Before the automobile became ubiquitous, street cars or trolleys were the transportation of choice. The Richmond to Petersburg trolley paralleled Jefferson Davis Highway and at least one stop covering still remains in Bensley Village. Pictured here is a trolley car as it passed the Bellwood Plantation, now the site... Read more
FEBRUARY 3 CHESTER CHOICES BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – Chester Library. “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey will be discussed 10:30 a.m. until Noon. No registration required. FEBRUARY 4 COMPANION SUPPER – 6 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: Deanie Clements, 790-1115 or Sarah Allen,... Read more
Work has begun on a Comprehensive Plan for the Northern Jefferson Davis Highway corridor. Tourist courts, motels and family entertainment venues are not what you think of while driving on Jefferson Davis Highway. Until the late 1950s, what was known as the Pike was a bucolic route for those... Read more
Chesterfield County names Kiva Rogers as its new director of the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Services Department. Rogers, a 15-year member of the Social Services team and current assistant director for family services, will assume the lead role Feb. 1. “We are very fortunate to have Kiva Rogers, who has... Read more
A local family had the opportunity to explore Mayan ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico when their cruise made a stop in the port city. Pictured are Ted Priddy, Renee Priddy, Jordan French (holding Village News), Taylor Tijerina, Stephanie Tijerina, Heather Priddy, Tiffany French, Autumn French, Madison French, Troy Perry... Read more
Join Chesterfield County Economic Development as they partner with First Citizens Bank to educate and support new and small businesses.  Take advantage of this free learning opportunity. With a focus on money management the meeting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the economic development office at 9401 Courthouse Rd. near the... Read more
On February 2, 2016 Virginia Parents for Medical Marijuana will hold a Press Conference at 11:15 am in front of the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond.   The group, composed of parents and their children with intractable epilepsy, will be in Richmond to lobby members of the Assembly... Read more
The official snow total marked this storm as the 11th largest in Central Virginia history, but local totals put it in the top three for Chester, arguably. The storm started at 10 a.m. in Chester and lasted about 36 hours. It totaled between 15 to 18 inches of snow... Read more
Local business woman and banker, Lee Taylor, has worked for 43 years in the banking business. Last Thursday was a testimony to her service and commitment in the community banking system when friends, customers and former bosses came together for a retirement party at Brock’s BBQ in Chester. She... Read more
The most snow recorded in Central Virginia fell 1940 between January 24-25. The blizzard dropped 21.6 inches of snow on the area, officially. Pictured above are two Chester residents attempting to dig out a car at A.L. Lindsey’s Service Station that stood at the corner of Rt. 10 and... Read more