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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Christmas past comes to the Mill

If you want a good helping of Christmas cheer, see Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s Winter Wonderettes. It is set in the past, just like all our best memories of Christmas. It is sweet, with just enough spice to balance the sugar. It is light and fluffy, so you leave the Mill with that happy Christmas feeling, and with room for just a little more.

WinterFest

There was something for everyone at Matoaca Middle School’s Winterfest, where students could play video games, dance, ride a Segway, bounce on inflatable games or enjoy a snack.

Bellwood donates 2,300 items of food

This year, Bellwood Elementary School participated in a food drive to help benefit families of Chesterfield and Colonial Heights through the Christmas Mother Program. The Student Council Association organized and promoted a food drive that proved to be very successful.

Local teams prepare for holiday tournament

The Thomas Dale Lady Knights have something left to prove. Last year, there were many accomplishments. They won the Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament (TDIT), brought home the first girls’ basketball district title in school history and advanced well into the playoffs, falling just short of a regional championship against Cosby and falling in the opening round of the state tournament to Princess Anne, a Virginia Beach, Va., school.

The Next Level

Eric McBride
L.C. Bird High School    
University of Richmond Football

At all cost: Local team has chance to compete at Hall of Fame tournament

This summer, a traveling youth baseball team from Chester could have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in a tournament hosted at the Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. Though the team lacks the financial resources to fund a bid for the tournament, its members remain more than hopeful about their chances.

Early morning fire displaces residents on Bryanbell Drive

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to 6817 Bryanbell Drive at 3:13 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, for a house fire, according to a press release from Chesterfield County.

Help catch suspect who robbed Family Dollar

A robbery occurred at the Family Dollar, 15700 Jefferson Davis Highway, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to solve the case.