Sharing the fun with Mouse King, the Chinese Dragon, the Russian Bear and the Mother Ginger children, 11-year-old Chester resident and dancer, Keri Burke, will have a holiday season she will never forget. Burke will be performing with the cast of the Richmond Ballet in Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s... Read more
If your kids are not already a Tim Green fan, the author and NFL alumnus, they may have become one if she or he was lucky enough to see his presentation at Elizabeth Davis Middle School last Wednesday. Green spoke to Davis’ sixth grade classes and seventh grade English... Read more
A monument to God that stands proudly on a hill off Centralia Road is now considered an historic landmark. A Virginia Historical Highway Marker was dedicated last Saturday with most of the First Baptist Church (Centralia) congregation on hand to celebrate its unveiling. First Baptist Centralia was born out... Read more
Keynote speaker, at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Bensley Park, Captain William G. Haneke, USA (Ret.), brings a message of hope to wounded veterans and their families. His message is one of life-or-death survival in a war zone. His story is one of paying it forward. On Saturday,... Read more
What’s Next
Area seniors are approaching the end of the first nine weeks of their final year in high school. While sophomore and junior classes were taking PSAT exams last Wednesday at Matoaca High School, the senior class had Senior Empowerment Day; attending forums and a social to discover opportunities for... Read more
Falling Creek Ironworks Day
America’s first New World industrial site, the 1619-1622 ironworks on Falling Creek, took another baby step last Saturday with the unveiling and dedication of six new interpretive signs. They described the industrial history that once existed at Falling Creek. A project and proposed park, that has been the passion... Read more
A brush with age does not stop inspiration
Painting with oils has been one of Mildred Shockey’s greatest pleasures. Shockey was 60 years old when she told her friend and former neighbor, artist Joe Kiffmeyer after receiving one of his watercolors as a gift, that she would do anything to be able to create art like he... Read more