By Barbara McHale Miss Lucy Corr came to Chesterfield County in 1945 to serve as Superintendent of the Welfare Department. Realizing that many families did not have the means to celebrate the holidays, she and her small staff volunteered their time collecting food, toys, clothing, and monetary donations to... Read more
Another wonderful afternoon at the Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade! The annual parade drew many spectators. Dorothy Jaeckle served as the Grand Marshal leading 73 groups that included floats, cars, dancers, horses, bands and more. Joe Schetting was the master of ceremony at the parade that represented local businesses, churches... 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
Birthday Celebration for the Dodd Family The Dodd family celebrated Imogene Dodd’s 80th birthday Nov. 18. Out-of-town family members continued their stay to enjoy Thanksgiving and helped celebrate Imogene’s grandson Ethan’s 13th birthday Nov. 24. Those present for the occasions were; Imogene Dodd, Ethan Dodd, Candice and Lydia Dodd,... Read more
Christmas Concert on the Village Green this weekend On the outdoor stage at Chester Village Green, the Praise Team from Bermuda Baptist Church will offer a free Christmas concert Saturday. Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.. There will be fresh-baked cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee, all for free. This is a... Read more
  Michael White, in his historical role as a soldier, stood beside his table filled with tools, guns, blankets, odds and ends and a Christmas tree Saturday. Behind him a campfire burned bright, spreading its warmth on a frigid day at Henricus, the Colonial Christmas has begun. In the... Read more
By Barbara McHale During the holidays, the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Committee is extremely busy preparing for a season of giving. The committee is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1972 by Lucy Corr, then superintendent of the Chesterfield County Welfare Department. The program’s sole purpose is to assist... Read more
Members of the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society have started creating new exhibits for use in the baggage room of that museum. The Board of Directors and the Museum Committe have designed several new, light-weight display panels to replace old, heavy, plywood folding screen type... Read more
LC Bird Boys  L. C. Bird fell to Potomac in the 5A state championship game, its second appearance in the state final. While they fell short of their goal, Skyhawks coach Troy Manns points out the learning experience all of his returning players got. Charles Falden, the team’s leading... Read more