Meet the movers and shakers in theater
Families search areas for the “best” schools. One sign is a thriving arts program. Students who are well-rounded in arts, sports, and good academics make for great schools. Two drama and theater teachers in the Chester area make parents happy every year as they move and shake their students... Read more
Vietnam Veterans honored at Kiwanis event
It was a “welcome home” they never received. Five hundred forty-nine thousand served, 58,350 died, 300,000 were injured, and 1,600 are still missing; our Vietnam veterans, fifty-years ago. Last Wednesday, the Kiwanis Club of Chester gave 177 Chesterfield area Vietnam veterans the welcome home they never got with a... Read more
Church, club replace leaky roof for food bank
The Chesterfield Food Bank and its five different food programs fed 1,800 people last week. While their focus was on feeding people, two of their partners, Grace Lutheran Church and the Chester Rotary Club, took the weekend to shore up their physical facilities by replacing the roof of their... Read more
Camp Baker receives grant to support services for people with disabilities
The Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp Baker Services has received a $25,000 grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund to benefit people of all ages who participate in the ARC’s year-round weekend and emergency respite program and residential summer camp. “We are so thankful to Altria and their big-hearted... Read more
Baseball fans visit Cooperstown, N.Y.
Jackson Drewry, Walter and Elinor Daniels, and Kaylee Field in Cooperstown, N.Y., with the Village News. Read more
New Citizens

New Citizens

Community September 21, 2017

Taking the Oath of Allegiance is the final path to become a naturalized citizen. For many, it is a long road and a pricy one, nearly $1,000 from start to end. For some it can take years. “People think it is an easy process, but it’s not,” said Soutsada... Read more
Vacationing in Ireland
Mark and Kathy Rich of Chester stand in front of the church where Kathy’s grandparents were married in 1902 located in the village of Killeevan, Ireland. Mark and Kathy recently visited Ireland to meet several of Kathy’s cousins for the first time. Read more
Class of ’67 celebrates 50 years
The Thomas Dale Class of 1967 celebrated their 50th class reunion over the weekend of Sept. 9-10. with the celebration beginning Friday night at Howlett’s Tavern in Village Green. Approximately 80 were in attendance, with classmates coming from as far as Oklahoma, Texas, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Alabama! The weekend... Read more
Little House family festival highlights pioneer days
The day proved to be warm, sunny, and busy as children and other visitors tried out all the fun activities and learning opportunities at Enon Library’s Little House Day.The day proved to be warm, sunny, and busy as children and other visitors tried out all the fun activities and... Read more
Keeping our riverways clean
The day was clear and warm as volunteers canvassed the James River for trash and debris in several locations all along the waterways. As part of the James River cleanup, a stretch of the river was cleaned at the Falling Creek area. More than 50 volunteers, adults and children,... Read more