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Chesterfield to Participate in Dominion Energy's Electric School Bus Program
Chesterfield County's fleet of school busses is getting a jolt from one of the country's largest electric utilities. Dominion Energy is preparing to deliver two electric school buses to the county by the end of the year as part of their Electric School Bus Program. This is the first time Chesterfield will be adding electric school buses to its fleet of over 630 buses.
The Electric School Bus Program aims to reduce emissions, operation and maintenance costs. The buses' batteries will be able to store and inject electric energy into the local power grid during periods of high demand when the buses are not in transport.
Do you worry about your plants surviving during the cold winter months? Chesterfield Cooperative Extension can help! They are offering free lawn and garden seminars throughout the spring, presented by Chesterfield County Master Gardner volunteers.
The first seminar, Growing Greens Indoors, takes place on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd. Attendees will learn how to build a mini garden for early leafy greens that can move from indoors to outdoors and back. Seating is limited and registration is required.
They will be playing selections from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation by Michal Gandolfi, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opes 33 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan). Special guest cellist Julian Schwarz. Conducted by Laura Jackson.
Interested in learning more about the Jefferson Davis Corridor? Then check out “In the Spotlight” from the Department of Community Enhancement.
Each month, the series will showcase a local business, park or attraction located along the corridor and include short interviews with business owners, helpful tips for visitors and more. This month the Ashton Creek Vineyard and co-owner Rachel Thibault were highlighted.
If your business is located along the Jefferson Davis Corridor and you would like to be considered for the series, contact the Department of Community Enhancement by phone at 804-751-4680 or by email at ThompsonK@chesterfield.gov.
Be Prepared with Chesterfield Alert
With winter weather rolling in, make sure you stay alert! Sign up for Chesterfield Alert, the best way to be alerted about emergencies, severe weather, road closures and other critical information you need to stay safe.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.
Also be sure to follow Chesterfield County on Facebook and Twitter for time-sensitive messages to keep you informed.
Stay Safe This Winter!
Make sure you understand the forecast and can prepare for what's coming by knowing these important winter weather terms: