Chesterfield Twinning group travels to England
Bonnie Agnell traveled with the Chesterfield Twinning Association to Gravesend, Kent, England the week of March 19-25 to participate in the commemoration events to acknowledge the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas. Gravesend is where Pocahantas is buried. There were multiple commemoration events over several days, including a... Read more
 APRIL 12 WATER BOTTLE WIND SPIRALS – 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Make a colorful wind spinner from plastic bottles. Learn how to reduce waste with creative reuse and recycling. For children ages 3-7. Register online at JOINT COMMUNITY MEETING DALE DISTRICT – 7 p.m. Beulah United Methodist... Read more
A diamond jubilee for local restaurant
Last month they celebrated 75 years of continuous operation of the Half Way House with many of their long-time customers and staff. Specials guests were the Benders’ daughter-in-law Joan, her son Jay, and Jay’s daughter Samatha. Along with select items that have been on the menu for 75 years,... Read more
Camp Baker summer program focuses on fun
It is hard to believe that when Quarese, now 19, began attending Camp Baker years ago, he was shy and introverted. Especially since nowadays he says what he enjoys most about camp is talking to the staff and making friends with them. Quarese also enjoys other Camp Baker activities... Read more
Can Sponsler pierce 27 years of Cox’s armor?
Katie Sponsler is not a name that comes to mind when you are talking politics. Until 2015, she was busy serving her country in other ways. She is still taken aback by being described as a politician, “I don’t feel like a politician,” she said. Sponsler worked for 15... Read more
Romance beyond 60

Romance beyond 60

Community April 11, 2017

Self-described hopeless romantic Ken Davis never thought he would fall in love again. At 61, he had been married twice; his first marriage ended in divorce, and he was made a widower with his second. But he did find true love again, and he wanted his bride-to-be to have... Read more
Comic Con draws big crowd
Spiderman stepped aside so Darth Vader could get through the milling crowd. At the check-out desk of the Meadowdale Library, Princess Leia scanned books for patrons. Stormtroopers, super heroes, and all kinds of characters one could imagine wondered about. It was the Meadowdale Library annual Comic Con and the... Read more
Dear Village News Readers, I would like to give you some background on what prompted the discussion that was reported in such a misleading, out-of-context manner in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Over the past several years the Board of Supervisors and the School Board worked together to restore some of... Read more
What’s word, L.C. Bird
No matter the task, it seemed to be business as usual for L.C. Bird boys’ basketball during the 2016-17 season. Winning a state championship was no exception, as the Skyhawks defeated Bethel, 65-52, to earn the school’s first basketball title in workman like fashion. “We try to make everything... Read more
If you attended high school in Chester in the 1970s, you would have lived and breathed Thomas Dale High School especially if you were a cheerleader and the homecoming queen. But cheering wasn’t enough for an energetic girl who would go on to garner accolades from her life as... Read more