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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 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.

Annexation and feeling neglected

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 awards meeting

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:

Ettrick/Matoaca Memorial Day service

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.