National Night Out

National Night Out

Community August 14, 2018 0

ABOVE: Fred Martinez got his face painted by Hannah Daniels at the Mid-Cities Civic Association’s National Night Out festivities Tuesday, Aug. 7. Daniels, a member of the Beach Community Grange, volunteered to help at the annual event, which is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts and... Read more
Buffalo Soldiers the topic at local banquet
ABOVE: From left: Trooper John Nicholas, student hostess Tierra Wilcox, interim youth advisor Shawntell Greene, Trooper George Grady Sr., and student host Reginal Trent are pictured at a recent NAACP banquet. CHESTER – Dressed in uniform and surrounded by historic posters and documents, several Buffalo Soldier re-enactors were guests at... Read more
Ettrick Park building dedicated to local doctor
ABOVE: Matoaca district supervisor Steve Elswick is pictured with Dr. Samuel E. Busch, his wife, Dr. Joyce Busch, and daughter, Susan B. Bell, at the dedication of the Ettrick Park concession building. CHESTERFIELD — The concession building at Ettrick Park has been dedicated in honor of Dr. Samuel Busch, a... Read more
Development plans for the following cases have been filed with Chesterfield County Planning Department, including a greenhouse, medical office, office/warehouse and fuel farm, the latter two at the Chesterfield County Airport. Ruffin Mill Farm LLC plans to build a 1,936-square-foot retail greenhouse and 600-square-foot office on 25.5 acres at... Read more
Hear, ye, hear ye!! Longtime Chester resident thankful for gift
ABOVE: Mollie McDowell and hearing instrument specialist Nick Vickers. Mollie McDowell received a gift last week that was music to her ears. McDowell, 86, was fitted for a new pair of $6,000 hearing aids last week, courtesy of the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation. The longtime Chester resident was thrilled.... Read more
Happy Trails! Youth Conservation Corps helps at Pocahontas State Park
ABOVE: Hunter Faison shows a tree he removed while trail building at Pocahontas State Park recently. On a hot, humid August day in the depths of Pocahontas State Park, a group of young people with the Youth Conservation Corps helped build a new hiking trail. “We’re doing something productive,” 16-year-old... Read more
Childrey wins GOP nod
John Childrey won the Republican nomination for Chesterfield County’s commonwealth’s attorney Saturday with 80 percent of the vote in a canvass at six locations. Childrey, chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney in Chesterfield, defeated Stacey Davenport, a Henrico County domestic violence prosecutor. The two were vying for the Grand Old Party’s... Read more
Third Thursdays: Burrito Riders League to perform Aug. 16
The Chester Village Green’s Third Thursdays concert series continues Aug. 16 when Burrito Riders League takes the stage. The band came together in the spring of 2015 after Chester musician Slim Stanton posted on Facebook something to the effect of: “Before I die I need to play in a... Read more
Hummus plant set to expand
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – Sabra Dipping Co. broke ground July 24 on an expansion of the world’s largest hummus-making facility. The 40,000-square-foot expansion of the 220,000-square-foot factory in the Ruffin Mill Industrial Park east of Interstate 95 will enable Sabra to further expedite product delivery to retail, which means getting... Read more
Two vie for  GOP nomination: Canvass for top attorney slot to be held Aug. 11 at six county locations
    Chesterfield County voters can choose the Republican nominee for commonwealth’s attorney in a canvass election Aug. 11. The contest is between John Childrey, chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney in Chesterfield, and Stacey Davenport, a domestic violence prosecutor in Henrico County. The candidate elected to the position Nov. 6... Read more