News Briefs
Fireworks at Fairgrounds July 4 Celebrate our independence with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. The event, held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (across from L.C. Bird High School), includes an activity area for children and special entertainment. Pay Day for Shrek Bermuda District Improvement Fund was used to... Read more
SUMMER FUN PHOTO CONTEST
Enter the Village News’ Summer Fun Photo Contest for a chance to win cash prizes. Photos will be published weekly all summer long. Go to villagenewsonline.com or submit your photos to info@villagepublishing.com. Read more
How many calories do you burn if you drive to work? Not many, even if you drive while listening to your favorite exercise CD and find the closest parking space to your building before you sit on your butt all day. Physical jobs are much better for you. Just... Read more
July 1 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Chesterfield County Government Complex on Mimms Loop. CHESTER CHOICES BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Twilight at Monticello: the Final Years of Thomas Jefferson” by Alan Pell Crawford will be discussed. July 2... Read more
Kiwanians Honor WWII Vets
They are called the “Greatest Generation”: those who were born early enough to endure both the depression and World War II. Some of those men and women, who have now lived into their late 80s and 90s and fought in WWII, were honored last week by the Kiwanis Club... Read more
Shoosmith Seeks DEQ Permit for Quarry Fill
The folks at Shoosmith landfill are applying for DEQ permission to use the Tarmac rock quarry, once it is completely used up, for additional space to add to their landfill. The quarry could be nonfunctional in a few years once the company takes the last bit of stone they... Read more
James River Contractor Opens New Office
James River Industrial Park officially opened last month with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  James River Contractor will be the first occupant in the 5,000 square foot center that will cater to general contractors and small businesses needing office space. Participating in the ribbon cutting were from left Charlie Hughes,... Read more
To the Editor: We moved our business, the Beverage Equipment Company, to Chester over 35 years ago. We employed eight people and serviced three states from our Chester location. Through the years, my wife Jeanne and I have transitioned our business from service to retail, moving from a location... Read more
What a glorious summer day we were given this Sunday. After weeks of intense heat, apocalyptic thunder storms and one dreary Saturday, Sunday showed up with brilliant blue skies, low humidity and a cool breeze. In a word, perfect. I spent the day getting reacquainted with my yard and... Read more
What brought you to Chesterfield? I moved here with my family in 1992. Like many others, we moved here because of the high reputation of Chesterfield schools and then never left. We seem to have been correct in our assessment of the school system, as both our daughters were ... Read more