Work has begun on a Comprehensive Plan for the Northern Jefferson Davis Highway corridor. Tourist courts, motels and family entertainment venues are not what you think of while driving on Jefferson Davis Highway. Until the late 1950s, what was known as the Pike was a bucolic route for those... Read more
The official snow total marked this storm as the 11th largest in Central Virginia history, but local totals put it in the top three for Chester, arguably. The storm started at 10 a.m. in Chester and lasted about 36 hours. It totaled between 15 to 18 inches of snow... Read more
Local business woman and banker, Lee Taylor, has worked for 43 years in the banking business. Last Thursday was a testimony to her service and commitment in the community banking system when friends, customers and former bosses came together for a retirement party at Brock’s BBQ in Chester. She... Read more
The most snow recorded in Central Virginia fell 1940 between January 24-25. The blizzard dropped 21.6 inches of snow on the area, officially. Pictured above are two Chester residents attempting to dig out a car at A.L. Lindsey’s Service Station that stood at the corner of Rt. 10 and... Read more
FEBRUARY 1-29 A New Mosaic: African-American Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – This exhibition features high-quality photographic reproductions of works by African- American artists spanning the past 200 years. Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd., North Chesterfield. FEBRUARY 6 Hidden History: African-American Cemeteries in Central Virginia –... Read more
The Board of Supervisors last week approved a request to construct another section of sidewalk along the east side of Harrowgate Road. (Curtis Street to Hyde Park Drive). The sidewalk project will be paid for by an appropriation of $400,000 in anticipated Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reimbursements to... Read more
The only way to access the Brown and Williamson Conservation Area in Enon, a site donated by the tobacco company to Chesterfield County, is by a Parks and Recreation tour. Parks and Recs is offering a trek, Saturday, Jan. 26, according to Mark Battista, naturalist for the County. The... Read more
Re-establishing itself in 2009 after a three –year hiatus from its Courthouse location, Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern customers were overjoyed to once again take pleasure in their famous signature dish – Prime Rib, prepared nightly with Howlett’s special rub, slow cooked overnight, which is why it is so tender,... Read more
An effort to build a dog park in Chester started last summer. The project, spearheaded by the Chester Community Association (CCA), will be a facility where dog owners can take their favorite canine for exercise and safe play with other dogs. The CCA has worked through several steps including... Read more
Latin music filled the air with festivity, children giggled and smiled in a long line that snaked around the room at L.C. Bird High School. They excitedly waited for the three kings to arrive at the “El Juguetazo” or “Three Kings Day” event last Saturday. The volunteers were smiling... Read more