Going to waste? Shoosmith Bros. applies for permit to use remainder of its land for landfill
The longevity of a local landfill may depend on an application filed recently with Chesterfield County. Shoosmith Bros., Inc. recently filed a permit application with the county that would allow it to use some 180 acres of land which includes a rock quarry that it acquired in 1997. (The... Read more
Parade of Lights coming to James River July 21
The James River Advisory Council’s 25th annual Parade of Lights has been rescheduled to July 21 after the December event was canceled due to the weather. The “Christmas in July” Parade of Lights will be held Saturday, July 21. Viewers will gather along the shoreline at several sites along... Read more
Although rare, killing a snake can result in a fine
They slither and hiss and can be found in brush, debris and in woodlands or yards. It’s summer and snakes abound. Some folks admire them and some despise them, but whatever your take on snakes, killing one in Virginia can result in a $500 fine. There are numerous types... Read more
Three inducted into senior volunteer hall of fame
CHESTERFIELD — Three senior citizens were recently inducted into Chesterfield’s Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame for contributions they have made to the community since age 60. Gretchen Craig, Frank Linkous and Robert Pratt were recognized at the Board of Supervisors June 27 meeting. Craig has been volunteering at J.G.... Read more
Gestwick takes over at Chester UMC
CHESTER – Chester United Methodist Church has a new pastor, the Rev. Clara Price Gestwick. Gestwick earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia College in 1987 and a master’s degree in divinity from Duke Divinity School in 1990. She was ordained a deacon in 1990 and an elder in... Read more
Amazon employees help at YMCA’s Camp Red Feather
CHESTER – Nearly 40 Amazon associates from two local fulfillment centers visited the Chester Family YMCA June 29 to host more than 100 children for a field day. Amazon surprised the Y with a golf cart filled with more than 2,700 items, such as water balloons, towels, and picnic... Read more
Meadowbrook grad wins Bravo! award
CHESTERFIELD – A Meadowbrook High graduate is among the winners of the Chesterfield Education Foundation’s 2018 Bravo! Awards. Vincent Ellis White works for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia. He serves as program manager in the community workforce department, where he oversees the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. A... Read more
July Jingle Trail Run to benefit Christmas Mother program
CHESTERFIELD – Want to exercise in the beauty of nature and support a great cause? Come and participate in the second annual July Jingle Trail Run, a fundraiser benefiting the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program. The event will take place Saturday, July 28 at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State... Read more
Lake an ‘Outstanding Preceptor’
Holly Lake was recently honored with the Outstanding Preceptor Award from Virginia Commonwealth University. The award is presented to pharmacists who distinguish themselves by teaching students during their fourth year of pharmacy school. Lake is a pharmacist at Rx3 Compounding Pharmacy, 12230 Iron Bridge Road in Chester. Read more
Kracke a Penn State graduate
AMARILLO – The Office of Emergency Management recognizes Briana Kracke for her graduation from Penn State University. Kracke is an emergency management planner for the federal agency and completed her masters of public administration degree and got a graduate certificate in agricultural biosecurity and emergency preparedness. “Earning my master’s... Read more