We all had to stumble through reading aloud one Shakespeare play or another during high school, and only if we had to memorize part of a soliloquy did we remember many of the playwright’s words. Rick Gray, former Village News columnist, is undoubtedly the local expert on the most famous wordsmith in history. When you study Shakespeare you find that people haven’t really changed all that much over the last several hundred years, and it takes just a little shove to pique your interest.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) held its quarterly meeting at Magnolia Grange Sunday, May 1, in celebration of the 25th year since the site first opened to the public. There, Mary Arline McGuire, former CHSV president and former country treasurer, gave a presentation titled “A Love Story: A Story about a Beautiful, Refined, and Sophisticated Lady Who Has Had Many Lovers, Magnolia Grange,” sharing some early history regarding one of our county’s most beloved historical relics.
Chesterfield County lost 4.3 square miles in 1954 when Colonial Heights declared its independence from the land of Pocahontas.
Boy Scout Troop 178 held an awards meeting at the VFW in Chester on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Tom Ferguson, commander of the post, is to thank for providing Troop 178 with a meeting location. The following is a list of awards and recognitions that were presented:
The Ettrick-Matoaca Historical Society remembered seven young men from Ettrick and 13 young men from Matoaca on May 29, holding separate memorial ceremonies in the two villages.
In 2005, Allen Mills, of the legendary bluegrass band Lost and Found, was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, which commemorates artists and musicians from the Commonwealth for their life-time achievements in Appalachian music: folk, bluegrass, and gospel.
Throughout its long history, the village of Ettrick has served as an important gateway into Chesterfield County. According to the Chesterfield County revitalization department, under the leadership of Tom Jacobson, that gateway will now be enhanced. A conceptual plan was introduced at a ceremony last week in Ettrick, previewing what the proposed improvement would bring.