Chester resident turns 99
Bernice Elder Bennett turned 99 on April 25. She celebrated her special day with many loved ones and friends at Tyler’s Retreat nursing home, 12001 Iron Bridge Road on April 27. She is pictured with her youngest sister, June Elder Williams. (Manuel Ruiz-Albino photo) Read more
Strong Men and Women exhibit coming to Matoaca
Matoaca High School invites community members to view the 2019 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History exhibit, currently on loan from Library of Virginia, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 13. The annual exhibit honors seven distinguished black Americans, past and present, who have made important contributions... Read more
Music series begins May 16
Third Thursdays on the Green, presented by the Chester Community Association, starts up the season of music in Chester Village at 6:30 p.m. May 16 on the Village Green. Jay Turner and the Swinging Doors will be on stage playing classic country tunes. According to Chris Bopst at Style... Read more
Oil change?
Workers were busy last week at 10850 Iron Bridge Road, where a Valvoline Instant Oil Change is being built between Kroger Marketplace and Murry & Kuhn Dentistry. (Caleb M. Soptelean photo) Read more
American Idol contestant visits elementary students
Thomas Dale High School seniors recently visited Marguerite Christian Elementary School in their gradation gowns. Coralei Waller, Abby Moore and Lily Lashley are pictured with senior Shayla Winn, who recently was a national contestant on American Idol and advanced to the Top 40 in Hawaii. (Gena Lashley photo) Read more
Girl Scouts cleaning up
Girl Scout Troop No. 5257 from Enon recently worked on their community service badges by picking up trash along the trails at R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks. The troop will be holding a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at 1613 Enon... Read more
Walker to be honored at Falling Creek Ironworks Park: Event will include tours and period demonstrations
Falling Creek Ironworks Park likely would not exist if not for Bryan Walker, and the recently deceased 87-year-old will be honored at a May 4 ceremony at the park. Lyle Browning — who serves as a volunteer archeologist for the nonprofit Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation — said he first... Read more
The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department’s administrative office will be moving from its current location at 6801 Mimms Loop to 12140 Harrowgate Road, the former home of the Chester Library. The move is planned for May 13-14. The office is temporarily relocating until a new administrative office is... Read more
Elevated, floating boardwalk earns Governor’s Excellence Award
A fairly new boardwalk at Dutch Gap Conservation Area recently won an award. A boardwalk located at the last parking area before Henricus Historical Park was recently selected for the 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award. The boardwalk was a gold medal winner in the competition. The award was announced... Read more
Chesterfield attorney awarded for public service
Michael Chernau, a deputy Chesterfield County attorney, was recently awarded the A. Robert Cherin Award by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. Chernau got the award for exemplary public service. He is the third attorney from the Chesterfield County Attorney’s Office to win the award. The A. Robert... Read more