Old growth gardens are magical and inspirational. They are truly a sanctuary in every sense of the word for its owner and those who have the privilege to visit. A garden over 60 years old on Old Centralia Road offers its owners, Chester Garden Club member Charlie Morgan and... Read more
Thirty-six thousand Verizon workers went out on strike April 13.  Not looking for anything more than what they have in their contract that expired August 1, 2015. According to strikers at the Verizon office located on Weir Road, Verizon wants to change the workers benefit package –  health, pension... Read more
The Junior Federated Women’s Club of Chester (JFWCC), through their inaugural Mary’s Charity Ball collectively raised $25,000 to support The Doorways mission of providing lodging and support for patients and their loved ones who need to be close to Richmond area hospitals but not far from the feeling of... Read more
Employment trends are rapidly moving away from established corporations with 30-year retirement plans to boutique businesses of a smaller workforce and employee shifting from job to job to a different type of career – self employment and entrepreneurship. Referred to as MADE (Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship), the program... Read more
By Linda Fausz Historic Garden Week takes place this Saturday, April 23 through Saturday, April 30. The Chester Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of Virginia, will not be conducting any house tours this year, but will be participating with horticulture and design exhibits at the Chester... Read more
Deborah Floyd, Stephanie Stargardt and Joshua Forbes from G. W. Carver Middle School are the recipients of the 2016 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award for their collaborative project “Brotherhood, A Novel: Making Connections to Richmond from Reconstruction Through Present Day.” Sponsored by Upstart, the... Read more
They did it! Enon Elementary students read one million minutes and their principals stayed true to their word with a promise to dye their hair blue and gold, the school’s colors, during an assembly. The goal was for students to participate in a nightly reading assignment under the guidance... Read more
Have stink bugs invaded your garden, backyard and house? Chesterfield produce did not birth these pesky little insects. About five years ago the brown marmorated stink bug migrated into Northern Virginia and began damaging the apple crop and other produce. Now the little vermin has migrated south causing problems... Read more
The students worked since November practicing day after day to be ready for their big show. “The kids put in a lot of hours to give a quality show,” Martha Holland Stanley, head of Theatre Department, and director of the play, at Beth Davis Middle School said. Stanley said... Read more
Sears Holdings which owns Kmart is revving up their efforts to shut 50 unprofitable stores including the Chester store on Jeffferson Davis Highway. In May of 2015, the Kmart in Colonial Heights closed. At this time, it is expected that the store will close in June with liquidation sales... Read more