FOOD BANK RECEIVES  BIG CHECK FROM  WOMAN’S CLUB
BY MELISSA BROCKWELL The Junior Federated Women’s Club of Chester is honored to support the Chesterfield Food Bank in Chester. The Chesterfield Food Bank is a nonprofit organization committed to serving individuals including children, the elderly, and families in need of help through weekly distributions serving over 450 families... Read more
Curtis fifth-grader wins essay contest
Fifth grade student Michael “Mikey” Holt won a big prize for his classmates at Curtis Elementary: Papa John’s pizza for the whole fifth grade and $529 for the school to be used toward their graduation ceremonies. He also won some big prizes for himself and his family; a family... Read more
TERRIFIC TEACHERS  Miller-Taylor taps into kids’ imagination
Bensley’s Miller-Taylor brings out imagination in students The imagination runs wild thinking about how a kindergarten class might be to manage, much less teach. You may think it would be like herding cats. But it takes the right teacher, and many kindergarten teachers enjoy working with the clean slate... Read more
Hopkins special ed teacher receives  Outstanding Educator Award
Hopkins Elementary special education teacher Vickie Van Nest was Chesterfield County Public Schools’ winner of the Outstanding Educator Award at the annual “From PossAbilities to Practical Applications” education conference in Richmond. The award is a partnership between the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Counseling and Special Education and the... Read more
Bird spring athlete commits
Two L.C. Bird athletes announced where they’d be going this coming fall after finishing their academic and athletic careers as Skyhawks. Walter Samayoa, center back on the soccer field, will be attending and playing at Ferrum University, while baseball’s Miles Burton, a catcher, will be headed to UVa-Wise. Samayoa... Read more
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Football April 26, 2017

Raising a child isn’t easy. But for John and Regina Bowen, things have been a tad more difficult. After years of cardiologist visits, their son, former Matoaca and Trinity Episcopal quarterback Blake Bowen, discovered that he needed emergency heart surgery last week — in a successful procedure called a... Read more
Chesterfield County’s own Liberty Bell
An iron bell no larger than a foot in diameter called court to session in 1749. The courthouse bell, 268 years old, was mounted on the top of the roof that graced the front porch of the house of law. It was hung from a three sided support and... Read more
Bruce Paterson – Construction Tradesman    Terrific Teachers a series part 3
How many washers will six pieces of spaghetti spanning two cups hold? This is a good question, and it’s one Bruce Peterson asks his “Geometry in Construction” class at Carver College and Career Academy, where he has been teaching for the last five years. Until this year, Patterson has... Read more
Falling Creek Ironworks event showcases local history
              Buckskin, muskets, a colonial- style militia from Henricus, historical interpreters and a Native American drum group offered a walk back into history at the annual Falling Creek Ironworks Event Saturday. Visitors to the park located at 6370 Jefferson Davis Highway found a... Read more
Higgins, Hunt lead way for youthful Matoaca
  By Josh Mathews With a familiar face back at the helm in Scott Driskill, Matoaca softball has some exciting youth led by one of the top pitchers in the area, junior Katie Higgins. Higgins is the team’s leader and has pitched well in the circle to a 3.60... Read more