WWI uniform finds new home at Fort Lee
Fort Lee is celebrating their centennial this year and in keeping with the theme of military history is Chester’s own Bebe Alexander. The 94-year-old Chester resident donated her father’s WWI uniform (and letters he wrote to her mother) to Fort Lee’s PXtra, and it will be on display for... Read more
That was then… Matoaca Mill
Bessie Hicks, circa 1904, holds her son and daughter, possibly waiting for her husband to get home from a hard day’s work at the Matoaca Mill or getting ready to go to work at the sweat shop herself. The Matoaca Mill spun cotton into cloth using newly invented machines.... Read more
FORT LEE, Va. – Fort Lee commemorates its centennial in 2017 with a variety of activities that honor both its rich history and the lineage of troops, family members, and civilians who contributed to a century of support to the nation. Celebration plans in July include a community concert... Read more
County continues to celebrate black history
A mural of Howard L. Baugh in the Chesterfield County Airport, painted by Maggie O’Leary, is a token of honor for this member of the Tuskegee Airman, those who served bravely and boldly in World War II. Baugh passed away Aug. 23, 2008, but his legacy lives on. The... Read more
Budget Meetings underway CHESTERFIELD — To continue engaging citizens about the budget process, Chesterfield County will host community meetings among the county’s magisterial districts. The meetings are part of the county’s “Blueprint Chesterfield” initiative, which began last summer as a way for citizens to learn about the budget process... Read more
In a historic first for the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the world of the traditional classical symphony orchestra will merge with the modem combination of electric guitars, bass, vocals, and rhythm sets as the Chester-based variety band, Outside the Wire, joins with the 55-member Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in its 5th... Read more
Juniors, seniors donate their time for a vision launch event
The Central Virginia Youth Center is having a “vision launch” event Saturday, Feb. 18 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The center is a Christian-based non-profit for local teenagers and is sponsored by the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist. The group was founded by Ashley Cox (who is also the... Read more
The state of Dale District School By John Erbach. Dale District School Board Member   After serving the Dale District on our School Board for a year now, I am humbled at the tremendous success of our County’s schools and the opportunities to build on those successes. Chesterfield County... Read more

BusinessCommunity February 10, 2017 0

Call Federal credit union’s new location in the Kroger Marketplace center has no tellers. A coffee bar just off the entrance sets the stage for conversation on two sofas in front of a large wall-size touch-screen monitor. Members may also choose one of the table tops large enough for... Read more
Weinermobile visits Chester
Two drivers traveling from Georgia brought the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile to Chester. Ketchup Kayla and Tasty T greeted sightseers at the Kroger grocery store in the Breckenridge Shopping Center and at the Kroger Marketplace on Iron Bridge Road Thursday. Sightseers took pictures with the Weinermobile, viewed the inside of... Read more