County, land trust announce sale of rehabilitated house
Recently, Chesterfield County and Maggie Walker Community Land Trust celebrated the rehabilitation and sale of the first residence to an income-eligible home buyer as part of their partnership. Habitat for Humanity helped rehabilitate the home. Last year, the land trust was awarded $500,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding... Read more
Supervisors Q &A: Why are you running and why should you be elected?
Beginning this week and running each week through Oct. 30, the Village News will run an answer from a question posed to six Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors candidates. Jim Ingle, Bermuda (R) Chesterfield County is one of the best places to work, live, and raise a family in... Read more
Bringing horses and humans together
When Chesterfield resident Sara Babb discovered she could intertwine her career in social work and counseling with her love of horses, she jumped at the chance to combine both of her passions. So she started a nonprofit: emPOWER Equine Assisted Services. The program uses horses as part of a... Read more
It’s been in the news for years. Ginger has been hailed a panacea for whatever ails you, from nausea, muscle soreness, inflammation and arthritis to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and even the common cold. But a new finding from Virginia State University has proven the polyphenols and antioxidants—the good stuff—contained... Read more
‘The Chase is on, with a few Miles left before its Pohl time’
I enjoy turning a phrase. Being a wordsmith has its privileges. Nov. 5 is right around the corner, and Chesterfield voters could have a big say in which party controls the state Legislature for the next two years. Since the Republicans only have a tenuous one-seat advantage in both... Read more
‘If you see something, say something’: Anti-human trafficking forum offers tips
The exploitation of humans for labor or sex has been seen in Hollywood blockbusters like the “Taken” movie series, but human trafficking hits closer to home than one might realize. On Sept. 30, the Richmond Justice Initiative hosted an event at Christian Life Church to raise awareness about human... Read more
C’ville company breaks ground on luxury apartments
Cathcart Group, a Charlottesville based real estate developer, recently broke ground on a 276-unit luxury apartment complex south of Iron Bridge Road on a 21-acre parcel at the intersection of Rivington Drive and Edenshire Road in Chester. Known as The Reserve at Rivington, the first building is expected to... Read more
Enon development coming back to PC
A development project that’s been on hold since at least 2007 is headed back before the Chesterfield Planning Commission on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Enon LLC is planning a mixed-use project consisting of a maximum of 130 dwelling units and commercial uses east of North Enon Church Road, southeast of... Read more
Chester UMC choir invited to sing in NYC
A 50-person choir from Chester United Methodist Church will be singing in New York City in a couple of months. The choir was invited to participate in the performance of Joseph Martin’s and Heather Sorenson’s “Christmas Dreams” as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York concert series. The... Read more
Running out of necessity
By Gena Lashley Upon meeting Lindsey Dougherty, I thought she was just like the rest of us Chester mamas, other than the fact that she is running for the 62nd House of Delegates seat. Dougherty lives in Chester with her husband and two children, ages 8 and 3. She... Read more