VN around the world: Traveling in  Australia
Robert Williamson III, a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, and graduate of Matoaca HS 2015, has returned from a week of intensive study recently after being chosen as one of two United States delegates for the Australasian Trumpet Academy in Gold Coast, Australia. The academy... Read more
Paint out pollution

Paint out pollution

Community November 11, 2017

Last month, volunteers spent the day working with Art on Wheels and the James River Association, stencil-painting storm drains. The Paint Out Pollution project aims to increase awareness of storm water pollution and celebrate the native plant and animal species that call the James River home. Local artists created... Read more
Bensley honors veterans
A guest speaker during Bensley’s 22nd annual Veterans Day ceremony, Ret. Army 2nd Lt. James “Jimmy” Boehling gave a detailed account of an April 21, 1945 bombing mission he was on where the plane stalled and went down. Boehling alerted others on the crew, made a split decision to... Read more
Christmas Parade CANCELLED
The Kiwanis Christmas parade is CANCELLED. This year’s parade theme is “Parade of the Christmas Toys.” Dickie King as our Grand Marshal. West Hundred Road between the Chester YMCA and Harrowgate Road will close starting at 1:45 p.m. Sunday. The parade will begin at 2 p.m., and West Hundred... Read more
Mega site mania magnifies lack of county cooperation
Crossing Harrowgate Road after parking at Harrowgate Elementary School, that will be torn down as part of the East-West Freeway, those interested in finding out more information than what they were given at four community meetings held by the county, gathered in the sun Saturday on the lawn of... Read more
Meet the movers and shakers in theater
Families search areas for the “best” schools. One sign is a thriving arts program. Students who are well-rounded in arts, sports, and good academics make for great schools. Two drama and theater teachers in the Chester area make parents happy every year as they move and shake their students... Read more
Vietnam Veterans honored at Kiwanis event
It was a “welcome home” they never received. Five hundred forty-nine thousand served, 58,350 died, 300,000 were injured, and 1,600 are still missing; our Vietnam veterans, fifty-years ago. Last Wednesday, the Kiwanis Club of Chester gave 177 Chesterfield area Vietnam veterans the welcome home they never got with a... Read more
Church, club replace leaky roof for food bank
The Chesterfield Food Bank and its five different food programs fed 1,800 people last week. While their focus was on feeding people, two of their partners, Grace Lutheran Church and the Chester Rotary Club, took the weekend to shore up their physical facilities by replacing the roof of their... Read more
Camp Baker receives grant to support services for people with disabilities
The Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp Baker Services has received a $25,000 grant from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund to benefit people of all ages who participate in the ARC’s year-round weekend and emergency respite program and residential summer camp. “We are so thankful to Altria and their big-hearted... Read more
Baseball fans visit Cooperstown, N.Y.
Jackson Drewry, Walter and Elinor Daniels, and Kaylee Field in Cooperstown, N.Y., with the Village News. Read more