Hello and welcome back to the patriotic world of the Dogpound. In a few days we will be celebrating our Independence Day…or as we know it, the Fourth of July. On this date the Second Continental Congress approved our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. The colonies had been... Read more
By Guest Author Becky Hypes Becky wrote this on my Facebook page the other day and I felt like it needed to be restated in my column. When anger leads to violence, we have crossed the line. This has been on Becky’s heart and mind for a while. Therefore I... Read more
  As we begin to learn more about the tragic high-rise apartment building in London, I want to address what protects us. Thus far, there are 17 confirmed fatalities and about 100 people still missing. There are so many issues that lead to a situation like this, but I... Read more
Nathan Hendrick, a recent graduate of Matoaca High School, was presented the Richard Nunnally Scholarship from the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association. The scholarship was developed to honor the former Chesterfield Extension Agent, and is given annually to an outstanding horticulture student at Chesterfields Vocational Technical Center. Nathan... Read more

Dogpound graduate

Dogpound June 21, 2017

Hello, and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. My neighbors put up a big tent last weekend to celebrate the graduation of their oldest daughter from high school. I do not know if she plans on attending college or not, but it did kick start my... Read more
Hello, and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. If my calendar is correct, Father’s Day is just around the corner, and for some of you this better be a wake-up call to get your “you-know-what” in gear…pronto! Now, we all know Father’s Day follows Mother’s Day,... Read more

Taking Comfort

Mixing Bowl June 10, 2017

Even though the “official” start of summer is not until June 21(when we celebrate the summer solstice), it’s pretty hard to deny that summer is in the air after Memorial Day weekend. The swimming pools open, baseball is being played every weekend, the temperatures climb higher and higher, and... Read more
We just finished an 1,800-mile, round-trip journey to Florida. We traveled in three vehicles, with most of our time spent on I-95 and I-4. Driving was an experience, though the weather was nice and we experienced no mechanical issues. We saw accidents, a brush fire, traffic backups, road construction,... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend…mine was going along pretty well till I got an e-mail from my master …on Memorial Day no less. He said,”Hey, I know it is a holiday but we still have... Read more
Weed (noun): a wild plant that grows where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants. Garden (noun): a piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables. Gardener (noun): a sometimes-frustrated individual often seen pulling, digging, spraying, and saying unkind words... Read more