Scary! South Chesterfield resident hosting free haunted house
By day, Tim Horne works as a mechanic. But when he’s not at work, he’s brewing up something spooky for neighbors near and far. Many people who vacation in August do so at the beach, but not Horne. Beginning on Aug. 1 each year, he takes off one day... Read more
The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will open its 42nd concert season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, with “Colors of the Orchestra” – a program that reveals the palette of colors and textures that are available to composers of orchestral music. Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slav” and Copland’s “Our Town” are showcased.... Read more
Chester UMC choir invited to sing in NYC
A 50-person choir from Chester United Methodist Church will be singing in New York City in a couple of months. The choir was invited to participate in the performance of Joseph Martin’s and Heather Sorenson’s “Christmas Dreams” as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York concert series. The... Read more
‘Holmes and Watson’
“Holmes and Watson: an intelligent mystery” opened Sept. 14 at Swift Mill Creek Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, and runs through Oct. 12. The production starts at 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and select Thursdays. Select matinees times are at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to swiftcreekmillcom, email... Read more
Glass, county Parks and Rec receive statewide awards
David Glass, co-founder of First Touch Sports, received the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society annual awards ceremony in Tysons Corner on Sept. 9. Also at the event, Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation received an award for Best New Facility for the Relic River... Read more
Orchestra pit
Workers from C.T. Purcell, Inc. were busy last week digging the orchestra pit for the new Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts outside the Chester Library. (Bryan Roland photo) Read more
New Chesterfield queen helps fight illiteracy
Beauty graced the stage on Monday, Aug. 26, as four competitors battled it out with glitz and glamour to be crowned Miss Chesterfield County Fair 2019. With a theme of Pageant Hollywood, contestants participated in four rounds: an opening dance routine, a fun outfit, a glamour outfit and an... Read more
Grand marshals
WTVR CBS-6 meteorologist Nikki Dee Ray and state Del. Riley Ingram, R-Hopewell, were grand marshals of the Chesterfield County Fair grand parade Aug. 27. Ingram is in his 28th and final year in the General Assembly. (Brenda White photo) Read more
Princess Pageant focuses on fun rather than perfection
The Chesterfield County Fair is in full force yet again, with many events scheduled daily to keep fair-goers entertained. The morning of Aug. 24 featured Princess Pageant participants ranging in age from 3 to 16 with hopes of being crowned into the Chesterfield County Royals. This year’s theme was... Read more
Sherlock Holmes is dead. Or so it is assumed. The great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis, Professor Moriarty. But as Holmes’ body was never retrieved, a number of frauds, fakes, and charlatans have since come forward to lay claim to his identity, and it... Read more