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County P&R wins award financial help for Dutch Gap and Henricus Historical Park

Chesterfield County has received a $125,000 award from the National Park Service (NPS) Chesapeake Bay Office to design and implement its project at the Relic River Marsh Area on the James River at the Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Henricus Historical Park.

The turtles are coming: Don’t worry, it will take them a while to get here

Pau Pau has a new obsession and you could watch them all day long – babies. It doesn’t matter – human babies, kittens, baby birds and even baby turtles. Martha Nemitz has a new obsession as her granddaughter placed on her Face book page, “Pau Pau has a new obsession.”

Virginia roadside postcard histories

Until Interstate 95 was completed in 1964, U.S. Highway 1 was the most heavily traveled highway in Virginia, according to Tim O’Gorman, who just authored a book called “Spending the Night on Virginia’s Main Street.”

Surprise giant tomato plant

Carolyn Martin and Ronnie Maxwell have been totally surprised and amazed with a volunteer tomato plant that erupted spontaneously next to a walkway in their flower bed next to their house. For mid-October, the plant is one of the healthiest tomato plants this reporter has seen this late in the season.

Sheriff’s Annual Pig Roast

For the second year in a row, I attended the Sheriff’s Pig Roast. It was held last Saturday at Campbell Spring’s Farm on River Road which is currently owned by Wayne Campbell.

Weekly calendar

Free Historic Walking Tour of Richmond. Repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday until Sunday, October 26. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Park on 5th St. Tour starts in front of Brown’s Island.

Boogie Down with the Kings

Dickie King celebrated his lovely wife, Alena, with a disco themed thirtieth birthday party. It took place in the banquet room of their restaurant, King’s Korner. The event with over 90 guests, did not end until 2 a.m.