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
Richmond Brass & Percussion Consort to perform annual     concert of patriotic music
The Richmond Brass & Percussion Consort, under the direction of George L. Tuckwiller III and featuring soprano Lisa Edwards Burrs, will present their annual “Concert in Honor of America” on Monday, July 3, 7:30 p.m. at Chester Presbyterian Church. The Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort is a large brass... Read more
Third Thursdays on the Green returns
The Chester Community Association kicked off their summer concert series, Third Thursdays on the Green, with a bluegrass band that has played the venue in the past; Cary Street Ramblers. More concerts are schedule for this summer: July 20, August 17, and ChesterFest, September 23. PICTURED  IN NO PARTICULAR... Read more
Passion for the  all-American sports car
Larry Halley bought his first sports car 52 years ago, a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette (C1). He paid $650 for it and drove it until 1982. After sitting for 30 years, he and his son Larry Jr. decided to restore the car back to its original form. After a five-year... Read more
Congratulations Class of 2017
More than 4,000 Chesterfield County Public Schools students received their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 7-12 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center in Richmond and Virginia State University’s Multi-purpose Center in Ettrick. Graduations at VCU and VSU were streamed live online at on Comcast Channel 96.... Read more
Johnny Wilson was a athletic star, succeeding in four sports and life over 90 years A bronze statue standing nine feet tall graces the front of Anderson High School in Anderson, Ind. The residents of the central Indiana burg have waited over 70 years for their hero’s life to... Read more