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Girl Scout Troop 5261

Chesterfield County Fire and EMS

Chesterfield County Fire and EMSLast week, Girl Scout Troop 5261, stopped by Chesterfield County Fire and EMS Station #21 to drop off some girl scout cookies for the crew.

The firefighters took the opportunity to make an impression on them by giving them a fire station tour and education on fire safety.

Our local firefighters love opportunities to interact with the community outside of emergency incidents.

Great work by Troop 5261 and the firefighters from Station #21.

 

 

Danny Murphy

 

 

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 Spring Green

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Have You Started Seeing Grubs

In Your Lawn This Year?

Spring GreenI recently received a call from a Spring-Green Franchise Owner about dealing with grubs in the spring. He had received a call from a customer who stated that they had grubs feeding on their lawn.  This confused the Franchise Owner and the customer as they both thought that grubs were only active during late summer and fall of the year.

The typical annual white grub female lays her eggs in late spring through mid-summer.  These eggs hatch in late summer/early fall as c-shaped grubs and begin feeding on turf roots, soil, and other organic material that they come into contact while foraging for food.  They will feed throughout the fall and even into early winter depending on the soil temperatures.

As it becomes colder, grubs will burrow down into the soil to escape the frost line.  During the Polar Vortex of 2014, these grubs were found to have dug as deep as 36 inches to stay below the frost line.

In the spring, when soil temperatures begin to warm, grubs will begin rising to the surface, feed a little bit, than burrow back into the soil where they make a small capsule in the soil to pupate and emerge as adults in late spring to early summer. Then the whole process begins again.

Unless the spring is very dry, most people don’t even notice spring grub activity. They don’t feed as voraciously in the spring as they do in the fall. They will still feed on turfgrass roots, but usually the grass is growing quickly and the roots are replaced before any damage is noticed.

Most people will discover grubs in their lawns in the spring when they may add or expand a landscape bed. When the turf is removed, the grubs are easily seen. If left alone, they will dig themselves back into the soil. If there are not too many of them, they can be collected, placed in a bag and disposed of in the garbage.

The other time that homeowners will find grubs is when a skunk, raccoon or opossum start digging up the lawn looking for food. These critters do more damage to a lawn than the actual grubs as they tear it up.

Applying an insect control in the spring is usually not recommended as the grubs are not feeding enough to ingest enough of the control material to kill them. The best thing to do is to make sure you apply a grub preventative in early summer. This material will prevent the eggs from hatching or growing, and then grubs will not be a problem in your lawn.

 

 

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Family Guidance Centers

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Do you have a black dog?

Family Guidance Centers

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Mustangs 5k

Midlothian Middle School

Midlothian Middle is sponsoring its third annual 5K.

Register for the April 30 event at mustangs5k.weebly.com.

If you would like a T-shirt, you must register before April 13.

 Midlothian Middle 5K

 

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acac midlothian

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BASEBALL

Benedictine 8 Monacan 0

St. Christopher’s 3 Christchurch 0

Collegiate 4 STAB 3

Stafford 13 Cosby 3

Deep Run 11 Caroline 6

Woodberry Forest 1 Fork Union 0

SOFTBALL

Collegiate 6 St. Catherine’s 5

LACROSSE

BOYS

St. Christopher’s 15 DeMatha 9

Collegiate 11 Kiski Prep 10

GIRLS

St. Catherine’s 17 Covenant 5

SOCCER

GIRLS

St. Catherine’s 3 Trinity Episcopal 1

Covenant 3 Steward 1

Veritas 7 James River Eagles 1

GOLF

BOYS

St. Christopher’s 142 Norfolk Academy 148

 

 

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 Dogtopia Chesterfield

Wednesday’s Weather from Dogtopia

weatherWednesday

Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

 

 

weatherWednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 48. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

 

 

weatherThursday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

 

 

weatherThursday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

 

 

weatherFriday

Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

 

weatherFriday Night

A chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

 

weatherSaturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

 

 

weatherSaturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

 

 

weatherSunday

Sunny, with a high near 61.

 

 

weatherSunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36.

 

 

weatherMonday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

 

 

 

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Ace Glass

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ON GOING

 

Youth Art Month

Bellwood Elementary will celebrate Youth Art Month with fun attire. Throughout March, students and staff members will wear items with patterns on Mondays, warm colors (red, yellow or orange) on Tuesdays, cool colors (blue, green or purple) on Wednesdays, animal prints on Thursdays and Bellwood spirit colors (green, yellow and white) on Fridays. For more information, call 743-3600.

Cardinal Craze

To celebrate Youth Art Month, the halls at Crenshaw Elementary feature cardinals (the school mascot). Earlier, students took home large posters to decorate. Students can use any type of material, mimic a famous artist, pattern their cardinal on a book character or another animal, give it colorful designs or try any other original idea. Starting March 7 and continuing throughout March, the colorful creations will hang throughout the school. For more information, email Jennike_Duignam@ccpsnet.net.

NEXT WEEK

School dedication

There will be a dedication ceremony for Carver College and Career Academy 8-9 a.m. April 5. Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton will be the keynote speaker. After the program, there will be a reception in the library. For more information, call 768-6156.

Field trip

Fourth-graders from Curtis Elementary will visit Pamplin Historical Park 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 to learn about the Civil War. For more information, call 768-6175.

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