The only way to access the Brown and Williamson Conservation Area in Enon, a site donated by the tobacco company to Chesterfield County, is by a Parks and Recreation tour. Parks and Recs is offering a trek, Saturday, Jan. 26, according to Mark Battista, naturalist for the County. The... Read more
Sheila Leckie visited the Town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada last month. Her love and concern for the extinction of polar bears had drawn her to the town and the Village News tagged along. Churchill is one of the few human settlements where you can come face to face... Read more
Re-establishing itself in 2009 after a three –year hiatus from its Courthouse location, Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern customers were overjoyed to once again take pleasure in their famous signature dish – Prime Rib, prepared nightly with Howlett’s special rub, slow cooked overnight, which is why it is so tender,... Read more
An effort to build a dog park in Chester started last summer. The project, spearheaded by the Chester Community Association (CCA), will be a facility where dog owners can take their favorite canine for exercise and safe play with other dogs. The CCA has worked through several steps including... Read more
Latin music filled the air with festivity, children giggled and smiled in a long line that snaked around the room at L.C. Bird High School. They excitedly waited for the three kings to arrive at the “El Juguetazo” or “Three Kings Day” event last Saturday. The volunteers were smiling... Read more
JANUARY 13 JEFFERSON DAVIS ASSOCIATION JANUARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the BizWorks, 2545 Bellwood Rd. Guest speaker will be: Chris Lane, Guardians – Chris and Stacy Lane’s work alongside those living in trailer courts and motels along the Jeff Davis . This is... Read more
Once located on a knoll where the Chester Walgreen’s now stands, the Shepherd House, once the queen of Chester’s houses, was possibly the largest home of its time period in Chester. Built by T.S. Shepherd, circa 1900-10, the house remained in the hands of the Shepherd family – although... Read more
Belcher’s Trophies and Swift Creek Mill Theatre were among five businesses that were recognized during Chesterfield County’s Investiture Ceremony last month. The Rooted in Business program also recognized Crab Louie’s Seafood Tavern, Metro Richmond Zoo and The Boathouse. Garrett Hart, director, Economic Development, recognized the businesses during the ceremony.... Read more
Joan C. Girone and Lane B. Ramsey were recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards from Chesterfield County during the county’s Investiture of Elected Officials last month. Joan Girone, an outspoken advocate for regional cooperation, marked a milestone for Chesterfield County when, in 1976, she became the first woman to serve... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 30 at the County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, in Chesterfield. Ryan O’Hallahan, Chesterfield County Museum staff member and graduate history student at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss the experiences of women during... Read more