Last Friday, when a four-door sedan pulled up to a curb in Chester, a suited Mr. Howard H. Boisseau Sr., 87, quickened the pep in his walk just in time to help Mrs. Louise P. Friend, 96, as she exited the car. The two then quickly greeted each other in a warm, gentle embrace, before going their separate ways that sunny afternoon.
What will Chesterfield look like in 20 years? Are there plans for new schools, fire stations or water supply within the next 10 years? Will someone be allowed to build an apartment building in that lot next to your house? These are some of the issues that are addressed in Chesterfield’s new countywide comprehensive plan.
In an effort to jump- start economic development in Chesterfield, James J. L. Stegmaier, county administrator, proposed a reduction in planning department fees. A code amendment passed by the planning commission on Feb. 15, if approved by the Board of Supervisors, will bring Chesterfield’s planning fees more in line with other localities in the Richmond area.
Winning a local election has become much like state and national elections; it’s all about the money. Big money doesn’t always win an election but ask any local politician and you will hear that funding a candidacy for supervisor, sheriff, treasurer, school board or other local race can be costly.
Thomas Dale High School graduate, now U.S. Army PFC, Kyle Kovalenko is currently in Herat, Afghanistan in the Western Province, doing his duty, out of Camp Stone. PFC Kovalenko works patrolling, either mounted (in a Humvee or truck) or unmounted (on foot) “clearing current threats from the local Taliban, camped out in the mountains,” said Kovalenko in a email received by the Village News on Monday.
The following area students were named to the fall 2010 Dean’s List at Mary Baldwin College: Rebecca Arline Mayberry, of Chester; Dejia Nicole Hubbard, of Richmond; and Wilmer Wilson, of Richmond.
Sara Meyerhoeffer was named to Longwood University President’s List for the fall 2010 term. Meyerhoeffer, a senior majoring in social work, has been accepted to VCU’s Masters of Social Work program for the fall of 2011. She graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 2008, and her parents are Dean and Christi Meyerhoeffer of Chester.
Chester families who visited Curtis Elementary last Friday evening for Family Fitness Night had the unique opportunity to both speak with and receive autographs from three local pros – Johnny Grubb who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, Ken Oxendine a former NFL running back with the Atlanta Falcons, and young professional soccer player Roger Bothe of the Richmond Kickers. All three men attended Curtis during their youth.