Outdoor classroom
Meadowbrook High student Liz Hernandez helped plant broccoli and cabbage at Shalom Farms, 2676 Venita Road, on April 25. She was part of Gwendolyn Goode’s Family and Consumer Science class. Students studied the roles of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and the importance of... Read more
Mission Possible: Local church builds riding arena and run-in shed for horses
When Jeannie Fee took on the leadership role of teacher for middle school students who were in the confirmation class at Bethia United Methodist Church, she was stumped when it came to choosing a community mission project for them. Little did she realize that the project would bring her... Read more
Lee recognized as ‘steward of the river’
Bensley resident LaTika Lee recently was recognized as one of four “stewards of the river” by the James River Advisory Council. Lee received the Historical Values Award from the nonprofit. She has coordinated presentations that explore the history of the James River: “Diversity on the River – Forgotten History... Read more
Walking is a virtual reality for Chester woman
June Peat has been virtually walking for nearly 12 years, and she enjoys it. In the summer of 2007, Peat and her family took their usual trip to Duck, N.C. “We were on the beach, and I looked so horrible in a bathing suit that I decided I needed... Read more
Walker to be honored at Falling Creek Ironworks Park: Event will include tours and period demonstrations
Falling Creek Ironworks Park likely would not exist if not for Bryan Walker, and the recently deceased 87-year-old will be honored at a May 4 ceremony at the park. Lyle Browning — who serves as a volunteer archeologist for the nonprofit Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation — said he first... Read more
Elevated, floating boardwalk earns Governor’s Excellence Award
A fairly new boardwalk at Dutch Gap Conservation Area recently won an award. A boardwalk located at the last parking area before Henricus Historical Park was recently selected for the 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award. The boardwalk was a gold medal winner in the competition. The award was announced... Read more
County opens second dog park
Dog lovers now have another place to take their pets since a small dog area opened last week at Goyne Park behind Ecoff Elementary School, 5200 Ecoff Ave. Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation officials held a grand opening at the park Thursday afternoon, April 18. An agility course and... Read more
On Saturday, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River presents the Appomattox RiverFest with activities featuring 30-plus regional exhibit partners, tasty food, live music and a whole lot of fun outdoor activities! New this year is the 25-foot-tall climbing wall, provided by the National Guard, where festival-goers can test their... Read more
VN goes to Costa Rica
Longtime Pocahontas employee says goodbye
Louise Woolard’s last day at Pocahontas State Park is Friday, March 29. The longtime state employee has been office manager at the park for 31 1/2 years. Woolard’s time at Virginia’s largest state park before that began when she started helping her parents, Charles and Lois Moore, run the... Read more