Bright Beginnings
Kiwanis Club president Hank Dvorak presents a $500 check to Michelle McKinley, community engagement director of the YMCA, at the club’s July 1 meeting. The funds support the Bright Beginnings program. Read more
Swift Creek Mill Theatre Cabaret hosting ‘Suggestions Welcome’
Audra Honaker, the dynamic ray of sunshine that has graced stages all over Central Virginia, will entertain audiences through song Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at Swift Creek Mill Theatre, with musical direction by Shellie Johnson. Doors open at 7 p.m. with performance at 8 p.m. Cabaret... Read more
Defense Logistics Agency christens new building
Officials prepare to cut the ribbon for the opening of the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Operations Center on June 25. From left, David Gibson, site director; Cathy Contreras, acquisition executive, DLA Aviation; Charlotte Hurd, military liaison for Sen. Mark Warner; Gordon Hackett, director, DLA Installation Management; Air Force Brig.... Read more
Soldier who suffered loss finds purpose in his children
Carlos Rivadeneira Jr. grew up in the Bronx, a borough of New York. In October 1979, when he was in eleventh grade, he left school to join the military, shipping out to Fort Sill in Oklahoma. “Growing up in the Bronx is kind of difficult,” the 57-year-old said. “I... Read more
County approves grant to build hotel/conference center
In order to attract a builder for a hotel and conference center at the old Cloverleaf Mall, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved a grant for Shamin Hotels of Chester by a 4-1 vote with Steve Elswick dissenting. As part of the agreement, Shamin Hotels –... Read more
Fireworks, music and more coming
Chesterfield County’s annual Fourth of July Celebration, presented by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Credit Union, will be held Thursday, July 4, at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dark. This free, family-friendly event features... Read more
County approves funding for ‘Superstreet’ project
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved funding for projects that would widen Route 10 to either six or eight lanes from Jefferson Davis Highway to Bermuda Triangle Road east of Interstate 95. In addition, Meadowville Road would be widened from two to six lanes from Route... Read more
Torch officials discuss megasite proposal
Slightly more than 100 people gathered at Ironbridge Church last week to learn more about Torch Clean Energy’s proposal for the Shoosmith megasite in southern Chesterfield County. Torch would like to build a solar farm and entice a data center provider to the 1,677-acre property – 1,540 acres which... Read more
Funding approved for Ettrick train station
There may be hope that the Amtrak station remains in Ettrick after all. After the Federal Railroad Administration recently abandoned without explanation a study that recommended a future Amtrak station be located on the Boulevard in Colonial Heights, a representative of Virginians for Highspeed Rail notes that the Commonwealth... Read more
Panda Express, Popeyes on the way
Site plans have been approved for two fast food restaurants on Jefferson Davis Highway. Popeyes and Panda Express received site plan approvals on Dec. 20 and March 20, respectively. The two businesses would be located at 12131 and 12149 Jefferson Davis Highway south of a Dollar Tree store, which... Read more