug. 24-25 Golf Association’s youngestin the VSGA Foundation ever champ. Invitational at Independence This past spring, she Golf Club. successfully defended her The almost all-boys,’ RWGA private sector title. “by invitation only,” event Now, she’s turning to featured many of the state’s public-school action, and elite high-school golfers, blending in as part of a from some 30 schools, team concept in a largely including reigning Cenindividual sport. tral Region medalist Chris While Lancers’ coach O’Neill of Deep Run. Chris Weaver critiques his Also before the first day ninth-grader’s skill set, he of class, Anderson was a also acknowledges her high medalist (3-under 69 at character. Salisbury) in an Aug. 26 tri“Lyberty is a fabulous match with James River and golfer,” says Weaver. “But Midlothian. she’s an even better person. On the overwhelmingly “She’s very much a part male high-school circuit, of the team aspect and she’s

BY FRED JETER special correspondent

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1903 strike against Virginia Passenger and Power Co., operator of the Richmond and Petersburg streetcar lines, was supported by much of the community. The strike lasted two months and became so violent that the National Guard was called out to protect persons and property, while streetcars continued to run with the aid of strikebreakers. Militiamen guarded the company offices at 7th and Main streets in Richmond (seen on the left in the image), while half a dozen rode the open car leading the line on Seventh Street. Strikers ultimately failed in their efforts to win better pay and hours.

New museum exhibition explores evolution of the state’s Union history More than likely, most Virginia women have never said, “Thank you, Lucy Randolph Mason, for advocating for women’s rights in the 1920s.” Virginia children don’t stop and think, “I could be working in a factory right now if it weren’t for the National Child Labor Committee display at the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.” Many African American workers in Virginia might not realize that the jobs they currently hold could be a result of a strike at Richmond tobacco stemmeries in 1937. And the majority of working Virginians probably have no idea how the 1935 Wagner Act and 1947 Taft-Hartley Act affected the work they do today. In a new exhibition titled “Organized Labor in Virginia,” opening Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2010, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) explores the evolution of organized labor in Virginia, from pre-union contracts and apprenticeship agreements in the early 19th century through the 1950s, when the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) merged in order to become even more powerful and effective in advancing conditions for working people. “For most people, unless they have someone in their family who has been a union member or has been very involved with union work, they have no idea how organized labor has shaped their working world today,” said William Rasmussen, lead curator at the Virginia Historical Society. “This exhibition will show visitors, especially young visitors, that there hasn’t always been a 40-hour work week, minimum wage, health benefits, and required lunch breaks. Thousands of Virginia workers—white, black, male, female, young, old—have sacrificed and suffered to give us the adequate, healthy, and safe working environment that most of us presently enjoy.” “Organized Labor in Virginia” features more than 75 items, including photographs, union agreements, boycott notices, charters for union groups and associations, membership certificates, plaques and badges, meeting notes, and propaganda posters. A dozen small narratives—spread over time, statewide locations, and different occupations—each encapsulate part of the larger story. The exhibition focuses not only on industrial actions, but also lobbying by unions for improved pay, benefits, working conditions, and social legislation. Presenting sponsors for “Organized Labor in Virginia” include Geoff McDonald & Associates and the Virginia

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Golfer Lyberty Anderson will be attending Manchester High this fall.

quick to help anyone.” Anderson, who plays out of the public First Tee off Route 10, hails from a

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Bailey, Hicks fill deputy county administrator positions

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hesterfield County Administrator Jay Stegmaier announced two appointments to fill high-level positions in the county. Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey has been named deputy county administrator for Management Services and Steven W. Hicks will come on board as deputy county administrator for Community Development. Both are slated to begin their new posts in early September. “I am excited that after a national recruitment and approximately 250 applications that Sheryl and Steven have been selected to join our leadership team. The level of interest nationwide in these positions validates our goal of being the employer of choice. Both Sheryl and Steven best demonstrated throughout the search process their interest and ability to serve the residents of Chesterfield County,” Stegmaier said. Bailey brings 20 years of public-service experience to the county, including eight years in high- level positions in Virginia state government. Most recently, she served as executive director of the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA), the state’s independent munici-

pal bond bank, where she served in an outstanding capacity and is credited with quadrupling financial support to local communities, according to Bill O’Brien, retired Rockingham county administrator and chairman of the VRA board. Bailey holds both masters and doctoral degrees in economics from Harvard University. “Chesterfield County is fortunate to have someone of Sheryl’s caliber on its team. She is a gifted leader and knows how to bring out the best in her staff,” said Ron Tillett, former secretary of finance and former state treasurer of Virginia. Sheryl will oversee the county’s internal program functions including Accounting, Internal Audit, Information Systems Technology, License Inspection, Purchasing, Real Estate Assessment and Risk Management and will also serve as the liaison to the county’s constitutional officers. Hicks’ impressive record with the business community in James City County was a deciding factor in his selection as deputy for Community Development. Currently, he serves as a senior member of the county administrator’s executive team, where

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Dr. Sheryl D. Bailey has been named deputy county administrator for Management Services

he oversees Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Planning and Zoning in James City County. Hicks also oversees locally-administered transportation construction projects. Prior to that, he was acting assistant county APPOINTMENTS P5

Annual barn tour includes home of Secretariat’s grandson

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River Towne Cafe to open on Alverser in September BY AMANDA GALLOWAY special correspondent

River Towne Cafe, an upscale sandwich shop, is set to open on Alverser Drive during the first week in September. It will be located at the previous site of Café Caturra. Kimberly Jenkins and Chris McNeill decided to create the restaurant after meeting each other at another sandwich shop. “I walked into this sandwich shop and met Chris. We talked and talked and talked and we decided to do it - to create this place. I had what he didn’t have, and he had what I didn’t have; so, we teamed up,” Jenkins said. Although Jenkins and McNeill had originally considered a franchise, after some research, they realized the extra costs benefited neither them nor the community. “We decided against the franchise. We had originally wanted to do something like Potbelly’s in Northern Virginia. It is still a similar design, but it is now local because now we can take that extra money and put it back in the community,” Jenkins explained. The menu will feature sandwiches, soups, smoothies, shakes, and several types of drinks. “We want it to be a cozy environment like you have at home. We have off the chart good recipes, and a variety of RIVER TOWNE CAFE P5

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The permanent home of Secretariat’s grandson, Covert Action, will be open for the fourth annual Barn Tour to be held on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour benefits ‘Greener Pastures,’ a Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Second Chances Program at the James River Work Center. Covert Action is pictured above with groom David Hampton Ticket cost is $25 per person and includes admission to six public and private barns that are rarely opened to the public. To preorder tickets, mail to Marshie Davis - 556-4186 - 2391 Broad Street Rd. Maidens, Va. 23102. Day of ticket sales will be at Barn 4, Virginia Equine Clinic and Henebry Farm. More information available at www. midlothianexchange.com. - courtesy of Mary Martin on behafl of Greener Pastures

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What I did this summer .... Blowing a 'big' bubble

Nate, Kirk and Ellie Fennerty, Pete and Scout Watson, Alex and Caden Clark, Ella and Audrey Williams, and Anna Hartman operate the lemonade stand for charity.

Summertime is for charitable entrepreneurs Ellianna Feher, who was a flower girl for her Aunt Teresa’s wedding, is caught blowing bubble gum before the wedding ceremony. Courtesy photo by Macee Toler at dmfoto.com

The “3rd Annual Neighborhood Kids Summer Lemonade Stand” took place on Aug. 11 on Young Manor Drive to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand (a pediatric cancer charity). Over $200 was raised, one glass at a time! We are thankful for the many neighbors and families from Robious Elementary who came out to support the kids. Photo submitted by Andrea Amore Clark

Chilled out like a super hero

Cooling down with Spiderman on a 100-degree-plus day. photo submitted by Amir Harvey

Shared my summertime with 'Grammy' I was lucky and blessed to have Madison Joslin, my 8-yearold granddaughter with me this summer for several days each week. We had tons of adventures from Jamestown and the VMFA to the mountains where we visited her great-grandparents and visited a peach orchard. With my watchful eye, she made a homemade peach pie, crust and all! We did so much and had so much fun! Sincerely “the Grammy”, Photo submitted by Cynthia Martin

Headed into deep waters

Remi Cox 13 and brother Spencer Cox 10 performed synchronized diving off a 20-foot dock at Smith Mountain Lake on Aug. 22. Remi will be an 8th grader at Midlothian Middle and Spencer a 5th grader at Gordon Elementary. Photo submitted by Soraya Cox.


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Went to the beach with friends

During the school year some of our church members (Crestwood Presbyterian Church) tutor African children who are members of our church. We took a break this summer to do some fun activities with them to give them new experiences and introduce more vocabulary. One of our trips was to Buckroe Beach where the kids such as buddies Emmanuel Irishuye and Maombi Remi had a great time swimming, building sandcastles and even capturing a jellyfish. Photo submitted by Ellen Cross

Made new friends My granddaughter, Madison Bonner, was making friends with a little green tree frog she was holding in her hand when it unexpectedly jumped up on her nose and clung there. Her cousin, Rachel Bonner, who often has a camera in her hand, caught the picture. Photo submitted by Helen Bonner

Zipped through the days Rachael Harvey, a rising sophomore at the Center for the Humanities at Monacan High School, is hooked up and ready to go on a zip-line across a gorge. This photo was taken at Ace Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, WV. We heard about the resort from an ‘Extreme Resorts’ episode on the Travel Channel. Photo submitted by Dorline Davidson-Harvey

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Went to the beach with family

Ben and Chloe Ament relaxed at Virginia Beach in July. Photo submitted by the Ament family

Celebrated summer at the beach Emily and Austin Sybert at North Myrtle Beach celebrating their last day at the beach! Photo submitted by Mary Lou Sybert

And got soaked on the river

One son’s “post rapid” reaction to the guide having made sure he was doused by really cold water as the Rogers Family of Midlothian headed down the Watauga River in Tennessee. Guide is far left. Son Charles Rogers is first one on the right. Photo submitted by Anne Moss Rogers.


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Thank you for sharing your summer memories! BY ELIZABETH FARINA editor@midlothianexchange.com

Thank you to all who have shared their summer memories in the "What I did this summer ... your photo essay" series. From backyard fun to scenes from your vacations, each of you has highlighted the best summer offers - time with family. The upcoming three-day weekend marks the unofficial end to summer. Chesterfield County Public Schools will be starting the academic year on Tuesday, Sept. 7. It doesn't mean that family time has to come to a crashing halt. Although the schedules will not be as flexible and the responsibilities and activities will increase, remember how much fun you had this summer. Now, create some great new memories.

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Reader questions 'Is the first choice community for anyone with a paver and a checkbook?' It was not unexpected, but very disappointing, that the planning commission has expressed great admiration for the proposed YMCA on Hull Street Road. When our planning commissioner expresses admiration for a nonprofit, non-tax providing business that will compete with already existing tax providing services in the area, it makes you wonder where his priorities are. It was also telling that the Community Association in the subdivision that will affront the new YMCA opposed it citing traffic, light pollution and the lack of a community need, however, that again fell on deaf ears. I am only assuming that he is looking forward to the future development of a strip mall, which we all know will come, and will provide the obligatory tanning, nail salon, Chinese takeout, and pizza

restaurant; thus enhancing our already vibrant Chesterfield tax base. As any resident can see, when taking a survey of the Hull Street corridor, that due to our extremely low traffic volume, lack of existing basic services, and under abundance of available commercial space, the need for more retail development. Hopefully one day a supervisor or a planning commissioner will ask the questions -- “Does this service make one shop in Chesterfield versus going to shop in Henrico? Does the overall project add value to the quality of life in Chesterfield County? Is it even needed?” While one would hope that the Matoaca Supervisor, who once promoted and promised “Smart Growth’, would question this; the deafening silence from her is telling.

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However, one can come to expect that, as she did have a ‘birthday party’ (Fundraiser) at a known developer’s home; which, as a constituent, one could pay to celebrate with her, so her priorities speak louder than her actions. Thus, along with our other supervisors promoting ‘beautification’ projects along a road median (e.g., Midlothian Road) while letting acres of wooded land be paved over or not understanding basic economics with the long term cost of educating a child compared to what the short term proffer ‘revenue’ provides (e.g. Branner Station), Sara Carter Chesterfield County will continue to be SALES a “First Choice” community, not for its scarter@powhatantoday.com citizens, but for anyone that has a paver and a checkbook. I would probably be a Brett Sheffield Road Warrior and go to Midlothian VA Beach… Somewhere not too far away for one last Summer Hurrah!

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"To the back porch to grill dinner; Labor Day weekend to me is more about relaxing instead of being a road warrior."

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Native Virginian, 'Still Water', Brown Passes Over

nough brought Chief Powhatan’s (his brother’s) bones for On Wednesday, August 25, in the burial overlooking the PamunRichmond Times-Dispatch, there was a key River. very small obituary that probably went I would see Still Water again unnoticed by the majority of those at the annual presentation of who read such portions of the paper. the tribute to the Governor of Very short and simply written, it told of Virginia in November 2007. the death of an 82 year old lady at the She seemed pleased to see me Pamunkey Indian Reservation. and introduced me to her son, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jeff “Rockman” Brown who, Isabelle “Still Water” Brown in February representing the Pamunkey, had 2007 at the Pamunkey Indian Museum. presented a 4-point buck to the She was quite a host, showing my wife governor. There was definitely and me the various relics and artifacts a gleam in her eye and pride in of her people that went from prehisher heart that day. tory to the present. She spoke with a Still Water’s funeral was held genuine pride of her heritage, and how on Friday, August 27 at the muthere were some who were learning seum on the reservation. I regret the ways of their forefathers in crafting sincerely that I could not attend. the various pots for which the tribe is However, in looking through noted. She mentioned that she looked various sources seeking insight FILE PHOTO BY ERIC MILLIRONS forward to the coming spring when she into this lady’s life, I came across could again work with the pottery like some brief thoughts attributed to Isabelle “Still Water” Brown (Note: Photo her people before her. She told me that a Native American named White taken in Feb. of 2007 at the Pamunkey Indian before she retired, she had worked with Elk: “When you were born, you Museum on the reservation.) autistic children. She also remarked that cried and the world rejoiced. Live she was quite proud of her three sons, your life so that when you die, the the National Museum of the American as any mother would be. Indian in Washington, where a phoworld cries and you rejoice.” Still Water was as charming as she Truly, she lived her life so that it was tograph of her, with her son, stands was intelligent. She could speak about a loss to the world when she passed larger than life, as she continues to tell the “atl-atl” used by her people to hurl the story of the Pamunkey people - her over. Though none will ever again be spears as easily as she could recount the able to speak to her, her face will be a people. tribal oral history of how Opechancaconstant reminder to those who visit

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Above: Abby Basham runs to the transition area.

Above: Theresa Gavigan focuses on her ride. Below: Lesley Grossberg of Philadelphia powers up a hill

Police remind motorists about traffic safety for holiday, school The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Traffic Section is conducting several countywide DUI checkpoints and roaming patrols in conjunction with the Start Safe-Finish Safe campaign. The summer boating and traffic safety initiative began May 28 in which officers targeted drunk driving and boating, speeding, red light and seat belt/child safety seat violations.

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APPOINTMENT from P1 tor, senior assistant to the county administrator and General Services manager. His experience also includes extensive service with the Virginia Department of Transportation. Hicks completed his undergraduate work at VCU and holds a masters in Urban Systems Engineering from George Mason University. Former County Administrator Sandy Wanner praised Steven for the report card that Hicks established to assess how well the county was meeting the needs of the development community. “Steven’s track record as a leader is one of the reasons he is well-respected in the development community. He is not afraid to take on a challenge and is able to rally the right people together to get a job done,” said Wanner. Hicks will oversee the county’s regulatory functions including the departments of Building Inspections, Economic Development/Revitalization, Environmental Engineering, Planning, Transportation and Utilities. Bailey and Hicks join two other recent additions to the county’s executive team. Sarah Snead, former Chesterfield – Colonial Heights Social Services director, was promoted to deputy county administrator for Human Services in June. Jeff Mincks, former deputy county attorney, was named county attorney last month following the retirement of the former county attorney. Together, all four new team members have more than 96 years of public service experience.

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Riders, such as Garrett from Prince George (center), take flight to the night sky on the Scrambler at Chesterfield County Fair. More photos on page 11.

at the Virginia Historical Society until December 30, AFL-CIO. Additional sup2010. Admission to the VHS port for the exhibition was museum is free. provided by Injured WorkThe VHS is offering severs Pharmacy, International eral programs to accompany Association of Machinist & the labor exhibition. On Aerospace Workers, TeamNovember 4 at noon, Scott sters Joint Council No. 83, Michie Hamlett Lowry Ras- Nelson will give the Banner Lecture “Steel Drivin’ Man: mussen & Tweel, PLLC, and International Brotherhood of John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend.” Teamsters. On December 1 at 7:00 p.m. “The Virginia AFL-CIO Gregg Kimball, Jackie Frost, has been involved with the and Sheryl Warner will presVirginia Historical Society ent “We Shall Not Be Moved: on this project since the Virginia Songs of Labor.” beginning, which was back There are two gallery walks in 2007,” said Jim Leaman, scheduled for the exhibition. President of the Virginia The September 8 walk will be AFL-CIO. “This exhibit led by William Rasmussen, gives Virginians the chance and the December 1 walk will to learn about the history be given by VHS President of labor struggles and hear the stories of union workers and CEO Paul Levengood. Banner Lectures and gallery from across the state. I also hope it will encourage people walks cost $6/adults, $5/seniors 55+, $4/students and who have been involved in children under 18, and are organized labor activities to free for VHS members. Resthink about donating their ervations are not required. items to the VHS so we can “Labor unions get a bad keep educating generations rap because people think all in the future about our hard they do is strike,” Rasmussen work.” added. “We look at some “Organized Labor in highly publicized strikes in Virginia” will be on display the exhibition because they

brought the plight of the worker to management and to the public, and in that way they advanced the cause of labor. Unions had to be formed and demands had to be made in order to change conditions that no American would consider tolerable. You can’t understand American history without understanding the labor movement.”

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drinks. We’ll have our ABC license, but we don’t want to be a bar,” Jenkins said. River Towne Café’s signature sandwich will be a turkey Reuben with cole slaw and a chipotle sauce. Other sandwiches will include classics like meatball, Italian, and pizza subs. There will be daily soups that remain constant, as well as a soup of the day. Jenkins spoke highly of the café’s soup recipes, including a roasted red pepper soup with Gouda cheese, and a butternut squash and apple soup. “The [butternut squash and apple soup] may sound strange, but it is like trying

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music,” Jenkins explained. She hopes to eventually feature a number of local acoustic musicians. River Towne Café will open for friends and family on August 16. Their grand opening will take place during the first week in September. “I still have the first sketch Chris and I did over dinner, on a napkin. It is funny to look at all of the blue prints now,” Jenkins said. River Towne Café will be open seven days a week, from 11 AM – 9 PM. They are located at 1282 Alverser Plaza near Chesterfield Town Center.

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chocolate ice cream for the first time,” she explained. River Towne Café will also feature handmade smoothies and milk shakes, as well as pralines, a traditional southern dessert. “They are based out of Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina,” Jenkins said, explaining the pralines they will serve. “They are the size of a bear claw, and I don’t think anyone will be able to come in without having one of them.” The menu will also offer children’s items, and a number of sides. “I want it to be a friendly place to have a sandwich and a great bowl of soup. We also have free wifi and live

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Other members of Chesterfield County’s executive leadership team are Thierry Dupuis, police chief; Loy Senter, fire chief; Marilyn Cole, assistant county administrator; Allan Carmody, director of Budget and Management; Don Kappel, director of Public Affairs; Mary Martin Selby, director of Human Resources Services; and Scott Zaremba, director of Human Resources Programs. “The citizens of Chesterfield County deserve the very best talent available and the Board of Supervisors is pleased that the county administrator has assembled a strong, well-balanced team that is capable and ready to move the county forward,” said Dan Gecker, chairman of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7 First Day 2010. First Day began in prayer and stays in prayer because it is all about prayer... so please keep praying for the hearts of women within our communities to desire a connection with other praying moms, grandmothers, guardians, etc. This year’s event will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. at the following locations: Bon Air Baptist Church, located at 2531 Buford Rd., Richmond; Colonial Heights Baptist Church, located at 17201 Jefferson Davis Highway in Colonial Heights, and KingsWay Community Church, located at 14111 Sovereign Grace Dr., Midlothian. For more information, contact First Day Ministry and Area Coordinator for Moms in Touch International in Chesterfield County at (804) 379-3520

The Richmond Orchid Society will hold its annual orchid auction in the Discovery Room of the Virginia Science Museum. Many exotic orchids from all over the world will be sold to the highest bidder. In addition, a fully licensed Orchidwiz program (software) will be sold at auction as well. The doors open to the public for inspection of the plants at 1:00 PM and the auction starts promptly at 1:30. Payment must be in the form of cash or check. This is a once in a year event and a true opportunity to buy something extraordinary for yourself or as a gift. If you have any questions please call: (Days) 804-3601963 (Evenings) 804-360-1625, or go to the ROA website: http://www.richmondorchidalliance.com/

SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 In conjunction with National Recovery Month, The McShin Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Recovery Fest and Barbeque Cook-off, rain or shine, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 11, at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, located at 11220 Nuckols Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23059. Live music line-up features Grammy award-winning Judy Collins, Janet Martin Band, Spiritual Connection Band, Hickory Hill Band, Homeward Bound, Deliberate and Houston Scott Band. Children activities and more. On Saturday, September11, the Shady Grove Coffeehouse kicks off its 10th season with a concert by award-winning singer-songwriter David Roth. David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. The concert starts at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge; teens 13-18 are admitted at half price. Net proceeds benefit UUCC. For advance tickets, or more information, call (804) 323-4288, visit the Shady Grove website at www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com, or send e-mail to info@shadygrovecoffehouse.com.

MONDAY, SEPT. 13 The Bon Air Rotary Club of Richmond, Virginia is holding its 17th Annual Memorial Charity Golf Tournament on Monday at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club in Richmond. The tournament includes lunch, dinner and a cash bar, along with a raffle and silent auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit local charities: The Alexander Kalata Memorial Fund, The Bon Air Elementary PTA and the Jim Mims Foundation. Approximately 135 golfers and volunteers to attend this fundraising event. For more information on participating in the tournament or providing a sponsorship, call (804) 379-0239 or (804) 5130616.

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terfield Youth Encounter will take place at the Southside Church of the Nazarene from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The theme for the Metro Richmond YEC is “Epic,” based on the scripture of John 10:10. Activities in Chesterfield will include paintball, skateboarding, inflatable games, and Wii on the big screen. In addition to a tattoo artist and a caricature artist, the Chesterfield YEC will feature motivational speaker Craig Tackett, a passionate Christian who not only understands the needs of teenagers today, but also has

FRIDAY, SEPT. 17 2010 Charity Bachelor Auction & Shop for the Cure, presented by River City Charities & Rigby’s Jig Dance Studio, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Center Stage/Rhythm Hall. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, great vendors and 18 bachelors to bid on for a date to the Pink Tie Gala (Oct. 23). Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased at Rigby’s Jig Dance Studio or www.charitybachelors.com. Questions, call Susan Groves at (804) 745-0006. Concerts for a Cause presents A Hymn Festival featuring renowned church organist, conductor, composer and improviser, David Cherwien on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, located at 13621 W. Salisbury Rd. Midlothian. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the OASIS after school tutoring program for at-risk students at Overbrook Presbyterian Church. For more information, call (804) 794-5311

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Greater Southport Business Association will hold its Quarterly Networking Luncheon featuring speakers: grpva.com, Chesterfield Economic Development, COSTCO WHOLESALE, and Shop Chesterfield First at the Holiday Inn Koger Center. Networking @ 11:30 – Program begins at noon. Advanced Registration Cost: $15 Member / $20 Non-Member Guest At Door Registration Cost: $20 Member / $25 Non-Member Guest. Pre-Register www.SouthportAssociation.com by Sept.

Bluefield College and Virginia Baptists event Sept. 25 Bluefield College is partnering with the Virginia Baptist Mission Board again, to offer Virginia’s youth an encounter with Christ, through a series of fall Youth Encounter (YEC) worship and adventure events across the Commonwealth. Designed to give preChristian youth an opportunity to hear the gospel and challenge current Christian youth to live out their faith more dangerously, the fall YEC events will take place in four locations across Virginia this fall, including Chesterfield on Sept. 25. The Ches-

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Jason Park to play golf at Pebble Beach BY JIM MCCONNELL special correspondent

To a teenage golfer from Midlothian, the hallowed Pebble Beach Golf Links may as well be a world away, and not just because of the 5,700-mile coast-tocoast roundtrip. Many of the sport’s greatest champions – names like Jones, Nicklaus, Watson and Palmer -- have challenged the breathtaking oceanside layout since the course opened on Feb. 22, 1919. Tiger Woods’ 15-stroke victory at Pebble Beach in the 2000 U.S. Open still shares the event’s all-time scoring record. And yet, while his friends back home spend the Labor Day weekend preparing for the start of a new school year, 16year-old Jason Park will be busy walking in the footsteps of those golf legends. As one of 78 junior golfers selected to play in the Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event that will be televised nationally on the Golf Channel from Friday through Sunday, Park knows he has received an opportunity about which most golfers can only dream. “I think it will be a spectacular course and the best I’ve played so far,” said Park, a rising sophomore at James River High School. Entering its seventh year, this unique event features junior golfers and amateurs competing side-by-side with Champions Tour players at Pebble Beach and the neighboring Del Monte Golf Course. It’s a national showcase for The First Tee, an organization dedicated to promoting character development and life-enhancing values through golf. Two hundred forty-five junior boys and girls (ages 15 through 18) that participate at The First Tee Chapters nationwide applied for this year’s tournament. Fifty-one junior boys and twenty-three junior girls received invitations; four others received special exemptions through the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. “The opportunity these young people will receive by participating in the tournament will be something they remember for life,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., CEO of The First Tee, in a press release. Participants were selected based on an assessment of their playing ability and comprehension of the core lessons learned in The First Tee program. Grades and community service were other considering factors, as was a written application that Park said took more than four hours to complete. “It was a long process, but it was well worth it,” he added with a laugh. Park was 9 when he joined The First Tee of Richmond and began working with PGA professional Craig Wood. From the beginning, Wood noticed that Park was extremely focused and willing to work as hard as he could to improve his golf game. “You don’t always see that kind of drive and determination in someone that age,” Wood said. “I think this was one of his goals and he’s going to achieve it … it’s very satisfying to see that come to fruition.” Park is an equally unabashed fan of The First Tee program, noting that “it helped me in golf a lot, as well as life in general.” “It helped me be more confident in myself, especially when I meet new people,” he said. Confidence is one of The First Tee’s nine core values that will serve Park well this year, as he makes the transition to a new school following his family’s move from Henrico to Chesterfield. Unlike last year, when many of his middle school friends joined him at Mills Godwin, the only people he knows at James River are his teammates on the golf team. First-year James River golf coach Scott Hartman said the “getting to know you” process has been a two-way street since the team began practicing in early August. “I’ve talked to the [golfers] who were here to make an effort and include him in everything, and I’ve talked to Jason about making sure you’re available – if they ask you to go out and do something, try to make arrangements to go hang out with them for a little while,” Hartman added. While Park doesn’t spend much time “hanging out” – if he’s not in school or studying, the straight-A student is usually hitting balls at a driving range or playing a practice round – he’ll certainly have a ready-made conversation starter once he returns from Pebble Beach. To avoid being overwhelmed by the facility’s history and prestige, Park said he’s approaching it as if it’s “just another regular course I have to deal with.” Good luck on that one. Of all the words used over the years to describe Pebble Beach, “regular” is probably the last one anyone would choose.

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Local club strikes silver at national rowing championship The Virginia Boat Club wins silver and bronze medals at the 2010 USRowing Masters National Championships, raising visibility of competitive rowing in Richmond area. Fourteen athletes from the Virginia Boat Club (VBC) competed in the 2010 USRowing Masters National Championships held in Camden, N.J. mid-August, winning 8 silver medals and one bronze. The wins were a strong showing for the Richmond-based club and highlighted the level of competitive rowing in the central Virginia area. The VBC entered 13 races and advanced to the finals in 12 of these events, ultimately medaling in 9 of the races -- with 8 silver and 1 bronze. In the overall team points standing, the VBC place 26th out of 138 clubs, outperforming larger more established programs. The USRowing Masters National Championship is a four-day regatta featuring master’s level competition with participation from rowing clubs across the country. This year’s event was held on August 12-15 in Camden, NJ and consisted of 199 races with over 1,400 entries from 138 rowing clubs in 32 states and 3 countries. Athletes competed in age categories with the oldest competitor at 86 years old. “The level of competition is extremely high at this regatta and it brings out the best rowers from around the country,” according to VBC rower Shannon Conner. “It’s not unusual to race against former Olympians and national team members at this event.” The event helped to raise the visibility of competitive rowing in the

OVERHEARD By performing well in a national venue like Masters Nationals, we’re sending a message that says competitive rowing is strong in central Virginia,” says Mark Wills, president of the VBC

Richmond area by drawing attention to the VBC in a national spotlight. “By performing well in a national venue like Masters Nationals, we’re sending a message that says competitive rowing is strong in central Virginia,” says Mark Wills, president of the VBC. “The James River is one of the best venues on the east coast for rowing,” adds Willis. “However, awareness is low among the rowing community. By increasing the visibility of rowing in Richmond, our goal is to attract more interest to the area from clubs in the D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia area.” VBC hosts two regattas each year - the Rocketts Landing Sprints in June and the Head of the James in October. For more information on these regattas and rowing in Richmond, visit the web at http://www. virginiaboatclub.org. Courtesy of Laura Georgiadis on behalf of Virginia Boat Club

High school football fever in the cool air BY ARTHUR LEE THOMPSON IV special correspondent

Good bye summer. Hello fall. Not just the temperature changes as the season passes from summer to fall. The smell of summer cookouts will make way for the aroma of tailgating, frenzied, football fans. High school football goers will travel around Chesterfield County to watch the pigskin fly. They will be privy to the nation’s passion, not just its pastime. The start of the season has several Dominion District teams primed to make their mark on the season. Manchester and Cosby look to erase what their coaches think, based on their lofty standards, were failures. In addition, Clover Hill ushers in a new school and stadium. Monacan, which passed the ball more than usual last year, envisions a more balanced attack this year. James River looks to get better while Midlothian ushers in the Rob Thomas era. Midlothian Trojans Longtime assistant Kevin Thomas takes over for former coach David Cooper. Thomas does not think there will be any problems with the coaching transition and credits Cooper, now the Athletic Director, for the smooth transition. “We’re all kind of getting used to one another,” said the former 11-year assistant under Cooper. “I learned a lot in terms of my relationship with the players from what he did and what he has always done. I think they responded to that during summer practice. I got a good group of guys.” The Trojans however, may struggle early,

due to limited starting experience among their players. Midlothian replaces nine starters on defense and seven on offense. Leading receiver Ryan Hamner, who makes the move from flanker to split end, will be counted on heavily this year. Quarterback Jimmy Whitten will look to connect early and often with Hamner. On defense, the Trojans will look for a total team effort to offset their inexperience. Thomas tabbed his father, longtime Colonial Heights high school coach John Thomas to be his offensive coordinator. The elder Thomas is known for orchestrating great passing offenses during his coaching tenure. Head coach Kevin Thomas hopes to keep team as balanced as possible. “Most of the regional coaches will tell you he liked to throw the ball. I am having a hard time keeping him under wraps,” joked Thomas about his father, but added “He has come in there and created a lot of excitement.” “I am really excited about what I have seen in practice. A lot of these guys have not played on the varsity level and it is just a matter of how we step up,” said the head coach. First game: at home Sept. 10 against Powhatan

Cosby Trojans During Cosby’s four-year existence, Pete Mutascio has been the only head coach the team has ever known. While he says last year’s record (7-3 overall record, 6-2 district), was an overall success. Mutascio also looked at the past season as a missed opportunity. “The season overall was a plus,” reflected Mutascio on last year. “Our goal is to get better every year. It

was a little disappointing because we had the best team we’ve ever had here. We did have a chance to win the district. We just didn’t get it done.” Like Midlothian, the Trojans will be young and slightly inexperienced. However, team speed will be a point of emphasis for the Trojans’ attack. According to Mutascio, Garrett Bimbaum will lead the team on offense and defense, filling in at the quarterback and linebacker positions. Cosby boasts a speedy backfield with versatile weapons such as Jainard Lambert and Jawaun Ferrell. They will play at both the wide receiver and running back positions, as well as provide a pass rush on defense. Matt Daugherty will see action at the linebacker position and some at the quarterback position. “We won’t use youth as an excuse,” stated Mutascio on the upcoming season. “The first game is a big game. You always have butterflies in your stomach, this year even more so, from the standpoint that we are going to be so young. We have been harping on the kids about playing with attitude and effort. They are buying in to what we are talking about. We are going to find out exactly what we got.” According Coach Pete Mutascio the recipe for success is simple. “We know what we have seen in practice and what we should be able to do offensively and defensively. And now we just have to execute.” First game: at home Sept. 10 against Hopewell James River Rapids Despite a few losses from last year’s team, James River head coach Greg DeFranchesco FOOTBALL P9

September football schedule* FRIDAY, SEPT. 3 Football Cosby at Lee-Davis, 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal at St. Christopher’s School, 4:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10 Football Prince George at Clover Hill, 7:30 p.m. Hopewell at Cosby, 7:30 p.m. James River at Douglas Freeman, 7 p.m. Thomas Dale at Manchester, 7:30 p.m.

Powhatan at Midlothian, 7:30 p.m. Mills Godwin at Monacan, 7 p.m. Collegiate School at Trinity Episcopal, 4 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 16 Football Norfolk Academy at Trinity Episcopal, 4 p.m.

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Cosby at Clover Hill, 7:30 p.m. Midlothian at James River, 7:30 p.m. Manchester at Matoaca, 7:30 p.m. George Wythe at Monacan, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 24 Football Clover Hill at Midlothian, 7:30 p.m. James River at Cosby, 7:30 p.m. Manchester at Monacan, 7:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal at St. Anne’s-Belfield, 7 p.m.


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Girls’ volleyball squads from eight area high schools participated in the annual James River Girls’ Volleyball Jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 28. Matches varied in length among teams from James River, Cosby, Midlothian, Hanover, Atlee, Lee Davis, Powhatan and New Kent. Each played three matches at the same time on three different courts as parents and court dividers shuffled among the games. ANDERSON from P1

auto-body repair shop off Hull Street and mother Christal operates a cleaning service. A younger sister, Jurnee,9, is more into dance than golfing. Nicknamed “Libz,” Anderson dabbled in baseball in elementary school, but golf has been a passion most of her young life. Her rewards include a certified VSGA handicap of a skinny 1.7. “I wouldn’t say golf has taken over my life, but it is definitely first priority,” she said. “Away from school, I don’t have much time to hang out. “After getting home, I just eat dinner and sleep.” She travels to out-of-town golf tournaments many weekends; thus, a majority of her friends are from the far-flung golfing circuit. “That’s another good thing about being on the

high-school team – I’ll get to meet new people,” she said. Perhaps due to her singleness of purpose, she hasn’t always fit in among peers. She admits to being “a little scared” about enrolling at Manchester where she will be one of the Class of ‘14. Just about any golfer would be envious of her booming 280-yard drives, with Adams woods. The blonde-haired, hazeleyed athlete packs oodles of power in her well-shouldered, 5-foot-5 frame; she combines brute force with the delicate hand-eye coordination of a spinal surgeon, and a relentless work ethic. Competing against boys, she is allowed to tee off from “85 percent” of the distance to the green. Given the advantage, she’s a threat to reach the fringe of just about any par 4. At Independence, during the Foundation event, she put her tee shot on the green

of the 10th hole, a par 4. On the debit side, the “85 percent” sometimes makes her more vulnerable to catching near-the-green bunkers. Tom Dolan, Assistant Director of the Virginia High School League, said girls have the choice of hitting from “85 percent” or straight-up with the boys. “But if you start from the longer tees, you’ve got to stay with them,” said Dolan. “You can’t pick and choose.” Anderson attacks the links with skill and grit – and also with a flair for style. She wears her golfing cap with what she calls an “A-frame” brim, bent sharply down the middle. Away from the links (“like when I go out to dinner,” she says), she prefers wearing her caps with brim off-center. From afar, spectators view

When the media in late July predicted a last-place finish for Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference, it reinforced what many Cavalier fans, former players and students anticipated was on the horizon. The presentation that aired on Comcast Sports Net provided fans an indepth look at how first-year coach Mike London was attempting to turn around a product that saw attendance figures slide drastically and managed just three wins in 2009 under former coach Al Groh. Firing Groh was costly. The school paid $4.33 million to cover the two years that remained on his contract. It was a move deemed necessary after Virginia had losing seasons in three of his final four seasons and slipped to 49th nationally in average attendance to fewer than 48,000 per game. Virginia officials did not reach far, hiring University of Richmond coach Mike London. He had been an assistant at Virginia on two separate occasions and was known in football circles for his passion for the game, his players and his personality.

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09/02/2010