After the food coma of the holidays passes, most people want to recover their fitness equilibrium — getting back to a normal routine of exercise and conservative, healthy eating. It’s getting colder outside and feels like time to hibernate. Sometimes it’s extremely hard to get back into fitness and... Read more
RICHMOND – Sean, 25, didn’t socialize much in high school, but respite weekends at the Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp Baker in Chesterfield now give him the chance. Sean truly enjoys his time with his Camp Baker buddies, according to his mom Teresa, who says it is a safe place... Read more
Route 10 Bridge Honored in name of Sgt. Aaron Xavier Wittman On Sunday, the bridge on West Hundred Road in Chester was named in honor of fallen Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, U.S. Army. At a ceremony at Chester Village Green, the bridge was officially named the Sergeant Aaron Xavier... Read more
Girl Scout Troop 5233 completed their Silver Award Project by installing mile markers in the Chester Linear Park. On December 27, at 9 a.m. at the Chester Linear Park, Girl Scouts from Troop 5233 will have a dedication and install plaques at the park. “Sadly, this will be the... Read more
Chesterfield County and Virginia State University (VSU) officials and friends of the Appomattox riverfront dedicated the Appomattox Trail, one of the newest parks managed by Chesterfield County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, last month. The river trail and surrounding property is located in the Ettrick/VSU Trailhead at 3801 Main... Read more
By Danielle Ozbat People of different ages and sizes braved the heat Saturday morning and ventured out to Fall Field Day at Presquile National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors were able to tour the 1,329-acre island refuge, its native plants and animals, and the energy-efficient facilities of The James River Ecology... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – Online registration is open for the annual James River Regional Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Now in its 17th year, the cleanup is a tremendous regional effort in which volunteers remove hundreds of bags of trash and recyclable materials from the James and... Read more
PETERSBURG – Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is hosting a second public meeting to present recommendations for trail routes, amenities, and logo branding, and to receive public comment for the purpose of developing two regional planning documents that will guide FOLAR in linking and enhancing the parks... Read more
Of the Top 25 Virginia Localities with the Highest Toxic Air Emissions, three are in the greater Richmond area, with two in the top ten: Chesterfield zip code 23836 ranks fifth, the City of Hopewell zip code 23860 ranks seventh alongside Hanover (23005) which is No. 20. These three... Read more
A meeting is set tonight, at Thomas Dale High School at 6:30 to discuss water quality of fly ash holding ponds at Dominion Virginia Power in Chester. A report from Duke U tested the water outflow into  the James River as having carcinogens. Dominion has responded with a lawsuit stating... Read more