Things, those old things, an old newspaper, an odd report card or book may not seem important but they could contain windows to the past. These yellowing and fragile pieces offer us a way to see how former generations lived, what they thought about or just how simple their... Read more
The photo above is of an early peanut plant bagging machine in southern Chesterfield. When Africans were brought to North America as slaves, peanuts came with them. Slaves planted peanuts throughout the southern United States (the word goober comes from the Congo name for peanuts – nguba). In the... Read more
MARCH 9 BIRDSCAPING – 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Enon Library. Learn how to choose plants and design a garden that will attract various types of birds. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Break at 5 p.m. for dinner and resume... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) in partnership with Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation will offer four camps this summer. Diggin’ in History Beginner Archaeology Camp is designed for children ages eight through 12 who will learn how to search for clues from the past. Hands-on... Read more
By Linda Fausz Chester Library nearly doubled its usual Saturday traffic when over 700 children, teens and adults got a taste of all different kinds of art, on Saturday, during Chester Library’s roll-out signature event “A Taste of Art.” Activity was happening in every corner and the excitement was... Read more
Nominees for Empowering Neighborhood Awards, and vendors for the upcoming Empowering Neighborhoods Forum, where the awards will be presented, are sought ahead of the upcoming event. The 2016 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum will be held Saturday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Thomas R. Fulgham Conference Center, 13900... Read more
Residents will have an opportunity this Saturday to get up close to all forms of art with Chester Library’s signature event, A Taste of Art. Plans are in place to celebrate art by providing exhibits, showcases, workshops and crafts for children. The line-up is extensive and just a preview... Read more
According to Chesterfield County Public Schools budget documents, funding for the 2016-17 school year, totaling $600 million, marks the first time that investment in public education has reached prerecession levels. However, Superintendant Dr. Marcus J. Newsome said there is still work to be done. The CCPS budget passed last... Read more
A Superstreet, proposed in 2014, is close to being back on schedule. Due to traffic generated by the Meadowville Technology Park, various homes and multi-family developments, the intersection at East Hundred Road and Riversbend Boulevard has become a true example of a traffic jam. To resolve the issue, Chesterfield... Read more
In late November 1961, the ground shook from Bellwood to the City of Colonial Heights; from Enon to the Courthouse. The Howard Johnson’s Restaurant (now Deny’s) on West Hundred Road just west of the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike (now Interstate 95) had blown up. Sixteen persons were injured including then Bermuda... Read more