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
The Woman’s Club of Chester will be holding its annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at the Chester Baptist Church located at 4317 School St. This year’s theme is Travel into Spring. A hot lunch will be served, and there will be door... Read more
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