Local student to play in jazz ensemble
During its fall concert, the Eastern Mennonite University Jazz Ensemble, of which North Chesterfield’s William Ragland is a member, will play swing, up-tempo funk, two Benny Carter pieces, and more. The 16-member ensemble under the direction of Robert Curry will take the stage at Lehman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.... Read more
Increased traffic expected near Amazon during holiday season
Motorists should expect increased traffic in the area around the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Meadowville Technology Parkway beginning Monday, Nov. 20, through the holiday season. The traffic pattern will be similar to past years, and motorists should allow extra time to get through the area during shift changes. The... Read more
Kathy Rivera featured artist at Swift Creek Mill
  Swift Creek Mill Theatre is pleased to present Kathy Rivera as its featured artist during the production of “The Andrews Brothers” running Nov. 11 through Dec. 31. Kathy Quesnel Rivera graduated Madison College with a BS in art education in 1971. She taught one year and left teaching... Read more
And the bid goes to…
The annual Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother silent and live auction event proceeds will serve thousands during the holidays. Photos by Chip Scavone. The Chesterfield- Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program hosted a live/silent auction on the evening of Nov. 4 at the Cultural Center of India. Around 320 people were... Read more
A salute to veterans
A few hundred braved the cold air during Saturday afternoon’s Veterans Day event, “Saluting Chesterfield County Veterans of all U.S. Wars,” sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia held on the lawn of the Historic 1917 Courthouse. A march of veterans, with the walkway lined by soldiers the... Read more
From grape to wine to bottle:  Ashton Creek Vineyard makes ready for the year with mobile bottling company
  Chester’s Ashton Creek Vineyards was busy Friday with customers in the tasting room, folks enjoying lunch with a glass of wine on the patio, and the setup for a wedding. But before the vineyard had opened, the staff had formed an assembly line at the back of a... Read more
VN around the world: Traveling in  Australia
Robert Williamson III, a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, and graduate of Matoaca HS 2015, has returned from a week of intensive study recently after being chosen as one of two United States delegates for the Australasian Trumpet Academy in Gold Coast, Australia. The academy... Read more
Paint out pollution

Paint out pollution

Community November 11, 2017

Last month, volunteers spent the day working with Art on Wheels and the James River Association, stencil-painting storm drains. The Paint Out Pollution project aims to increase awareness of storm water pollution and celebrate the native plant and animal species that call the James River home. Local artists created... Read more
Bensley honors veterans
A guest speaker during Bensley’s 22nd annual Veterans Day ceremony, Ret. Army 2nd Lt. James “Jimmy” Boehling gave a detailed account of an April 21, 1945 bombing mission he was on where the plane stalled and went down. Boehling alerted others on the crew, made a split decision to... Read more
Christmas Parade CANCELLED
The Kiwanis Christmas parade is CANCELLED. This year’s parade theme is “Parade of the Christmas Toys.” Dickie King as our Grand Marshal. West Hundred Road between the Chester YMCA and Harrowgate Road will close starting at 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The parade will begin at 2 p.m., and West Hundred... Read more