Chesterfield tobacco Tobacco was a cash cow for Chesterfield in Colonial Times at Bermuda Hundred. During the mid-20th century, Chesterfield cigarettes, named after Chester, were one hot brand. With the slogan “They Satisfy,” the cigarette was launched by Drummond Tobacco in 1873. In 1898 Drummond was absorbed by American... Read more
Barbuda is just a little island of approximately 1,600 villagers in the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma touched down in Barbuda on Sept. 5, ravaging the area with winds of 185 miles per hour. Barbuda is just a little island of approximately 1,600 villagers in the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma touched down in... Read more
Little House family festival highlights pioneer days
The day proved to be warm, sunny, and busy as children and other visitors tried out all the fun activities and learning opportunities at Enon Library’s Little House Day.The day proved to be warm, sunny, and busy as children and other visitors tried out all the fun activities and... Read more
History of Arlington National Cemetery  presented to Lion Club members
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Merdith W. B. “Bo” Temple spoke to the Chester Lions about Arlington National Cemetery on Sept.12. The story was quite interesting for the club members. The following is a summary of its history shared by Temple and recorded by Lions Club member Carelyn Steele Sheppard.... Read more
A collection of letters from a woman of the 21st century to 34 nameless women of Bible times is being released this week. “Dear Mrs. Noah: Letters to Unnamed Women of the Bible” by Chester resident Roberta M. Damon, gives appropriate names and new identities to women familiar to... Read more
It sits on a wooded lot near Centralia. Perched over Hedgelawn subdivision, the manor house Hedge Lawn, the namesake of the surrounding modern homes, Francis Lutz, the author of Chesterfield County Early Architecture and Historic Sites writes that Hedgelawn, grew to twice its size when a kitchen was added.... Read more
The Chester Kiwanis Club is making preparations for the 2017 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Parade of the Christmas Toys.” The parade will take place Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. It will begin at the Chester YMCA and end at Harrowgate Road. Entrants that... Read more
Keeping our riverways clean
The day was clear and warm as volunteers canvassed the James River for trash and debris in several locations all along the waterways. As part of the James River cleanup, a stretch of the river was cleaned at the Falling Creek area. More than 50 volunteers, adults and children,... Read more
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River will host the 10th Annual Paddle-or-Battle Saturday, September 30, 2017. Come out and paddle to preserve the Appomattox River. Registration is open for the Saturday, Sept. 30 event for the 10th Annual Paddle – or – Battle, an opportunity for a recreational paddle... Read more
MEGASITE BEING CALLED MATOACA BUT IN CHESTER
CHESTERFIELD – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the Economic Development Authority of Chesterfield to announce the acquisition of 1,675 acres of prime real estate in the county to be used to attract a large industrial manufacturing company that could bring 5,000-10,000 direct and supplier jobs and billions of dollars... Read more