Water on at Chester Dog Park
Phase II of the Chester Dog Park at Goyne Park is now complete. Chesterfield County completed the waterline to the entrance of the dog park earlier in February. The park currently has a large dog run and a small dog run with construction of an agility course to begin... Read more
Bowls of a different kind at church
Super Bowl Sunday was more than football for members of Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church. While football fans were choosing which team to root for during the big game, Ivey church members chose to support Our Daily Bread Food Pantry with canned soup donations. A total of 150 cans of... Read more
Chesterfield celebrating Black History Month with a variety of programs
Chesterfield County will host a variety of programs in observance of Black History Month. The programs will run through Feb. 29. Below is a list of programs offered until Wednesday, Feb. 12.  Through the Generations: reproductions from VMFA’s permanent collection of African American art created by artists who attended... Read more
Chesterfield attorney named ‘Influential Woman of Law’ 2020
Julie A.C. Seyfarth, a deputy county attorney with the Chesterfield Attorney’s Office, was recently named a 2020 Influential Woman of Law by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly publication.  The awards program honors women attorneys and judges across the state for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system, along... Read more
Friends of Pocahontas State Park Raise $210,000 for Swift Creek Parking Expansion, Named “Volunteer Organization of the Year”
The Friends of Pocahontas State Park raised $210,000 to expand parking at the Swift Creek Trailhead. The fund-raiser was among the group’s biggest achievements of 2019, one they celebrated Jan. 14 by ceremoniously presenting a check to Pocahontas State Park Manager Nate Clark. “It’s an honor to accept this... Read more
Bailey, Heffron to lead school board 
The Chesterfield County Public Schools Board has new leadership. Since all five of the board members are new, it was just a matter of who would be voted in by fellow board members. At the board’s Jan. 14 meeting, Matoaca board member Ryan Harter nominated for chairman longtime Chesterfield... Read more
Winchester Green expansion gets approval recommendation
164 income-restricted housing units targeted for 2022 The Chesterfield Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval for an expansion of the Winchester Green development on Dec. 17.  The developer, John Bolton, requested a rezoning from R-7 to R-MF for 164 multi-family housing units. He plans to build 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments.... Read more
‘Get involved’ was retiring supervisor’s mantra
After 12 years as Bermuda District Supervisor, Jaeckle to retire Next month will be the first time in 12 years that the Honorable Dorothy Jaeckle will not take a seat at the dais in the public meeting room. Earlier this year, Mrs. Jaeckle decided not to run for reelection... Read more
Christmas Mother Auction raises over $50,000
The 13th annual Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Live/Silent Auction took place Nov.16 at the Cultural Center of India.  The event brought in over $50,000 for the Christmas Mother program.  The auctioneer, Wayne Covil of television station WTVR, made the evening’s bidding a festive affair.  The guests enjoyed delicious heavy... Read more
The Hello Girls

The Hello Girls

Community November 27, 2019

The Country Club of Petersburg hosted a private screening of the documentary “The Hello Girls,” Saturday, Nov. 16.  Directed by James Theres, “The Hello Girls” is an award-winning documentary that sheds light on the women soldiers of World War I, who expertly operated the telephone switchboards under Gen. John... Read more