During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Chester residents will have an opportunity to donate on March 11 at the Chester YMCA from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Make an appointment to become a... Read more
Olympia Restaurant owner Gerasimos “Jerry” Limperatos’s goal is for his customers to enjoy the richness and splendor of Greek food, but it is also important for him to offer a full Greek dining experience. So diners who visit can enjoy the Mediterranean colors that echo those of the sea... Read more
The Clarke House, built in the 1920s, was at one time before the Chesterfield County Preservation Committee and was about to be put on the chopping block. County Commissioner Dale Patton came to the rescue, buying the dilapidated old place. The copper and fireplaces had been stolen and Patton... Read more
The Virginia legislature is moving forward with “proffers” reform. Chesterfield County has used the proffers system to fund infrastructure due to its impact on growth. The legislature’s language indicates proffers cannot be “unreasonable” which means it is open for interpretation. Proffers are a major piece of Chesterfield’s Capital Improvement... Read more
LENNIE WAYNE POND Lennie Pond had been a fixture in Chester for as many years as he was old. A Chester resident who grew up in Ettrick, died Feb. 10, 2016 of complications from cancer at VCU Medical Center in Richmond. He was 75. Lennie always loved to go... Read more
The 108-acre site at the confluence of the Falling Creek and the James River is on its way to becoming a park for Chesterfield County. Trust for Public Land recently purchased the property from UB Properties Inc, a subsidiary of Union Bank & Trust and will transfer the land... Read more
The John Rolfe Players were as much a part of local theatre just as peas are to carrots. The force behind the group was Dottie and her husband Larry Armstrong. Between the two of them some say they were the John Rolfe theatre group. Formed in 1955 the couple... Read more
FEBRUARY 24 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Break at 5 p.m. for dinner and resume aat 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Rd. CONCEALED CARRY AND HANDGUN SAFETY COURSE – 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public... Read more
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Director Michael S. Golden announced recently his plans to retire, effective April 1. His career with the county has spanned nearly 37 years, including serving as parks and recreation director since 1992. Under Golden’s leadership, the county has seen significant progress with the facilities... Read more
“Shooting the Prodigal” is a film that was shot in and around Chester. Village News reported on the filming at Rivers Bend during last summer. The feature premier will be held at the Bird Theatre on Cary Street, in Richmond, and will open the Richmond International Film Festival on... Read more