Three original Thomas Kinkade paintings adorn the walls of Newel Langford’s living room. And replicas are scattered throughout the rest of the house. Langford’s home in the Walthall community has become his sanctuary and his cabinet of memories – many of which are rooted in his experience in three American wars.
The historic Ettrick Cemetery, just off the Appomattox River on the outskirts of the Village, is the final resting place for 105 Confederate soldiers and one Northern veteran.
This year’s Bensley’s Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 12, at 11 a.m. The event will feature guest speaker Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
The first president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Bensley Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad was honored at a recent dinner. Margaret Miller, of Chesterfield, 74, served as the first president of the organization when it was organized Nov. 2, 1967. Still an active member she is also considered a life member.
Wednesday, November 9
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Details: 318-8778.
Downloadable eAudiobooks Workshop. Central Library. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register at library.chesterfield.gov.
Early Literacy Story Time. Chester Library. 11a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Details: 748-6341. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Details: 530-3403.
Long before the Village News, there was Doris Crowell and her undying affection for the Chester community.
Three World War II aircraft flew into the Chesterfield County Airport Friday, Oct. 21 bringing the Wings of Freedom Tour to veterans – as well as their families – and folks from around the region.