Keeping our riverways clean
The day was clear and warm as volunteers canvassed the James River for trash and debris in several locations all along the waterways. As part of the James River cleanup, a stretch of the river was cleaned at the Falling Creek area. More than 50 volunteers, adults and children,... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the Economic Development Authority of Chesterfield to announce the acquisition of 1,675 acres of prime real estate in the county to be used to attract a large industrial manufacturing company that could bring 5,000-10,000 direct and supplier jobs and billions of dollars... Read more
Gillies named Chesterfield planning director
Chesterfield County has named Andrew G. Gillies as its new planning director. County leaders selected Gillies after a national recruitment process. He is currently the community services director for Farmers Branch, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Having worked for more than 30 years in the planning and community development... Read more
Vacationing at St. Simons Island, Georgia
Train Day festival

Train Day festival

Events September 7, 2017

The Richmond Railroad Museum is celebrating the first-ever Richmond Train Day 2017. On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the museum will be surrounded by a one-of-a-kind locomotive bounce house, exciting kiddie train rides, food vendors, and live entertainment. Kids of all ages are invited to... Read more
Dale beats Bird, takes back Battle of Chester
When people think about real football, they think about a cold, rainy, smash-mouth type of football game being played on a wet and muddy field. Well, Friday night at Thomas Dale’s Ed Karpus Field, there was an abundance of high school football aroma. Both L.C. Bird and Thomas Dale... Read more
A young fisherman from the Chester area used his bare hands to catch a fighting 32-inch northern pike at Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota. Kalob Powell, 18, was checking his fish on a stringer hanging from a dock and spotted the predatory pike with its jaws clamped on one... Read more
Obelisk, cross, no entry
The Henricus bluff before the development of Henricus Historical Park. Circa 1980. The monument commemorates the first hospital in America and the Varina parish wish eventually became Saint john’s church.     At Henricus Historical Park, the church famous for Patrick Henry’s “give me liberty or give me death”... Read more
THAT WAS THEN:  Chester Methodist Parsonage
  The Chester Methodist parsonage was located at 12020 Winfree St. This two-story frame hip-roofed house, built around 1895 faced the former Chester Methodist Church rather than the street. As described in Jeffrey O’Dell’s “Chesterfield County Early Architecture and Historic Sites,” the dwelling has a three-bay front with floor... Read more
School Board choose prototype design for middle schools
The Chesterfield County School Board recently adopted a prototype design for middle schools that will be built in the future. The new replacement of Manchester Middle construction project is part of the bond referendum overwhelmingly approved by Chesterfield County voters in 2013. Six companies submitted design proposals. RRMM Architects... Read more