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Award-winning school bus drivers

In a recent regional competition, Chesterfield school bus drivers won four of the top six awards and brought home the Director’s Cup as the top school division. Chesterfield County Public Schools has won the Director’s Cup 12 times since the competition began in 1981, including six of the past eight years.

Olympic pool comes to Chesterfield for Aquatic Center

The long awaited delivery of the 2008 Olympic Trials Pool from Omaha, Neb., to its new home at the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership Aquatics Center took place on Monday at Ukrop Park, located at the intersection of Chippenham Parkway and Ironbridge Road.

Graduation 1980

Chesterfield graduated 1,950 students in 1980, a little under a half of the total 4,200 or so for this year.

Lucy Corr Village dedicates Springdale’s pub in honor of retired CEO

Chesterfield County officials, Lucy Corr Village’s governing board and staff, and friends and family gathered recently to dedicate Jake’s Place, Springdale’s pub, in honor of Jacob W. Mast, Jr., Lucy Corr’s retired CEO.

Chester family wins Orlando vacation makeover

While on vacation have you ever had the feeling the same old vacation you’ve been taking for years was getting kind of boring? Chester resident Krista Hutchins was in the midst of trying to avoid that same old vacation when she stumbled upon VisitOrlando.com and noticed the “Win a Free Vacation” link. That was only the beginning of a “vacation makeover” that any family would die for.

Making sense of Shakespeare

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.

Magnolia Grange: A brief love story

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.