New court surfaces for Ettrick Park
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Ettrick Park last Tuesday to unveil their newly renovated basketball and tennis courts. The unveiling was held in conjunction with 34th annual National Night Out celebration, an event that brings police and residents together in support of crime prevention. Stuart Connock Jr.,... Read more
Kelly to serve as interim police chief Col. Thierry G. Dupuis announced that following h is retirement on Sept. 1, 2017, Lt. Col. Daniel W. Kelly will serve as interim chief of police. Kelly’s appointment will be effective Sept. 1, 2017, and will continue until the Chesterfield County Board... Read more
Friends of the library The Friends of Chester Library will have a meeting on Thursday, August 17, at 7 p.m. in the small meeting room at the library to elect a new leader for the Friends branch. Current members and any person interested in joining the Friends are welcome... Read more
Last weekend, Joe and Mary Carroll Jordan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a great gathering of family members and friends. They were married on Aug.10, 1967, at Good Counsel Catholic Church in Little Rock, Ark. Mary Carroll’s uncle, the Rev. Thomas Keller, officiated at the wedding. In December... Read more
Henricus Historical Park offers a variety of camps throughout the summer for children who enjoy the outdoors and history. Camp Pocahontas, held on June 26 to 30 and again on July 10 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for campers ages six through ten years old, explore... Read more
Four locations are now being considered for the Tri-Cities Multimodal Station, a project to consider the construction of a new regional rail station in the Tri-Cities, which includes the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George. The existing Petersburg Station in... Read more
Pocahontas State Park received a grant award of $15,000 from the Garden Club of Virginia for the Heritage Center Conversion to Discovery Center Project. This award is part of the association’s 2020 Centennial Project, which supports various projects in Virginia State Parks. The park’s project to convert the Heritage... Read more
Steve Harris of Chester and L.T. Holmes of Prince George sang “Me and Mrs. Jones” – a 1972 soul song written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Cary Gilbert, and originally recorded by Billy Paul – and their performance led the judges for the 7th Annual Senior Idol competition to award them... Read more
WASHINGTON – C-SPAN recently announced that Joseph Stoll has been named one of three recipients of C-SPAN’s 2017 Teacher Fellowship Program. Stoll teaches U.S. History and U.S. Government to high school students at L.C. Bird in Chesterfield. He is an AP U.S. exam reader, and he teaches a U.S.... Read more
Carver Middle’s crazy challenge re-scheduled Carver Middle School’s seventh grade has rescheduled their “2nd Annual I’d Rather be Crazy Than Lazy Challenge” to Thursday, June 1 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is free for everyone and is for all ages. The event will consist of various... Read more