Planning Commission recommends rezoning denial; McLaughlin wants to relocate his company to site
Home builder Barney McLaughlin’s proposal to rezone a 2.2-acre property at 1701 Ware Bottom Spring Road received a thumbs-down recommendation from the Planning Commission last month. The 3-1 vote to recommend denial will be considered by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors at 6 p.m. July 25. McLaughlin is... Read more
Hot and humid days are the norm for this area. If proper measures are not taken to properly hydrate, then dehydration-related problems could lead to heat-related illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, with the latter potentially fatal. It is important to prevent dehydration, but to also... Read more
Racing to the top; 15-year-old is one of the top amateur racers in the world
To those alive in the late 1960s and ‘70s, chances are the jingle “Go Speed Racer, go Speed Racer, go!” may be familiar. Speed Racer appeared in comics and on television and was a success in both Japan and in the United States, and even spawned a 2008 film.... Read more
CBC National PONY team wins state tournament
Chesterfield Baseball Club’s National team recently won their state tournament, going undefeated against the state’s top talent. Members of the team are as follows: Hadikell Bruno, Angel Cardona, Kyle Evans, Matthew Gravitt, Donovan Griffin, Elijah James, Bo Leamer, Jack McCall, Taylor Neff, Chase Nicely, Brady Remington, Grayson Schultz, and... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the world of the Dogpound, where we are aging every day and thankful every day for that little blessing. I have been thinking more about getting older, since I am closer to the end than I am at the beginning, and with that, I... Read more
Cinema Cafe’s plans include bar in lobby, food served in theater
After years without a movie theater, one is planned for Chester next year. A new Cinema Cafe complex, located off Route 1 in the Bermuda Crossroads Marketplace, is slated to break ground this fall for an opening in 2019.  The free-standing establishment will also feature a spacious bar and... Read more
Cincinnati, NW Montana are editor’s vacation spots
A three-day visit to Northwest Montana last week provided me with some respite from Eastern U.S. humidity. I left Tuesday, July 3, and flew to Ohio to visit a friend and watch a Cincinnati Reds baseball game. It had been a while since I had taken in a Reds... Read more
Chester Rec Association offers fun in the sun
With school out for the summer and the weather forecasters predicting hotter and hazier days ahead, families can look to the Chester Recreational Association as a place to cool off and make new memories. The association has three swimming pools – a Z-pool with a diving area and a... Read more
Going to waste? Shoosmith Bros. applies for permit to use remainder of its land for landfill
The longevity of a local landfill may depend on an application filed recently with Chesterfield County. Shoosmith Bros., Inc. recently filed a permit application with the county that would allow it to use some 180 acres of land which includes a rock quarry that it acquired in 1997. (The... Read more
Overcoming adversity: Mother, daughter strengthen each other through running and writing
At first glance, Anne and Madison Braswell appear to be the typical mother-daughter duo. Through their bright smiles and successes, one would be hard-pressed to imagine the hardships they have faced. North Carolina natives, their family relocated in June 2010, when Anne’s husband, Madison’s father, accepted a job in... Read more