SHREK THE MUSICAL Shrek The Musical performed by the Thomas Dale High School Theatre company was enjoyed by parents and a packed auditorium last weekend. THANKSGIVING AT ELIZABETH SCOTT Mrs. Gwaltney’s kindergarten class students celebrating Thanksgiving with “Stone Soup” at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School. POWWOW AT MARGUERITE Marguarite Christian... Read more
In the animal kingdom, dolphins are ranked among the best swimmers. Ocean Lakes, who’s mascot is the Dolphins, just couldn’t handle the Rapids. James River drowned Ocean Lakes 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-16) on Friday, winning the 6A State Championship Friday, their third state championship in the past six years.... Read more
Colonial Heights coach Mark Lee isn’t always right, but he’s never wrong. Good thing. Under Lee’s guidance and that catchphrase in practice, Colonial Heights boys volleyball team captured the school’s first state championship in any sport since 1986, a span of 29 years. The Colonials defeated Midlothian, 3-1 (25-20,... Read more
In 1611, while English ships continued to supply, populate and monetize the Virginia colonies, the trip, which travel 3,000 miles and took over two months was a serious challenge but ships like the Susan Constant and Godspeed aided in the colonization of Virginia. A replica of these types of... Read more
Sharing the fun with Mouse King, the Chinese Dragon, the Russian Bear and the Mother Ginger children, 11-year-old Chester resident and dancer, Keri Burke, will have a holiday season she will never forget. Burke will be performing with the cast of the Richmond Ballet in Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s... Read more
If your kids are not already a Tim Green fan, the author and NFL alumnus, they may have become one if she or he was lucky enough to see his presentation at Elizabeth Davis Middle School last Wednesday. Green spoke to Davis’ sixth grade classes and seventh grade English... Read more
In outer space, explosions give birth to stars. L.C. Bird’s reemergence into the volleyball scene started in 2013 with the first-ever Conference 12 championship. Lache Harper was just a role player. This year, using her Skyhawk-like wingspan at 6-1, she exploded on the scene as a senior, leading the... Read more
Sports Backers Supports Bike/Trail Intiative
Sports Backers supports Bikeways and Trails Plan that will become part of Chesterfield’s Comprehensive Plan. According to Sports Backers, who have collected over 1,100 signatures in support of the Bike/Trails, a safe, accessible network of bikeways and trails that connects residents with places of work, schools, retail centers more... Read more
Within the last few weeks, three heroin overdoses were reported in the Chester area. Two thirds of the drug-addiction epidemic is in what we call the “good neighborhoods,” not necessarily the inner city or the strip of Jefferson Davis Hwy. that runs through Chesterfield. The suburban areas that we... Read more
A monument to God that stands proudly on a hill off Centralia Road is now considered an historic landmark. A Virginia Historical Highway Marker was dedicated last Saturday with most of the First Baptist Church (Centralia) congregation on hand to celebrate its unveiling. First Baptist Centralia was born out... Read more