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Project takes Colonial Heights Middle School students outside the classroom to plant a schoolyard Urban Wildlife Habitat. 4
The hometown newspaper of the Colonial Heights area
After 25 years of entertaining community residents, the Southernaires are closing their songbooks for good. 5
Vol. 11 No. 9 FEBRUARY 28, 2009FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 THURSDAY,
Honoring an American
IN THE COMMUNITY Veterans Day ceremony at War Memorial on the Boulevard The Colonial Heights American Legion Post 284, along with other local veterans organizations, will hold a Veterans Day commemoration ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, in front of the Colonial Heights War Memorial on the Boulevard. This patriotic ceremony will include a wreaths laying ceremony by various veterans organizations and a 21 gun salute by soldiers from Fort Lee. The Colonial Heights mayor, as well as other local community leaders, will be in attendance. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
Swift Creek season opens with ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Swift Creek Mill Theatre opened its 2013-2014 season this week with “The Drowsy Chaperone,” music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. The musical runs from Nov. 7-Dec. 21. A winner of five Tony Awards, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” is loaded with lively tunes and outrageous characters.
Seniors dance The Colonial Heights Senior Center is hosting a monthly seniors dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Senior Center, 157 Roanoke Ave. Dances will be held on the second Friday of each month for the city’s senior adults. Music will be provided by The Antiques. Admission is $6; Refreshments are sold for an additional cost.
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U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Michael Henry presents Lucille Martin with a flag, once flown over the U.S. Capitol, during a ceremony Nov. 1, at the Dunlop House in Colonial Heights. Martin, 102, worked at Camp Lee and her late husband was a veteran.
102-year-old Dunlop House resident accepts flag flown over U.S. Capitol in her honor BY F.W. WIGGINS STAFF WRITER
Youth cooking classes The Colonial Heights Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor “Kidz R Cookin” youth cooking classes starting Monday, Nov. 11, at the Teen Center, 157 Roanoke Ave. Healthy cooking workshops will be held for Colonial Heights youth, grades K-fourth and fifth-eighth. For cost, class schedules or more information, call 520-9390.
Buy a turkey; Feed a family The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry (CCHASM) is still accepting donations for its Thanksgiving Meal Gift Package Program to help area residents who normally would not be able to afford a holiday meal with their family. Tax deductible donations may be sent to CCHASM at PO Box 1741, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Or, sent in through PayPal or credit card at www.cchasm.org For more information, call 796-3715 ext. 1 or 2.
ucille P. Martin proudly accepted “old glory” from Army 1st Sgt. Michael Henry at the Dunlop House on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 1. For her service, the folks at the Dunlop House — with the help of Congressman Randy Forbes’ office — arranged to present her with the American flag. Henry and other soldiers from the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade folded a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor. The 102-year-old native of South Carolina moved to Virginia when her husLucille Martin holds a flag, flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor, during a band John came to Camp Lee. “I’ve loved every minute of it since ceremony Nov. 1, at the Dunlop House in Colonial Heights. Fort Lee soldiers we’ve been in Petersburg,” Martin said. folded and presented the flag to Martin, who is 102. At Camp Lee while her husband was a issued me a new Plymouth,” Martin said became Fort Lee following World War II. military baker, she found her own way — “I couldn’t understand what they with a smile, fondly recalling the car. first working in the on-post commissary, were saying any more than they could and eventually making her way to the Some of her work included taking offiunderstand me,” Martin said. “They headquarters motor pool. “That’s what I cers to other posts including Fort Pickett were always polite. I had no trouble near Blackstone. wanted to do.” But, she also worked transporting Ger- with them.” Martin said that she had grown up Martin said the German soldiers would driving Ford Model Ts in the country and man prisoners of war on Camp Lee itself. More than 1,000 Germans were held at Studebakers. “I liked that kind of work, and they Camp Lee during World War II. Camp Lee Please see FLAG, Page 3
Feasenmyer wins commissioner race BY F.M.WIGGINS STAFF WRITER
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to locally select a new Commissioner of the Revenue. Other constitutional officers, including Treasurer Joy Moore, Sheriff Todd B. Wilson and Commonwealth’s Attorney William “Bill” Bray, were up for reelection unopposed. W i l l i a m FEASENMYER
“Bill” Feasenmyer came out the winner of the only contested local race with 2,098 votes, 43.3 percent of votes cast in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s race. “The results are great, the hard work paid off. Family, friends, strangers all supported me,” Feasenmyer said. “This was the most humbling experience I’ve had.” Feasenmyer said he had one agenda: to run his race the way he wanted to do it. He walked every street in the city. Family and friends helped him reach every door. “I really do think that was the
difference,” he said. Feasenmyer attributed the victory to a matter of hard work. “I appreciate the results, I don’t think it was a popularity contest. I think the residents looked at each individual’s experience and standing in the community and made their choice,” Feasenmyer said. “I won’t let the citizens down.” Scott Daniel went to the Colonial Heights Community Center to cast his ballot around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. “I’m really more interested in Please see ELECTION, Page 3
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Left: Scott Daniel casts his ballot at the Colonial Heights Community Center Tuesday. Heights voters had one contested local race, that of Commissioner of the Revenue.
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Police train to deal with sufferers of mental illnesses
s the most recent mass shootings in America show us, mental health issues can sometimes lead to deadly violence. But even in a situation that isn’t a mass shooting, police often have to deal with individuals with mental illnesses. And often those situations may come in a crisis situation. Police need to know how to deal with people with mental illnesses in order to resolve situations as peacefully as possible. That’s why a nearly $300,000 grant from the Virginia Attorney General’s Office is particularly welcome. The $289,860 grant, given to the Petersburg Police Department, will allow law enforcement officers to be trained throughout the region. They will learn how to respond to crisis situations involving people with mental illnesses. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli awarded a total of $4.2 million in grants to 21 law enforcement agencies across the state in October. The training will also help first responders understand the circumstances surrounding mentally ill offenders. Law enforcement, other first responders, and corrections personnel routinely interact with people with mental illnesses, according to the attorney general’s office. The money awarded to the Petersburg Police Department will increase the training of the South-Central Crisis Intervention Team by 100 percent. The training will serve Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George County, Surry County and Sussex County. The South-Central CIT will partner with the Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy to conduct a 40-hour basic CIT classes for law enforcement, an 8-hour CIT dispatcher classes, an 8-hour Pre-CIT basic classes for jailors and train the trainer classes. The funding will add an additional 400 trained CIT first responders and will also include equipment, security costs for a crisis assessment center at John Randolph Medical Center, travel expenses, and supplies. The need for such training is obvious. Currently, more than 25 percent of the statewide jail population has been diagnosed with mental health issues and more than 12 percent were diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, according to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. CIT training increases public safety through better identification of, intervention with, and access to services for individuals with mental illness; reduces injuries to law enforcement when dealing with these citizens and helps them deescalate potentially volatile situations. And it teaches law enforcement where they can refer people for mental health services in lieu of incarceration, when appropriate. The grant money doesn’t come from taxpayers, but from criminals. In 2012, the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit was the lead investigator in the second largest Medicaid fraud settlement in U.S. history. On top of the restitution to the state’s Medicaid program, the office earned $115 million in asset forfeiture funds in the case. Training first-responders to deal with people with mental illnesses is a wise use of money — especially when the money comes from criminals.
Two‘bridges’are saved between communities
he bus route from Petersburg to Southpark Mall has been saved. Petersburg officials had considered killing the popular route after Colonial Heights refused to contribute to maintain the connection. However, Petersburg City Council approved changes to the city’s transit system in October that keeps a connection between the city and the popular shopping area. City Council also approved keeping a bus route to Virginia State University, which is also a vital link for the city. In order to keep the links to the mall and the university, bus fares are increasing across the board for those who use the Petersburg Area Transit system. But the two routes will be running at a loss, which means an increase in all fares was needed to make up the revenue. The current fare of $1.50 is increasing to $1.75. Seniors will still pay half price and all-day passes are still available. Other changes eliminate service to Pocahontas Island, Petersburg High School and Vernon Johns Junior High School. All the changes to the transit system were unanimously approved by Petersburg City Council. Council members deserve credit for standing up and not cutting vital links between city residents and two key institutions. Residents attend Virginia State University and work there. They also shop at the mall and work there. Both routes are critical for Petersburg residents and benefit the retail businesses of Colonial Heights. Yet Colonial Heights was not interested in maintaining the “bridge” as that city has not expressed any interest in funding the route. Despite inquiries by Petersburg, Colonial Heights officials turned a deaf hear to a request for some funding for the mall route. We understand the Colonial Heights viewpoint that its citizens probably don’t use the bus route. But that bus route provides an economic benefit to Colonial Heights — and that is worth some amount of financial support for it. Colonial Heights officials should have done more than ignore the situation. But thankfully, Petersburg officials stepped up and decided to keep the bus routes running and thereby preserving two vital “bridges” between the communities.
YOUR OPINIONS Sleep and trains in Hopewell
Obamacare power grab emerges
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To the Editor: My good friend Craig Gilkison made very good points on the problems of living near train tracks, in his Oct. 13, 2013 letter to the editor. I must take issue with him though when he says that locomotive horns are made for use in farm and open country “like Nebraska or Kansas, not Hopewell, Va.” As a grandson of a 35-year locomotive engineer on the Virginian Railway who rode sometimes in the cab, I know of what I speak from the events recounted to me by him and what I saw. Locomotive horns are used for only one reason — as a safety warning. One long blast to indicate coming to a stop, two long blasts to indicate getting under way, and one long-one short-one long to indicate crossing a road, among many others. It is likely all three that Gilkison hears in Hopewell. Where cities, such as Midland, Texas, have instituted “no horn” prohibitions, chaos and death have followed. Railroads, unlike most people, are a 24/7 operation; they are not run like hotels (as CP Railway CEO Hunter Harrison recently told the city of Calgary, Alberta, when they told him to cut off idling trains and horns between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. to which his additional reply was that he would then be closing the Calgary CP yard and moving its 500 employees to other Canadian cities as result). That said, though NS would never cease its safety one and two blast warnings, I’m sure they would consider ceasing the road crossing horns if the city of Hopewell agreed to compensate vehicle victims at railroad crossings instead of anyone litigating against the railroad. Jesse L. Harrup Jr. Colonial Heights
Did some of Syria’s chemical weapons end up in Iraq? To the Editor: Inspectors are reviewing the list of
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chemical weapons provided by Syria and working on destroying the known chemical stockpiles and equipment. However, American and Middle East officials said Syria’s elite Unit 450, which runs Assad’s chemical weapons program, scattered the weapons across Syria and into Iraq. A Lebanese newspaper reported 20 trucks loaded with equipment and chemical weapons were driven across the border into Iraq on September 12 to 13, 2013. The trucks were not inspected by the border guards. Some of these chemical weapons going to Iraq could be weapons that were moved from Iraq into Syria prior to the Iraqi War. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who formerly headed the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, stated in October 2003 “satellite imagery showed a heavy flow of truck traffic from Iraq into Syria just before the American invasion in March 2003. In January 2006 General Geoges Sada, an Iraqi general under Saddam Hussein, claimed Iraq moved WMDs into Syria before the war, which were loaded on civilian aircraft and multiple truck convoys. Iraq and Syria have been playing a WMD swap game for many years, which should be thoroughly investigated and ended with the destruction of these weapons. Donald A. Moskowitz Londonderry, N.H.
To the Editor: I recently attended a meeting at the state capital where a commission was hearing views from the public on the topic of Medicaid expansion. Here, the real beneficiaries of the Obamacare power grab emerged. Special interests from across the state bellied up to the trough for snoutfuls of public largess, to extoll the “virtues” of enlarging an immoral and bankrupt system. Grass roots opposition was also present. Hospital networks, insurers like Anthem, Kaiser and Aetna joined leftist organizations and pastors of homosexual churches in an unholy alliance. Their one common objective: get at the new cash that, potentially, would be confiscated from working Americans. Vladimir Lenin was partially correct when he said, “Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” Greed is rarely overcome by principles, even when the windfall may be short lived or the moral cost dear. Obamacare is collectivism, however, it more resembles the fascist variety. It was Sen. Max Baucus who gave effusive credit to Liz Fowler, the writer of the 87-page white paper which became the foundation for Obamacare. In customary revolving door fashion, Fowler also worked as the vice president of public policy for the largest health insurer, Wellpoint. Imagine persuading the government to force people to buy your product! That’s what $500 million in industry contributions can do. Big pharma, that runs the FDA, is also cozy with the arrangement. They intend to dictate what drugs you will use and which alternatives will be denied. Your health freedom will be lost in favor of “benevolent” corporations that will help determine vaccine policies, how care is rationed and what homes will be “inspected” to keep children safe (Fox News - Stuart Varney). Whether it’s called corporate communism or fascism, it was wrong under Bush and it is still wrong under Obama. Conclusion: Let us nullify the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. John K Rooney Tri-Cities Liberty Alliance Petersburg
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“It’s wonderful, best thing I’ve ever had in my life. Really, it’s just such a shock. I didn’t think I’d ever have the honor to get something like this. It was a big surprise.”
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go to where the golf course on post is currently located and collected “bazooka shells.” The captured soldiers turned the shells into lamps. Altogether she said she was on post for about two years. Following her time working on Camp Lee, Martin said she later opened an appliance store in Petersburg, Lighthouse Furniture, at the time, located next to Oak Furniture. But, the gift of the flag flown over the Capitol in her honor Friday was one of the best experiences of her life, Martin said. “It’s wonderful, best thing I’ve ever had in my life,” Martin said. “Really, it’s just such a shock. I didn’t think I’d ever have the honor to get something like this. It was a big surprise.” • F.M. Wiggins may be reached at 732-3456, ext. 3254 or email@example.com.
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the state offices,” Daniel said. He added he had taken a little interest in the local offices up for election. “I want the Republicans to win,” he said to cheers from several who were outside the polls. Others at the polls included Rosie Orchel, who brought her 91-year-old father to the polls. “He wants to vote,” Orchel said. Delegate Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, chatted up voters and poll workers outside of Colonial Heights Middle School around 10 a.m. Cox was unopposed, but voters had state and a local race to decide. “It’s been steady and heavier than I thought it was going to be,” Shirley Tucker, chief election officer, said at the polling place at Colonial Heights
— Lucille Martin, honoree
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Above: U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Michael Henry, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Jerry, of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade at Fort Lee, fold a flag, once flown over the U.S. Capitol, as Lucille Martin watches. The Friday, Nov. 1, ceremony at Dunlop House in Colonial Heights was held to honor Martin, who is 102. Martin worked at Camp Lee and her late husband was a veteran. Right: Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Jerry is seen folding the flag at the Dunlop House.
Middle School. “I guess people are coming out to vote no matter how cold it is.” They had seen 258 voters around 10 a.m., Tucker said. Outside, Anna Harris was decked out in red, white and blue to support Feasenmyer’s bid for Commissioner of the Revenue. Harris said they had parked the “Feasenmobile,” a decorated pick-up truck, at the Colonial Heights Recreation Center polling place. Following the unofficial results from the election, Gayle Braswell, who received 1,517 votes, 31.34 percent of the vote in the Colonial Heights Commissioner of the Revenue race, said she wasn’t sure if she would run again. The race that concluded with Tuesday’s election was Braswell’s third attempt to gain the office. “If the citizens don’t want someone in there with experience, they don’t want me. I don’t understand why they
don’t want someone in there who has experience,” Braswell said. She said it was refreshing that the campaign refrained from mudslinging. “I felt like I was the best,” she added. Braswell said there was a lot of positivity at the polls Tuesday. Tammy Foster Ferguson, the third candidate in the Commissioner of the Revenue race, also felt there was positivity at the polls. “Felt positive, up until I heard the news. I got a lot of positive feelings out at the polls today,” Ferguson said. Ferguson received 25.06 percent of the vote, with 1,213 ballots cast in her favor. The campaign was Ferguson’s first foray into politics. “I’m proud that I ran a clean campaign,” she said. • F.M. Wiggins may be reached at 7323456, ext. 3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEKLY CALENDAR TODAY NOVEMBER
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 email@example.com.
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. CHESTERFIELD — The Tri-City Virginia Chapter of Newborns In Need will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chester Christian Church, located at 4330 Curtis St., Chester. For more information, call 804-681-0131. HOPEWELL — The Junior Woman’s Club of Hopewell will present its annual Home for the Holidays Craft Show and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hopewell Community Center, 100 W. City Point Road. General admission to the show is $3. PRINCE GEORGE — A Zumba “Fight Breast Cancer” event will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Prince George Community Center. The cost is $5 at the door and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to ﬁght breast cancer. Colonial Heights native Melody Dillard, a breast cancer survivor and author of ““Threads of Grace … A Survivor’s Journey,” will be at the event signing copies of her book, with a percentage of the proceeds from book sales going to the American Cancer Society. PETERSBURG — The eighth annual Poplar Grove National Cemetery Luminary Program will occur from 5:30-8 p.m. on Saturday. There will be no fees associated with the event including the transportation to and from the cemetery. Parking for the program will be available only at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, located at 2223 S. Crater Road, Petersburg. Due to space limitations, there will be no parking allowed at Poplar Grove National Cemetery. This event is open to the public.
perform. The Friends of Pocahontas State Park and the Paralyze Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter are sponsors of the event. Parking is free at all Virginia State Parks on Veteran’s Day. Parking at the Heritage Center is handicap accessible.
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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Sheriff Todd Wilson, who was unopposed, greets voters outside of the precinct at the Colonial Heights Community Center Tuesday.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Colonial Heights, Chesterﬁeld and Glen Allen, invite veterans and active members of the United States military to enjoy a free lunch on Monday. The Colonial Heights Roadhouse restaurant is located at 2602 Conduit Road. 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. CHESTERFIELD — John Tyler Community College’s Chester Counseling Center, in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Ofﬁcers (VACRAO), will host a college fair from 7– 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Nicholas Student Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway. Representatives from nearly 100 colleges and universities will be on hand to provide information about their institutions. The VACRAO College Fair is free and open to high school students, their parents, and anyone interested in learning more about their higher education choices. CHESTERFIELD — Pocahontas State Park will host a Veteran’s Recreation Fair from 1-4 p.m. on Monday. A variety of organizations will showcase recreational activities speciﬁcally for disabled veterans. Activities include horseback riding, golﬁng, ﬁshing canoeing/kayaking, and biking. Local musician Damian Allen of DNA will
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 fall story time sessions on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. through Dec. 4. 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 Tri-Cities Hokie Club and Alumni Association meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonial Heights Vocational School on Conduit Road. HOPEWELL — The annual “Deck the Halls” design show, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Patrick Copeland Elementary School, located at 400 Westhill Road. Lisa Wiggins from The Gardener’s Gate Florist will be presenting holiday decorating ideas suitable for all levels of crafters. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at The Gardener’s Gate Florist, 208 N. Main St., Hopewell. For more information, call 804-4524424. All proceeds beneﬁt the ADK (sorority) scholarship fund.
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 fall story time sessions on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. through Dec. 4. 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 — Colonial Heights Post 284 Auxiliary meets Wednesday at the Post Home, 505 Springdale Ave. The Executive Committee meets at 6 p.m., followed by a social at 7. The general meeting begins at 7:30. For membership information, contact Betty Medeiros at 896-1482.
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. 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 — Southside Regional Medical Center sponsors a free bereavement support group at 7 p.m. Thursday at Southside Rehabilitation Services, 430 Clairmont Court, Suite 120. For information, call Chaplain Don Phelps at 765-5593. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Colonial Heights Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Dante’s Pizzeria. For more information, call Ralph Dunn, secretary, at 748-4810. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Colonial Heights Senior Citizens Club will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the community building, 157 Roanoke Ave. This week members will hold a business meeting, celebrate November birthdays, and play bingo. Any resident of Colonial Heights, age 50 and older, are invited to join this club, which meets on Thursdays. For more information, call 526-3497. FORT LEE — The Tr-City Toastmasters Club meets the second Thursday of each month from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) in Multipurpose Room 6. The club is open to the public. For more information, visit the website at 8662.toastmastersclub.org.
The Colonial Voice will publish a listing of events in the community each week. The goal is to highlight the nonproﬁt, social, fraternal or self-help groups in the region. The deadline for submitting items is at noon Monday for the Friday newspaper. Submit calendar items to newsroom@progressindex. com or to The Progress-Index, 15 Franklin St., Petersburg, VA 23803.
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IN MEMORY WILLIAM N. FRENZEL
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Students work on an Urban Wildlife Habitat outside Colonial Heights Middle School Tuesday, Oct. 15. The school received a grant and assistance from the James River Association for the project.
Urban Wildlife Habitat at CHMS
FROM STAFF REPORTS
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Students swarmed Colonial Heights Middle School to help Mother Nature earlier this month. “We are establishing a schoolyard habitat,” explained Science teacher LuAnn Collier. The James River Association selected the school for a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dozens of middle and high school students donned gloves and grabbed tools, stirring up mud, clay and rocks to plant a variety of shrubs and plants designed to attract helpful insects. “Parents and volunteers helped us lay the foundation last week. The students have come to put these beautiful shrubs in the ground,” Collier said Tuesday, Oct 15. “We also have some picnic tables coming.” Collier said it will be “a great educational spot” for students, staff and faculty. “When we have teacher work days, we’re going to be out here finding our happy place,” she said.
William Norbert Frenzel, 88, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond. A native of Berga, Germany, he was the son of the late Wilhelm and Elly Krumbholz Frenzel. Mr. Frenzel is survived by his loving wife, Gerda Frenzel; two daughters, Jane F. Kenney and husband, Timothy, Rosemarie E. Richey and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Eric Richey and wife, Heather, Jessica Prout and husband, Derek, Sean Kenney and Steven Kenney; great-grandchildren, Ethan Richey and Abigail Prout; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Richard Finck officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Virginia, 1700 Bayberry Court, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23226. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall. com.
Ms. Charmaine “Charm” Ruffin, 65, of 410 Lafayette Ave., Colonial Heights,
Colonial Heights The following information was provided by the Colonial Heights Police Department: • Anger, Nathan Alan, 25, of the 200 block of Piedmont Ave., Colonial Heights, was charged with open container of alcohol at Shepard Stadium on Oct. 18. • Boone, Charlotte Renee, 44, of the 100 block of Okinawa Road, Fort Lee, was charged with fraud: false pretense on Oct. 18. • Dildy, Wardell III, 21, of the 700 block of 29th St., Newport News, was charged
Destiny Oldmixon, above, and other students, below, work on an Urban Wildlife Habitat outside Colonial Heights Middle School. Madison Kolev, right, digs a spot for a plant.
departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg. She was born on Sept. 25, 1948, to the late William and Clarine Ruffin and Beatrice Bates. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley and Laverne Ruffin; two brothers, Larry Ruffin and Nathaniel Bates. Charmaine is survived by: her seven children, Kenneth Ruffin (Nicole), Shelia Moody (Darryl), Bobby, Barbara and Keith Ruffin (Maria), Byron and Danelle Jones; three brothers, Ralph Ruffin (Emma), Andre Ruffin and Robert Bates; three sisters, Catherine Winbush, Mona Lisa Ruffin and Beatrice Jackson; 23 grandchildren, among them devoted, Datoya Ruffin; six greatgrandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends, among them a devoted friend, Ms. Mabel of Blandford. A funeral service was held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Petersburg, where the pastor is t h e R e v. We s l e y K . McLaughlin. The Rev. Willard Felton, associate minister, officiated. Interment followed in Dinwiddie Memorial Park, Dinwiddie. The family may be contacted by calling 804-523-0741 or 678-469-6289. Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. For more information, or to leave an online condolence, visit blandenterprisesinc.com.
with open container of alcohol in the 600 block of Boulevard on Oct. 18. • Jo n e s, K i m b e rl y Michelle, 33, of the 1200 block of W. High St., Petersburg, was charged with larceny: petit in the 100 block of Southgate Square on Oct. 19. • Kragle, James Joseph, 20, of the 700 block of Shadowhill Court, Midlothian, was charged with embezzlement in the 1200 block of Temple Avenue on Oct. 18. • McKay, Thomas Kevin Jr., 25, of the 400 block of Falcon St., Prince George, was charged with larceny: grand on Oct. 18. Please see CRIME, Page 5
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The Southernaires are seen singing at the Riverside PACE center in Petersburg. The group has been entertaining at care facilities, churches and civic organizations for more than 25 years.
Singing group retires after 28 years of entertaining COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Members of the Southernaires, a TriCities musical institution, are closing their songbooks and bringing down the curtain on a run that lasted over a quarter of a century. The Southernaires sang at care facilities, churches and civic organizations throughout Southside Virginia bringing joy to all who heard them. The singers provided their own uniforms, costumes and
CHRSPA to meet COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The second luncheon meeting of the 2013-2014 school year for the Colonial Heights Retired School Personnel Association, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11:45 a.m. at Colonial Heights Middle School. The program, entitled “Current/Future Plans for the Valentine Richmond History Center,” will be presented by Bill Martin, director, Valentine Richmond History Center. For more information, contact Kathy Thompson at 520-2302.
Symphony Orchestra in concert COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The Petersburg Symphony
transportation. “We just got too old to soldier on and we could not get new volunteer singers,” said Marie Cheeley, the group’s long-time director. “It was better to go out while we were on top. Through all the years, I have so many wonderful people to thank for their support and assistance, especially the folks at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Southside sponsored by the Crater District
Orchestra will present a free concert on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Colonial Heights High School (CHHS) auditorium. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will be open to the public free of charge. The City of Colonial Heights is generously sponsoring the concert as an annual community cultural event. The orchestra will be under the direction of PSO conductor Ulysses Kirksey, who has planned a program of light-classics, patriotic selections, and contemporary music. The CHHS band director, Kyle Florhee has selected key CHHS band members to perform side-by-side with PSO musicians. CHHS is situated at 3600 Conduit Road. Parking will be available behind the school. Seating will be available on a first–come basis. For more information, call 526-3802.
Area Agency on Aging. They were great,” Cheeley said. “As for all the Southernaires through all the years who worked so hard to bring the joy of music into so many lives, I cannot adequately express my love and appreciation,” she said. Cheeley estimates that the group gave over 700 performances and traveled thousands of miles during its 28-year run.
Parents Night Out on Nov. 22 COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Need an evening without the kids? Want to do your Christmas shopping in peace? If so, the Colonial Heights Recreation Department is giving parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break by sponsoring a Parents Night Out from 5-10 p.m. Nov. 22, at the Community Center, located at 157 Roanoke Ave. The event is open to children ages 5-14. Drop off begins at 5 with pick-up no later than 10 p.m. Children do not need to stay the whole time. Late fees will apply if pick-up is after 10. Children who are dropped off will have the opportunity to participate in arts & crafts projects, eat dinner (pizza provided), play games and watch a movie. Preregistration is required by no later than
Friday, Nov. 15. The cost is $15 for the first child; $10 for each additional child in the same family. For more information or to register, call 520-9390.
Triad meeting COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The next Triad monthly meeting in the city will be held from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Colonial Heights Senior Center, located at 157 Roanoke Ave. Triad is a partnership consisting of the local Public Safety Office, seniors, and senior service providers who work to prevent the victimization of seniors. It is run by a S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) council.
• Nicholson, Elizabeth Rose, 20, of the 5200 block of Watercrest Place, Midlothian, was charged with larceny: petit in the 600 block of Southpark Boulevard on Oct. 18. • Nuttall, Holli Elizabeth, 18, of the 12500 block of Parker Lane, Chester, was charged with larceny: petit in the 600 block of Southpark Boulevard on Oct. 18. • Powers, Diamond, 20, of the 3300 block of 14th Place SE, Washington, D.C., was charged with illegally possess alcoholatTempleandCharles Dimmock on Oct. 18. • Reynolds, Sedric B., 21, of the 400 block of Chestnut St., Pleasantville, N.J., was charged with open container of alcohol in the 600 block of Boulevard on Oct. 18. • Seaton, Dale Anthony, 22, of the 500 block of 57th Street NE, Washington, D.C., was charged with falsely identify self to law enforcement on Oct. 180 • Spears, Dustin Thomas, 19, of the 9300 block of Graves Road, South Chesterfield, was charged with illegally possess alcohol at Danville and Hamilton on Oct. 18. • Stith, Mark Chilon Jr., 31, of the 5100 block of Grand Oaks Forest Circle, Chester, was charged with fail to pay fines on Oct. 18. • Battle, Ryan Larson, 18, of the 100 block of Pinecliffe Drive, Colonial Heights, was charged with illegally possess alcohol at Conduit and Temple on Oct. 19. • Campbell, Andrew Jerome, 28, of the 9699 block of Graves Road, Petersburg, was charged with larceny: petit in the 600 block of Southpark Boulevard on Oct. 19. • Fogleman, Lonnie M. Jr., 23, of Chuckatuck Avenue, Petersburg, was charged with larceny: grand in the 600 block of Southpark Boulevard on Oct. 19. • Garcia, Ann Marie Rybkin, 35, of the 100 block of Goodrich Ave., Petersburg, was charged with larceny; grand in the 600 block of Southpark Boulevard on Oct. 19. • Griffin, Kirsten Gayle, 22, of the 8400 block of Woodhaven Drive, Gloucester, was charged with probation violation on Oct. 19. • Harriott, Antonio James, 24, of the 2000 block of Franklin Ave., Colonial Heights, was charged with falsely identify self to law enforcement in the 800 block of Boulevard on Oct. 19. • Lupori, John James, 38,
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CHURCH DIRECTORY Christ Community Church
Address: Meets at Lakeview Elementary School, 401 Taswell Ave. For more information or directions, call 520-6200, or www. christcommunitychurchva. org.
Life Church Address: 16801 Harrowgate Road. For info on Sunday Services and other Life Changing Ministries and Activities go to www.visitlifechurch.org, or e-mail wanda@visitlifechurch. org or call 526-7000.
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Girls volleyball: Colonial Heights vs. Prince George — Oct. 29 Boys volleyball: Colonial heights vs. Prince George — Oct. 29
Address: 601 Cameron Services are held at Avenue. For more informaSalem Church Elementary tion, call 526-5286. School , 9600 Salem Church Celebration of Road, in Chesterfield. For more information, call 804Life Church 839-3136. Celebration of Life Church of God meets at Lyons Avenue 123 Pickwick Ave. in ColoBible Church nial Heights. For more information please call 221Address: 516 Lyons Ave2915. nue. For more information, call 520-7813. Chesterfield
Address: Meets at Virginia Baptist Children’s Home, 6900 Hickory Road. For more information, call 804-796-1040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 1769 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg. For more information, call 7328567 between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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Prince George High School’s Savannah Martin (8) sets as Colonial Heights’ Savannah Couch (17) guards during the volleyball match Oct. 29 at Prince George High School. Colonial Heights won 3-0.
Prince George High School’s Lexi Lyons (4) guards Colonial Heights’ Nicosha Torres (21) at the net during the match Oct. 29 at Prince George High School. Colonial Heights won 3-0.
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Colonial Heights High School’s Frank Dinoia (16) hits against Prince George High School’s Bryant Marks (23) during the Oct. 29 match at Prince George High School. Colonial Heights won 3-1.
Prince George High School’s Ryan Albright (2) sets as Colonial Heights’ Frank Dinoia (16) watches during the Oct. 29 match at Prince George High School. Colonial Heights won 3-1.
Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Address: 19600 Halloway Address: 295 Dunlop Avenue, Matoaca. For more Farms Blvd. For more information, call 590-2094. information, call 520-4988 or visit www.colonialchrisMount Pleasant tianchurch.com.
Colonial Heights Baptist
Address: 3110 Greenwood Avenue. For more information, call 526-0816.
Address: 17201 Jef f Davis Highway. For more information, call 526-0424 Oaklawn Baptist Address: 7925 Hickory or visit www.chbaptist. com. Road, Chesterfield. For more information, call 804CH Nazarene 526-5649.
Address: 601 East Ellerslie Avenue. For more information, call 526-6920.
Colonial Heights Presbyterian
Address: 211 Lynchburg Avenue. For more information, call 526-0929 or visit h t t p : / / w w w. c o l o n i a l heightspres.org.
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Prayer Vigil Ministry The Tri-Cities Prayer Vigil Ministry has a prayer line open for prayer 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.
Prince of Peace Outreach Center
Address: Meets at Matoaca Middle School, West Address: 107 Pickwick campus. For more inforAvenue. For more informamation, call 526-8260 or visit www.ccfnet1.org. tion or transportation, call Overseer Walter J. Mason Covenant at 834-2356.
Address: 542 South Park Blvd. For more information, call 526-0634.
Prep sports schedule
Most fall sports have reached the end of the season for Colonial Heights High School. Friday, Nov. 8, marks the end of the season for football. Friday, Petersburg will play Colonial Heights at Colonial Heights High School, 7 p.m.
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Address: 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway. For more Address: 1226 W. Roslyn information, call 526-2548. Road. For more information call 526-8189 or visit St. Michael’s my s i t e. ve r i z o n . n e t / Episcopal Church FBC316/.
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Address: 18510 Branders Address: 21000 Chester- Bridge Road. For more field Avenue, Ettrick. For information, call 520-1211. more information call 526Walthall Baptist 6184 or 590-2277.
Address: 14001 Woods Edge Road. For more inforAddress: 125 E. Westover Avenue. For more informa- mation, call 530-8011. tion, call 526-3870. Wesley Methodist
Address: 3701 Conduit Address: 620 Lafayette Road. For more informaAvenue. For more informa- tion, call 526-3700 or visit tion, call 526-3276 or www. www.wesley.col-hts.org. ibc4family.com.
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Address: 3116 Woodlawn Address: 17120 Jefferson Avenue. For more informaDavis Highway. For more information, call 526- 1350. tion, call 526-2179 or 541-3514.
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Abby Lynch helps zombie-cowboy Kaine Maitland play a game at the “Halloween in the Park” event held at Flora M. Hill Park in Colonial Heights Halloween night. Warm weather, free candy and activities drew a big crowd of trick-or-treaters to the park Oct. 31. FROM STAFF REPORTS
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — The city Sheriff’s Department is retiring from heading the annual Halloween in the Park, an event that brings a couple thousand costumed trick-ortreaters to Flora M. Hill Park every Halloween. The 13-year-old event is organized by the Sheriff ’s Department, with help from the Sons of the American Legion and the Recreation and Parks Department. Next year, the event will be headed by the Recreation and Parks Department. Other organizations will still continue to assist. Sheriff Todd Wilson said that he and his office were overwhelmed, despite help from volunteers and other organizations.
“It’s a lot for a small office to prepare for and manage. We couldn’t do it without the volunteers,” he said. He said that over the years the event has grown from being attended by about 45 residents, to a couple thousand. Wilson hand-makes many of the carnival-style games himself. He adds new ones to the collection every year due to the weather and general wear. He said that his office would still help with the event, just not in a leadership role. George Dimerack, a member of Sons of the American Legion, said that organizers met three months in advance to plan the event. “It’s not an overnight thing,” he said. But Colonial Heights residents
seemed to appreciate the effort to make Halloween in the Park a fun and safe event. Many parents said that they flock to the park every year because it’s a safer alternative to trick-or-treating. Lee Avenue resident Jessica Little takes her family to the event every year. “The sidewalks get crowded and it’s dark, so it’s hard to keep up with five kids trick-or-treating,” she said. Those who came to the park instead of trick-or-treating enjoyed a bounce house, haunted house, carnival games and a costume contest. Of course, there was candy. The kids got a scoop of candy from a coffin and received candy for playing the games, and more for winning them.
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