Henricus Historical Park offers a variety of camps throughout the summer for children who enjoy the outdoors and history. Camp Pocahontas, held on June 26 to 30 and again on July 10 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for campers ages six through ten years old, explore... Read more
Henricus Historical Park receives donation
Howard Nester, President of Chesterfield Farm Bureau, along with Candie Whitus and Lee Thompson, insurance agents, recently presented Henricus Historical Park staff with a donation of $1,000 for the care and feeding of the animals at the living-history museum. The historic site currently cares for chickens, goats, pigs, and... Read more
The Richmond Jazz Band was in rare form Saturday during their latest big band presentation at the Chester Library under the banner “Spring into Music.” It was an important concert for the band as their Music Director Gilberto (Bam Bam) Rodriguez led his last concert. He and his fellow... Read more
The Board of Supervisors recognized Sandhya Gentius-Harris, a fifth-grade student at J.B. Watkins Elementary School, as the grand-prize winner of the annual essay contest for Older Americans Month at the board’s meeting April 26. The contest, which gives students in grades 4-5 the opportunity to acknowledge older adults who... Read more
Over a hundred works of art from children and adult artists were on display in Enon recently when Art Adventures, a local studio for kids and adult art lessons in Chester, held its annual art show at the Goddard School in River’s Bend. Best in show art will go... Read more
When the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike (Interstate 95)was built parallel to Jefferson Davis Highway, the once-robust travel along the corridor and what comes with it – restaurants, hotels, cabins, dance halls, swimming lakes and a few hoochy-coochy joints – was stolen by the faster more convenient roadway. Gradually, one by one,... Read more
Police honor their fallen
The Chesterfield County Police department honored their five fallen officers with a wreath laying ceremony at the Police Memorial Monument located next to the 1911 Historic Courthouse. The brief ceremony included the opening with The Virginia State Police Pipes and Drums, which included members from the City of Hopewell... Read more
REBOOT: Combat Recovery
Chester resident and 20-year Marine Corps veteran, James Wilson, last year was challenged by his military friends to participate, which promoted awareness for veteran suicide prevention. After Wilson participated, however, he felt like there was more he could do so he took it further by donating 22 hours of... Read more
New Town Home Proposed
Barney McLaughlin, has proposed a 16-unit townhome development that would be located at 4513 Lee Street and is currently owned by William “Bill” Graves. McLaughlin plans to build 17 units, which will be for sale. He says maintenance and landscaping will be part of a maintenance fee that homeowners... Read more
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