We just finished an 1,800-mile, round-trip journey to Florida. We traveled in three vehicles, with most of our time spent on I-95 and I-4. Driving was an experience, though the weather was nice and we experienced no mechanical issues. We saw accidents, a brush fire, traffic backups, road construction,... Read more
Members of the Woodland Pond Garden Club and Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Center administrators braved the rain recently to reminisce and receive updates on the horticulture program and the Campbell-Cobb Greenhouse. The Chesterfield Life Changing Academy is part of the greenhouse program, and the garden club has been donating to... Read more
Boys’ Player of the Year Juan Carlos Escobar, Senior, Meadowbrook  As a junior in 2016, Escobar finished the season with 19 goals and Conference 12 Player of the Year honors. Improving upon his junior year would be a challenge, but he did just that. Escobar retained his title this... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend…mine was going along pretty well till I got an e-mail from my master …on Memorial Day no less. He said,”Hey, I know it is a holiday but we still have... Read more
Aged but not disengaged:  ACCESS CHESTERFIELD OFFERS TRANSPORTATION TO THOSE OVER 60 AND THE DISABLED
If you are a Chesterfield County resident 60 or older, with a disability, or coming from a low-income household, and you need transportation, then you are eligible for Access Chesterfield. Access Chesterfield is a shared-ride transportation service for Chesterfield residents that services those aforementioned and curb to curb (and... Read more
Librarian serves over three decades, still going strong
Michelle Harris has served at Midlothian, Central, Chester, Enon and Ettrick-Matoaca libraries. Currently residing in Chester, she has called the area home for twenty-five years. “I started working for the county in 1980 with the bookmobile program,” Harris said. “Seeing a child’s love of books and reading, I have... Read more
The rural school building program began in 1912 as a collaboration between Booker T. Washington, the head of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and Rosenwald, one of the institutes trustees and the president of Sears, Roebuck and Company. Washington held that impoverished African Americans could improve economic and social... Read more
Beulah ES getting new building
A groundbreaking ceremony for a replacement of Beulah Elementary School will be held Wednesday, May 31. The Beulah Elementary project was one of 10 school revitalization projects approved by county residents in the 2013 bond referendum, which focused on renovating or replacing older school facilities. Approved projects include the... Read more
Henricus Historical Park offers a variety of camps throughout the summer for children who enjoy the outdoors and history. Camp Pocahontas, held on June 26 to 30 and again on July 10 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for campers ages six through ten years old, explore... Read more
Henricus Historical Park receives donation
Howard Nester, President of Chesterfield Farm Bureau, along with Candie Whitus and Lee Thompson, insurance agents, recently presented Henricus Historical Park staff with a donation of $1,000 for the care and feeding of the animals at the living-history museum. The historic site currently cares for chickens, goats, pigs, and... Read more