Historical society meets at historic bank
By Carelyn Sheppard The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia held its annual meeting Sunday, July 28, at the historic Violet Bank in Colonial Heights. The meeting was followed by a tour of the historical property Violet Bank, which was part of the 144 acres purchased by Thomas Shore in... Read more
Last week, the Virginia Association of Counties named Chesterfield County the recipient of two 2019 Achievement Awards, including the program’s highest recognition, the “Best Achievement Award.” The county leads the VACo all-time achievement list with 32 awards, earning at least one award since the program’s inception. The VACo Achievement... Read more
PC recommends denial of group home
A conditional use permit request for a group care home will go to the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors later this month after the Planning Commission recommended denial on July 16. Teshauna Moore Tornes applied for the conditional use permit on Nov. 5, 2018. She subsequently revised it three... Read more
Four more years? Sheriff Leonard touts his accomplishments
Although he says the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is known for its Heroin Addiction Recovery Program, Sheriff Karl Leonard said the office can’t be defined by it. He mentioned several programs that benefit the inmate population, including some he’s implemented since being appointed sheriff in February 2014. The jail... Read more
Shelter dogs head out on high adventures
It’s a team effort for the success of shelter dogs, and the pooches are loving it. Chesterfield Animal Services has teamed up with Ring Dog Rescue and Canine Adventure to give shelter dogs better lives and better chances of being adopted. All breeds of dogs are included in the... Read more
75th anniversary for Chester power station
Chesterfield Power Station was built 75 years ago to support the home front during World War II. Company officials and others celebrated the station’s 75th anniversary on July 31. Nearly 200 full-time personnel work at the station. Read more
VN on vacation
The Andrs family recently returned from their annual trip to Minneapolis. In addition to visiting many friends and family, the kids brought home almost 70 sunfish and a few others from several of the 10,000 lakes. They also enjoyed their shopping excursion to the General Store of Minnetonka and... Read more
Daughters help with List of Tithables restoration project
The Chesterfield Courthouse chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently helped with the preservation of the 1747 Chesterfield Lists of Tithables, the oldest list of tithables for an area that became Chesterfield County. The noun “tithable” applied to a person on whom the... Read more
Craft brewery opening inside Molly’s Bicycle Shop
Something’s brewing in Chester, literally. Louis Scheer recently opened a craft beer brewery in Molly’s Bicycle Shop. The brewery – officially known as Molly’s Blind Dog Brewery and named after one of Scheer’s dogs, an Australian Shepherd who was deaf and mostly blind due to a birth defect –... Read more
Volunteers teach children at trailer park
Laura Burke is a master storyteller. Without resistance, she gathers a group of children from the Shady Hill Mobile Home Park reading group into a circle and directs them to sit on the floor. In no time, they were mesmerized. Burke’s enthusiasm and animation drew the children into the... Read more