Local attorney is new leader of state GOP: Wilson was recently elected to Republican Party’s top post
ABOVE: Jack Wilson III is pictured in his office in Chester. A well-traveled Chester resident is the new chairman of the state Republican Party. Jack Wilson III, who was born in West Virginia but grew up in various locales across the globe as his father served in the Army, has... Read more
The county plans to begin building the Chesterfield Center for the Arts next spring. That’s the word from Garrett Hart, Chesterfield County’s Economic Development director. Hart made the comments at the county’s Sept. 20 Economic Development Authority meeting. In other news, EDA treasurer and board member Harril Whitehurst said... Read more
County department prepares for natural disasters
ABOVE: From left, Jess Robison, Sherri Lafoon and Emily Ashley Dillon make up Chesterfield’s Emergency Management Department. Emily Ashley Dillon is into disaster preparation. The Kansas City, Mo., native has been Chesterfield County’s emergency management coordinator for seven years. The three-person emergency management department, which is housed with the county... Read more
Chesterfield a part of region’s booming tourism: Chester brewery may add to the mix
ABOVE: Dancing Kilt Brewery plans to open in the brick building next to Rosa’s early next year. Breweries and restaurants are the top driver for tourism in the Richmond region, and Chester could begin to cash in on the trend if a brewery slated to open on Old Stage Road... Read more
Parade of Homes starts Oct. 6: Tours will be held each weekend of the month
The Richmond Parade of Homes is the premier scattered site home showcase. The self-guided tour, begins Oct. 6, and it will run all four weekends of the month: Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28. Tour hours on Saturdays and Sundays in October are from noon to 5 p.m., and... Read more
ChesterFest 2018 a success

ChesterFest 2018 a success

Events September 25, 2018

ABOVE: Gale Rowland walks with Snickerz, a 2-year-old Labradoodle, during ChesterFest. The 18th ChesterFest, held Saturday on the Chester Village Green, was the largest ever. Some 200 vendors displayed their wares while children played, a dog show was held and eight people participated in the pie-eating competition. “What a... Read more
Handcycling clinic coming to Pocahontas State Park
      ABOVE: Kenneth Holman and members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mid-Atlantic chapter. A life-changing event at Pocahontas State Park is attracting veterans from all across the country. They will handcycle through the wooded trails from Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 30, as part of a... Read more
G.W. Carver scholars, GospelFest announced
   ABOVE: Imani Quiara Booth and Kennadi Kierra Terry CHESTER – The George Washington Carver Alumni and Friends Association recently announced the winners of two scholarships and announced plans to host a gospel music fundraiser. Imani Quiara Booth, who graduated from L.C. Bird High School, won the $1,500 William Albert “W.A.”... Read more
Lions Club speakers bureau ‘rotates’ in retired NASA engineer
By Carelyn Sheppard Donner Grigsby, a retired engineer from NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, explained numerous topics from hurricanes and global warming to space exploration and the universe to the Chester Lions Club recently. He said scientists constantly monitor the heat at certain depths under the African deserts... Read more
Running for a reason: Husband’s battle with disease gives woman the drive to help
ABOVE: Amanda Moody runs at the Thomas Dale High School track. Once a week at the Thomas Dale High School track, one can hear the stomp of Amanda Moody’s tennis shoes as she trains for her next big marathon. Moody has participated in 12 marathons; including three that were... Read more