County offers computer access to fire and police calls
Sirens wailing, red or blue lights flashing: what is happening? Now the general public can check for themselves thanks to an upgrade on the county’s website, the first since 2009. “The idea was developed as several departments in the region prepared for radio encryption,” said Elizabeth Caroon, spokesman for... Read more
Prayer time: Community event includes prayers for students, teachers, administrators
ABOVE: Clergy pray for school administrators Sunday. “What can you do for the children and staff of Chesterfield? You can pray. When you speak to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you put protection around all of us.” With those words, incoming Chesterfield schools superintendent Merv Daugherty... Read more
Navajo Nation pumpkins made trip to Chester
An 18-wheeler packed full of pumpkins and gourds of different shapes, sizes, and colors recently arrived at Trinity United Methodist Church. Volunteers of all ages unloaded the produce onto the church’s front lawn at 6600 Greenyard Road. The church has partnered with Pumpkin Patch, pumpkinusa.com, each of the last... Read more
Myanmar natives get U.S. citizenship: Couple fled persecution in Southeast Asian country
ABOVE: Janet Andrascik is pictured with Lydia, Dana and Gana Fish following the Sept. 26 citizenship ceremony. Andrascik taught Lydia piano and Gana English. A man and woman from Myanmar were among those who were naturalized as citizens of the United States last week at Henricus Historical Park. Gana... Read more
Bradbury a man of many parts: County engineering employee also a chaplain, announcer at L.C. Bird
ABOVE: Bradbury is pictured with a U.S. flag his daughter gave him after she served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is wearing football championship rings from Bird High School and a shirt from his daughter’s volleyball team. Dallas Bradbury is reluctant to talk about himself, but ask those who know... Read more
County considering bus route along Jefferson Davis Hwy
Adding bus service on a 7-mile stretch of Jefferson Davis Highway is being considered by Chesterfield County officials. County transportation director Jesse Smith spoke about the idea at last week’s board of supervisors meeting. Detailing what he called a “Route 1 Corridor Transit Study,” Smith said staff considered six... Read more
Local attorney is new leader of state GOP: Wilson was recently elected to Republican Party’s top post
ABOVE: Jack Wilson III is pictured in his office in Chester. A well-traveled Chester resident is the new chairman of the state Republican Party. Jack Wilson III, who was born in West Virginia but grew up in various locales across the globe as his father served in the Army, has... Read more
County department prepares for natural disasters
ABOVE: From left, Jess Robison, Sherri Lafoon and Emily Ashley Dillon make up Chesterfield’s Emergency Management Department. Emily Ashley Dillon is into disaster preparation. The Kansas City, Mo., native has been Chesterfield County’s emergency management coordinator for seven years. The three-person emergency management department, which is housed with the county... Read more
Chesterfield a part of region’s booming tourism: Chester brewery may add to the mix
ABOVE: Dancing Kilt Brewery plans to open in the brick building next to Rosa’s early next year. Breweries and restaurants are the top driver for tourism in the Richmond region, and Chester could begin to cash in on the trend if a brewery slated to open on Old Stage Road... Read more
ChesterFest 2018 a success

ChesterFest 2018 a success

Events September 25, 2018

ABOVE: Gale Rowland walks with Snickerz, a 2-year-old Labradoodle, during ChesterFest. The 18th ChesterFest, held Saturday on the Chester Village Green, was the largest ever. Some 200 vendors displayed their wares while children played, a dog show was held and eight people participated in the pie-eating competition. “What a... Read more