Bringing horses and humans together
When Chesterfield resident Sara Babb discovered she could intertwine her career in social work and counseling with her love of horses, she jumped at the chance to combine both of her passions. So she started a nonprofit: emPOWER Equine Assisted Services. The program uses horses as part of a... Read more
‘It takes a village’: ChesterFest is Saturday
The popular ChesterFest event is back Saturday, Sept. 28. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Chester Village Green and surrounding streets. “This year’s music will be done different from years past,” organizer Elliott Fausz said. “We won’t have any large acts on... Read more
All levels of paddlers welcome to preserve the Appomattox River during the 12th annual “Paddle or Battle” on Saturday, Sept. 28. Paddle or Battle is an opportunity for a recreational paddle or a competitive race in a canoe, kayak, or SUP board on the scenic Appomattox River. The 10-mile... Read more
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation will open a new nature-themed playground at R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks, 201 Enon Church Road, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Funding came from Niagara Cares, the philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, and the project was completed in partnership with... Read more
The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the preferred multi-use trail corridor identified during the Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study. Through a virtual presentation and two public information meetings, VDOT will provide an overview of the trail study process to date, present the findings from the... Read more
New boat ramps?
A memorandum of understanding between Chesterfield County and Dominion Energy calls for decommissioning of a boat ramp at Dutch Gap Conservation Area in order to allow the utility to remove coal ash from two coal ash “ponds” along Coxendale Road near Henricus Historical Park. The proposal calls for two... Read more
Local women train for marathon: Murphy, Moody aim to raise funds for cures
Accumulating miles on foot around Chester is just one small task for two friends who have decided to prepare for the Chicago Marathon. Chesterfield resident Frances Murphy is running to raise funds for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Murphy’s friend Amanda Moody will be running to support the Leukemia... Read more
County gets update on FOLAR trail progress
Little by little, the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River are making progress. FOLAR representative Heather Barrar updated county officials about trails in the area during the Aug. 28 Board of Supervisors work session. “We brought $2.5 million of improvements to the region over 20 years,” Barrar said. This... Read more
New at Crater Community Hospice
Tabatha F. Mitchell is the new admissions nurse at Crater Community Hospice. The Chesterfield resident is a graduate of the Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing. (Courtesy photo) Read more
Agreement reached for new access to Henricus, Dutch Gap, boat ramp
A memorandum of understanding between Dominion Energy and Chesterfield County regarding access to Henricus Historical Park, Dutch Gap Conservation area and boat ramp was unanimously approved Aug. 28 by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors as part of the consent agenda. Dominion had already signed off on the deal,... Read more