Navy veteran gets assistance dog
Chester resident Kathy Tilbury, U.S. Navy retired, recently received an assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence. Tilbury was matched with Koa II, a 3-year-old lab/golden retriever cross who was trained to respond to over 40 commands. Koa can turn light switches on and off, open and close doors... Read more
Shoosmith fire
Firefighters were dispatched to 11800 Lewis Road on Monday, April 1, for a building on fire. Firefighters discovered smoke and fire coming from a recycling plant. The fire was declared under control at 12:52 p.m. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation. It was the second fire... Read more
Dominion Energy recently announced that it retired two units at the Chesterfield Power Station. “We had placed these units into cold reserve last year,” Dominion spokesman Dan Genest said, noting the units were placed into the environmentally-safe shut-down status because they were older, smaller, less efficient units that the... Read more
Village News goes to Times Square
Matoaca High School student Hannah Riggs, on left, and Carver Middle School student Emma Shepperson enjoyed spending spring break in New York City catching ‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Puffs’ while touring the city. Read more
Review: Swift Creek Mill spring musical well worth it
I don’t know if “Bright Star” would play well in Peoria, but I have an idea that central Illinois residents would love it. The musical – which is based on the life of William Helms, a 5-day-old baby who was tossed from a train in a small valise in... Read more
Pickleball is game of choice among many seniors
If you ever find yourself in a pickle, you might just be having fun. A group of 33 or so mostly senior citizens regularly join to play pickleball. The game was invented on Bainbridge Island west of Seattle in 1965 and has begun to catch on locally, said Chester... Read more
Paint Out Pollution event decorates storm sewers
They weren’t exactly painting the town red, but it was a colorful endeavor nonetheless. Chesterfield County joined with Art on Wheels and the James River Association for a “Paint Out Pollution” event last week, which involved painting storm drain covers. Kevin Orlosky, founder and program director of Art on... Read more
Photo of ‘Skitch’ presented to Coyner
Chester Lions Club member Ralph Jones recently presented Carrie Coyner with a photograph of her mentor, “Skitch,” which was taken in 1977 at a Chester Lions Club Variety Show. Coyner, a Chesterfield School Board member since 2011 and House of Delegates candidate, spoke to the Lions Club recently. She... Read more
County supervisors got an earful during last week’s public hearing on the proposed budget. Several speakers criticized the school district for not cutting enough, while others asked for more funding for teachers’ salaries in addition to the 3 percent included in the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget. Midlothian resident... Read more
Spring music series has three more offerings
PHOTO: Chesterfield resident Ashley Wilda sang and played folk music on Saturday, March 30, at the Chester Library. The Chesterfield County Public Library is hosting a family-friendly concert series from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on select Saturdays at the Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. The series, which began March... Read more