The high school football season kicked off last Thursday, but for many local football fans, their season will kick off this Friday. That’s when the Thomas Dale Knights and the L.C. Bird Skyhawks will face off in the 38th rendition of the “Battle of Chester.”
Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its 400th anniversary during Publick Days, a signature annual event which celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the “New World.” In September 1611, Sir Thomas Dale, along with soldiers, tradesmen and farmers, ventured from Jamestown to create the Citie of Henricus.
This year, the Chester Community Association (CCA) celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Village’s biggest annual event: ChesterFest. Out of the many booths and venders at ChesterFest, the Village News spotlighted three artists and artisans scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s celebration – each bringing their own craft for people to see.
A year after Courtney Jae Borders dazzled six judges to become the 2010 Miss Chesterfield County Fair, 18-year-old Jessica Fee, outshining seven other young ladies, ascended to the crown last Monday evening. The pageant served as Monday night’s Grandstand entertainment for the 100 or so people in attendance.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a robbery suspect.
Broadwater W 8/28 Broadwater Townhouses. Entry gained to residence by unknown means. After gaining entry, suspect/s vandalized the interior. At this time nothing has been reported stolen.
Wednesday, September 7
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett will be discussed. Details: 748-6314.
Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.
Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.
They say lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but the Chester-based VA Lady Titans would beg to differ. The female fast-pitch travel team just returned from Chattanooga, Tenn., where they won the National Softball Association 16U “A” Division Fast Pitch World Series, repeating what they had accomplished in 2009.