Virginia’s Native American heritage celebrated in November
ABOVE: Left, A Native American yehakin, or longhouse, is pictured at Henricus Historical Park. On right, Tamsye ‘Little Dove’ Stover of the Chickahominy Tribe has appeared at past Henricus events and demonstrated beadwork and crafting. Since 1996, Virginia has recognized November as American Indian Month. In Virginia, there are... Read more
Meadowdale Library celebrates 10 years in current building
   ABOVE on right: Former branch manager John Twombly, Mike Mabe, director of Library Services and current branch manager James Hudson. Meadowdale Library recently celebrated 10 years in its new building. More than 200 people attended a Nov. 10 celebratory event. Many changes have come to the library over the years.... Read more
‘Triple Nickels’ remembered
Members of the Jesse J. Mayes Tri-Cities Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Assoc., attended a commemoration of Ettrick’s Triple Nickel Bridge on Nov. 16. The 555th Parachute Infantry was the nation’s first all-black parachute infantry platoon, and was affectionately known as the ‘Triple Nickels.’ Read more
Family time!

Family time!

Community November 27, 2018

Kristina Williams, on right, submitted a photo of five generations of women from her family’s recent Thanksgiving celebration. Top, Peggy Schmidt, right, Williams, bottom, Addison-Mae Mingloski, bottom left, Katelynn Mingloski, upper left, Rosemary Thompson. Read more
Jones honored at Lions Club meeting; The late Goodwyn was also to be recognized
Ralph Jones was recognized for 50 years of service at the Chester Lions Club’s Nov. 13 meeting. Unfortunately, one of the Lions who was also to be recognized for 50 years of service, Bill Goodwyn, died two weeks earlier. Attending the meeting were District Gov. Jeff Gaddis, and his... Read more
Wedded bliss? County approves permit for wedding venue
A wedding venue was given permission to keep operating last week. The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the Little Wedding Garden. Cecelia LePage, a licensed Baptist minister, has been performing wedding ceremonies in her backyard since January 2017. She applied for a... Read more
The historic Yellow House holds tales from years gone by
The Chester Garden Club is offering a tour of an 1840s-era house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The holiday home tour of the Yellow House, formerly known as the Winfree House, is a fundraiser for the club’s community beautification efforts. The L-shaped home has six... Read more
Unlocking the key to his future: Bacon retires from law enforcement, starts a new career
   After 27 years with Chesterfield County Police Department, Kevin Bacon called it quits. Bacon, 50, retired Oct. 1. “My knees are getting a little achy,” he said, explaining the reason for his retirement from law enforcement. The 1986 L.C. Bird High graduate has embarked on a new career... Read more
Dominion Energy has received 12 proposals to recycle coal ash at five of its ash ponds at four power stations in the state, including one in Chesterfield. The utility company made the announcement in a Nov. 14 press release. Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed a law –... Read more
Village News goes to Israel!
A group of 22, mostly from Chester United Methodist Church, journeyed to Israel in October for a spiritual pilgrimage and vacation. In the background is the ancient walled city of Jerusalem as viewed from the Mount of Olives. Read more