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
Chesterfield has gone pedestrian
Sidewalks are showing up from Meadowbrook to Ettrick in the south east of Chesterfield. A new pedestrian walk was recently completed on Cogbill Road from Meadowbrook High School west to Iron Bridge Road. The two-tenths-of-a-mile project also included landscaping with crepe myrtles and period streetlights as well as curb... Read more
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office Dons Blue Uniforms
Deputies with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office can now be spotted County-wide in new dark-blue uniforms. The Sheriff’s Office recently made the switch from the traditional tan-and-brown uniforms to dark-blue ones featuring a light blue stripe. Sheriff Karl Leonard sought to develop a new uniform that would enable the... Read more
Photo Contest Winners
The Village News Summer Fun photo contest was a big success. Nearly 100 photos were submitted, and a votes online reached in the hundreds. But in the end there can only be one Best of Show; there can only one Winner in each category, although show and place are... Read more