Remember last fall, when you aerated, seeded and fertilized? Remember spring, when you put down crabgrass preventer and maybe sprayed herbicide? Lawn care does not stop just because it is summer. Here are a few, free cool season grass tips for the not so cool summer. I thought “free”... Read more
Suddenly, one hundred and fifty years after Appomattox, the Civil War has become a hot topic yet again. Dylann Roof gets the blame for starting this. In the wake of his massacre of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church, we learned of his Confederate battle flag obsession. In a... Read more
With more hot and humid days ahead of us, I thought that I would write an article on dealing with the heat. Working or playing in extreme heat requires preparation. The first means of preparation is to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate. Hydrating is a lot like pain management, once... Read more
To the Editor: Hurrah to Dorothy Jaeckle and Chesterfield Planning Commission for their beautiful James River Industrial Park. I am so happy that they are interested in beautifying the Enon area. I have the privilege of driving Lawing Drive as my route to work several days a week, and... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the concerned world of the Dogpound. Max had another bad spell, and I had to take him in to the vet for a full exam.  The good news is that he has no cancer or tumors, just a very bad case of arthritis in... Read more
How many calories do you burn if you drive to work? Not many, even if you drive while listening to your favorite exercise CD and find the closest parking space to your building before you sit on your butt all day. Physical jobs are much better for you. Just... Read more
To the Editor: We moved our business, the Beverage Equipment Company, to Chester over 35 years ago. We employed eight people and serviced three states from our Chester location. Through the years, my wife Jeanne and I have transitioned our business from service to retail, moving from a location... Read more
What a glorious summer day we were given this Sunday. After weeks of intense heat, apocalyptic thunder storms and one dreary Saturday, Sunday showed up with brilliant blue skies, low humidity and a cool breeze. In a word, perfect. I spent the day getting reacquainted with my yard and... Read more
What brought you to Chesterfield? I moved here with my family in 1992. Like many others, we moved here because of the high reputation of Chesterfield schools and then never left. We seem to have been correct in our assessment of the school system, as both our daughters were ... Read more
When the storms hit Doswell last night, wouldn’t you know it, we were there. We took our students to King’s Dominion/Kingsfest, as a “fun” culmination to a week of hard work and heat. We all know that when it gets this hot that big storms are coming. This was... Read more