A collection of letters from a woman of the 21st century to 34 nameless women of Bible times is being released this week. “Dear Mrs. Noah: Letters to Unnamed Women of the Bible” by Chester resident Roberta M. Damon, gives appropriate names and new identities to women familiar to... Read more
MEGASITE BEING CALLED MATOACA BUT IN CHESTER
CHESTERFIELD – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the Economic Development Authority of Chesterfield to announce the acquisition of 1,675 acres of prime real estate in the county to be used to attract a large industrial manufacturing company that could bring 5,000-10,000 direct and supplier jobs and billions of dollars... Read more
  This notable intersection of Iron Bridge and Centralia roads is known for the location of it cattycorner pharmacies junk food joints, banks and the shopping center with the latest victim of the Martin’s closings. At one time the northeast corner of that intersection was home to Wrexham before... Read more
CHESTER RENTS Rents in Chester have increased 0.2 percent over the past month, and are up 3.2 percent year-over-year. •   Median rent prices here prove to be more affordable than comparable cities nationwide. •   Chester’s median two-bedroom apartment rents of $1,250 is above the national average of... Read more
Gillies named Chesterfield planning director
Chesterfield County has named Andrew G. Gillies as its new planning director. County leaders selected Gillies after a national recruitment process. He is currently the community services director for Farmers Branch, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Having worked for more than 30 years in the planning and community development... Read more
Vacationing at St. Simons Island, Georgia
Following their most productive car show ever, the Corvette Club of Richmond donated $1,000 to FeedMore. Club president Bob Brody recently presented a check for $1,000 to Doug Pick, the non-profit’s CEO, and Christy Dalton, itsCommunity Events Manager. The club raised money for FeedMore at their 21st Annual All... Read more
Train Day festival

Train Day festival

Events September 7, 2017

The Richmond Railroad Museum is celebrating the first-ever Richmond Train Day 2017. On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the museum will be surrounded by a one-of-a-kind locomotive bounce house, exciting kiddie train rides, food vendors, and live entertainment. Kids of all ages are invited to... Read more
A BIG FISH STORY
A young fisherman from the Chester area used his bare hands to catch a fighting 32-inch northern pike at Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota. Kalob Powell, 18, was checking his fish on a stringer hanging from a dock and spotted the predatory pike with its jaws clamped on one... Read more
That was then …    POWs
German POWs during WWII were held at Bellwood (DGSC). At its height, 2,000 POWs would be camped at Bellwood. As they arrived, they would build their own barra cks, athletic field and place of worship. A barbed-wire stockade circled the camp which was under surveillance by American M.P. guards... Read more