The Chesterfield County Public Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will present a program called “The African-American Art at VMFA.” The program is one of a series of activities planned during Black History Month. It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. until 8... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a lecture on the History of Currency during the American Civil War at historic Magnolia Grange House Museum on Saturday, February 20, at noon. Mr. Parry Bragg, currency dealer, member of the Virginia Coin Club and Board Director with the... Read more
Mark Stevens, First Vice President, has been promoted to Chief Lending Officer. In this capacity he will work with the Bank’s loan officers in their calling efforts to develop business as well as working with his existing and new client base. Mark has been with Bank of McKenney since... Read more
When the Lee family opened Peking Restaurant in the Breckenridge Shopping Center 25 years ago, it was Steve Lee’s mission to continue the tradition of the first Peking Restaurant opened over 40 years ago in Richmond, to provide the finest, most healthful Chinese dining experience, offering delicious entrees using... Read more
Between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, the Rosenwald rural school building program proved to be a critical initiative in the effort to provide educational opportunities to African Americans in the South. More than 5,000 Rosenwald Schools, including 367 in Virginia, were built during that time. However,... Read more
J.L. “Jay” Stegmaier, Chesterfield County Administrator, last Thursday announced his retirement effective July 1. After 10 years as the County Administrator and a total of 37 years with the County, Mr. Stegmaier said it was time. In fact he said that his wife, Margot, and he made a plan,... Read more
Before the automobile became ubiquitous, street cars or trolleys were the transportation of choice. The Richmond to Petersburg trolley paralleled Jefferson Davis Highway and at least one stop covering still remains in Bensley Village. Pictured here is a trolley car as it passed the Bellwood Plantation, now the site... Read more
FEBRUARY 3 CHESTER CHOICES BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – Chester Library. “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey will be discussed 10:30 a.m. until Noon. No registration required. FEBRUARY 4 COMPANION SUPPER – 6 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: Deanie Clements, 790-1115 or Sarah Allen,... Read more
Work has begun on a Comprehensive Plan for the Northern Jefferson Davis Highway corridor. Tourist courts, motels and family entertainment venues are not what you think of while driving on Jefferson Davis Highway. Until the late 1950s, what was known as the Pike was a bucolic route for those... Read more
Chesterfield County names Kiva Rogers as its new director of the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Services Department. Rogers, a 15-year member of the Social Services team and current assistant director for family services, will assume the lead role Feb. 1. “We are very fortunate to have Kiva Rogers, who has... Read more