Please note the control buttons at the bottom of the page and play around with them to get familiar with what they do. The online paper you see is identical to the Village News you see on the stand every week at your favorite pickup place. But the online... Read more
Christmas Parade CANCELLED
The Kiwanis Christmas parade is CANCELLED. This year’s parade theme is “Parade of the Christmas Toys.” Dickie King as our Grand Marshal. West Hundred Road between the Chester YMCA and Harrowgate Road will close starting at 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The parade will begin at 2 p.m., and West Hundred... Read more
The Old Dominion Chapter Modelers are pleased to announce that they will be open for extended hours during the Christmas Season. For four weekends starting Nov. 25 the huge HO model will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for the viewing pleasure of adults... Read more
At Henricus Historical Park’s Three Centuries of Virginia Christmas event, Saturday, Dec. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. interpreters will be demonstrating the changing traditions of English Christmas during the reigns of King James I (1621), King George III (1776) and Queen Victoria (1864). From 6 p.m. to 9... Read more
That was then… Home Ec
Sewing, ironing, cooking, and home management were once important talents for a young lady to learn as she approached adulthood and the end of her high school years. Fast food in the 1950s and ’60s was not quite the thing yet, and home cooking helped make those living in... Read more
There’s a new chief in town
Chesterfield County introduced incoming police chief Jeffrey Kratz to the community. Surrounded by police in dress uniforms, area state police officers, the county board, county employee staff members, and the press, Kratz thanked recruitment and selection staff, the board, and the community at Tuesday’s announcement. “The opportunity to join... Read more
Colonial Heights’ 65th annual Christmas parade is here once again, and the nighttime event will be held Dec. 5 this year. Gray Gaulding, a native of Colonial Heights and a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver, will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal. The parade, started by the Colonial... Read more
New children’s musical to be  performed at Hickory Hill
The Heritage Ensemble Theatre Company is excited to announce its premiere of “The Dream Seller and the Forest Dwellers.” The production is scheduled to run Nov. 29 – Dec. 9 at Hickory Hill Community Center, located at 3000 E. Belt Boulevard. General admission is $15 for adults and $12... Read more
Chesterfield robotics team gears up for battlefield
By Kasey Tross, team mentor, Librarybots The LibraryBots, FTC robotics team 7278 sponsored by the Chesterfield County Public Library, is preparing to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Virginia Qualifier to be held Dec. 2 at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, where they will face off against thirty-nine... Read more
Jamal Riley, the executive director of the Chester YMCA, shared the “2025 Strategic Plan” with the Chester Lions during their weekly meeting of Nov. 14. Although the Chester Y is only one of the 21 Y’s under the Greater Richmond area, it is the third-largest with about 11,000 members.... Read more