Erbach Seeks Dale District School Board Seat
John Erbach, a local business lawyer, recently announced his candidacy for the Chesterfield County School Board to represent the Dale District. “I am proud to send my four daughters to Chesterfield County Public Schools, and I want every member of our community to have pride in our public education... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV), in partnership with the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation, presents a badge workshop for Boy Scouts in August. The Boy Scout American Heritage Badge Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at Historic Trinity... Read more
Monsoons postpone park plantings
Monsoons and sidewalk construction delayed the yearly landscaping of Chester Park, at the corner of West Hundred and Chester roads. Brad Peebles, who planted the ornamental plants for the Chester Community Association (CCA) yearly project, said it was just too wet to plant until recently. At one time, the... Read more
The Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, will offer a driving tour of Civil War battle sites that played a major role in the 1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at... Read more
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients.... Read more
Photo Contest
TO VOTE ON PHOTOS CLICK HERE The Village News Summer Fun Photo Contest is in its third week and has received several entries.  More entries will be publish in the July 22 issue and entries may also be seen on the Village News website at The contest will... Read more
100 and counting
Turning 100 is just another day for May Youngblood Kerwin.  Her bright eyes and jubilent smile reflect the attitude she carries with her every day.  She does not want to miss anything in life and most importantly she wants to see her family happy and healthy. “I don’t think... Read more
News Briefs
VSU Skyline Change     A new 175-ft tall 2-million gallon water storage tank for Virginia State University (VSU) and Chesterfield County at the VSU Randolph Farm is nearing completion. The tank was recently painted with VSU logos on the ground and was raised into position. Traffic Increase near Amazon... Read more
July 15 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Chesterfield County Government Complex on Mimms Loop. ANCESTRY.COM – GET STARTED AT CCPL –  Discover the world’s largest online family history resource. Learn how to trace your family tree using U.S. Census records, city directories, and marriage,... Read more
Division or Misunderstanding
Almost 150 trucks and cars displaying Confederate battle, American and “Don’t Tread” on Me flags paraded from Matoaca to Dinwiddie and through Petersburg and  Hopewell west on Route 10, ending in Chester. The entourage turned heads and prompted car horns and a couple of thrown shoes and bottles until... Read more