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CERT course begins Oct. 4

Chesterfield County residents are invited to attend training that will help them to respond to the effects of a disaster, such as the recent Hurricane Irene. The popular Chesterfield Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training will begin Oct. 4. This is a morning class open to the first 30 persons aged 18 and older who apply. There is no charge for the class. The deadline to enroll is Sept. 30. CERT volunteers played important roles in responding to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Irene. They manned fire stations while emergency personnel responded to calls, did damage assessments in neighborhoods, checked on elderly residents and others, helped remove debris and performed other tasks. The eight-day initial training course is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays over four consecutive weeks. The training provides participants with basic emergency response skills that are essential in the critical time after a disaster and before first responders arrive. Topics include: light duty search and rescue, fire safety and suppression, basic and advanced emergency care, terrorism awareness, emergency communications, and disaster psychology. Graduates earn certificates and receive CERT emergency gear including a backpack and helmet. More than 500 people have completed the county’s CERT training, and more are needed. Registration forms are available online at, by emailing, or by calling 804-751-CERT.

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Richmond Animal League recycles cell phones to save animals BY KOREY HUGHES Special Correspondent


et’s face it – cell phones aren’t meant to withstand the test of time. And even though we often shell out hundreds of dollars for the latest handsets, their technology is ultimately disposable.

So what can you do with the outmoded mobile devices you’ve amassed over the years? Well, the Richmond Animal League is helping local residents to repurpose their obsolete phones and provide care for neglected critters at the same time. Since 1979, the Richmond Animal League has provided services including feeding, medical treatment, sterilization and temporary shelter to homeless animals. Last November, the organization opened Reuse Thrift, a thrift store in the Midlothian Station Shopping Center whose sales benefit the outfit’s charitable efforts. But the cell phone collection drive is the brainchild of Brent Klich, the vice president of business development at 2nd Solutions, a Richmond-based information technology asset recovery company. Last August, Klich approached Judith Almond, the store manager at Reuse Thrift, about a charitable collaboration between the two parties. Almond said that the Richmond Animal League teamed up with 2nd Solutions for the effort because it was an environmentally sound concept. “We liked the idea because the company does responsible reuse,” Almond said. “And when they get the phones, they remove everything that shouldn’t go into a landfill, including the lithium batteries.” Almond also said that her group will accept cell phones of any condition. “Broken, slightly damaged, working – it doesn’t matter,” Almond said. The Richmond Animal League aims to collect 25,000 cell phones by the end of 2011. The aforementioned quantity might sound like a lofty goal, but if the non-profit meets its intended target, it will be a fortunate thing for the shelter’s furry friends. For each phone that the Richmond PHONE page 3

Clover Hill springs into show choir BY ELIZABETH FARINA


lover Hill co-ed show choir New Dimensions and girls show choir Iridescence have already strapped on their dancing shoes for next spring’s competition in preparing for a show that leaves one’s heart racing with excitement. Last year, New Dimensions took home second place in national competition and are aiming this year for the title.

It’s not an easy goal, but nationally-renowned choreographer Antwon Chavis and school choral director Sandi Thomas are eager to see the final outcomes. “This year’s competition show in the spring, with costumes, and everything … it’s going to be a spectacle; he’s [Chavis] such a genius. It’s going to be crazy exciting,” Thomas said. Thomas explained Photo Gallery ONLINE that Chavis, who has been Clover Hill’s choreographer for the past six years, has been working PHOTO BY KENNY MOORE with the choirs for two weeks in Clover Hill Show Choir New Dimensions showcase their new moves for their parents at a sneak peek performance of the competition show held last Thursday at the school.


Local award-winning firm develops website for 50th 'birthday' of Navy's USS Enterprise Midlothian-based business, Leadmine Pond Productions, Inc., launched the commissioned website ( for the 50th “birthday” of the USS Enterprise, the oldest combat-ready ship in the Navy, which is set to be decommissioned in 2012. The Navy estimates that over 250,000 sailors have served on the ship since 1961, which is world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The Navy ceremony and celebration will take place in late November. For those who have served aboard the USS Enterprise, RSVP for the reunion no later than Nov. 4. Also, Leadmine Pond Productions, Inc, owned by web developer John Glynn, has been selected for the 2011 Best of Midlothian Award in the Computer Integrated Systems Design category by the U.S. Commerce Association. The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.



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Crew adds motivation for 'Power to Overcome' BY ELIZABETH FARINA


ighth-grade student Harris White has a love for the water. The Collegiate student began his first year with River City Crew this season with a focus on strength and endurance. “It’s a sport I’ve really admired and I wanted to go out and try and see if I was any good at it,” White said.

The teen, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, appreciates his teammates’ support during crew two-hour practices held throughout the week. “I want to keep up with the crew and see where that leads me,” he said. “You have a good work out, have some fun, make some friends and it is pretty cool. You get a lot of out it.” His commitment to the sport has provided him with motivation during his therapy sessions at Sheltering Arms. White was one of three patients highlighted in a Sheltering Arms video shown at the fifth annual celebration of the “Power to Overcome,” which was held on Friday, Sept. 23 at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. The “Power to Overcome” celebration marked the conclusion of annual National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. White participates in Sheltering Arms exercise therapy program that measures his gait as well as identifies his range of motion in his legs. The sessions help him with the physical demands of being a rower.


Richmond native Harris White and actress Geri Jewell

The balance has provided White motivation and, as he said, “has helped me to do stuff that I didn’t think I was able to do.” White also had the opportunity to meet the event’s keynote speaker Geri Jewell, who made primetime television history in the early 1980s as the first person with a disability featured in a recurring role. She

portrayed Cousin Geri on NBC’s “Facts of Life," Jewell has also starred in numerous other shows such as HBO’s “Deadwood”, which she received an Emmy-nomination for her role as Jewell. “She’s really inspiring. I really got a lot out of it in how she overcame her disabilities,” he said.


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Shred-It event to be held Oct. 1

The Chesterfield County Police Department, in partnership with area law enforcement agencies, the Central Virginia Crime Prevention Association and Shred-it, will offer residents a chance to securely dispose of personal documents. On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents can bring personal documents to L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road, to be shred for free. Residents can bring up to two boxes measuring 10 inches by 13 inches by 18 inches or three paper grocery bags of documents. Henrico, Prince George County and Richmond police and the Hanover County Sheriff 's Office will also host free shredding events next month. For more information about the Oct. 1 event, call (804) 501-4838. TRIAD Training for PHOTO BY BRIDGET HAZEL Older Adults: Senior Bachelor Dr. Greg Schroder takes another walk down the aisle at the Pink Tie Gala Bachelor's Auction while bid Fraud Prevention, will be paddles flutter and the date package increases to a record high. The annual event was held on Friday, Sept. 23 at held on Wednesday, Oct. the Richmond Marriott Downtown. The winning bid won a special gift package as well as a date to the 5th annual 12, 10 a.m., Midlothian Pink Tie Gala on Oct. 22. Tickets for the October gala, which feature the Celebration of Life dancers, are available YMCA, 737 Coalfield Rd., Midlothian. now at 100% of the net proceeds go to the Richmond Affiliate of This free training will Susan G. Komen for the Cure® teach participants how to identify and avoid common scams targeting seniors. Topics will include an overview of the Better Business Bureau, its Senior Fraud Program, and other The Bon Air Volunteer children; experiencing the completing a short safety percent of all structure fires homeless, and destroyed services it offers to the pubFire Department, 2600 Polo Fire and Life Safety Smoke questionnaire or providing were residential, and fire more than 17,000 buildlic. Learn to identity theft Parkway, Midlothian, will House so that children and a fire escape plan for their departments responded to ings. The Chicago tragedy and scams targeting older hold an Open House on adults can better underfamilies. more than 1 million fires inspired reform across adults, including home-imOct. 16, 1-4 p.m. in recogni- stand the effects of fire and Many people think a and more than 18 milAmerica, spurring new provement, charitable-sotion of Fire Prevention smoke; using the 911 Simu- home fire won’t happen to lion medical-aid needs. fire-safety codes and public licitations and home-repair Week. This year’s theme is lator; and having a carbon- them, so they get comThe Open House is an awareness campaigns. Each scams. “Protect Your Family from monoxide demonstration. placent about fire safety. important event held to October, the National Fire The program will Fire.” Families can tour the staUnfortunately, a fire can emphasize further awareProtection Association be presented by Better The Open House empha- tion, get on the engine, pick happen anytime, anywhere, ness of hazards and to sponsors a fire-prevention Business Bureau’s Senior sizes keeping your famup kid-friendly fire-safety to anyone. According to gain knowledge needed to campaign to highlight the Fraud Program manager, ily safe by providing a fire materials, as well as enter the National Fire Protecprotect families. importance of fire safety Jack Saunders and Educasafety questionnaire for into a drawing for prizes by tion Agency, in 2010, 79.9 Fire Prevention Week education. tion and Special Projects commemorates the Great The open house is free manager, Jen Durham. The Chicago Fire, a two-day and open to the public. Chesterfield TRIAD will be Chesterfield County blaze Oct. 8-9, 1871, that sponsoring the event. killed more than 250 Chesterfield County Police people, left 100,000 more Department

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SHOW CHOIR from page 1 teaching them all the dance moves for the upcoming spring competitions. The show choirs return to the classroom this week to continue learning the music. This weekend, the group will be performing with Glee star Brad Ellis at the closing ceremony of the Virginia Transplant Games, which are being held in Midlothian on Oct. 1 The choirs will also be performing a winter concert that will be a tribute to 9/11. “That’s where we take all these groups, the six choirs here at Clover Hill and each choir performs stand-still numbers. They’re doing traditional choral music and after December it’s back to this,” she said during rehearsals. To offset attributed travel and performance costs for show choir, the CHHS Choral Boosters will be hosting an annual Community Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Clover Hill, which is the same evening as the school’s musical play. For now, the excitement continues on stage as Chavis focuses on the details. His teaching method encourages the students to lock in the movement. “Probably the hardest part is trying to teach a kid how to effectively execute a movement and know why they need to execute it because they can’t see the whole picture. They just know what their body is doing, but they do not know how their body reacts into the grand scheme of

choreographer has worked with over 40 schools in 12 different states. His inspiration is drawn from choreographers Mike Weaver, author of “Sweat, Tears, and Jazz Hands” and the legendary Bob Fosse as well as working with choreographers Niesha Folks, Christopher Judd, and Brian Boitano “to hone my art of dance and try to do my best,” he said. Thomas, who is in her 30th year of teaching, has seen a “phenomenal” change in the school’s show choir performances since Chavis came on board. She knows it’s a two-week workout camp on stage learning the moves. The groups run the auditorium while singing their show music to build stamina. “It’s initiation by fire. We do a lot of conditioning for them. It’s good crazy,” she said.


The Monacan Marching Chiefs drum line escorted members of the Diggety Dudes, including Monacan drum line instructor Scott Milstead (far right) to the stage for their performance at DiggetyFest held in September.

Annual marching band exhibition set for Oct. 3

Experience the drums, horns, dance teams and precision moves of every high school marching band in Chesterfield County. The annual marching band exhibition will start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive. Admission is free. These high school marching bands are scheduled to perform: Matoaca, Manchester, Clover Hill, Meadowbrook, Monacan, Midlothian, James River, Cosby, Bird and Thomas Dale. For more information, call (804) 3782480. In case of rain, the event will take place Oct. 10.



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Challenge yourself to a budgeted holiday unemployment. Combine job market uncertainty tanding in aisles at the grocery with financial worries and one can see store, one can overhear the conver- a stalled reaction to the economy as a sations of families who are deciding whole. There are no immediate answers what the necessities for the kitchen to solving the global economic downtable are and what items can remain on the turn today. Separate the international shelf. It’s not a conversation about brand concerns of a global market, remove the names versus generic goods, but about the national rhetoric, and even eliminate the product itself. Usually the final response statewide slogging economy and narrow from a mom or a dad is ‘We just don’t have the spotlight to the locality. Chesterfield the money for it.’ County has tackled the fiscal fiasco head The economy is permeating all conon since the beginning of the recession. versation. It’s an all-encompassing issue Has it been easy? It’s never easy to face that is fraying our collective nerves. Aclean times, but the county’s financial cording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, policy has been similar to the family Chesterfield County has seen a fluctuain the grocery store. The public school tion in unemployment that has improved system has made its adjustments, too. since last year. This year, the county has Purchase only out of necessity and stand bounced from 6.8 percent in January, firm realizing that not everyone will be dipping to 5.9 percent in May and most happy with the outcome. recent preliminary number hovering at That policy is also found within many 6.1 percent, which closely reflects the of the homes of this community. We’re statewide unemployment numbers the concerned over the economy, but we’re same month. The Richmond Metronot stagnant in our community. We politan numbers are higher at 7 percent renew our commitment to ourselves, our BY ELIZABETH FARINA EDITOR@MIDLOTHIANEXCHANGE.COM


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families, and our community each time we release the paralyzing question of “why” we are facing such difficult financial times, rather we are asking “how” we will achieve our goals with what we have right now. This is a lesson many of us may have learned from our parents or our grandparents who faced similar challenges of uncertainty in their day. My late father, who would have celebrated his 77th birthday today, used to tell me and my siblings about the poverty he faced while growing up. He had the innate talent of ending stories that made us laugh rather than feeling like we’ve had a lecture from the pulpit. He told us about the times he had chickenfeed for a meal when we would groan and complain if mom served liver and onions for dinner. He didn’t hold back on the details of being a janitor’s son who had to wear donated clothes to school when we were upset about not wearing latest fashionable outfit. He always stressed the importance of family and good friends and giving back

to the community whenever possible. It’s time we put the kabbash on this all-consuming worry about the economy, and that doesn’t mean ignore it. It’s about planning and tackling the sucker at one’s local level. Now is a perfect time to implement one’s economic plan for the holidays to pay in full for the gifts rather than charging presents to a credit card. There are 57 shopping days until Christmas Day. Make the gift list keeping in mind a realistic budget, locally shop for the bargains when possible, and then enjoy Christmas morning with the knowledge that the holiday bill is paid in full. If one can do such a financial challenge in less than 60 days, how can one translate that effort into other financial goals? I look forward to hearing about such successes (and even the not-so-successful plan) this holiday. E-mail your story to or mail to PO Box 420, Midlothian, VA 23113.

Special Olympics Virginia Area 6 receives grant from UPS Foundation The UPS Foundation, the Charitable arm of UPS has made a $5000 grant to Special Olympics Virginia Area 6. The grant will be used to provide funds for the Special Olympics Virginia Area 6 Basketball program. The basketball program accommodates approximately 240 special needs athletes and is scheduled to offer five tournaments over a fourmonth training program. The highlight event for the athletes will be the “Manchester Basketball Tournament” expected to host almost 20 Special Olympics Basketball Teams. Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus

areas for giving: non profit effectiveness, economic & global literacy, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability. In 2010, the UPS foundation distributed more than $44.6 million worldwide through grants that benefit organization and programs such as Special Olympics Virginia Area 6 who’s efforts provide support for building stronger communities. The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities – we are proud to support Special Olympics Virginia Area 6’s, said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. Special Olympics Virginia (, created by The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, is a year-round program of sports train-

ing and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Area 6 Special Olympics serves approximately 1,500 athletes in the Richmond Metro Area including Amelia, Chesterfield, Goochland, Powhatan, New Kent and West Point. For further information, contact Michael J. Marretti at (804) 370-5926, mjmarr@aol. com or Tina Andes at (804) 726-3032, (800) 932.4653, Special Olympics Virginia serves more than 10,000 athletes through seven regional offices and 30 area programs. Special Olympics Virginia is one of 52 U.S. programs, and part of a global movement that serves more than 3.7 million athletes in more than 170 counties.

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Embrace Autumn fruits and vegetables Summertime may seem the ideal time for harvesting fruits and vegetables, but there are plenty of crops that come into season in autumn that can make delicious additions to daily diet. Using seasonal crops eliminates the need for importing produce, helping the environment as a result. So what produce is prime for picking come September through November? Here's a look at the items to pick for fall menu planning. FRUIT Apples: Early autumn is prime season for apple picking. Take to the orchards and choose favorite varieties among the red-, yellow- and green-hued options. Blueberries: Though widely considered a summertime fruit, blueberries are often in season through September. Get them while they last. Blackberries: Those who live in rural areas may find blackberries growing wild, just waiting to be picked. Use shallow boxes instead of bags so that blackberries do not get crushed during transport. Expect wild blackberries to be smaller than commercially cultivated ones. Figs: Fig trees offer an abundance of sweet delights this time of year. For individuals lucky to have a fig tree in the yard, simply go out and pluck a handful of figs for a fiber-filled treat. Grapes: Grapes are available at the supermarket year-round, but they're in their prime during the autumn season. Pears: This is another tree-grown fruit that comes into season in the fall. Put pears, blackberries and apples together to make a tasty crisp dessert or fresh pie. M








VEGETABLES Broccoli: Harvest broccoli in the autumn and enjoy a healthy addition to salads, casseroles and pasta. Research shows that broccoli loses much of its nutritional value when microwaved, so it's best when lightly steamed. Cabbage: Cabbage is often considered an autumn vegetable, although it is routinely available year-round. Perhaps that's because of the ornamental cabbage plants that are coolweather lovers. Make soups or a late-season slaw with fresh cabbage. Corn: Perhaps no vegetable is more synonymous with autumn than corn. Sweet corn is harvested every fall and is abundant at roadside vendors or at the local store. Eggplant: Eggplant is available through September in many areas. A main component of the dish ratatouille, eggplant is also ideal in Italian meals or as part of vegetarian sandwiches. Carrots: Autumn-harvested carrots have a deeper flavor than spring varieties. Mushrooms: Now is the time to harvest wild mushrooms. However, it may be safer to choose among the many at the supermarket or local farmer. Pumpkins: Of course pumpkins are known to be fall vegetables. While they are often carved, the flesh can be used in salads, soups and in baked goods. Radishes: This vegetable is often available through October and can be served in salads or baked with other dishes.




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Pumpkins are a type of gourd that grows on just about every continent (Antarctica not included). The majority of pumpkins are bought and sold around Halloween, commonly to convert to jack-o-lanterns. However, pumpkins can be used as a delicious food source. Here is some other interesting information about pumpkins. Pumpkins are believed to have originated in North America. Seeds from pumpkins dating back to 7000 B.C. have been found in Mexico. The name "pumpkin" evolved originally from the Greek word "pepon," for large melon. The French called them "pompon," and the English eventually changed the word to "pumpion." There are dozens of varieties of pumpkins and they come in many colors, including white, besides the familiar orange. Most pumpkins can be harvested for carving. However, certain varieties are better for cooking. These include the Buckskin, Chelsey, Dickinson Field, and Kentucky Field. It is possible for the home gardener to grow pumpkins. It may take a few tries, but the results can be worth it if pumpkins eventually form. Keep in mind that although pumpkin plants will produce several flowers throughout the life of the plant, a person can expect only one to two actual pumpkins per vine. Pumpkin plants naturally produce separate male and female flowers on the same plant for pollination. Pumpkin plants should be watered, but only the roots, in the early morning or during the day for good health. Wet leaves can lead to mildew. Later-day watering may result in powdery mildew, a blight that can form and spread quickly. Bugs are another problem that may destroy a pumpkin plant. The cucumber beetle is a carrier of plant disease. Of course, if growing pumpkins seems too much work, a trip to a local pumpkin patch is a good excursion for families. Pumpkins ripen at the end of summer into early fall. However, it could be best to wait until later in the season to pick a pumpkin because a picked or carved pumpkin won't last forever. And most people will want to be sure their pumpkin is Metro on proud display for Halloween.

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Marchand takes helm at DLA Police Department Marchand: I’ve been marWhat in your previous asried for 23 years – to the same signments helped to prepare you person. I love police work. Prior for taking the helm here now? to this, I have had 17 years as a military working dog handler. I Marchand: When I was have a lot of detention experience. the operations sergeant at Fort I worked as provost marshal Carson, Colo., we brought on sergeant major for a division over the civilian police. I had a hand in Iraq. I am very interested in at developing the civilian police making sure that my officers are at Fort Carson in the beginning trained at their current duties, stages. It helped me to develop a but also trained to move up to the police force. next level. I want good qualified I’ve learned what works and people to run this department. what doesn’t and how to deal I want to see my officers trained What unique challenges do with people. to be ready to take over. I look at you anticipate with running civilian education as an importhe DLA Installation Support Are there any particular tant factor. Police Department? PHOTO BY JACKIE GIRARD police projects that are near and Eugene Marchand, new police dear to you? What are your thoughts on chief for Defense Logistics Agency Marchand: Anytime you go working together with the local Installation Support at Richmond. from military service, which is We’re working on a drug community here? an extremely structured orgatake-back program. We’re taknization, to a civilian environdon’t plan on making any changes Marchand: In the position ment, there are things like unions right now. I’m not going in with ing prescription drugs that have expired and turning them over that I’m in, it is imperative to to contend with. That’s a chalany expectations or the attitude to Chesterfield County and they the security of the installation to lenge that I’m actually looking to make complete changes to this dispose of them with the rest of work with the local community. forward to doing. organization. I like to use the first the drugs that they are going to We depend on our sister law 90 days as an evaluation process destroy. enforcement agencies to help us What kinds of changes are so that I can understand how the should the situation arise. Workyou expecting for the next year? organization runs, learn who does What is something about you ing with local law enforcement Two years? Five Years? what not in just the department, that your police force does not agencies or federal law enforcebut in the department of emerknow, but would really like to ment agencies is absolutely Marchand: This department gency services on this installation know? critical. I think we can help to was selected as one of the best. I and DLA Headquarters. educate them on the federal sys-

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13700 block of Steeple Chase Terrace Several unlocked vehicles were entered and property was reported stolen. 4100 block of Mallard Landing Circle Victim stated that he was walking to the location, when two unknown suspects approached him, asked where he was headed and when he did not reply, he was assaulted. Property was stolen from his pocket. Suspects then fled from the area.

Sept. 23

11700 block of Bailey Woods Drive Suspect(s) kicked open the front door to gain entry to the victim’s residence. The interior was rummaged through and property was stolen.

Sept. 20

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 Concerts for a Cause presents The Bel’Aria String quartet featuring Francois Moquin, Linda Anderson, Molly Sharp, Dana McComb beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 W. Salisbury Rd. Midlothian (23113). The Bel’Aria String Quartet musicians met through the Richmond Symphony and have played events and recitals in the Richmond area for over seven years. The concert will feature music for strings including works by Haydn, Bach and Pärt. A free-will offering will be taken benefitting Richmond’s HomeAgain. Questions, contact (804) 794-5311.

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This one's for the girls Cavs' Portyrata claims Dominion District title By JIM MCConnELL


obody would’ve been surprised to see a sophomore girl win individual medalist honors at the 2011 Dominion District golf tournament. After all, Manchester’s Lyberty Anderson served notice to all the boys last season in winning the Central Region title by 11 strokes as a freshman. Anderson isn’t playing for the Lancers this season. She’s taking a year off from the traditional school environment to train and study at the local SportsQuest Golf Academy. But Abby Portyrata made sure Anderson’s absence did little to dampen the district’s recent trend toward female domination. Propelled by an eagle 3 on the par-5 No. 10, the Clover Hill sophomore was the only player to finish under-par and claimed her first Dominion District championship by five strokes Monday afternoon at Lake Chesdin Golf Club. “This season has been good for me, so I was excited going into districts,” the friendly Portyrata said after double-checking the

ike the vast majority of distance runners, Kaila Blackburn has dealt with a variety of leg injuries over the years. It’s the price you pay for pounding your joints through mile after mile of training. Still, the Monacan High senior standout’s latest ailment is something she never saw coming. Blackburn inadvertently ordered a pair of running shoes that were a different brand than the ones to which she’d grown accustomed. The new shoes didn’t fit her feet quite the same way her old shoes had and she wound up battling a case of tendinitis. In response, Blackburn did the smart thing and opted for rest. Other than a pair of smaller races, she hadn’t run at all over the last three weeks. So as she prepared for the start of Saturday’s Girls Invitational race at the Maymont Cross Country Festival, Blackburn was genuinely curious to see how her body would respond to a return to

math on her scorecard. “I was just trying to get to regionals and maybe states.” Portyrata punched her ticket in style for next week’s Central Region tournament, a 36-hole event that will be hosted by Meadowbrook Country Club and Stonehenge Golf & Country Club. Her start was less than ideal -- a double-bogey 6 on No. 1 – but she bounced back with eight consecutive pars and made the turn in third place, two strokes behind Midlothian’s Owen Thompson and one behind James River’s Jason Park. “She’s always been a very steady player,” Clover Hill coach Jim Alberston said. Steady turned spectacular when Portyrata reached the 10th green in two and drained a 30-foot bomb for eagle. She made one more birdie on the back nine and came to the 18th tee knowing she was only a couple more solid swings from claiming the district title. “I just don’t want to hit the ball in the water,” she said with a smile. Focusing more on the process and less on the outGoLf p8


Monacan's Kaila Blackburn finished 13th in the Girls Invitational race at Saturday's Maymont Cross Country Festival.

competitive running. After covering the rainsoaked, hilly 5K course in 19.40 – good for a 13thplace finish against the deepest field in the annual event -- Blackburn couldn’t help but feel pleased by her progress. “I just wanted to get a big race and try to run within myself,” she said. “The injury set me back a little bit, but

slowly I’m getting better.” The fact that Blackburn recognized the significance of her current injury and agreed to take time off is a major step in the right direction. A tireless worker, she’s never been one to take her foot off the gas pedal even when her body was sounding alarm bells. During her junior cross country season, Blackburn

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sustained a stress fracture in her femur and ignored the pain while continuing to run on the injured leg for more than two months. That decision ultimately forced her to sit out the entire indoor track season. “That’s maturity and growth through experience,” Monacan cross country BLACKBUrn p8

Manchester ends Bird's dominance By JIM MCConnELL



Manchester's Josh Patterson celebrates after the Lancers stopped L.C. Bird on a fourth-down play to clinch a 21-13 victory Friday.

Trojans sweep team titles Midlothian High School's cross country teams traveled to Cary, nC over the weekend of Sept. 17 to complete in the Adidas Cross Country Challenge, a very large and competitive early-season meet. The boys and girls both won the championship divisions and the overall combined boys and girls Adidas Challenge Cup. The girls finished first

he rest of the Dominion District has had its chances to knock L.C. Bird’s powerhouse football program off the top of the mountain over the last five years. Each time, the Skyhawks exerted their considerable will and found a way to win. So when Bird took possession of the ball Friday night inside its own 10-yard line with about six minutes left in the fourth quarter, needing a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie host Manchester, the Lancers’ hard-hitting defense was determined not to let the Skyhawks off the hook this time. Bird didn’t go quietly, picking up three first downs while marching methodically toward the 50-yard line, but Manchester refused to bend any more. When an official measurement confirmed that the Lancers had stopped Bird star Yahkee Johnson short of a first down on fourth-and-2, the Skyhawks’ run of uninterrupted Dominion dominance was over. “I actually thought they got the first down,” Manchester quarterback Brandon Allen recalled. “I had my helmet down, then I saw the measurement LAnCers p9


out of 19 teams with 54 points, while the boys beat out 23 other teams to finish first with 93 points. Both teams will be back in Cary, nC this weekend to compete in the Great American Cross Country Festival. This is one of the biggest meets in the country, bringing in teams from as far away as new york and Florida.

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Clover Hill's Abby Portyrata putts on the 18th green Monday at Lake Chesdin.

come has been a major element of her training at The First Tee Chesterfield, where Portyrata works with Paul Sargent and Craig Wood. As she did most of the day, Portyrata drove the ball in the fairway and knocked her second shot over the water hazard fronting the green. A routine two-putt later, she shook hands with playing partners Kyle Hart and Dawson Hobbs and walked off the green a champion. “I always try to do the best I can with what I have that day,” she said. “Whatever happens, I just try to get the ball in the hole somehow.” That was a struggle all afternoon for Hobbs, who finished second to Cosby’s Kevin Clarke last year but couldn’t get anything going in his final district tournament. His 81 wasn’t even one of James River’s four counting scores Monday. The regular-season champion Rapids still had four scores in the 70s -- Park’s 76, Rhett Martin’s 77 and 79s from Matt Reynolds and Alec Boerner – and won the team title by 10 strokes over Midlothian. “We didn’t play well as a team. I think that’s a good thing because now we know what we have to work on going into regionals,” Park said. Hart didn’t hit the ball as well as he would’ve liked, either, but “scrambled out of my mind” to shoot 76 and finish in a tie for second with Park. Martin shot even-par on the back nine to claim fourth place, while Thompson rounded out the top five with a 78. Portyrata, who was Clover Hill’s No. 1 player and earned team MVP honors as a freshman, was unfazed by her status as one of just three girls in the tournament and the lone female among the top 15 finishers. She grew up playing golf with her dad and her brothers, so teeing it up with the best boys in the Dominion District really wasn’t all that different.


Midlothian's Owen Thompson hit a perfect putt on No. 17, only to see it spin around the cup and stay out. But he still managed to shoot 78 as the Trojans claimed second place as a team.

“She likes the challenge of playing No. 1, even if she’s not going to say it,” Alberston said. While he stopped short of calling her “one of the guys,” Hart left no doubt that Portyrata is a deserving champion. “It’s good to see her playing so well. I’ve gotten to know her because we’ve played together and she’s a lot of fun,” Hart said. “She’s obviously worked hard enough to beat all of us.”

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coach Neal Fleenor said. “She understands the difference between pain that’s significant and pain that’s just nagging like a hangnail. She knows if the pain makes you change the way you run, you have to back off.” It’s still not her natural response – she acknowledged Saturday that she hears about other top runners’ training programs and feels pressure to match them in order to keep up – but Blackburn is learning to look at the big picture. In the short term, that includes getting healthy enough to make a strong run at the Group AAA state cross country championship. In the long run, she wants to have something left in the tank when she gets to college. So rather than beat herself up when she “didn’t feel that good” during Saturday’s race, Blackburn put on a smile and realized it was the best she


Trinity's Sean McKeown surges to the finish line during the Private School Boys race Saturday at Maymont Park.

could offer at this particular moment in time. “I have no regrets,” she added. “I’ll be happy with what I did today. I feel like as I get healthier, I still have a lot of room for improve-

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Johnson made it 13-6 with a 41-yard sprint through the heart of the Manchester defense. This time, the Lancers’ offense responded with a 44-yard touchdown strike from Allen (a first-year starter at quarterback) to Doug Eddings and took a 14-13 lead on Eddings’ twopoint conversion run. Manchester was still clinging to its one-point advantage when running back Carlos Morales ran over a Bird defender to finish off a 9-yard touchdown run. The impressive show of power from the 5-6, 180-pound Morales proved once and for all that the Lancers weren’t going to be pushed around any longer. “The difference was, we played hard and we finished the game,” Allen said. “Last year we were close, it was a two-play game but we didn’t finish the full 48 minutes. This year we did that and we accomplished our goal.” The victory was sweet redemption for Marten, who played the game of his life last November at Bird only to see his team eliminated from the regional playoff chase with a 19-13 loss. “They have a huge name, a huge tradition and a heck of a football team over there. Tonight I feel like we didn’t look at the name. You know, they strap their pads on just like we do and tonight, we won,” Marten said. “It’s just the best feeling ever. The past three years I’ve been on the varsity we’ve always had close games with them but it seemed like we couldn’t get over the hump. Tonight we finished

the game. We didn’t make too many mistakes to cost ourselves the game and we played our butts off.” Now the Lancers’ challenge is coming back to earth and re-focusing on their final six games. After a bye tomorrow night, Manchester faces stiff tests against a pair of unbeaten teams in Clover Hill and Cosby over the next two weeks. “You have to play one game at a time. Anyone can beat anyone – that’s been proven,” Hall said. “They can enjoy it this weekend, then we’re back to work.”

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and I just started jumping around and screaming. The coaches were going crazy and they told us to get out there and kneel the ball and win the game.” Manchester’s stunning 21-13 victory ended Bird’s 33-game district winning streak – prior to Friday, the Skyhawks’ last Dominion loss was a 14-13 verdict against Huguenot in 2006 – and gave head coach Tom Hall his first win against his alma mater. Hall, who was an all-state football player and regional shot-put champion at Bird, didn’t attempt to downplay the significance of his team’s accomplishment. “It’s great, and not just because it’s my alma mater. It’s the fact that they’re the measuring stick for everyone in this region,” he said. “Bird’s the best program. When you can go toe-to-toe with them and battle with them like our kids did tonight, it shows that hopefully we’re closing the gap a little bit.” Nothing that had transpired over the first three weeks of the 2011 high school football season suggested this finally was the year for a Manchester breakthrough. The Lancers entered Friday’s game with a 1-2 record, having dropped their first two games to Meadowbrook (49-7) and Matoaca (34-31) before topping Monacan. Bird, one of the favorites to claim the Central Region Division 6 title, was 2-0 after rolling past rival Thomas Dale and George Wythe by a combined 70-3 margin. But Manchester’s young squad proved it could hang with Bird during a sloppy, scoreless first half, then showed its mettle when the Skyhawks landed a pair of heavy body blows in the third quarter. After Johnson gave Bird a 7-0 lead with a 12-yard run, Manchester’s Dashawn Amos returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for an electrifying touchdown of his own. “That was huge. They swung the momentum to their side and we brought it right back,” said Manchester linebacker Jake Marten, who was all over the field.


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BRANDERMILL: Jalapeno’s Restaurant - 13564 Waterford Place CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER: Angelo’s Italian Restaurant - 11643-B Midlothian Tpke Schlotzsky’s Deli - 11607-A Midlothian Tpke CHESTERFIELD CO. PUBLIC LIBRARY: Clover Hill Library branch - 3701 Deer Run Dr. LaPrade Library branch - 9000 Hull Street Rd. Central Library - 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield GOODWILL: Goodwill - Hull Street - 11749 Hull Street Rd Goodwill - Alverser Drive - 1211 Alverser Drive Goodwill - Chesterfield - 8535 Midlothian Tpke OTHER DESTINATIONS: Village Bank Headquarters - 15521 Midlothian Tpke Kroger at Ivymont Square - 14245 Midlothian Tpke


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We’re recruiting experienced Crew Leaders, Climbers, Trimmers, & Bucket Operators for local work. We’ll be Interviewing & processing new hires. Join us @ Holiday Inn Express, Carter Rd, North Ashland on Tues Oct 4th from 6 to 9 pm. Call to reserve your space! 1-800-448-9110 (x130) (x144) EOE/AA/D/M/F/H/V

Drivers: Regional & OTR Start up to $.41/mi + Excellent Benefits. 401K + Bonuses. Miles & Guaranteed Hometime! CDL-A 6 mos. exp. (888) 219-8043 Experienced Residential Painter. Must have Drivers License & Transportation. Call 804-405-9205.

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CJW - Hioaks Building - 500 Hioaks Road Lifelong Learning Institute - 13801 Westfield Drive Midlothian Apothecary - 13502 Midlothian Tpke Midlothian YMCA - 737 Coalfield Rd. ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center - 11621 Robious Rd. Shoney’s - 9963 Hull Street Road THE SHOPPES AT BELLGRADE: NYFO - 11400 W. Huguenot Rd. Starbucks at Bellgrade - 11307-F Polo Place SYCAMORE SQUARE: The Italian Café - 1002 Sycamore Square VILLAGE MARKETPLACE SHOPPING CENTER: deRochonnet Delights - 13228 Midlothian Tpke Midlothian Book Exchange - 13195 Midlothian Tpke The global membership organization that awards the CFA® and CIPM® designations, CFA Institute leads the investment profession globally by setting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence.


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Cosby wins over Clover Hill in Monday afternoon match-up


Field Hockey: Cosby defeats Clover Hill 4 -1 on Monday, Sept. 26. Above: Cosby's Melissa Andelin beats Clover Hill's Jenna Nojaim to the ball. Top left: Cosby's Julia Coon pass the ball to the wing while Clover Hill captain Katherine Peachee attempts to break up the pass. Bottom left: The Cav's Katherine Peachee makes a pass past the Lady Titans' Catherine Rogerson. Below: The Lady Titans' Catherine Rogerson pushes the ball up the wing.

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Run for the Fall this Saturday

Fort Lee is hosting the annual “Run for the Fallen” Saturday morning 10 a.m.-noon (8:30 a.m. check-in) at Williams Stadium. Fort Lee Army Community Service’s Survivor Outreach Services is hosting the non-competitive event, which is open to anyone who wishes to run/walk/roll in memory of a deceased service member, retiree or veteran who

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has made the ultimate sacrifice. The service member’s name and number of miles accumulated in their honor will be reported to the national “Run for the Fallen” initiative. Participants may pre-register by completing a form that is available online at ACS/com_acs_acs.htm or by calling the Survivor Outreach Services team at (804) 734-6446 or (804) 765-7636.

Bethia United Methodist Church is holding registration for Upward cheeerleading and basketball for ages K5-6th grade from Sept. 12-Nov. 26. Go to to register. Evaluation days are Nov. 5 and 19 from 9-2 at Bethia UMC, 10700 Winterpock Rd., Chesterfield.

Volleyball teams to 'Dig Pink'


Oct. 20

Monacan Varsity and JV Volleyball Lady Chiefs will ‘Dig Pink’ for breast cancer awareness at their home game against L.C. Bird Lady Hawks on Thursday, Oct. 20. Junior Varsity match is set for 5:45 p.m. and Varsity game is set for 7 p.m. $5 Admission. Plenty of raffled prizes and coupons. Full release at midlothianexchange. com.

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