JUNE 1 CHESTER CHOICES – Book discussion:  “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil:  A Savannah Story,”  by John Berendt. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. No registration required. JUNE 2 PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE – 8:30 p.m. Salem Church Middle will present a in the Heritage Amphitheater... Read more
The large 8- by 12-foot American flag flying above the Village Green in Chester got caught in its flag pole topper, a couple of weeks ago on what must have been a very windy day. The flag pole is crowned with a highly detailed Eagle Flagpole Finial. Several residents... Read more
Virginia was the 29th state in the United States to legalize a state run lottery when it voted 57 for and 43 opposed in 1987.  Virginia was also the first Southern state to allow a lottery. Of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, all now have lotteries with the exception... Read more
Nothing says American summer like cookouts, iced tea, and swimming pools. Really, it is the community swimming pool that has come to play a major role in American communities. That is very apparent in Stoney Glen where families have been cooling off by the community pool on hot summer... Read more
June 14-16 Cornerstone Assembly of God 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Kids Blitz Live Crowd Participation June 20-24 Chester United Methodist Church 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Surf Shack-Wave of God’s Grace June 20-24 Ironbridge Baptist Church 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Walk This Way June 10-24 Union Branch... Read more
By Doug Riddel While Chester has had a railroad presence since before the American Civil War, the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) passed through town for only about 70 years. By contrast, the right-of-way through Chester, the former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) – presently owned by CSX Transportation... Read more
In 1931, Ruth Puckett Williams unknowingly began a family trend when she graduated from Chester High School, presently known as Thomas Dale. Although the school and the surrounding Chester area have changed over the past 80 years, her family’s presence at Thomas Dale has notably remained unchanged. Today, ten... Read more
The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking adults to serve on the Youth Services Citizen Board for the 2016-17 year. The board is composed of two adults from each magisterial district. Board members attend monthly meetings and help plan programs throughout the year. They serve... Read more
Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces protecting our country. Including all wars through today, over 1.3 million service members have lost their lives. The Civil War accounted for the most deaths (623,026), followed by World War... Read more
The revitalization of Jefferson Davis Highway continues with one of the most unique projects to date, Moore’s Lake Apartments LLC. Moore’s Lake has submitted some changes to its original site plan (the way buildings are laid out on a property) approved last year. The company is applying for minimal... Read more