Urban garden created at VSU’s Summerseat
An urban garden was recently planted at Virginia State University to help combat “food deserts.” The garden, which was built and planted June 11, is located at the Summerseat historic house. Fifteen Sabra Dipping Co. employees joined VSU faculty and staff in the effort, a press release states. The... Read more
Brothers’ Keeper offers mental health assistance to youth, adults
David Banks and his wife, Katrina, started Brothers’ Keeper Inc. in Richmond in 2002. The business was focused on mentoring children in foster care and those coming out of the Department of Corrections. It branched out in 2007 to include counseling of youth and families. The company relocated to... Read more
Sabra expanding: Plans to add onto existing building in South Chesterfield
Sabra Dipping Co. plans to expand its South Chesterfield operations. The company has filed site plans with the county to add 37,816 square feet to its 220,560-square-foot factory in the Ruffin Mill Industrial Park at 15900 Sabra Way between I-95 and the Appomattox River. A loading dock with eight... Read more
War bond with a story
Mary Runnels holds a 1956 Series E war bond that she recently found. Her mother, Floris Blankenship, purchased the bond for her for $18.75. It is now worth $188.59, Runnels said, noting it stopped accruing interest after 30 years. Her mother bought the bond for her as a life... Read more
Finance major returns, enjoys teaching middle-school math
Rachel Watson was a finance major in her third year of college when the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred, and it made her stop and think about her life. She had always wanted to be a teacher, but changed her mind after she had been talked out... Read more
Carver Academy students attend Flying Squirrels’ game
MEGA Mentors recently took Carver Academy students to a Richmond Flying Squirrels’ game to help them learn about the day-to-day management of the team. The students had prime seats behind home plate for the May 29 game against the Bowie Baysox, and they met pitcher Dan Slania. Pictured from... Read more
Public divided on Nash Road extension
Following a May 21 public meeting about options the county is considering to extend Nash Road to Route 10, the comments indicate no consensus among residents. Comments that were submitted in person or by email from May 21 to June 4 reveal that 23 people support the project and... Read more
Terrell honored for 40 years with youth sports
Robert Terrell began coaching when his son Marty started playing baseball in 1978 and never looked back. Terrell, who goes by “Bob,” was honored May 23 by the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors with the Hall of Fame Lifetime Volunteer award for 40 years of volunteer service to youth sports.... Read more
Officers help with annual Special Olympics fundraiser
CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield police once again helped carry the torch for the Special Olympics. Participants raised funds in order to run in the race from Chester Police Station to the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center near Mimms Drive. The run began Friday, June 8, at 9 a.m. and ended... Read more
Golden Apple Awards, scholarships distributed to teachers, students
Three Chesterfield County educators recently received the prestigious Golden Apple Award, and five area students were honored with scholarships from the Kappa Foundation of Petersburg Inc. The awards were made June 2 at the Kappa Foundation’s annual scholarship and achievement awards breakfast. The Golden Apple Award was presented to... Read more