Last weekend, Joe and Mary Carroll Jordan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a great gathering of family members and friends. They were married on Aug.10, 1967, at Good Counsel Catholic Church in Little Rock, Ark. Mary Carroll’s uncle, the Rev. Thomas Keller, officiated at the wedding. In December... Read more
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission is currently reviewing and updating the 2012 Comprehensive Plan and would like to hear from you. Each month they will post a few updated draft chapters for public comment. Citizen comments will be presented to the Planning Commission and posted online and may be... Read more
Obelisk, cross, no entry
The Henricus bluff before the development of Henricus Historical Park. Circa 1980. The monument commemorates the first hospital in America and the Varina parish wish eventually became Saint john’s church.     At Henricus Historical Park, the church famous for Patrick Henry’s “give me liberty or give me death”... Read more
THAT WAS THEN:  Chester Methodist Parsonage
  The Chester Methodist parsonage was located at 12020 Winfree St. This two-story frame hip-roofed house, built around 1895 faced the former Chester Methodist Church rather than the street. As described in Jeffrey O’Dell’s “Chesterfield County Early Architecture and Historic Sites,” the dwelling has a three-bay front with floor... Read more
Entrepreneurship  on the Village Green
  Charlotte and Henry Sawyer recently set up shop on the Village Green selling lemonade, water, and fans. They knew they were the perfect products to sell for the 90-degree plus days the community has been experiencing. Bottled water or a cup of lemonade sold for five cents and... Read more
House of Lace, Labor of Love
BY L. FAUSZ The “Lace House,” a legacy piece of the former owners of Meadowbrook, has returned to the gardens of its current owner, Meadowbrook Country Club. Known as a summer house, a replica now watches over the reflecting pool and the restored Charles Gillette gardens, thanks to the... Read more
THE SCENE:  The tables were decorated with colorful table cloths with flower arrangements that were raffled off.
“Volunteers are caring, sharing, giving, and very hard-working, and we are so very thankful for you and all the wonderful things you do, just grow.” Volunteers for the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield were greeted with this statement on their program during an appreciation luncheon last Wednesday. During the welcoming,... Read more
History events make learning fun
The Fort Lee Centennial Exhibit, Mobilizing for War, is officially open in Chesterfield County at the Historic 1892 Jail. This exhibit commemorates the establishment of Camp Lee (later Fort Lee) as part of the mobilization efforts of the U.S. Army for World War I, and its current status as... Read more
230 percent increase in overdoses since 2014 With statistics indicating one in five heroin overdoses in Chesterfield County results in death, county agencies have partnered to produce a public service announcement bringing attention to the dangers of heroin addiction and the resources available to those affected by it. “This... Read more