“The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.” This quote is attributed to the fourth Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, who died on March 27, 1773. Although he never traveled to this county, it was named in his honor and for good reason.
Outside were the low, rolling hills of Chesterfield, yet inside the Chester library Wednesday evening were glimpses of a foreign landscape – colorful bundles of exotic wildflowers and majestic mountain summits – evoked by local writer and international outdoorsmen Leonard Adkins.
Chesterfield’s budget and management staff is making the rounds this week and next to present the proposed 2011 – 2012 biannual county budget. Each county supervisor has planned at least one community meeting to allow residents to see the budget and to weigh-in with any concerns.
When it comes to local elections, the sun is about to shine more brightly in Chesterfield.
Henricus Historical Park continues its 400th Commemoration with the third major event in a series called “The Year of Henricus” with Henricus Colledge – First University Charted in North America on March 26 and 27. In 1619, the Virginia Company of London chartered a university designed to offer higher learning to both colonists and American Indians.
In Chester, almost anyone on the street could tell you about the deep-rooted Thomas Dale - L. C. Bird High School football rivalry; the packed stadiums with everyone young and old attending; the players and coaches becoming household names; a tradition.
Meadowbrook High’s Medford basketball team became champions last Thursday at James River High, beating Matoaca’s “A” team in the final game of the Medford League season– a high school basketball league providing competition for athletes with disabilities.
On their magical playoff run, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks held off furious runs and made runs of their own, coming from behind in dramatic fashion to beat top teams in the state, T.C. Williams and Osbourn. They faced one last challenge in the Greyhounds of Norcom (Portsmouth, VA) who were ranked third and fifth nationally in two polls.