Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Hope everyone had a very nice Mother’s Day…as for me,, things were a bit rough around the edges. For one thing I sprained my left wrist…how, you ask?? [ I was really kind of hoping you would not... Read more
Bermuda Campaign: the fight for the peninsula
Cannons roared, guns rang out, troops dug earthworks fortifications. The Civil War had come to Chesterfield. Bermuda Hundred was now in the thick of it. Drewry’s Bluff was the scene of two battles and skirmishes broke out in the wood between Bermuda and Chester Station until the Confederates kept... Read more
TERRIFIC TEACHERS-Leadership & Students
Thomas Dale High School’s Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year has been announced and this year’s recipient is Dave Duncan. Duncan has been in education for 25 years, and he has been a teacher at Thomas Dale for 21. Duncan, who is a Social Studies teacher... Read more
Anna Jarvis is recognized as the founder of Mother’s Day in the U.S. Though she never married or had kids, she is also known as the Mother of Mothers Day, an apt title for the lady who worked hard to bestow honor on all mothers. Anna Jarvis got the... Read more
  THURSDAY MAY 11 MEADOWDALE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave” by Jennifer Fleischner will be discussed. No registration required. FRIDAY, MAY 12 2017 SENIOR IDOL COMPETITION... Read more
  To the Editor Last week, The Washington Post published a major expose of the U.S. dairy industry concluding that mega dairies scam consumers into paying extra for “organic” milk that isn’t. The timing, a few days before Mother’s Day, could not be more appropriate. Dairy cows, world-wide symbols... Read more
A tribute to Paul R. Bartsch
Members of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Richmond Street lost their beloved music director, Paul Roberts Bartsch, suddenly in December. Still feeling the loss, a committee was formed to bring his works to life. “A Musical Tribute to the Life and Musical Works of Paul R. Bartsch” will be... Read more
Mixing Bowl- Straw bale garden
Spring is in full swing, and along with allergies it brings us longer days, warmer temperatures, and the perfect time to plant for summer. The Lashley family has always been ambitious when it comes to gardening (notice I did not say successful). We plant at least 12 tomato plants... Read more
The Chesterfield County Planning Department will host a meeting May 10, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., for citizens to learn about the Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan and comment on the draft of the plan. The workshop-style meeting, to be held at the Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s... Read more
Full scale emergency exercise conducted  showcases local history
The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) conducted a full-scale exercise involving all Centr al Region Hospitals that tested the transfer, wellness check, and loading of patients from four area hospitals, utilizing the Virginia Air National Guard and the Chesterfield County Executive Airport. Volu nteers were able to participate in... Read more