All gardeners, whether ornamental or vegetable, appreciate nature’s color palette in spring. For 84 years, The Garden Club of Virginia has celebrated the beauty of spring through its Historic Garden Week tours. The Garden Club of Virginia, located in Richmond. was founded in 1920 by eight garden clubs. The... Read more
To the Editor: At the Board of Supervisors meeting this week Chairwoman Dorothy Jaeckle, superintendent for the Bermuda District, defended her recent statements about non-English-speakers and homeless citizens which have caused controversy across the county and the region. In a statement she read from the dais, she said: “This... Read more
Supervisor Jaeckle’s comments on immigrants and the poor To the Editor: To me, this is a case of an elected official using a cost-benefit analysis to mask prejudices against immigrants and poor families. Regarding immigrant students, she argues that spending more on ESOL programs hurts English speaking students. Where... Read more
Dear Village News Readers, I would like to give you some background on what prompted the discussion that was reported in such a misleading, out-of-context manner in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Over the past several years the Board of Supervisors and the School Board worked together to restore some of... Read more
It’s time to brighten up your landscape, fellow garden enthusiasts. Central Virginia will likely have a few more cold days, and frost is possible until mid-April. So, there is plenty of time to exercise an important aspect of gardening, which is planning. Planning avoids the mistake that many gardeners,... Read more
  Not a week goes by that we do not hear about a fire in our region. The most recent fire occurred in Northern Chesterfield. It appears that the fire started on a rear deck, with extension into the attic and subsequently into the rest of the home. This... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I was in the grocery store the other day and I noticed that the freezer aisle was dark. There were no lights in the freezers..which normally means that things are not getting cold..except for one freezer that had... Read more
During these divisive times, it’s always nice to see people coming together. I can tell you that nothing brings people together better than a Girl Scout cookie sale! From selling at work, to having my sweet girl call and plead family members to purchase her delicious cookies, she has... Read more
A few days ago, a mobile home caught fire, destroying the mobile home and displacing the two occupants. I do not know whether the results of the investigation are known yet, as to what caused the fire. I do not know the statistics, but it seems that more mobile... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. This is a non-football issue since I am writing this weeks after the Big Game. OK then… the other day I went down into the basement to replace the air filter in my furnace. When I got to... Read more