Corey gives back by volunteering with youth
Howard Corey moved to Chester from Boston 12 years ago. But the positive impact he’s made in the community during that time is so profound, the retired professional leader was honored Jan. 21 at the Chester Family YMCA’s Service Awards Celebration. “Our kids are our responsibility,” said Corey, who... Read more
Franco preaches, practices social responsibility
“My vision is that we come together as a community, everybody with their talents and abilities, for the common good.” These are more than words from the Rev. Shawn Franco, lead pastor of Cornerstone Assembly of God. Chester Family YMCA gave Franco the Social Responsibility Award in a special... Read more
‘Jumpin’ Johnny’ Wilson dead at 91
CHESTER – A famed former Harlem Globetrotter, “Jumpin’ Johnny” Wilson died Jan. 11. He was 91. Wilson moved to Chester about two years ago to live with his son, John Wilson Jr., an assistant athletic director at Virginia State University. A native of Anderson, Ind., John E. Wilson was... Read more
Coyner seeks to replace Ingram in General Assembly
Carrie Coyner believes in girl power. The 37-year-old Chester resident announced last week that she is seeking the Republican nomination for the House District 62 seat currently held by state Del. Riley Ingram, R-Hopewell. Coyner said she wants to offer “a different voice,” that of a “young female business... Read more
Development tool: County may use real estate tax abatement to revitalize north Jeff Davis corridor
Later this year, Chesterfield supervisors likely will consider approving performance agreements in an attempt to lure business to the northern Jefferson Davis corridor. County Planning Commissioner Gib Sloan spoke about the development tool during the Jefferson Davis Association’s luncheon last week at Bensley Community Center. Sloan said some developers... Read more
Caleb’s Corner: 2018 was good, will 2019 be better?
With the first month of the new year in full swing, I decided to take some time and reflect on 2018 and the new year. 2018 was a good year overall. The economy kept humming along, and we had more money in our pockets, thanks to federal income tax... Read more
‘The Basics’: Program aims to help close ‘achievement gaps’ for children 3 and under
Getting more social and emotional human interaction with low-income children, especially boys, is the goal of a new initiative. The Basics are five principles that parents and others can use while interacting with their children from newborn to age 3. Amy Bartilotti heard about the initiative while attending a... Read more
County looking to create five new voting precincts
Five new voting precincts could be in effect for elections later this year if a proposal from the county registrar is approved by the board of supervisors. Following long lines at several county precincts on Nov. 6, Chesterfield registrar Constance Tyler recommended that five of the largest precincts be... Read more
Journey of Hope for children
When Grayson Riley, 7, comes to Journey of Hope for Autism to take his horseback riding lesson, he is excited and focused. That’s something his mother, Rebecca Riley, doesn’t see very often. Grayson has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. “The minute he gets out of the car, he feels a sense of... Read more
Village News visits Dollywood
Val and Bethany Yurachek recently vacationed to Gatlinburg, Tenn., where they stopped in at nearby Dollywood with the Village News. Read more