State approves emergency facility in Chester
It looks as if Chester may finally be getting an emergency room. Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center received notice that a Certificate of Public Need application it filed with the state last October was approved May 21. “We’re absolutely thrilled this was approved,” Bon Secours CEO Chris Accashian... Read more
You may have heard terms like “leaky gut,” “gut bacteria,” “healthy gut floral,” etc., but what does it all mean and how important is your gut to your overall health? The answer is: more important than you probably realize. Skin rash? It may be related to your gut health.... Read more
‘Mr. Fixit’: Bishop built child’s train, has worked on planes and ships
James B. Bishop likes building and fixing things. The 78-year-old native of Enon keeps busy helping his neighbors, children and grandchildren. Bishop demonstrated that skill recently by building a replica of “Thomas the Train” for his 4-year-old grandson, Henry B. Bishop.James used a 16-horsepower lawnmower engine to power the... Read more
Just read to them! Program aims to make reading enjoyable for kids
Educators know that children learn to read in grades one through three, but by fourth grade the reading emphasis changes. At that point, children read to learn. If a child is not proficient, he or she falls behind. If the child lives in poverty, statistics show that it is... Read more
On Thursday, July 25, Virginia State University will host its third annual Industrial Hemp Field Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the university’s Gateway Conference Center, 2804 Martin Luther King Blvd., Colonial Heights. The event will provide a forum for potential growers, researchers, marketing experts and industrial... Read more
Marjory “Peach” Goyne Janssen, 94, passed away with family by her side on June 8, 2019, in Denton, Texas. She was born April 8, 1925, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She grew up in Chester, Va., where she graduated from Chester High School, now Thomas Dale High School, in 1942. She... Read more
Fried directing Mental Health Support Services
Chesterfield County has named Kelly Fried as its new executive director of Mental Health Support Services and the Chesterfield Community Services Board. She has served as the department’s assistant director for the past decade. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration, leadership and strategic planning, Fried... Read more
Festival de Musica
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the first-ever Festival de Musica from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Bensley Park, 2900 Drewrys Bluff Road. This free, Latin cultural event features musical entertainment from Kadencia Orchestra and DJ Peluche, demonstrations of bomba dancing and drumming by Semilla... Read more
Pilot injured in crash
A Chesterfield man was injured last week while crashing a plane at the Chesterfield County Airport. State police responded at 8:42 p.m. July 2 to 7511 Airfield Drive. A preliminary investigation reveals that a small, single-engine homemade plane was taxiing on the runway when it inadvertently left the ground,... Read more
Bassard, Knowlton H., 86, of Chesterfield, an Army veteran, widower of Bettye Bassard. Buzzo, James Ronald, 78, of Chesterfield, an Army Reserve veteran, husband of Serena Farmer Buzzo. Coffey, Frances, 84, of Chester, wife of James E. Coffey. Coppridge, Kenneth, 73, of North Chesterfield, husband of Sheila Coppridge. Crostic, William Seldon Sr., 89, of... Read more