CHESTER – The blazing sun and extreme heat did not delay Boy Scouts from Troop 2837 based at Chester Baptist Church, working on a construction project for a fellow member and his Eagle Scout project at the Enon Fire Training Station. A team of 12 Scouts and seven adults,... Read more
Nineteen young performers showed our community that they can come home again. These actors and singers, current and former students of the Chester Performing Arts Studio (CPAS), came back for a special camp reunion. This two-week celebration culminated with a performance of “High School Musical, Jr.” held July 22... Read more
Chester was experiencing a growth spurt 18 years ago, just before we reached into the new millennium. Some believed that 2000 would be the end of the world. But, as it turned out, it was only the beginning of the Village News. In August of 1998, the new kid... Read more
Guy Rose began reading comic books at the age of seven. By the time he was 11, he was a collector and from that time his collection grew like the cast in the latest X-Men movie. Rose, 62, has been collecting comic books for 53 years. His involvement in... Read more
As the rain gave way, the grillers at Bensley Community Center bravely cooked 550 hot dogs, preparing for the National Night Out crowd to arrive. Fortunately, the elements saw fit to grant mercy on the community and the sun soon was shining. “With everything going on in the country,... Read more
Chesterfield County has received two achievement awards from the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo). The VACo Achievement Awards is a competitive program open to local government members of the association. Held annually, it recognizes local government programs in awards criteria that include innovation, cooperation, and model practices. Chesterfield County’s... Read more
A listing tugboat rusts in the brackish water at the Dutch Gap Conservation Area. There is more than one tugboat sinking or sunk near what was once a rock quarry. The Dutch Gap trail, with its trail head at Henricus Park, circles the quarry and Farrar’s Island as well... Read more
AUGUST 10 21ST CENTURY JOB SEARCH: NEW TOOLS, NEW RULES – 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Meadowdale Library. Learn where to find information on labor markets, industry trends, skill requirements, and training opportunities, how to network directly with employers and more. Register at library.chesterfield.gov. KEYS TO NETWORKING: RELATIONSHIPS FOR... Read more
With a life mission of water safety, Barbara Miller has taught hundreds how to swim and be water-safe. Along with teaching children how to swim, for the last 20 years she has been the swim coach for a championship swim team, the Dolphins, at the Chester Recreation Association (CRA).... Read more
The communities of Enon Elementary and Beulah Elementary are gathering to help decide how their new school buildings will look. Community members will see the school design, review options for how the exterior of their school might look, and vote on the facade they prefer during these meetings: The... Read more