Fall officially arrived last week, and so marks the beginning of many people’s favorite season. Fall is the best time for aerating and seeding cool season grass lawns and planting new trees and shrubs. It is also the time when many of us think about fall decorating, Halloween, and... Read more
By Josh Mathews Humans swim from conception. Babies are born knowing how to swim, but the skill is lost quickly after birth. It wasn’t lost that long in the case of Clark Beach and Ethan Beach. Swimming since age six has paid dividends for the Matoaca students and identical... Read more
by Danielle Ozbat Thirty-one Korean War veterans were honored at the “We Remember Our Korean War Vets” banquet last week. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Chester, the event was held at St. John’s Episcopal Church and had veterans from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. Four World... Read more
By Becky Robinette Wright The couple stood close together, the lady with a stylish black English dress and the gentleman with blue-colored colonist attire. The lady gave a last look around with a faraway look in her eyes. Perhaps she was dreaming of the new land she would see... Read more
There are a couple of new components in the mix for Matoaca girls’ volleyball this season, one a coach and the other a setter. The Warriors are betting that those two ingredients could be the missing ones to ensure better playoff success in 2016. Both coach Tiara Boyd and... Read more
Grayson Cullather became the youngest race car driver in Southside Speedway’s 57-year history to capture the title Rookie of the Year in the Late Model Division at the .333-mile asphalt oval short track. Hometown boy Denny Hamlin could be sharing the spotlight on the racetrack in the near future... Read more
CRAFTERS Handcrafted items are just the beginning of the arts that can be found at this week’s ChesterFest. As 150 vendors, including 60 handmade crafters and more who peddle art offerings, descend on the Chester Village Green Saturday, browsing and buying will make it a fun day all around.... Read more
The Village of Ettrick’s historic and iconic gem saved from demolition four years ago is getting an exterior makeover. HistoriCorps, the nationally recognized leader in mobilizing citizens to save and protect places that matter, currently has its team on-site leading volunteers and students with a six-week field school to... Read more
Since the first ChesterFest in 2001, there has always been music, from one band in the first year to this year’s lineup, the best yet. This year, the lineup will focus on the metamorphosis of music including old time Appalachia bluegrass, country, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, spiritual, big band,... Read more
It’s been a battle that has been ongoing for years. The vultures who call Dutch Gap home and the problems they cause have caused many to scratch their heads in frustration. Conservationists don’t want the birds, who are protected under the Migratory Bird Act, harmed, boaters at Dutch Gap... Read more