House of Lace, Labor of Love
BY L. FAUSZ The “Lace House,” a legacy piece of the former owners of Meadowbrook, has returned to the gardens of its current owner, Meadowbrook Country Club. Known as a summer house, a replica now watches over the reflecting pool and the restored Charles Gillette gardens, thanks to the... Read more
Firefighters to get more training with new tower
The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and EMS celebrated the opening of their state-of-the-art fire training tower at the Enon Fire Training Center last Thursday. The seven-story training tower capable of simulating live fire using a computer-controlled, propane-fueled training system and will provide firefighters with different training opportunities, such... Read more
THE SCENE:  The tables were decorated with colorful table cloths with flower arrangements that were raffled off.
“Volunteers are caring, sharing, giving, and very hard-working, and we are so very thankful for you and all the wonderful things you do, just grow.” Volunteers for the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield were greeted with this statement on their program during an appreciation luncheon last Wednesday. During the welcoming,... Read more
History events make learning fun
The Fort Lee Centennial Exhibit, Mobilizing for War, is officially open in Chesterfield County at the Historic 1892 Jail. This exhibit commemorates the establishment of Camp Lee (later Fort Lee) as part of the mobilization efforts of the U.S. Army for World War I, and its current status as... Read more
Boys’ Player of the Year: Connor Thomas, Matoaca As a high school tennis coach, it’s always nice to have a player at the top of your lineup who can be relied upon for a win match after match. For Matoaca coach Matt Ramirez, Connor Thomas was just that. Thomas... Read more
One of Chester’s most influential businessmen received a long overdue recognition last week at the Chester Business Association’s annual picnic. Sam West accepted the Snead-Stebbins Business Person of the Year award for his contributions to the Chester community. The chairman of the board at Citizens Bank & Trust, a... Read more
Grace Lutheran Church’s pastor retires
He parks in the first space by the door of Grace Lutheran Church by a sign that reads He who parks here preaches on Sunday. Pastor Rich Finck is a sporty fella with his old ragtop Mustang in the first space. His days of parking there will have come... Read more
VCU student from Chester awarded Boren scholarship
With support from the Boren Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University student, the Vietnamese, and Chester resident Theresa Dinh will study in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, Vietnam. The Boren Scholarship, part of the National Security Education Program, supports undergraduate students who wish to study less commonly taught languages. Dinh... Read more
Recycled Rides realized  through Regional Repair  shops, CHESTERFIELD Career  and Technical @ Courthouse
Students at the Chesterfield Career and Technical @ Courthouse and automotive partners from across the region recently presented Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services client Tywanda Auld with a refurbished Pontiac G6 through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program. Recycled Rides is a nationwide community service program... Read more
Free summer meals at local libraries
Chesterfield County Public Library is offering free lunches this summer as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. Lunches will be served at four locations. The meals are free and no enrollment is necessary. Meals are available to all children 18 and younger. The... Read more