Amin named Chester’s ‘Businessperson of the Year’
P.C. Amin was honored as the Chester Business Association’s Businessperson of the Year last week. In receiving the Snead-Stebbins Award for his efforts to promote business in the Chester area, Amin gave the area high praise. Amin, who immigrated to the U.S. from India, said locals have not given... Read more
The Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort will present its annual “Concert in Honor of America” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Chester Presbyterian Church, 3424 W. Hundred Road. The Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort is a large brass ensemble made up of trumpets, French horns, trombones, euphoniums, and... Read more
Face published in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’
For the last two years, Chesterfield County has held the July Jingle Run at Pocahontas State Park. With festive holiday-themed decorations, fun activities for families and a costume contest, participants are bound to find something that interests them at the annual event. Chesterfield native Melissa Face and her family... Read more
Making an impact: Teams of young people and adults help improve area homes
About 100 youth converged on North Chesterfield last week to help with various projects on six homes in the Jefferson Davis Highway corridor. It was the second year that Impact Mission Camps – a subsidiary of the non-profit Baptist General Association of Virginia – came to the area to... Read more
For home and business owners who are planning a rehabilitation, renovation or replacement project, filling out a short application could help them tap into a tax break. Real estate incentive programs aren’t new to Chesterfield County, but a fully electronic application that takes only minutes to complete and submit... Read more
Planning Commission signs off on new billboard ordinance
By a 3-1 vote with Midlothian commissioner Peppy Jones dissenting and Dale commissioner Michael Jackson absent, the Chesterfield County Planning Commission recommended approval of a controversial sign ordinance last week. The June 18 meeting followed a May 21 public hearing in which 10 people spoke about the proposed ordinance,... Read more
Food for the summer
The Chesterfield County Public Library’s Summer Learning Kick-off resulted in over 700 pounds of food donated to the Chesterfield Food Bank. Above, Mike Mabe, library services director, on right, helped deliver the food to Kim Hill, food bank director, on June 6. (Facebook photo) Read more
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Niagara Cares bring improvements to TDHS
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and Niagara Cares recently teamed up to give Thomas Dale High School’s fitness facility and urban garden a $75,000 renovation. Four times a year, the foundation and Niagara Cares collaborate on a two-day community enhancement project to promote a healthy style of living in... Read more
Collie awarded
Chester resident Bill Collie was presented with a certificate and medallion pin June 4 recognizing over 50 years of service to the Chester area through the Civitan Club of Chester. Presenting the pin to Collie is current club treasurer Larry Grimes. Collie was a charter member of the club,... Read more
Former state Del. Joe Morrissey surprised some when he defeated incumbent state Sen. Rosalyn Dance during the June 11 primary. Morrissey soundly defeated Dance on her home turf of Petersburg, 72 to 28 percent. He also won Hopewell and Dinwiddie County by 14 and 15 percentage points, respectively. Dance... Read more