Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound social media.  I must say I am really thrilled to announce that my Dogpound twitter account is growing by leaps and bounds.  I now have over 1,500 faithful pack members who receive the regular morning joke, and are... Read more
Around the World She Goes
Chester resident Anne Canipe boarded a plane to San Francisco on Friday beginning her trek around the world.  Well, almost. Canipe loves to travel and she will be clocking a lot of air miles this summer thanks to a $12,000 grant awarded to her from the R.E.B. Foundation through... Read more
Walking or Riding
As it continues to work on filling the gap of the “Moving Forward… the Comprehensive Plan for Chesterfield,” which includes smaller area plans, the Chesterfield County Planning Department planners are drafting the bicycles and trails facility plan, a Phase II implementation. The draft Bikeways & Trails plan is only... Read more
Bike and walking trails were part of a sales pitch for Hallsley, an upscale development with homes starting at $400,000. With a number of Chesterfield residents lining up to make comments at the planning commission last week, there were enough stating there were concerns with the trail running near... Read more
Honeywell Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Line in Enon
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals last week announced that it has broken ground on its new nylon resins production line at its Chesterfield manufacturing facility on Bermuda Hundred Road, according to Healthcare Packaging Magazine. The state-of-the-art production line will be the only North American source of key food packaging resins. The... Read more
Thomas Dale Knights Alumni Plan Mega Reunion
Thomas Dale High School alumni are in the planning stages of a mega reunion that will bring old friends together from 10 graduating classes. It has been 47 years for the Class of 1968 and 36 years for the Class of 1977. Many alumni had asked for a mega... Read more
Chester Lions Club Installs New Officers
The Chester Lions Club has elected new officers for the 2015-16 year. During their only June meeting, the club met at Meadowbrook Country Club for the installation of those officers. Joey McCaffrey from the Hopewell Lions did his usual outstanding job with the actual installation per the Lions’ international... Read more
Local teens from Chesterfield and the surrounding area may sign up to be volunteers at Pocahontas State Park during Teen Volunteer Week, July 6 to 10. Young folks looking to get started or to continue in volunteering, desiring experience working outdoors in a Virginia State Park and looking to... Read more
Hello Readers, I am Larry Newman, Master Gardener with Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension. Perhaps you are thinking, “another garden dude telling me how to grow big tomatoes and go organic.” Not so fast, my fellow garden enthusiasts. The intent of my column is similar to the cooperative extension service,... Read more
Many ailments have an increased likelihood of occurring in the summer.  This is true of swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa.  It can be contracted at any time during the year, but the heat, humidity and extra moisture of summer and pool activities make it more likely to occur in... Read more