BREAKING: Chesterfield School Superintendent to Retire
Superintendent Marcus Newsome announced today that he will retire effective July 1, 2016. Here is his letter to the School Board and employees of Chesterfield County Public Schools. A Message from Dr. Newsome Dear Members of the Chesterfield County School Board and Employees: This letter is presented to inform... Read more
A brush with age does not stop inspiration
Painting with oils has been one of Mildred Shockey’s greatest pleasures. Shockey was 60 years old when she told her friend and former neighbor, artist Joe Kiffmeyer after receiving one of his watercolors as a gift, that she would do anything to be able to create art like he... Read more
Trompeta Wins Six  Scholastic Art Awards
This year, at the Chesterfield County Fair, L. C. Bird High School art student, Olivia Trompeta, received six awards for her artwork in the youth art competition. Her artwork, “Final Countdown” won Best of Show at the high school level. “Lost Pages” and “Blowing Balloons” were entered in the... Read more
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