Cherry pie-eating contest winner
Johnathan Manuel is pictured after winning the pie-eating contest at ChesterFest on Saturday, Sept. 22. Last week’s issue of the Village News contained incorrect information about the winner. Read more
County considering bus route along Jefferson Davis Hwy
Adding bus service on a 7-mile stretch of Jefferson Davis Highway is being considered by Chesterfield County officials. County transportation director Jesse Smith spoke about the idea at last week’s board of supervisors meeting. Detailing what he called a “Route 1 Corridor Transit Study,” Smith said staff considered six... Read more
The Chesterfield County Police Department is partnering with the Chesterfield Food Bank to bring a comprehensive services fair to the community. Several organizations will participate in the fair, which is called H.O.P.E., Helping Others Pursue Excellence. Some of the participating organizations include: Department of Motor Vehicles; Drive2Work; Chesterfield Employment... Read more
Police captain graduates from FBI Academy
Chesterfield County Police Capt. T.O. McCullough was among the 228 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy Program on Sept. 13. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy at Quantico, offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and... Read more
Local attorney is new leader of state GOP: Wilson was recently elected to Republican Party’s top post
ABOVE: Jack Wilson III is pictured in his office in Chester. A well-traveled Chester resident is the new chairman of the state Republican Party. Jack Wilson III, who was born in West Virginia but grew up in various locales across the globe as his father served in the Army, has... Read more
The county plans to begin building the Chesterfield Center for the Arts next spring. That’s the word from Garrett Hart, Chesterfield County’s Economic Development director. Hart made the comments at the county’s Sept. 20 Economic Development Authority meeting. In other news, EDA treasurer and board member Harril Whitehurst said... Read more
County department prepares for natural disasters
ABOVE: From left, Jess Robison, Sherri Lafoon and Emily Ashley Dillon make up Chesterfield’s Emergency Management Department. Emily Ashley Dillon is into disaster preparation. The Kansas City, Mo., native has been Chesterfield County’s emergency management coordinator for seven years. The three-person emergency management department, which is housed with the county... Read more
Chesterfield a part of region’s booming tourism: Chester brewery may add to the mix
ABOVE: Dancing Kilt Brewery plans to open in the brick building next to Rosa’s early next year. Breweries and restaurants are the top driver for tourism in the Richmond region, and Chester could begin to cash in on the trend if a brewery slated to open on Old Stage Road... Read more
Parade of Homes starts Oct. 6: Tours will be held each weekend of the month
The Richmond Parade of Homes is the premier scattered site home showcase. The self-guided tour, begins Oct. 6, and it will run all four weekends of the month: Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. Tour hours on Saturdays and Sundays in October are from noon to 5 p.m., and... Read more
ChesterFest 2018 a success

ChesterFest 2018 a success

Events September 25, 2018

ABOVE: Gale Rowland walks with Snickerz, a 2-year-old Labradoodle, during ChesterFest. The 18th ChesterFest, held Saturday on the Chester Village Green, was the largest ever. Some 200 vendors displayed their wares while children played, a dog show was held and eight people participated in the pie-eating competition. “What a... Read more