Sweet Briar dancer heads to international conference in Australia
CHESTER – Chester native Mary Parker is among a group of Sweet Briar College students and alumnae who are traveling to Australia this summer with dance professors Mark and Ella Magruder at Panpapanpalya 2018. The second annual global congress takes place July 8-13 in Adelaide. The conference, one of... Read more
JMU grad in Chicago for Collegiate Wind Competition
CHESTERFIELD – Will Blanchard of Chester, a senior majoring in integrated science and technology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, is part of a team of 30 JMU students competing this week in the Collegiate Wind Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The team has been preparing... Read more
Following an executive session that lasted about an hour Thursday morning, May 3, the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority unanimously approved a resolution to withdraw a rezoning application for a proposed megasite on 1,675 acres in the southern part of the county. Several EDA members said the county should continue... Read more
Recycling solution? Dominion to come up with coal ash remedy by November
Above: Dominion Energy spokesman Rob Richardson looks at the Chesterfield Power Station from the upper coal ash ‘pond.’ Recycling coal ash was popular at the state Legislature this year. A bill that requires Dominion Energy to conduct a request for proposals for recycling options at its two legacy coal... Read more
Chesterfield County adopted a new special area plan for the north Jefferson Davis Highway Area last week. The supervisors approved the plan 4-0 with Supervisor Chris Winslow absent. The plan replaces one that was approved in 1993. The plan – which covers the Bellwood, Bensley and Ampthill areas –... Read more
Safety town: Columbia Gas completes work on employee training area
A village not for living but for working: that’s what Columbia Gas recently developed to train its employees. The village, which is located at 1812 Coyote Drive next to other Columbia Gas offices, will provide a place where the company’s 400-plus employees can train with “real life” situations. “You... Read more
‘Goliath project’ approval  could come in weeks, county official says
A project that has been slated to help replace the Tranlin project in northeast Chesterfield County is on a fast-track approval process. Greg Allen, the county’s planning manager, said last week that site plan approval for the “Goliath project” could come in the next few weeks. According to a... Read more
Couple honored for their community work
When the Rev. David Thomas Lowman, a retired Presbyterian minister, and his wife Jean became residents of Chester Village Senior Apartments, they felt a void in the community and saw an opportunity to serve. They went to work and helped organize devotional Sunday services in the community’s dining hall,... Read more
Mid-Cities honors first responders
BELLWOOD – Mid-Cities Civic Association, which represents the Bellwood Community of the Jefferson Davis Highway Corridor, recently honored the Falling Creek Police Station, which opened in July 2017, as recipients of their annual First Responders Appreciation Dinner. “Having a police station along the corridor is something many residents advocated... Read more
Chester Garden Club stays busy in the community
CHESTER – The Chester Garden Club offered a horticultural display for viewing at the Chester Library last week to recognize Virginia Historic Garden Week. The members identified each plant and cutting with its botanical and common names. “This is one way that the club shares and educates the community... Read more