It has been almost eight years since American Mobile Home Park, on Jefferson Davis Highway, was closed to make way for a large retail and multi-family development. The massive project could be returning. Before the project started in 2008, the primary property owner, Trollingwood Land LLC, died as the... Read more
In partnership with Richmond’s Quill Theater, Henricus Historical Park will host Shakespeare at Henricus on the evening of Saturday, April 16. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) will be held at the outdoor site of the Citie of... Read more
Toward the end of World War II, captured German soldiers were housed behind what is now DSCR. Unlike the treatment that American POWs got in Germany, POWs held here were treated fairly. According to DSCR history, “In 1943, a 2,000 capacity prisoner of war camp was built on a... Read more
MARCH 16 AMERICAN RED CROSS WEB OF HOPE KNIT/CROCHET CLASSES – 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: Vee Hancock, 804-276-2891. ANCESTRY.COM – Get Started at CCPL – 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. – Central Library. Learn how to trace your family tree using U. S. Census... Read more
Sandra Bungarden went to Orlando, Florida to visit her son, Will Bungarden. He is a 2010 graduate of Thomas Dale High and 2014 of JMU. He works for Disney in Public Relations and was happy to see a familiar Village News issue. Read more
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is hosting its annual Spring River Clean-up Day on March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Come out and help restore healthy shorelines by removing litter, debris, and trash from local lands along the Appomattox River at sites in Colonial Heights, Chesterfield,... Read more
March 19 Easter Celebration 10:30 a.m. until Noon Chester Baptist Church 4317 School St. 3-5th grade Crafts, Snacks, games, egg hunt, meet the Easter Bunny Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. until Noon Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church 2025 Florence Ave. Bring a basket for your eggs March 20 Palm... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a lecture at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday,March 19 at the County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, in Chesterfield. Guest presenter is Lamar Banister, living history “edutainer.” Banister’s costumed program covers the period of history between 1875 and 1917 including the Gilded... Read more
Second Baptist Church Men’s Fellowship is holding an education forum featuring guest speaker University of Richmond President Dr. Ronald Crutcher. The discussion will be focused on the challenges and opportunities America’s educational systems are facing. The forum is open to the public and will be held Saturday, March 26... Read more
They were born in the 1920s. Not just born in ‘20s, they were also all born in their homes right in Chester. None were born in hospitals, all were born in houses right here. The oldest of what is referred to as the “Six Silly Salliess” just had her... Read more