What's Up: Upcoming Events


New area aquatics center to be named after distinguished independent school

Collegiate School, a member of the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP), announced today that it will lend its name to the new state-of-the-art aquatics center. It will be officially named the “Collegiate School Aquatics Center”.

Diamond anniversary: Seventy-five years and the work continues

Upon her arrival to Chester in 1904, Maud A. Hurt, wife of Dr. A.J. Hurt, the first doctor in Chester, used her time to improve life in Chester from education, religion and community service. In 1937 she brought together a few like-minded women to begin a community service organization known as the Woman’s Club of Chester.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 29
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Winter Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

Wellness Orientation Workshop (WOW). FREE class to learn about health care NOT sick care.
Limited Space.     Please RSVP to 796-3221

Tractor man

It is a rare thing to find someone who has achieved success in a field not only in one aspect but in two divergent ones. Luckily we can find such a person right here in Chesterfield resident, Keith Jones.

CCAF establishes Memorial Gift donation fund in honor of Betty Burton

Betty Burton was one of our unique personalities in Chester Village and will never be forgotten. She was a worker and a doer, there in the beginning when the community gathered and held events in the old Community Center on Lee Street.

Henricus James River tours

Visitors to Henricus Historical Park in 2012 are encouraged to participate in history and conservation tours on the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat captained by Mike Ostrander of Discover the James, an established provider of educational eco-tours and fishing trips.

Nominations for Youth Awards due by April 6

The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2012 Outstanding Youth Awards. All nominees must be Chesterfield County residents.