We are right around the corner from this year’s Fire Prevention Week. The theme for this year is “Look, listen, learn, be aware, fire can happen anywhere.” The point is this: •Look for places fire can start •Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm •Learn two ways out... Read more

Dogpound birthday

Dogpound October 2, 2018

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. This happens to be a special week, a very special week; my birthday is this coming Monday. It is still a big deal, but not as big deal as it used to be., if you know what I... Read more
By Nancy Drumheller Central Va. Waste Management Authority We must clean up our act! Recycling containers are for recyclable items only. Placing items, such as plastic bags or food-contaminated containers, that are not accepted in your curbside recycling cart/bin or the drop-off recycling containers cause contamination issues and add... Read more

Trying to fly

Dogpound September 25, 2018

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. My oldest daughter, Tina, and her husband, Jacob, plus two dogs and a number of cats, have been riding out the tropical storm, Florence, down in North Carolina. They got a lot of water and wind, but were... Read more
Over the last few months, several fires in vacant or abandoned buildings have been intentionally set in Petersburg. It is as if this is an arsonist with a conscience, considering the type of buildings that he or she is choosing to light off. Wikipedia says arson is “a crime... Read more

Struggling with change

Dogpound September 18, 2018

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I am typing this on my new laptop, not by choice; I was forced to because my laptop started doing these unscheduled “dumps.” I would be typing along, and suddenly I am looking at a blue screen saying... Read more
Just two days ago, we were standing on the shore of the Cape Fear River, looking at one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The mandatory evacuation notice for vacationers came Monday afternoon, Sept. 10. For residents, it was Sept. 11-12. A canceled vacation only matters... Read more
I thank him and could not agree more with Jim Daniels’ letter to the Village News editor regarding the loss of Chester’s “Village Oak.” I also applaud his and Joe Hillier’s offer to pay for a professional arborist’s evaluation of this beloved tree in a valiant effort to save... Read more

Getting wet

Dogpound September 12, 2018

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound Hope you had a nice long Labor Day weekend. Mine was special. I was able to attend the first game of the season for the Ohio State Buckeyes. We played Oregon State University, also OSU. Go figure! Anyway,... Read more
Public schools are now back in session after a quick summer has led to the 2018-2019 school year. Young children are going to kindergarten for the first time. Sixth-graders are experiencing middle school, while ninth-graders are adapting to high school. What does all of this mean for you and... Read more