“Visual and performing arts can work together to make Chester a wonderful art village,” said Marti Fann, president of the newly formed Chester Artists Association. Fann, a Matoaca resident, is displaying a portrait of her cat as part of a multi-artist show at the Chester Library this month.
Shoosmith Bros. Inc. recently laid out its reasons for asking the county to lift three conditions placed on its landfill operations during its 1997 expansion. At a March 3 community meeting, J. Fletcher Kelly, Shoosmith’s vice president of operations, presented an overview of the company’s application. Kelly, who is one of six partners who bought the landfill and Virginia Waste Services (VWS) in June 2008, said there may be more community meetings as the process continued.
Bermuda District Planning Commissioner Sam Hassen deferred a conditional-use permit for an electronic advertising sign at the Rx Compounding building on Iron Bridge Road near Chalkley Road in January to allow the community to meet and discuss the pros and cons of the request.
Public hearings on the following items are scheduled for the Planning Commission’s March 16 evening meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. and take place in the Public Meeting Room of the Chesterfield Administration Building:
Budget and Management Director Allan Carmody reiterated the difficulty of this year’s budget process at the start of last week’s meeting of the budget and audit committee.
Kenco Logistic Services will be adding 25 to 30 new jobs and investing $1.6 million at its current site at the Walthall Enterchange in Chesterfield County, according to information from the county.
Veteran L.C. Bird High School music teacher and choral director Margaret F. Gregory died suddenly on March 1. In the days since her passing, nearly 1,600 people have joined a group created in her memory on a popular social networking site, and hundreds of messages of love, sorrow and support have been shared. The Village News invited members of the community to share their stories of how Mrs. Gregory touched their lives.
At Chester Middle School, a sign just outside drama teacher Martha Stanley’s door echoes the enthusiasm of her students: “Welcome!!! It’s time to create awesome pieces of theatre!” The students’ affection for their task was obvious last week, as they warmed up by doing the Hokey Pokey and hustled to get into costume and rehearse their next show, Getting to Know … Once Upon a Mattress.