Project Utopia? Residents concerned about potential ‘megasite No. 2′
Some folks living in the Southeast Chesterfield area are not too hip about a potential large-scale industrial development that could be coming their way. Concerned citizens who live near Marguerite Christian Elementary School recently informed the Village News about plans they say were revealed to them for a potential... Read more
Graceful entry: New pastor on board at Chester church
He wasn’t planning on moving, but felt God leading him to Chester. Grace Lutheran Church recently installed a new pastor, the Rev. Jaim Gann. Gann, 44, came to Chester with his wife Janine and children, Sarah, 12, and David, 8. He replaces the interim pastor, Martin Teske, who had... Read more
Two of the Village News’ freelance writers recently won awards for their work. Amanda Creasey won a first-place award from the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association for a story about Chester resident Andrea Sisson and her son Nick summering in Alaska several times and returning with a sled dog as... Read more
Moore’s Lake transformed: Emerson, Roper open The Jane apartments off Jefferson Davis Highway
The Moore’s Lake area has been transformed into some luxury apartments: The Jane at Moore’s Lake. The icon vacation spot of Jefferson Davis Highway from years gone by can be viewed in photographs that line the walls of the first floor of The Jane’s first 100-unit apartment building at... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2020 budget last week that includes an additional $1.9 million in funding for Chesterfield Schools. Budget Director Meghan Coates noted that the $1.9 million deficit was created when the General Assembly’s budget did not match what Gov. Ralph... Read more
RoboHawks earn invitation to Detroit robotics competition
Four Richmond-area high school robotics teams will face top competitors from around the world at the FIRST Championship presented by Qualcomm in Detroit from April 24-27. The teams won spots at the international tournament during the FIRST Chesapeake Championshp held April 10-13 at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena. The best high school robotics... Read more
Candidates file for primary, general elections
The candidates who have filed to run as of March 29 who represent the Village News’ coverage area are listed below. The primary election is June 11 and the general election Nov. 5. *indicates incumbent State House Dist. 62: Lindsey Dougherty (D), Tavorise Marks (D), Carrie Coyner (R) Dist.... Read more
Former teachers walk through life together
“We knew each other before we knew our husbands,” Nancy Byrd said of her friend, Ann Robbins. “So it’s funny that Nancy married a Byrd and I married a Robbins,” Ann said, pointing out the avian connection to their married names. But their strikingly related surnames are not the... Read more
Fashion show raises scholarship funds
The Woman’s Club of Chester hosted their annual fashion show Saturday, April 6, at Chester Baptist Church. The outfits were provided by Peebles Department Store of Colonial Heights, as they had prior years. A local nonprofit, Fishes and Loaves, catered the event, and 62 door prizes, raffles, and a... Read more
Local artist’s wares on display at Petersburg art gallery
Steve Harris gets his art inspiration from dreams and current events, with almost all of his drawings and sculpture telling a story. Those stories will be on display at his show “19 Sculptures and Nine Drawings” at the Petersburg Area Art League Gallery this month. “Each piece I do... Read more