Weed (noun): a wild plant that grows where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants. Garden (noun): a piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables. Gardener (noun): a sometimes-frustrated individual often seen pulling, digging, spraying, and saying unkind words... Read more
The Richmond Jazz Band was in rare form Saturday during their latest big band presentation at the Chester Library under the banner “Spring into Music.” It was an important concert for the band as their Music Director Gilberto (Bam Bam) Rodriguez led his last concert. He and his fellow... Read more
larceny – 45    assaults – 29    animal cases –  25    drug offenses-  23   traffic-  22    miscellaneous- 22    fraud-  17    vandalisms-   14    death investigations-  14      burglary- 9    trespassing- 1    weapon violations- 7      ALCOTT RD (25xx block)... Read more
Alspaugh, Mr. Kenneth Melvin, 84, of North Chesterfield, a Korean War veteran, husband of Elizabeth Thomas Alspaugh. Atkins, Mrs. Elizabeth Lamb “Libbie,” 72, of Chesterfield, an Army retiree who served at Fort Lee, wife of Edward Atkins. Ballard, Ms. Kristian Brooks, 34, of South Chesterfield. Barner, Mr. Kevin T., 21, of Chester. Bates, Mr.... Read more
I was watching an Orlando news station last night, and they reported on the tragic death of a four-year-old boy. The story goes that he had started trying to get the baby monitor in his room over the last few days. The monitor had been on his dresser, but... Read more
The Board of Supervisors recognized Sandhya Gentius-Harris, a fifth-grade student at J.B. Watkins Elementary School, as the grand-prize winner of the annual essay contest for Older Americans Month at the board’s meeting April 26. The contest, which gives students in grades 4-5 the opportunity to acknowledge older adults who... Read more
Area teams find places in  playoffs
With summer on the forefront of students’ minds, there is still business to be done in the classrooms and on the athletic fields. Several Chester-area teams performed well and went to regional play. The coverage area saw one conference champion, as Meadowbrook boys’ soccer brought home the Conference 12... Read more
The Virginia School Boards Association has released its 21st annual Showcases for Success directory, highlighting successful K-12 programs in Virginia’s public schools. This year’s directory of programs highlights successful projects related to innovative programs, school initiatives, and partnerships from 56 school divisions across the commonwealth. Three Chesterfield County Public... Read more
Over a hundred works of art from children and adult artists were on display in Enon recently when Art Adventures, a local studio for kids and adult art lessons in Chester, held its annual art show at the Goddard School in River’s Bend. Best in show art will go... Read more
Hello, and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Doctor visits have certainly changed over time. When I was little, the doctor still made house calls, black bag and all. Then, we moved to a more centralized visit, going to his office, which was actually in the... Read more