Atomic Bonds
Chemistry comes in different packages. As scientists mix chemicals together to create a reaction, athletes pour their blood, sweat and tears into a team to create a winning formula that leads them to a state championship. Two area defenses hope to be up to the task this year at... Read more
Village News Top 5: Football
1. L.C. Bird (6-0) In the misty, wet rain filled Thursday game with Monacan, it was L.C. Bird that prevailed. In a game marred with 11 turnovers, the Skyhawks turned their six turnovers into 36 points, while the Chiefs struggled to capitalize, only converting one of L.C. Bird’s turnovers... Read more
Bus smokes, students joke
Students returning home on bus number 76 (Route 6-2) last week on Thursday, got a little thrill when the bus had mechanical problems. Fire engine 1 responded and quickly solved the problem as kids were transferred to another bus. Some students were picked up by their parents. Read more
Fifty-eight emigrants naturalized at Henricus Historical Park
“There is such a difference between my country and America,” said Wandafrash Butta a native of Ethiopia, “I love America for its freedom.” Henricus Historical Park was the proud host of a naturalization ceremony last week on Thursday morning. Fifty-eight people from 31 different countries became U.S. citizens during... Read more
Thousands Weather the Storm to Attend ChesterFest
The rain is both a fading memory and a distant promise is a metaphor that fits perfectly for ChesterFest, last week’s 14th annual event. While only about three-fourths of the 150 scheduled vendors set up at the Fest, those crafters, merchants and charities were happy with the day. The... Read more
Cyclist Prep in Chester
The Russians are coming, well, they  came and went. The UCI 2015 Racing Team road through Chester on Wednesday during training en route to Richmond. Read more
Historic Convoy Rolls Through Chester
A collector of military vehicles and a member of MVPA (Military Vehicle Preservation Association) local resident, Lee Holland, joined members last weekend re-tracing the route of the historic Military convoy of 1920 along the BankHead Highway from Washington D.C. to San Diego California. Holland joined the MVPA 2015 Convoy... Read more
Performers and Artists Mixing Bowl
Local artists, Drs. W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr. and Ivan W. Perkinson, entertained guests at Swift Creek Mill Theatre to help celebrate and launch the theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season with the opening of their art exhibit, “Perkinson Twins Art Exhibit, Reception & Play.” The exhibit and reception highlighted the Featured... Read more
Top Prospects
Christopher Artis, MBK 6-3 305 OT Senior No Offers A big, physical blocker, Artis is imposing on a high school field and has a body that can easily translate to the college level. Howard University is very interested in Artis and dipped into the area last year and nabbed... Read more
Five Generations
Five generations celebrated during a bridal shower for Ashley Cunningham. From left to right are Mya Johnson, Ashley Cunningham, Penny Conner, Marie North and Clara Dennis. Cunningham said they all live fairly close to each other and go to church together. Clara Dennis is her Granny and she is... Read more