Bumper Cars

Fire & Life Safety January 14, 2020

Bumper cars was a ride that I first remember riding at the fair. The problem is that people drive on highways the same way that we used to drive bumper cars. I drove home on 288, during rush hour. A whole lot of traffic, with some people in an... Read more

Party Funds

Dogpound January 14, 2020

Hello and welcome back to the new Dogpound. Well, technically not new, but we are in a “new” year, so that will have to count. The other day I received an e-mail at work from a lady on the other side of the offices, which was a surprise to... Read more
To the Editor: Let’s do this!  I would hope for the approval and passing of the Courthouse Landing Project proposed for the area along Rts. 10/288/Courthouse Road area.  I have been impressed with those who have put these plans together for such a helpful asset to our community.  ... Read more

Sleep soundly

Fire & Life Safety December 25, 2019

This article will be dated December 25, 2019, but you might be reading this on Christmas Eve. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of fire safety every day of your life. Fires at Christmas seem to hit a bit harder, but if you lose a loved one to a... Read more
As this is the time of the year when folks set out to decorate their homes for Christmas, I thought that I would share a few reminders to keep you and your home safe. Every year, a tragic accident or fire occurs during this time of the year. My... Read more

Aftertaste

Dogpound December 11, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and you are getting ready to prep for Christmas. I had a nice Thanksgiving; I drove to my sister’s house in Ohio, which is a long 5-hour drive, but this was... Read more
Does transparency really matter?
RE: 20SN0526 Court House Landing aka ‘Project Corner’ By Mike Uzel, member of Chesterfield Citizens United Two community meetings by the developer and Chesterfield County have been held concerning a proposed mixed-use development at the corner of Route 10 and Courthouse Road, at the entrance ramp to 288, one... Read more
There have been three apartment fires in our area in about 72 hours. An apartment building is built to house multiple families. Most apartment buildings are outfitted with a sprinkler system, designed to extinguish or keep the fire in check, while building occupants have the opportunity to escape. The... Read more

The maddening

Dogpound December 5, 2019

H ello and welcome back to the madding world of the Dogpound. “I am going completely mad! I tell you! Mad! They are driving me insane! I am not lying!” Do you remember the song from 1966 that was titled, “They’re coming to take me away, Ha-Haa!” Maybe you... Read more
I recently heard that a friend of mine was dealing with the aftermath of a fire in his home. The fire involved a sofa that caught fire, as a result of a child playing with a lighter or matches. I have written about this subject, on numerous occasions. My... Read more