Necktie ceremony continues at Falling Creek Middle School
     LEFT: Jaden Jones ties a necktie with help from Steve Knox. CENTER: Kaquan Whitus, Tevyn Bennett, Steve Knox and others. RIGHT: Khalil Anderson looks for a tie. Some good students at Falling Creek Middle School were given neckties and taught how to tie them last week. An annual event recognizes boys... Read more
GoFundMe page set up for family of nine displaced by fire
ABOVE: Russell and Theanea Boesma Two adults and seven children escaped a fire that ravaged their home Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the 300 block of Silverdust Place. A call came into emergency communications at 2:57 p.m. Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS said crews found heavy fire... Read more
Donating a gift of life: Chester man recalls life of son, who was an organ donor
ABOVE: Michael Brigati, on right, and his son, Matthew. Matthew Brigati was a New Year’s Day baby, born in 1988. In 2010 he lost his life in a tragic motor vehicle crash, but left behind a chance of life for others. “Matt loved sports and was an avid fan of... Read more
‘Giving tree’: Local eatery supporting disabled veterans
   ABOVE RIGHT: Cheryl Camden holds a photo of Sonny Bice, a disabled veteran who served in Vietnam. Cheryl and Doug Camden started their “giving tree” about 10 years ago. The owners of the Village Grill, 4337 Old Hundred Road in Chester, decided they wanted to give back to the... Read more
Where legislation begins? School board asks legislators for help
ABOVE: Matoaca District school board rep Rob Thompson, center, speaks while state Sen. Rosalyn Dance and House Speaker Kirk Cox listen. Adding school resource officers at each of the 38 elementary schools in Chesterfield County was one topic discussed at a joint meeting of school board members and local state... Read more
Dog dies in Chester house fire
A dog perished in a house fire in the 4200 block of Laurel Oak Road on Nov. 20. A call came into emergency communications at 3:04 p.m., fire officials said. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire coming from the home. A vehicle in the driveway was scorched... Read more
Jones honored at Lions Club meeting; The late Goodwyn was also to be recognized
Ralph Jones was recognized for 50 years of service at the Chester Lions Club’s Nov. 13 meeting. Unfortunately, one of the Lions who was also to be recognized for 50 years of service, Bill Goodwyn, died two weeks earlier. Attending the meeting were District Gov. Jeff Gaddis, and his... Read more
Wedded bliss? County approves permit for wedding venue
A wedding venue was given permission to keep operating last week. The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the Little Wedding Garden. Cecelia LePage, a licensed Baptist minister, has been performing wedding ceremonies in her backyard since January 2017. She applied for a... Read more
The historic Yellow House holds tales from years gone by
The Chester Garden Club is offering a tour of an 1840s-era house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The holiday home tour of the Yellow House, formerly known as the Winfree House, is a fundraiser for the club’s community beautification efforts. The L-shaped home has six... Read more
Puzzle mania? Chester man builds puzzle magazine
Having graduated with a degree in creative writing from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina, Gregory Gray couldn’t have guessed his future vocation would lie in creating puzzles, not poetry. He finds, however, that the two disciplines share several parallels. “My preference is poetry that has limitations built... Read more