Lately, we have experienced hot, humid, and dry days with an occasional evening thunderstorm, or as some call it, the dog days of summer. Consistent moisture is critical for ornamental and edible plants as they bloom and produce the attractive flower or fruit desired. Besides water, the plants’ nutritional... Read more
This is a new feature on Village News Online. Please have patience while we work out some of the bugs. Please note the control buttons at the bottom of the page and play around with them to get familier with what they do. The online paper you see is... Read more
Obelisk, cross, no entry
The Henricus bluff before the development of Henricus Historical Park. Circa 1980. The monument commemorates the first hospital in America and the Varina parish wish eventually became Saint john’s church.     At Henricus Historical Park, the church famous for Patrick Henry’s “give me liberty or give me death”... Read more
THAT WAS THEN:  Chester Methodist Parsonage
  The Chester Methodist parsonage was located at 12020 Winfree St. This two-story frame hip-roofed house, built around 1895 faced the former Chester Methodist Church rather than the street. As described in Jeffrey O’Dell’s “Chesterfield County Early Architecture and Historic Sites,” the dwelling has a three-bay front with floor... Read more
School Board choose prototype design for middle schools
The Chesterfield County School Board recently adopted a prototype design for middle schools that will be built in the future. The new replacement of Manchester Middle construction project is part of the bond referendum overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County voters in 2013. Six companies submitted design proposals. RRMM Architects... Read more
There’s no fighting back for Enon Elementary
  Enon Elementary School has been on the chopping block since the most recent bond referendum allowed the funding for the schools replacement. While the jaws of the excavator crunch on the sides of the old gymnasium it is a metaphor for the future and the opening of a... Read more

Family Ties

Mixing Bowl August 3, 2017

This past weekend, I drove my family down to Lowland, N.C. Lowland is a very small community on Goose Creek Island and it is where my family (paternal) settled hundreds of years ago. Lowland is an interesting little place. The land is flat, flat, flat, and there are creeks... Read more
Entrepreneurship  on the Village Green
  Charlotte and Henry Sawyer recently set up shop on the Village Green selling lemonade, water, and fans. They knew they were the perfect products to sell for the 90-degree plus days the community has been experiencing. Bottled water or a cup of lemonade sold for five cents and... Read more
ARBOR GREEN DR (111xx block) 07/19/2017 8:00 p.m. – Front driver’s side door entered. Money stolen from vehicle. ARBOR LAKE DR (68xx block) 07/01/2017 12:00 p.m. – Rape-Forcible committed at residence. ASHLEY LANDING CT (113xx block) 07/20/2017 1:00 a.m. – Attempted to steal items from vehicle. BOISSEAU ST (34xx... Read more

Recently Deceased

Obituaries August 3, 2017

Appelman, Mr. Robert James “Bobby,” 72, of Chesterfield, a Vietnam War-era Navy veteran, husband of Patricia Appelman. Cook, Mrs. Constance Childress Thrift, 90, of Chesterfield, widow of Webster B. Thrift and Jack C. Cook. Darby, Mrs. Gale Martin, 63, of Chesterfield, wife of Doug Darby. Dillon, Mrs. Betty Nipper, 83, of Chesterfield, wife... Read more