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The hometown newspaper of the Colonial Heights area

Vol. 11 No. 31 FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THURSDAY,

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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

Saving our macaws

IN THE COMMUNITY Police join Facebook COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The city’s Police Department has joined Facebook and invites everyone to visit their new page at www.facebook.com/colonialheightspolice

Spring cleanup COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The city’s annual Adopt-A-Roadway Spring Cleanup Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Participants will meet briefly in the multi-purpose room at the Community Center, 157 Roanoke Avenue, where the mayor will provide the kick-off speech for the day’s activities. Refreshments and T-shirts are provided for all participants. For more information, call the Public Works Department, 804-5209372, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. or email dixonp@colonialheightsva. gov .

Seniors dance COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The city’s Senior Center will host its monthly dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. tonight at the Community Center, located at 157 Roanoke Ave. Music will be provided by The Antiques. The cost is $6 per person. Refreshments are sold for an additional cost.

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Buddy Waskey of Colonial Heights and Sharon Fassold chat while enjoying an afternoon with their birds. When the bluethroated macaw was added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species list in 2013, Waskey advocated to change a Virginia law that prohibits ownership of the bird, which is a common household pet.

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Blue-throated macaw is free to spread its wings in Virginia air; Senate Bill 50 becomes law July 1

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Side Street Gallery, located at 127 & 129 Pickwick Ave., will hold its April opening and reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The event will include some new artists. Proceeds from beverage sales will benefit the Colonial Heights American Legion Auxiliary. For more information, visit www.sidestreetgallery127.com or call 804-536-0011.

BY LEAH SMALL STAFF WRITER

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hen the East Wings Freeflight Club meets, an array of green, gold, blue and red feathers become a blur as macaws cut through the air at the club’s Blackstone meeting place. The six members of East Wings gather to let these exotic birds stretch their wings. But a shocking blue bird named Pretty Girl wouldn’t be able to continue to fly as a part of the flock if it weren’t for a change to Virginia law coming from this legislative session. Pretty Girl is a blue-throated macaw and, according to the existing law, owning her as a pet is illegal because she is endangered. State law prohibits Virginia residents from owning non-native domestic pets listed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species list.

Lunch & Learn series COLONIAL HEIGHTS – The Southside Association of Realtors is hosting a Lunch & Learn series, presented by Realtor Professional Network. The first brown-bag event, “LinkedIn” with Scott Morgan, will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 21 at SVAR offices, located at 114 Maple Grove Ave. The cost per event is $5. Lunch & Learn events are open to all Realtors and real estate licensees. For more information or to register, call Tomesha Mabry at the Southside Virginia Association of Realtors, at 804-520-4496, email tomesha@svarealtors.com or fax 804-520-4625.

Above: Hopper, a green-winged macaw, owned by Buddy Waskey of Colonial Heights, flies through the air. Waskey owns several birds, including a bluethroated macaw, shown, top right, soaring through the air in Blackstone at the East Wings Freeflight Club meeting place. U.S. law doesn’t prohibit ownership of all the animals on the list, but prohibits participating in the transport of endangered species for interstate or international purchase or sale. A person registered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may get a permit to buy and sell, within the U.S., non-native endangered animals born in captivity. The purpose must be to increase popula-

tion growth of the species. Blue-throated macaws were added to the endangered species list Nov. 4, 2013. Colonial Heights resident Lewis “Buddy” Waskey, a member of East Wings whose friend owns Pretty Girl, decided to take action to change the law to allow the birds of East Wings to continue to soar in Please see MACAWS, Page 3

- Greta Allen, Southern Knights Cruisers fundraising coordinator Greta Allen, Southern Knights Cruisers, serves as fundraising coordinator for the annual Southern Knights Cruisers Car Show. She is a resident of Colonial Heights.

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How are you involved in the car club?

I’m fundraising coordinator. I go around and do all the donations I can get! I go as far as the Dallas Cowboys and the Washing-

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I just like knowing that I’m helping people. Each car that comes through that line is making money for the Wounded Warriors. (The event assisted the Muscular Dystrophy Association for 13 years.)

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How are soldiers involved in the event?

Somebody called or wrote the Pentagon, and we got a call. They shipped 400 troops to our event, and I actually cried when those 400 troops marched into that event. They had a

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ball. We would not even be able to have that event if it weren’t for them fighting for our country. Editor’s Note: The 15th annual Southern Knights Cruisers Car Show will be

held Saturday, Aug. 9 at Richard Bland College. The opening ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. The show averages 250-300 cars and over the past 14 years has raised more than $287,000. Money raised comes from registration fees, raffles, a live auction, donations and individual and business sponsorships. More information is available at www.southernknightscruisers.com

Greta Allen of Colonial Heights is the fundraising coordinator for the Southern Knights Cruisers car club.


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lzheimer’s disease is a scourge that grows in public awareness as the population ages and more people are exposed to its debilitating effects. That’s why Congress and the administration agreed this year to increase the appropriation for Alzheimer’s research and education by $122 million, to $550 million. But a new study, published in the journal Neurology, demonstrates that funding must grow substantially to meet the challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, of whom about 83,000 die each year. The newly published study conducted by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago estimated that Alzheimer’s was a contributing factor in 503,000 deaths in 2010, about six times the number of deaths attributed directly to the disease. CDC statistics are based primarily on death certificate data, which often list the immediate cause of death, such as pneumonia, without attributing Alzheimer’s as the underlying cause. The Rush researchers followed, for eight years, two populations comprising 2,566 older people. One was a community of nuns and priests and the other resided in retirement communities and senior housing facilities. Over the course of the two studies, 559 participants developed Alzheimer’s disease and 1,090 participants died. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s were three times more likely to die than those without that diagnosis. Extrapolated across the population, the results indicate that Alzheimer’s is complicit in as many deaths as the nation’s leading killers, heart disease and cancer. As a public policy matter, the study should convince lawmakers that Alzheimer’s research is underfunded relative to the threat. Cancer research receives about $6 billion a year in federal research funds and HIV/AIDS research receives about $3 billion. In both cases, researchers have produced effective new treatments, whereas no new Alzheimer’s drugs have entered the market in a decade. Congress should fund Alzheimer’s research at a level commensurate with its growing threat.

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hanks to the federal government, a local university will be able to continue its historic mission of research and teaching agricultural practices to the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Virginia State University, located in Ettrick, will receive nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is intended to strengthen research and teaching at historically black land-grant universities. Virginia State University was among 17 schools that received 76 grants totaling more than $35 million as part of an ongoing effort for the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to foster partnerships with 1,890 historically black land-grant colleges and universities and support educational opportunities. All told, VSU will receive four grants totaling $1.87 million. NIFA is awarding $17.7 million in grants through Capacity Building Grants in the areas of research, extension and teaching. The grants are intended to support agricultural science programs while promoting relationships between the historically black land-grant universities, other colleges and universities, USDA and private industry. The program focuses on advancing cultural diversity in the scientific and professional workforce by attracting and educating more students from underrepresented groups. VSU is receiving two awards for research totaling $590,470. Also, VSU is receiving a teaching grant of $300,000. VSU is also among the universities receiving a grant from the NIFA’s 1,890 Facilities Grants Program. VSU will receive $981,494 for acquiring and improving food sciences facilities and equipment, including libraries. The 1,890 historically black land-grant colleges and universities help in teaching students to meet the innovative research needs that are vital to the well-being of our nation’s food, fuel and fiber, according to the USDA. The agency’s 1,890 National Program works with universities and community-based organizations to bring services and information to rural-based minority communities, and limited resource, veteran and female farmers, and providing information to approximately 60,843 small farmers, ranchers and farming organizations in underserved communities. The USDA says the grants will impact people’s daily lives and the nation’s future. VSU, through its agricultural research and programs, will contiue to play an important role in helping farmers, and thereby helping people, receive quality, healthy food.

CINDY MORGAN Publisher

BRIAN J. COUTURIER Managing Editor

PAT SHARPF

BARETTA TAYLOR Advertising Director

Let’s work together to clean up neighborhoods in Colonial Heights To the Editor:

As a homeowner in Colonial Heights, I have seen the appearance of some homes in our city deteriorate over time, and I, along with other citizens, am concerned about this downward progression. Unfortunately, some of our residents no longer take pride in their homes and yards. These yards/porches are clearly visible from the street for all to see. More and more often I hear homeowners expressing concerns about the condition of some homes within the city. We care about our city, and we want to work to make it a better place for everyone to live. We do not live in a rural area where other homes can be few and far between. We live in a city with neighbors in close proximity, and we should be cognizant and respectful of that situation. Some residents believe that because they do not live in a subdivision they do not have restrictive covenants. That opinion is irrelevant to the issue, because those citizens still have neighbors living close by. Most residents do not want to look out from their homes at clutter in their neighborhoods. Occasionally, every homeowner has cleaning/ remodeling projects, storage issues, and relocation situations, but these temporary, transitional periods should not last indefinitely. Contrary to what some individuals think, this issue is not of a personal nature. It does not matter where you live or who you are, because that is of no importance. Our concern is that the homes where various items are piled up outside, unfortunately, can affect our pocketbooks — yours and mine. I quote from a site on the Internet, MSN Money … “If you’re trying to sell your home, a rundown or messy house nearby can cost you some serious money.” If you don’t want to read that or other similar sites on the Internet, just ask any Realtor for a professional opinion. I am sure that he or she would concur with the above quote. A Realtor will also tell you that if homes and yards are not presentable, this condition discourages individuals from buying property close by. Have some of our residents lost sight of these very critical issues that are becoming a reality? Our concerns focus on the best interests of all homeowners in our city. Obviously, our property values are, or should be, of concern to all residents and to our city officials. Some homeowners feel that the “rights” of our citizens should not be taken away and that we should not interfere in residents’ business. This issue is not about our rights; it’s about transforming our neighborhoods into areas that everyone can be proud of. Let’s work to clean up our city! Mary Kay Hatton Colonial Heights

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We would all be winners in a cleaner city To the Editor: Some residents are working to enforce cleaning up our city in Colo-

We invite your commentary The Colonial Voice publishes a wide variety of opinions. Send letters to People’s Forum. P.O. Box 71, Petersburg, VA 23804, or e-mail them to lettertoeditor@progressindex.com. Letters should be no longer than 400 words. Letters that are sent via email will receive priority over those sent by mail. We reserve the right to edit for length, clarity, brevity, accuracy, legality, spelling and grammar. Please include your name, address and a daytime phone number. Anonymous letters will not be considered for publication.

nial Heights and I think that is a good thing. Don’t we want to be proud of the area and how it looks? We have a good city, but things in some yards and homes have gotten out of hand and people do not take care of their property. Residents do not want to live on disgraceful streets with stuff piled up in neighbors’ yards, and I am one of those residents. I don’t have anything personal against this neighbor, but he always has things piled up in his front yard and that is wrong. He should be more considerate of the neighbors around him because most of us on the street take pride in our area. Folks can talk about our rights all they want, but I think we need to remember our property assessments and what can happen. I just don’t understand why all residents can’t get that. Being proud of our neighborhoods is what we should all strive for. We would all be winners with a cleaner city and I hope our city leaders will keep that in mind in the future. Terry Robertson Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights school leader has misplaced priorities To the Editor: In the article: Schools making up for lost time, in the March 31st issue of The Progress-Index, the superintendent of Colonial Heights schools, said: “We have a week spring break and we have the holidays left. Our first priority was to protect spring break and protect Memorial Day.” So, let me understand: this “lost time” issue is only having to be addressed in the first place because students did not attend school (weather), so the first priority of the Colonial Heights school leadership, in resolving it, is insuring that students have more time off ? Here, in a nutshell, is both the type of priority decision criteria, and the kind of thinking and decision making, which has led to the dumbing down of students (certainly in the post 1970 decades) in America. The article provides information that indicates Colonial Heights students lost, at minimum, 62 hours of instructional time (six school day hours times nine days plus two school day hours times four days). The decision to address this loss is: adding 10 minutes per day from April 1st to June 6, which provides an additional 8.3 hours of instructional time. How does this make up the time lost differ-

ence? The first priority is to ensure that students receive their 990 hours annual instruction time in the most effective and efficient manner; and if that means going to school during break, then that’s the tough decision to make, not ensuring more time off. Jesse L. Harrup Jr. Colonial Heights

The power of small businesses is strong in our communities To the Editor: I am currently in my last semester at the Virginia Military Institute, studying Civil and Environmental Engineering, and over my Christmas break I had lunch with several of my friends from high school. We were eating at a franchised restaurant with overpriced food. As we began to decide where we were going to eat next time, I suggested we go to K&L BBQ, Courthouse Café, Lisa’s Café, Quick Lunch, or Stone’s Diner. They looked at me like I was crazy. They asked why did I want to eat at one of “those places,” and I told them (quite sternly), because they are small businesses and they could use the extra business. They scoffed at me and told me they don’t eat at places like that. I told them, “It’s places like ‘that’, that provide for multiple families and promote local entrepreneurship.” After I blew up at them, it hit me like a bolt of lightning: I am alive today because of small businesses. Both of my parents own and operate a small business. My father runs Partin Oil Company and Partin Rentals and my mother runs Custom Embroidery and Design. When I was born, I had a birth defect: a hole in my heart the size of a pencil eraser. These three businesses were able to provide for my parents so they could pay for the doctor’s visits, medication, and 10-year recovery. My great-great-aunt Sally Stanford opened up her own restaurant, and it was a success! She made a fortune off of her little restaurant known as Valhalla. Her nephew was my mother’s father, Glen Butler, who was a 20-year veteran at Allied Chemical (known now as Honeywell). My grandpa was also a very sick child growing up during the Great Depression. If it was not for my great-great-aunt Sally paying for his medication and medical treatments, he wouldn’t be here today, and nor would I. So after my reflections on the importance of small business in my life, I began to look at the bigger picture. Small businesses employ more Americans than the government or large corporations. It is the small and locally owned businesses that truly drive our economy. Where can you get personalized service? Small businesses. If you are in need of help and need to open a tab, who is more receptive to helping you? Small businesses. Who do you think is more willing to open up an extra job or try to find you a place to work? Small businesses. Large corporations see you as another number and another dollar. Small businesses, like many here in the Tri-Cities, see you as a valued customer and, to an extent, family. Johnny Partin Lexington, Va.


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Virginia air. Waskey approached state Sen. Steve Martin, R-Chesterfield, about proposing legislation to change the law. After researching the cause, Martin patroned Senate Bill 50, which has been approved by the House, Senate and the governor.. The bill becomes law on July 1. Waskey said a main reason for adding animals to the endangered species list is smuggling, which isn’t an issue for the blue-throated macaw. “The smuggling in developed countries is like zero. It just doesn’t happen,” he said. “People in the United States don’t want wildcaught birds.” Waskey said the bluethroated macaw hasn’t been imported since 1992. East Wings member Sharon Fassold said not allowing ownership of the bluethroated macaw hampers efforts to grow wild popu-

lations. “There are people trying to breed them to reintroduce them to the wild in their native countries and they cannot even do that,” Fassold said. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website, there are estimated to be fewer than 500 bl u e - t h ro at e d m a c aw s remaining in the wild and the population continues to decrease. The main reason for the decreased population is loss of nestlings due to competition for nest sites and the macaws falling prey to larger birds. Blue-throated macaws are native to a small area in Bolivia and can live as long as 60 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering adding other macaws to the endangered species list, including the great green macaw, the hyacinth macaw, the military macaw and the CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/WENDY MARTIN scarlet macaw. • Leah Small may be Buddy Waskey of Colonial Heights is pictured with three of his birds. On his left reached at 722-5172 or hand is a blue-throated macaw; a blue and gold macaw named Mikhail rests on lsmall@progress-index.com. his back; and on his right arm, is a Camelot macaw named Cosmo.

Authorities investigating suspicious fires in Colonial Heights on Monday COLONIAL HEIGHTS — City fire officials are seeking answers after a string of suspicious fires early Monday morning. A vehicle was damaged on Hanover Avenue, a trash can was torched at a playground and a traffic cone was burned. Just after midnight, firefighters responded to Flora M. Hill Park on Lafayette Avenue for a trash

can fire. The can and barriers for the recently-renovated playground were damaged. The city spent about $63,000 last fall to replace the playground’s broken equipment. About 12 minutes after the first fire, firefighters were called to Hanover Avenue at Cambridge Place for a vehicle fire. A 2006 Maz da was dama g ed on the

engine compartment and driver’s side, Deputy Fire Marshall Lt. J.E. Boisseau said. Damage is estimated at $6,000. Just a minute after the car was found on fire, a police supervisor found a traffic cone on fire on Royal Oak Avenue near Jefferson Avenue. Although all fires were quickly brought under control and no

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — American Legion Post 284, 505 Springdale Road, holds bingo every Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 7. Food is available for a nominal fee. For directions, or information about membership requirements or activities of the American Legion, visit the Post 284 website, http://mysite. verizon. net/legion284 or call 526-5656. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection Recovery Support program meets each Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Colonial Heights Library, 1000 Yacht Basin Drive. Groups meet for 90 minutes and offer a structured group process designed to encourage, support and empower. All diagnosis welcome. For more information, contact Gina at 804-605-5010 or towritegina@yahoo.com.

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Stress and Anger

Management by Yoga and Meditation is being held 5-6 p.m. each Saturday at 914-A Hardy Ave. For more information, call Dr. J. Upadhyay at 5240589 or 943-8688. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2239, 14705 Jefferson Davis Highway, holds bingo every Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. There are six to eight chances to win $500 or more. Food is available. For directions or questions about this event, call 748-4896 and ask for Tom Gore. For information about VFW membership or other activities, call Tom Ferguson, 748-4896. CHESTER — The Southern Knights Cruisers Inc. car club holds a weekly cruise-in from 5 to 9:30 p.m., weather permitting, at Hardees off Old Stage Road in Chester. Over 150 antique cars, street rods, classics, muscle cars, and custom cars and trucks can be seen. Music from the 1950s and ‘60s from Wolfman John can be heard. Event is free to the public. For more information, call Ricky Williams at 804-526-8865 or visit www.southernknightscruisers.com. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruizers Inc., based in Chester, holds a weekly cruise-in in Colonial Heights from 5 to 9 p.m. each Saturday at the parking lot in front of Ashley’s Furniture and Books-A-Million next to Southpark Mall. This is open to all car and truck enthusiasts that enjoy reminiscing about their antiques, muscle and custom cars, classics, and hot rods. For more information visit the website at www.obgcc.com, or call Bill or Jane Bennett at 307-3425. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The city’s Animal Shelter will hold a rabies clinic from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, located at 301 Charles Dimmock Parkway. The cost is $10 per animal (cash only). Animals must be at least 4 months old to receive a rabies vaccination. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. For more information, call (804) 520-9397. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Queen B Events, along with Karen Isik, will sponsor an “Until the Pieces Fit” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday at Colonial Heights Middle School, located at 500 Conduit Road. All proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of Central Virginia. The event will feature more than 60 vendors, food, face painting and fun activities. The city’s Police Department will be available to provide information on the new Life Band tracking devices intended for individuals who may wander.

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Colonial Heights Moose Lodge 1783, 170 Moose Ave., holds bingo every Sunday. Doors open at 4 p.m. each day. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Thursday. Food is available for a nominal fee. For directions, visit the website at www.chmoose. com or call 526-1537.

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — American Legion Post 284, 505 Springdale Road, holds bingo every Monday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 7. Food is available for a nominal fee. For directions, or information about membership requirements or activities of the American Legion, visit the Post 284 Web site, http://mysite. verizon.net/legion284 or call 526-5656. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association, a British Heritage Society, will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at the Colonial Heights Public Library, 1000 Yacht Basin Drive. For information, call Valerie Jones at 804-526-1731. MATOACA — The Retired Teachers Club of Petersburg and Vicinity will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Baptist Children’s Home, Ritchie Multi-Purpose Building and Learning Center, 6900 Hickory Road. For information, call Filmore Martin, Membership chairman, at 804-732-3048. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Tri-City Coin Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Colonial Heights Public Library, 1000 Yacht Basin Drive. For information, call George Minson at 804-5262939.

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Quilter’s group program meets every Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at the Senior Center, 157 Roanoke Avenue. We have tables for your workspace. Bring with you your fabric and sewing notions, sewing machine, extension cord and work in progress. For more information call 804-520-9220. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Colonial Heights Public Library is offering its winter/spring story time sessions on Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

injuries were reported, investigators are seeking more information. Anyone with information may contact the Colonial Heights Fire Marshal’s Office at 804-520-9376 or boisseauj@colonialheightsva.gov, or Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers at 804-748-1278 or www.crimesolvers.net.

through May 14. Each session includes stories, music, lots of movement and a craft. This is a family story hour, and all ages are welcome. No registration is necessary. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. For more information, call Chantal Emerson at 804-520-9384. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Alzheimer’s Association will sponsor a support group meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Care Advantage, 3509 Boulevard. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Colonial Heights Chapter 1472 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at the Colonial Heights Library at 2 p.m. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Central Virginia Coin Club will hold its regular meeting at Dante’s Pizzeria, 2900 Cedar Lane, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call Jim Ransom at 6916286.

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar and support meets at Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Colonial Heights at 6:45 p.m. each Wednesday. The group is designed to be “open” so that a person can begin coming any week. Childcare is provided. The church is located at 17201 Jeff Davis Hwy. DivorceCare features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. For information, call 526-0424. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 485 meets each Wednesday morning at Colonial Heights Library, 1000 Yacht Basin Drive. Weigh-ins begin at 8:15 a.m. and the meetings start at 9. For information, call Evelyn at 748-2607. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Optimist Club of Colonial Heights, 916 Meridan Ave., holds bingo every Wednesday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. and early bird games start at 6:45 and regular games start at 7. Food is available for a nominal fee. For directions, or details call 5260689. Monies raised support youth projects in the community. CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center hosts a free, ongoing support group for survivors of domestic and sexual violence from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. New members are welcome to join at any time. For information or to enroll, call 706-1281. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Colonial Heights Public Library is offering its winter/spring story time sessions on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. through May 14. Each session includes stories, music, lots of movement and a craft. This is a family story hour, and all ages are welcome. No registration is necessary. A parent or caregiver must attend with the child. For more information, call Chantal Emerson at 804-520-9384. CHESTER — The American Red Cross, Web of Hope, welcomes all who would like to learn to knit or crochet to its monthly meeting held at Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St., on the third Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to participate, or you may help this program by donating new yarn. For information, call Linda Southward at 779-3453 or Angela Guastella at 530-0871.

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Colonial Heights Moose Lodge 1783, 170 Moose Ave., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 4 p.m. each day. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.

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CH area pets go online to find homes COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Happy Endings Animal Rescue Team Inc. has joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America and beyond that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the online leader in responsible pet adoptions. Petfinder, the largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet, has been committed to animal welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996. Over 13,000 rescues and shelters leverage Petfinder’s website, Petfinder.com, and mobile apps to connect homeless pets with prospective pet adopters. To get started, a potential adopter simply enters his or her search criteria and a list is returned that ranks the pets by proximity to the location entered. Adoptions are carried out by the animal placement group that is caring for the pet selected, following its policies. Petfinder was established as a grassroots project by Betsy Banks Saul and Jared Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the website has facilitated more than 21 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare. Additionally, Petfinder is a digital destination for pet owners, providing resources on pet care, health and training.

Thursday. Food is available for a nominal fee. For directions, visit the website at www.chmoose. com or call 526-1537. CHESTER — The Chester Village Sunshine Club meets at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday at Chester Village Clubhouse, 11701 Chester Village Drive. This is for seniors 62 and older. Coffee and refreshments are provided. CHESTER — Commonwealth Power Sports presents every type of Bike Night 6-8 p.m. each Thursday at Steel Horse Bar & Grill, 1920 W. Hundred Road. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Rotary Club of Colonial Heights meets at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpark Boulevard, each Thursday at 7 a.m. HOPEWELL — St. Joseph Catholic School holds bingo every Thursday at AHEPA Hall, 810 W. Poythress St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Food is available for nominal fee. For more information, call St. Joseph School at 732-3931. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Colonial Heights Senior Citizens Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Colonial Heights Community Center, located at 157 Roanoke Ave. This will be a Triad meeting, featuring guest speaker Jack Saunders with the Better Business Bureau. He will be presenting information regarding telemarketing fraud, IT fraud and contractor fraud. This meeting is free and open to the public. Any resident of Colonial Heights, age 50 and older, is invited to join the Colonial Heights Senior Citizens Club, which meets each Thursday. For more information about the club, call 526-3497. For more information about the Triad meeting, call 520-9220. PETERSBURG — An Amputee Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 95 Medical Park Blvd. All patients who have experienced an amputation, as well as their family and friends are invited to attend. For more information, contact Stephanie Thompson at 504-8100 or stephanie.thompson@healthsouth. com. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Association of Military Retirees meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the Colonial Heights Community Building. Military retirees of all branches of service and their spouses, and Reserve and National Guard retirees are invited to become members. All active duty members with 18 or more years service are invited to become a member. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — If you are a family member or friend of someone who has dementia, including Alzheimer’s, and would like to join a support group, please call 526-6851. Support groups are meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, 831 Ellerslie Ave. Dinner provided if you RSVP no later than the morning of the group meeting. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Veterans of Foreign Wars Robert E. Lee Post 2239 and the Ladies Auxiliary meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Post Home, 14705 Jefferson Davis Highway.

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Spring concert PETERSBURG — The TriCities Community Band will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Lackey Hall at Christ & Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 S. Sycamore St. The 30-member ensemble, under the direction of Iris Schwartz, continues with its musical tradition that began 43 years ago on the campus of Richard Bland College, as the RBC Community Wind Ensemble. The spring concert will feature marches, light band classics, Broadway hits, patriotic music and music from the Big Band era. The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served during inter mission. For more information, please call 804520-1601 or email irisrick@aol.com .

New location for Hair Cuttery

Alzheimer’s Assoc. to host workshop for caregivers PETERSBURG — The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a workshop, “Community Resources: What are My Options?” from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at the Goodwill, located at 65 Crater Circle Drive. The workshop will include information on Hospice and Home Health. The workshop is open to the general public but advance registration is required. Register by calling 804-526-2359.

Dunlop House program open to public COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The public is invited to join the residents of Dunlop House Assisted Living facility at 2:30 p.m. today when Eddie Sal from Virginia Beach performs his comedy and singing routine, which includes all types of music with a little comedy for each song. The event is being held at the Dunlop House, located at 235 Dunlop Farms Boulevard. It is free. For more information, call Holly at 520-0050.

Sunshine 5K COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks Department recently announced that the Colonial Heights Moose Lodge No. 1783 will be the Platinum sponsor of the second “5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run” to be held on Saturday May 3, at White Bank Park. “We are excited to have the Moose Lodge as our Platinum sponsor for this race. They have been a big supporter of our programs and parks and we can’t thank them enough,” said Matt Spruill, recreation superintendent for the Colonial Heights Recreation and Parks Department. “This sponsorship goes a long way towards us reaching our goal.” Proceeds from the now annual race go towards the replacement of playground equipment at Colonial Heights parks. The proceeds from this year’s race will help with the purchase of new playground equipment at Lakeview Park. Ted Williams, junior governor for the Moose Lodge said “the Moose Lodge supports all youth related activities in the city and we are proud to be the Platinum sponsor for the Sunshine 5K this year. With the raised funds from this race we hope that children in the city will have a quality, safe playground to use at Lakeview Park.” There are other sponsorship opportunities available for groups, businesses or individuals that want to get involved. Anyone with an interest in sponsoring or participating in the race should contact the Colonial Heights Recreation Department at 804520-9390.

Commencement CHESTERFIELD – John Tyler Community College will hold its 46th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. at the college’s Midlothian campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway.

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Hair Cuttery is open for business in Colonial Heights in a new location. The Hair Cuttery grand opening and ribbon cutting was held on March 12. The business is located in the Southgate Square Shopping Center just off Southpark Boulevard.

Heights teachers request pay increase during public hearing Board officials say they wish they could say yes, but can’t BY LEAH SMALL STAFF WRITER

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — City teachers who said that they haven’t moved up the pay scale in six years, asked the School Board on March 25 to find room in the proposed budget to pay educators more for their experience. When teachers requested a step increase during a public hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 budget, School Board officials said they weren’t opposed to the idea, but were faced with decreased revenues and increased expenses. The rising expenses include higher health insurance premiums and division increases to funding to the Virginia Retirement System. Joseph Cox, superintendent for Colonial Heights Public Schools, estimated during the presentation of his proposed budget in February, that close to a halfmillion dollars would go toward retirement funding. The division proposes a $36,397,146 operating fund and is faced with using budget funds leftover from last year to fill a $1,323,646 gap. Allison Whitley was one of two teachers who spoke in favor of a step increase during the public hearing. “Teachers have not advanced on the step scale for the past six years,” she said. She added that the employee handbook for the school system states that once an employee is hired, he or she will progress one salary step for each year of full-time experience. “I have been a full-time employee for Colonial Heights for seven years. When I was hired in 2007, I entered the pay scale at step 12 with 13 years of experience,” she said. “After seven years, I am

only at step 13 on the current pay scale and I have 20 years of experience.” Brenda Dortch, another teacher, thanked the board for approving a 2-percent raise that was partially funded by the state last year, but said that pay scale advancement was needed. Dortch also told the board she realized a pay scale advancement “would be very expensive.” “I would ask that the School Board at least review teacher pay in regard to compensating teachers for experience gained in Colonial Heights Public Schools equally with experience credited in other school systems,” she said. Dortch said that city and school officials should consider researching whether merging city and school employees into one g roup for purchasing health insurance would save money. Dortch and Whitley aren’t the first teachers to ask the board for a step increase. During Cox’s presentation of the budget in February, Rick Ridpath also said that teachers have been at the same place on the pay scale for six years. “I understand that an

across-the-board pay raise may not be feasible, but please consider framing the budget to allow a step increase for teachers and staff,” he said. “We have had teachers at Colonial Heights Middle School who have been here for six years and are still at a first-year teacher salary scale.” Mike Yates, School Board chairman, told teachers during the public hearing that waiting on final numbers for the state budget and hard economic times have caused the division to work with less. “The board has tried to do what it can in these really difficult budget times,” Yates said. “If I knew what I was getting into when I was elected in 2009, with the way that the economy was, I may have reconsidered running for this board.” School Board member Chris Kollman said that the board would like to pay its teachers more but can’t. “I don’t think there is a person on this board who is opposed to a step or a 1-percent raise, or a step and a 1percent raise,” he said. “What I have to look at is a spreadsheet and I have to look at funding, without Please see TEACHERS, Page 5

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Harry Carlton Ashby Sr., 78, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Algie Green and Pearl Luck Ashby. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Trynis Ashby. Mr. Ashby is survived by his daughter, Doris Droddy and her husband, Robert; son, Bubba Ashby; grandchildren. Jeremy Fuller and his wife, Toni, Jennifer Brown, Christopher Ashby and Caitlin Ashby; greatgrandchildren, Kyndle Fuller, Jayden Brown and Walker Fuller; and sister, Edith Wright. T h e f a m i ly re c e ive d friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Williams officiating. Interment followed in Blandford Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.

MARY A. SCHAEFER

Mary Ann Schaefer, 79, of Colonial Heights, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 22, 1934, in New York to the late Walter J. and Florence Stafford Stanton. Mrs. Schaefer was a member of Highland United Methodist Church in Colonial Heights, the Hopewell Moose Lodge and the local Red Hat Society. She is survived by: her loving husband, Raymond A. Schaefer Sr.; sons, Bill, Jim, Gary, and Danny Bartholomew and Raymond A. Schaefer Jr.; daughters, Kathleen Bartholomew, and Kathy Swader; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. There was a Women of the Moose service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with visitation following until 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland United Methodist Church, 125 E. Westover Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834, or to the Colonial Heights/Petersburg SPCA P.O. Box 1174, Petersburg, VA 23804. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall. com.

BOBBY R. SCOTT

Minister Bobby (Bob) Ray Scott, 59, of Colonial Heights, departed this life on Monday, March 31, 2014. He was born the fifth child to the late John Wesley and Eulah Mae Ormond Scott in Snow Hill, N.C. He was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Scott. He attended Green Central High and graduated from St. Au g u s t i n e C o l l e g e i n Raleigh, N.C., with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He served as minister of Victory Christian UCC in Petersburg. Bobby was teacher and coach at Williston Ninth Grade Center at Wilmington, N.C., assistant principal of Weldon High School, N.C., assistant principal of Peabody Middle School, and director of Communities in Schools of both Petersburg and Richmond. He was family counselor at Lutheran Family Services and Family Life Line in Richmond. Minister Bob leaves to cherish his memories: one wife of 25 years. the Rev. Rose Wright Scott; one daughter, Toni Beechaum (Gregory) of Richmond.; one son, Charles Scott (LaShanda) of Chester; seven grandchildren; five brothers, John Wesley Scott Jr. of Norwalk, Conn., Jesse Scott (Anita Gail) of Greenville, N.C., Lester Frank Scott (Pat) of Wilson, N.C., Mackal D. Scott (Minnie) of Farmville, N.C., and Andre Quinerly of Ayden, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Christine Streeter (Roger) of Maury, N.C., and Rose Wilson (Brett) of Wilson, N.C.; three aunts, Velma Jean Scott, Omah Faye Scott of Greenville, N.C., and Mary Ann Walker of Center Reach, Long Island, N..Y; five uncles, Adolphus Scott of Bronx, N.Y., Bobby Scott of Greenville, N.C. Horace Scott of Fayetteville, N.C., John L. Ormond of Maury, N.C., and Warren Scott of Queens, N.Y.; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A funeral service was held at noon Friday, April 4, at Second Baptist Church, 5100 W. Hundred Road, Chester; t h e Re v. D r. G r e g o r y Beechaum Sr. pastor, Little Zion Baptist Church, officiating. The interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit blandenterprisesinc.com.

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state last year under former Gov. Bob McDonnell without more state funding for the raise. Kollman added that moving teachers up the pay scale could result in them paying more for insurance.

any additional revenue, that requires a tax increase.” Kollman gave a breakdown of what teacher raises would cost the division, which has had to generate revenue through attrition and retirement and not replacing teach— Chris Kollman, School Board member ing positions. “ I t ’s n o t a reluctance to consider these items, a step raise is a half“These are not excuses; million dollars, that’s what it comes down to,” he said. these are actual facts,” Koll“A 1-percent raise, $240,000; a man said. “You take it out of s t e p a n d a 1 - p e rc e n t , one hand and you put it in the other.” $745,000.” • Leah Small may be Kollman also said that the division had to continue the reached at 722-5172 or 2-percent raises given by the lsmall@progress-index.com.

“These are not excuses; these are actual facts.”

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Jamie Sherry speaks during a community meeting about the city’s comprehensive plan Tuesday, March 25, at the Colonial Heights Public Library. About 20 people came to learn more about upcoming city projects and goals for the future. Copies of the draft plan are available at the library, Senior Center and City Hall, and public input on the plan is welcome. Comments may be emailed to sherry j@colonialheightsva.gov , faxed to 804-524-8755 or dropped off at City Hall.

City considers future with 5-year capital projects plan BY LEAH SMALL STAFF WRITER

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The city is mulling over the future of its landscape with the consideration of its five-year capital program, which includes plans to widen Hamilton Avenue, which is expected to see more traffic due to its closeness to a proposed Kroger grocery store. Hamilton Avenue would be widened for $643,000, and would be one of four projects proposed for fiscal year 2014-2015 totaling $4.6 million. City Manager Thomas Mattis said widening of Hamilton Avenue wasn’t high on the city’s priority list two years ago, but the expected arrival of Kroger added importance. Mattis said the city could borrow the $4.6 million for the projects in January. The city can afford to borrow the money, he said, because of debt service retired last fiscal year. The additional projects proposed for 2014-2015 include sewer relocation for Dupuy Avenue at a cost of $300,000, pavement repair fo r W h i t e S a n d s C o u r t fo r $166,000, and a total of $3,535,200 for two phases of a project to improve drainage on Bruce Avenue. The five-year plan also listed capital projects totaling $48,266,400 that are so far unfunded and projects totaling

BRIEFLY Cindy Angone named top producer, top seller for February COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Cindy Angone, a sales associate with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, has been named top producer and top seller for February 2014 for Long & Foster’s Tri-Cities Southpark office. “We are proud to a n n o u n c e C i n dy Angone as this month’s top producer ANGONE and top seller,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. “Cindy is one of many examples of Long & Foster’s highly-trained professionals who go to great lengths to best serve clients seeking the total homeownership experience.” A real estate professional for 29 years, Angone is an active member of the Southside Virginia and Virginia

$24,034,058 that are under way. The plan was presented to City Council by Mattis during the March 11 meeting. Public hearings on the five-year plan was scheduled for April 8. Council is scheduled to adopt the plan then, but funds will not be appropriated at that time. A series of three public workshops this month was scheduled to help the city gather input in updating the comprehensive plan. The capital improvement program is part of the — Thomas Mattis, Colonial Heights comprehensive plan. city manager The first workshop was held March 19 at Lakeview Elementary School. Subsequent workshops were $7 million public safety radio sysheld Marc 25 at the Colonial Heights Public Library and tem, $10 million in improvements March 26 at the Community Cen- to the Interstate 95 Southpark interchange, a $1 million comter, 157 Roanoke Ave. Following council’s March 11 puter-aided dispatch system, a meeting, Mattis said while the $3.2 million Appomattox River city has made progress on its Water Authority water tower, and capital projects, it still has a long improvements to the Colonial Heights Public Schools athletic way to go. “On one hand we feel really field complex and football stadigood about taking this next step um for $7.2 million. He said the funding source for and knocking out a chunk of them [but] we are almost $50 mil- all of the unfunded projects and lion away from addressing the the order in which they would be funded is unknown at this time. needs that we have,” he said. • Leah Small may be reached at Mattis said some of the most needed items are widening of 722-5172 or lsmall@progressTemple Avenue for $7.2 million, a index.com.

“On the one hand we feel really good about taking this next step and knocking out a chunk of them [but] we are almost $50 million away from addressing the needs that we have.”

Association of Realtors. Angone has consistently proven to be a high achiever since she entered the real estate field, and has frequently been cited as a top real estate producer. Angone is a member of Long & Foster’s Chairman’s Club for producing more than $2 million in settled sales volume in 2013. For more information, visit LongandFoster.com.

Spring in the Grove DINWIDDIE — Richard Bland College Foundation invites the public to the first Spring in the Grove at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. The family-friendly event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. This community event will celebrate the greening of the campus’ historic pecan grove — Virginia’s largest. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free. Visitors are invoted to bring lawn chairs and blankets, pack a picnic lunch, or plan to purchase a delicious treat from one of the participating vendors. The event will feature music provided by the Battlefield Brass Band from Fort Lee; face painting; an Easter egg hunt; photos with the Easter Bunny and Statesmen Eagle; corn hole; water balloon toss; and egg games. Prince George County will have a fire truck at the event.

Revolutionary War re-enactment PETERSBURG — The city’s Museum and Visitor Services division is sponsoring the 23rd annual Revolutionary War re-enactment of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg at historic Battersea, one of Petersburg’s premiere architectural treasures. This event will take place on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; active military - $5; Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Activities each day include period music performances, dancing, woodcarving, children’s games, horse demonstrations, an herbalist and much more. Signora Bella, the Italian equilibrist, will perform 18th-century acrobatics; historian Dr. Robert Selig will give a presentation on the Battle of Petersburg; and local artist, Henry Kidd, will offer a Revolutionary War art display. Music performances include the Appomattox Chamber Ensemble from 5 until 6 p.m. Saturday (18th century music). Musician Stephen Rockenbach will perform on Sunday at noon. The reenactment of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg will occur at 1:30 p.m. each afternoon. Battersea is located at 1289 Upper Appomattox Street and Battersea Lane.

The following information was provided by the Colonial Heights Police Department. • Delancy, Reginald Darryl, 52, of the 2200 block of County Drive, Petersburg, was charged with drunk in public on March 28. • Green, Siobhan M., 34, of the 800 block of Carl Mill Blvd., Camden, N.J., was charged with falsely identify self to law enforcement on March 28,. • Henderson Royal Russell II, 24, of the 2600 block of Amherst Ridge Court, South Chesterfield, was charged with fail to appear on March 28. • Bolt, Dayne, 23, of the 4000 block of J Mitchell Jones Drive, Petersburg, was charged with larceny petit on March 29 in the 100 block of Southpark Mall. • Douglas, Kirk, 33, of the 1000 block of Winding Oak Tr., Lexington, Ky., was charged with driving under the influence and refuse breath test on March 29 at Hamilton and Temple. • Fisher, Victoria Denise, 40, of the 600 block of Cottonwood Drive, Petersburg, was charged with larceny: petit on March 29 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. Piggott, Devonte, 21, of the 4200 block of Gunston Court, Woodbridge, was charged with larceny: petit on March 29 in the 1100 block of Temple Ave. • Galloway, Sidney Lawrence Jr., 44, of the 4000 block of Birdbrook Drive, Chesterfield, was charged with drunk in public on March 30. • Njiande, Charles, 21, of Hawaii Avenue, Washington,

D.C., was charged with identity fraud, fraud: credit card and larceny: credit card theft on March 31. • O’Neil, Debra, 58, of the 18800 block of Woodpecker Road, Petersburg, was charged with larceny: shoplifting more $200 on March 31 in the 3100 block of Boulevard. • Patterson, William Reginald, 26, of the 10000 block of Irongate Way, Manassas, was charged with fail to appear on March 31. • Roda, Cory J., 18, of the 6800 block of Frontage Road, Dinwiddie, was charged with larceny: petit on March 31 in the 100 block of Southpark Mall. • Sumner, Nicole W., 22, of the 200 block of S. 11th St., Hopewell, was charged with driving under the influence on March 31 at Boulevard and Temple. • Warren, Kendal D., 23, of the 1300 block of Dillon Court, Capital Heights, Md., was charged with identity fraud, larceny: credit card theft and fraud: credit card on March 31. • Williams, Fredrecus Lorenzo, 26, of the 3400 block of South St., Ettrick, was charged with fail to appear on March 31. • Anderson, Kenneth Anthony, 48, of Verde Quay, Hampton, was charged with fail to return rental property on April 1. • Fleuriot, Christopher, 21, of the 200 block of Newcastle Drive, Colonial Heights, was charged with fail to appear on April 1. • Harvey, Devante R., 20, of the S. Market St., Petersburg, was charged with aid or abet larceny on April 1. Please see CRIME, Page 8

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LIFELINE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

Services are held at Salem Church Elementary School, Address: 601 Cameron Avenue. For more informa- 9600 Salem Church Road, in Chesterfield. For more infortion, call 526-5286. mation, call 804-839-3136.

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LYONS AVENUE BIBLE CHURCH

Celebration of Life Address: 516 Lyons AveChurch of God meets at 123 Pickwick Ave. in Colonial nue. For more information, Heights. For more informa- call 520-7813. tion please call 221-2915.

CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY CHURCH

Address: Meets at Greenwood Presbyterian Church, 7110 Woodpecker Road. For more information, call 7961040 or visitccc4jc2007@aol. com.

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Address: 1769 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg. For more information, call 7328567 between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Bill and Mary Ann Broach Bill and Mary Ann Broach of Colonial Heights are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, April 11, 2014. They’ve lived in Colonial Heights for 36 years after moving from Louisville, Ky. They are the parents of Barry and Bob Broach as well as Carrie Butler. They have six grandsons and two granddaughters. The family will be celebrating by taking an Alaskan cruise later in the year.

MOUNT CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Address: 17201 Jeff Davis Highway. For more information, call 526-0424 or visit www.chbaptist.com.

CH NAZARENE CHURCH

Address: 601 East Ellerslie Avenue. For more information, call 526-6920.

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Address: 211 Lynchburg Avenue. For more information, call 526-0929 or visit http://www.colonialheightspres.org.

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Address: 3110 Greenwood Avenue. For more information, call 526-0816.

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Address: 7925 Hickory Road, Chesterfield. For more information, call 804526-5649.

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The Tri-Cities Prayer Vigil Ministry has a prayer l i n e o p e n fo r p r aye r requests seven days a week including holidays from 7 p.m. to midnight. Local number is 804-425-6370, 804-861-2609 and toll-free long distance 1-800-4433155. Someone is always available to take calls.

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American Legion Post 284 past and currrent commanders are shown. From left are: Past commanders Hugh P. Cahill, Charles D. Pruitt Jr., C. David Pinelli Jr.,Herbert G. Williams, William S. Feasenmyer Jr., Donald W. Dobrick, F.H. “Tony” Morgan, Richard C. Oertel, Willie T. Harris Jr., Charles E. Medeiros Sr., Terry K. Brentlinger; and current Post 284 Commander John W. Ronkartz.

American Legion Post 284 honors past commanders COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Members of Colonial Heights American Legion Post 284 held their annual dinner March 8 to celebrate the founding of the American Legion and honor those legionnaires who have served as commander of the post. A legion post is made up of many dedicated volunteers who administer and run dozens of programs and events that serve the local community and veterans. The post commander is charged with ensuring

the programs run smoothly and provides leadership, guidance and direction for the post. Post 284 has been serving Colonial Heights and the Tri-City area since 1946. Post 284 sponsors Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops. The post sponsors four baseball teams, sends over 20 young men to Boys State every year, sponsors youth for the Junior Law Cadet program, awards college scholarships to area youth, and supports

Back to School Night and Halloween in the Park, among other community events and projects. The post also organizes and leads the community in commemorating Veterans Day, Sept. 11 remembrances and other patriotic observances. After enjoying a catered dinner, Department of Virginia Commander Linden Dixon joined current Post 284 Commander John Ronkartz in recognizing the past commanders, as well as other post officers

and volunteers. Current and past officers of the American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Riders were also recognized. The American Legion is made up nationally of over 2.2 million wartime veterans who honorably served their country and continue to serve their local communities. For more information about the American Legion, email adj. post284@verizon.net.

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The new courthouse would continue to cost the city even more than its $22 million construction price tag if the city approves a 2cent real estate tax increase that would mostly go toward more sheriff’s deputies. The two new full-time positions and two new parttime deputy positions, recently approved by council, are needed to staff the larger courthouse. Deputy salaries and benefits and start-up equipment and other fees, would total $201,838. The proposed tax increase is part of the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 presented by Thomas Mattis, city manager, during the council meeting Tuesday. To help fund the posi-

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tions for the upcoming fiscal year Mattis proposed using $120,000 in surplus money from courthouse security reserved funds. Mattis said that since the real estate tax increase would go into effect on Jan. 1, the city would see half a ye a r ’s re t u r n o n t h e increase in the upcoming fiscal year, or $77,000. Together, these amounts would fund the increase only for fiscal year 2014-2015 because the surplus in courthouse security reserved funds wouldn’t be available for 2015-2016. Mattis said that the tax increase would serve as a permanent funding source. The city would have to make-up at least $100,000 to stay even in funding the salaries and benefits of the new deputies for the fiscal year. Mattis said that a 2-cent tax increase was necessary because half of the revenues from the tax increase

must go to Colonial Heights Public Schools due to a tax sharing agreement between the city and the schools. “I know nobody likes increased taxes and I know just the sound of it isn’t popular, but this is an issue of maintaining services at the level we have created,” Mattis said. The tax increase would bring tax rates up from $1.14 per $100 of assessed value, to $1.16. Mattis said that the tax bills of homeowners would mainly break even based on a recent decreased assessment of property values. But business owners would see increases in taxes paid due to an increase in commercial property values. Mattis said that the staff increases were needed due to the increase in safety and security enhancements in the building and the anticipated new juvenile and domestic relations court-

room. When the courtroom is completed, all three of the city’s courtrooms could operate at once. Mattis also said that Affordable Care Act insurance requirements would also impact the affordability of parttime employees. While the proposed budget includes tax increases, there are no reductions to city services or staff, and there is no deficit spending. But city employees won’t see a raise and there was a more than $1.1 million reduction in total funding requested by staff included in the 2014-2015 proposed budget. The $94,363,464 total budget includes a $52,990,146 general fund. The general fund will stand at $33,546,699 after $19,443,447 in transfers that mainly go to the school division. The general fund Please see BUDGET, Page 8


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Delegates Ingram, Ware, Loupassi, Robinson, O’Bannon, Cox, Massie, and Legislative Aide Kelly Gee are seen in Delegate Cox’s office for the Central Virginia town hall. Delegates Morris, Peace, and Pogge participated from their districts.

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details on why there is an urgent need to pass a clean budget now stressing the need for city and counties across Virginia to know the level of state funding they will have to incorporate into their budgets. Delegate Roxann Robinson said, “Over 75 local gover nments, school boards and local government leaders from across the commonwealth are calling on the governor to decouple Medicaid expansion from budget deliberations. It is critical we pass a budget now for our school teachers, firefighters, and police officers.” A House member of the Medicaid Innovation and Re f o r m C o m m i s s i o n (MIRC) was on each call to give a report. The MIRC member outlined actions related to studying Medicaid expansion in Virginia. They concluded by detailing why House MIRC members believe expansion would be a bad choice for Virginia.

“The purpose of MIRC is to reform the current system to ensure better healthcare for recipients and find ways to control the cost of a program that has grown by 1600 percent over the last 30 years and is the fastest growing part of our state budget,” explained Delegate Jimmie Massie. “We must complete our assessment of the entire system before we enroll potentially 400,000 Virginians into a system where 30 percent of doctors won’t see them.” Each of the six groups asked the same three poll questions: are you for or against ObamaCare expansion, should expansion be in the budget, and do you know anyone who has had a negative experience with ObamaCare. The poll questions yielded definitive results with a large majority against ObamaCare expansion. An even higher percentage was against including expansion in the budget. More than 50 percent of participants in all six areas had experienced themselves or knew someone who had issues with Obam-

aCare. This is strong evidence that the House Republican Caucus should remain united in their request for Gover nor McAuliffe and Senate Democrats to drop their demands for ObamaCare expansion and pass a clean budget now. Dele g ate Kirk Cox, House Majority Leader, led the telephone town hall for the Central Virginia region. Callers on the line ranged from Halifax to Richmond and across to Yorktown. Cox hosted delegates from the region in his office to ensure a smooth conversation flow between members and voters from 11 House Districts. “It was very beneficial to have a strong team of members with me as we talked to voters,” Cox said. “The two MIRC members present, Delegates O’Bannon and Massie, did an excellent job of answering the detailed questions on MIRC actions.” The poll results were particularly telling for the Central Virginia group. ObamaCare expansion was overwhelmingly opposed of participants, a signifi-

cant percentage thought using the budget as leverage to expand ObamaCare was wrong, and 61 percent had or knew someone who had a negative experience with ObamaCare. Cox also led the group in taking eight caller questions. Most callers wanted to talk about anticipated tax increases if ObamaCare expansion were to be implemented, how to get involved in the debate over ObamaCare expansion, and what the policy debate over ObamaCare expansion and the Virginia budget had to do with each other. The call closed with a reminder that the House Republican Caucus’s petition requesting Governor McAuliffe and Senate Democrats to drop their demands for ObamaCare expansion so a clean budget can be passed now is a great way to voice expansion concerns. Participants were asked to visit www.passthebudgeterry.com to join the 13,000 and growing other Virginians who want a state budget now.

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• Loving, Ashley Summer, 21, of the 2700 block of Beaverun Road, Powhatan, was charged with fail to appear on April 1. • Ronkartz, Matthew D., 34, of the 2000 block of Wakefield Ave., Colonial Heights, was charged with unoperative vehicle in Sight on April 1. • Sumner, Justin Allen, 20, of the 4100 block of Mallard Landing Circle, Midlothian, was charged with illegally possess alcohol on April 1 in the 1400 block of Boulevard. • White, Christopher Dale, 29, of the 1200 block of Boulevard, Colonial Heights, was charged with purchase alcohol for underaged on April 1 in the 1400 block of Boulevard. • Bonner, Nneka Zakiya, 33, of the 500 block of Bolling Court, Hopewell, was charged with violate conditions of release on April 2. • Cross, Nicole Ann, 41, of the 1400 block of Sunnyside Ave., Hopewell, was charged with larceny: petit on April 2 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. • Eaton, Mia Imonie, 18, of the 11100 block of 180th St., Jamaica, N.Y., was charged with larceny: petit on April 2 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. • Gibson, Beverly Rose, 23, of the 4100 block of Iron C o u r t , H o p ewe l l , w a s charged with larceny: petit on April 2 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. • Hamilton, Billy Ray Sr., 64, of the 23000 block of Jones Road, Stony Creek, was charged with fraud: false pretense on April 2. • Hargrove, Adaija Mone, 19, of the 5400 block of Misty Hill Road, North Chesterfield, was charged with larceny: petit on April 2 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. • Hicks, Richard A., 19, of the 300 block of Pusan Road, Fort Lee, was charged with driving under the influence on April 2 at Southpark Blvd. and Charles Dimmock Pkwy. • Shabazz, Bekura Waliah, 35, of the 2200 block of Oak Ave., Newport News, was charged with fail to appear on April 2. • Smith, Conway, 21, of the 2200 block of Lynhaven Ave., Richmond, was charged with fail to appear on April 2. • Taylor, Leonardo Bobby II, 21, of the 1300 block of Longview Drive, Woodbridge, was charged with violation of court order on April 2. • Vinsh, Hunter Austin, 19, of the 3100 block of Woodlawn Ave., Colonial

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embers of the Colonial Heights Senior Citizens Club meet each Thursday at the Colonial Heights Community Center. Juanita Lee, the club’s publicity chairperson, submitted these photos from the club’s March meetings. Above left: Club members celebrate their March birthdays. Esther Conant, left, and Juanita Lee were March honorees. Missing member was Bonnie Emerick. Above right: Julia Gerheart, left, wearing a St. Patrick’s wig, presents Mary Lou Anderson with her one-year membership pin. Right: Pastor/humorist Steve King entertains club members with jokes.

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increased by less than one percent from the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Mattis also said that the city would have to spend $170,000 in new costs from its General Fund to finance two expenditures that were only funded for half of the year for fiscal year 2013-2014. Those expenditures include a 2 percent cost of living adjustment that went into effect on Jan. 1. and a full-time groundskeeper position that was also filled in January. Mattis said the new courthouse increased the need for increased grounds maintenance so an additional position was required. He also said that this isn’t

Heights, was charged with assault & battery: family member, larceny: petit, illegally possess alcohol and prevent from calling law enforcement on April 2. • Williams, Ryan Blake, 30, of the 7800 block of Halyard Terrace, Chesterfield, was charged with driving under the influence and refuse breath test on April 2 at Boulevard and Sherwood. • Clark, Lefonz A., 18, of Hayden Drive, Petersburg, was charged with larceny: grand and aid or abet in larceny on April 3 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. • C o l e m a n , Wi l l i a m Anthony, 21, of the 400 block of S. Jefferson St., Petersburg, was charged with assault & battery: family m e m b e r, p r e ve n t l aw enforcement from lawful arrest and vandalism on April 3 in the 300 block of Kent Ave. • Green, Antonio Demario, 26, of the 15300 block of Parkgate Drive, Chester, was charged with probation violation on April 3. • Griffin, James Wesley, 34, of the 10300 block of Carlow Road, Chesterfield, was charged with drunk in public on April 3. • Hall, Jonathon Andrew, 20, of the 200 block of Jennick Drive, Colonial Heights, was charged with violation of court order on April 3. • Hines, Finesse Marcel, 25, of the 400 block of Dupuy Ave., Colonial Heights, was charged with assault: aggravated and child neglect/contributing to delinquency of minor on April 3. • Lee, Alexia M., 18, of the 1500 block of Southbury Ave. , R i c h m o n d , w a s charged with larceny: grand and aid or abet in larceny on April 3 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. • Mason, David A., 19, of the 29800 block of Hill View Drive, Mechanicsville, Md., was charged with larceny: petit on April 3 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. • Mosconi, Chase Tyler, 23, of the 2100 block of Wakefield Ave., Colonial Heights, was charged with assault & battery: family member and kidnapping/abduction on April 3. • Waldon, Tyree V., 18, of the 200 block of S. 6th St., Newark, N.J., was charged with larceny: grand and aid or abet in larceny on April 3 in the 600 block of Southpark Blvd. • Williams, Norman Douglas III, 20, of the 1600 block of River Rock Road, Chester, was charged with embezzle: leased property on April 3. • Information is provided by police and sheriff’s departments. This information may or may not be all inclusive. Arrests include summons. Arrests do not imply guilt. the last time costs for courthouse operations would be discussed. Stacy Stafford, Colonial Heights Circuit Court clerk, asked for more staff for fiscal year 2014-2015 in her budget request, but the request isn’t included in the proposed budget. Mattis said that William Bray, Colonial Heights commonwealths attorney, also talked about needing new staff but didn’t include this in his budget request. “The costs associated with the new courthouse moving forward are still a challenge for the city to address,” Mattis said. The public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for April 29. Leah Small may be reached at 722-5172 or lsmall@progressindex.com

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Podiatry X-ray experience needed. Medical Terminology a MUST. EHR knowledge helpful. Allscripts knowledge a plus. Offers Great Benefits. Email Resume (employment@colortho.net) or Fax Resume to 804-526-5401 Attn: Clinical Staff Manager

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VDOT has opportunities statewide. We are currently seeking outstanding candidates for the following positions:

Operator Fuel Truck Trailer (Flatbed, Rollback, Lowboy) Colonial Heights, VA

For more details on these positions and other opportunities go to www.vdot.jobs We keep Virginia Moving VDOT is an equal opportunity employer

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James River Contractor Inc. Builder Homes, Additions, Garages, Renovations, Plumbing, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Roll Off Containers www.jamesrivercontractor.com

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BATTLE LAWN SERVICE LLC

Weekly~Bi-Weekly~Monthly Contracts Available Commercial & Residential Weed Control, Seeding, Aerate & Fertilization. Create & Maintain Flower Bed (Mulch or Rock). Gravel Driveways and landscaping block retaining walls. Power washing and gutter cleaning services

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Eagle Landscaping Lawn Service Weekly/Bi Weekly Lawn Cutting, Aeration, Plug Seeding Thatching, Bush Hog, Planting/ Shrub Care, Pruning/Trimming, Mulching/Top Soil,

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We do Light Hauling Junk, Furniture, Limbs, Deliveries. "No Chemicals" Give Varner Hauling a call

804-469-4212 Land Care Pro's Inc We offer grass cutting, pruning, leaf removal, planting and pruning shrubbery, aerating, pressure washing, dump truck services available. Mulch Yard now open for sale to the Public

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-75 ft. Bucket Truck & Tree Climbing services offered --Fully Licensed & Insured--

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Hang & Finish Houses, Garages, Room Addition & Patchwork. Plaster Repair. Sprayed and Textured Ceilings. Licensed and Insured!

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DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES City of Petersburg, Virginia

City of Petersburg, Virginia (Richmond-Metro Area) is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking and collaborative leader to plan, coordicoordinate, and direct the activities of the Department of Human Resources. The director provides human reresources leadership and expertise to attract, develop, motivate and reretain a high performing and diverse workforce. The director, under the general supervision of the City Manager, will oversee all of the huhuman resource operations, proprograms, and services. Successful candidate should possess the following qualifications: Strong management and effective leadership to deliver high quality programs and services in an effiefficient manner Strong commitment to the overall success of the organization Independent thinker and big picpicture visionary with a strategic perperspective Self-starter, hardworking, with a results-driven approach to manmanagement Strong character of ethics and inintegrity with a high standard of exexcellence Ability to foster a culture of mutumutual respect and diversity for staff and customers Ability to earn confidence and build trust within the organization and the community Strong skill in organizing reresources, establishing priorities and problem-solving Candidates must possess a bachebachelors degree in human resource management, public human reresource management (some governgovernment experience a plus) including a minimum of five years in a supervisupervisory/leadership capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A pre-employpre-employment drug test and an extensive background investigation including fingerprinting for an FBI criminal check are required. City residency required within one year of ememployment. To view the complete position advertisement and to obtain application instructions, please visit www.petersburgva.gov/Jobs This recruitment will remain open until April 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. InterInterested applicants should submit a confidential resume with cover letletter and must include salary requirerequirements to: Mary Martin Selby, Director of HR Services Chesterfield County Human Resource Management P.O. Box 40 Chesterfield, VA 23832 Email: executivesearch@chesterfield.gov (804) 748-1551 An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

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EQUAL HOUSING NOTICE We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia's policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing be-cause of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia's fair housing laws which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status or handicap, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violated fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing complaint, call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at (804) 367-8530; toll free call (888)551-3247. For the hearing impaired, call (804) 367-9753.

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Colonial Heights Remodeled 2 bedroom. Total remodel, one block from Temple Ave and 3 blocks from the boulevard$750. Prince George Executive home. convenient to Fort Lee & South Side Regional Medical Center. 5+ acres, a two car attached garage and a detached garage, private setting. $1,900.

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Clean Furnished rooms. Central Air & Cable TV. 804-247-0737 THE COLONIAL INN Rooms for Rent~$175 weekly Located at 3629 Blvd. Across from Carinni's Italian Restaurant Call: 804-283-5760

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Two & Three Bedroom mobile homes. Monthly rentals 804-541-7386

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3 bedroom, $800+ utilities. Refrigerator, stove included. Laundry room, storage shed, central heat/air, ceiling fans. 804-943-4618. PETERSBURG Senior Apartment $395, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath $695, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath $895, 4 Bedroom 2 Bath $995, COLONIAL HEIGHTS 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath $995, 4 Bedroom 2 Bath $1500 CHESTER 3 Bedroom 2 Bath $995 LANDMARK, 526-0870

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BRIGHTON MANOR APARTMENTS Located in the historical section of Petersburg is Now Accepting Applications. We Are Offering: Affordable 1 bedroom apartments $600 - $630 a month. Senior citizens 62 & older, handicapped or disable persons. Water, Trash, and sewer included. Near the bus depot. Please Call/Apply at: 804-862-9924 during the hours of 10:00am through 4:00pm Monday through Thursday. TTY # 18662416567 TDD # 711

Will Be Closed April 14- 25th. We are reopening on

Saturday, April 26th at 10 am

for our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by a Community Day Event at 11am We will have vendors from all city organizations face painting • exercise classes • giveaways & more! We will also have sign ups for upcoming programs.

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1 to 4 Bedrooms. No credit check. $450 to $700/month. Section 8 welcomed. Call: 804-640-4984

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stay calm During the time that the library is closed, the book drop will remain outside the current library. Any items returned during the month of April will have all fines removed.

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