Fifty-eight emigrants naturalized at Henricus Historical Park
“There is such a difference between my country and America,” said Wandafrash Butta a native of Ethiopia, “I love America for its freedom.” Henricus Historical Park was the proud host of a naturalization ceremony last week on Thursday morning. Fifty-eight people from 31 different countries became U.S. citizens during... Read more
Thousands Weather the Storm to Attend ChesterFest
The rain is both a fading memory and a distant promise is a metaphor that fits perfectly for ChesterFest, last week’s 14th annual event. While only about three-fourths of the 150 scheduled vendors set up at the Fest, those crafters, merchants and charities were happy with the day. The... Read more
Historical Society present lecture on Numismatics and the Civil War
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will present a lecture on Numismatics and the Civil War at historic Magnolia Grange House Museum on Saturday, October 3 at 12 p.m. The lecture will be presented by local numismatist (collection of coins) and currency dealer Parry Bragg who serves as... Read more
Reunion in Ocean Isle, NC
A group of friends recently got together for a few days’ relaxation. Picture from left: Jim and Janice Hopkins of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Roger and Tessie Baldwin of Rock Hill, South Carolina; Cathy Kirkland of Midlothian; Steve Greenwood of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; John Kirkland, and Elaine and Jim Burns... Read more
Ella E. Schneider Hilton survived a remarkable childhood that took her through the purges of Stalinist Russia, the refugee camps of Nazi and post-war Germany, and life in the cotton fields of Jim Crow Mississippi. On Tuesday, October 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Webber Memorial Baptist Church, she will... Read more
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will offer a course of six classes entitled, “Chasing Your Ancestors: Beginning Genealogy” on Saturday mornings, starting on October 3 thru November 7 in the society research library located in Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Rd. Each two-hour class will begin... Read more
Lions Announce White Cane Fund Raiser
The Chester Lions would like to thank the community for their support at the ChesterFest last weekend and at their White Cane fundraiser this weekend. They will be at the Wal-Mart on Route 10 and the Kroger in the Breckenridge Shopping Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on... Read more
Enjoy a Hot Meal at Grace Café
Members of the Chester Presbyterian Church want to feed the community, and starting Tuesday, Oct. 6 Grace Café will open its doors from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. serving single guests and families a good solid meal. Grace Café is located in the church’s community room on the east... Read more
Cyclist Prep in Chester
The Russians are coming, well, they  came and went. The UCI 2015 Racing Team road through Chester on Wednesday during training en route to Richmond. Read more
SEPTEMBER 23 ANCESTRY.COM – Get Started at CCPL – Central Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Register at library.chesterfield.gov FROM A RICHMOND STREETCAR: THE HARRIS STILSON PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION. Streetcar driver Harris Stilson’s great-granddaughter, Kitty Snow, will share some of Harry’s photos and stories. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.... Read more