Meadowbrook High School Road Named for Army Hero
A road at Meadowbrook High School in honor of fallen soldier, Staff Sgt. Michael D. Moody Jr., U.S. Army, who was killed fighting in Iraq. The ceremony marked the official naming of the road to Michael Moody Jr. Drive. It is appropriate that the road is named in his... Read more
Beulah replacement school to open August 2018
Work has started on the new replacement for Beulah Elementary School to be built at a different location from the original school, making the new school more centrally located in the attendance zone. Members of the School Board and other local leaders broke ground on one of several school... Read more
Aged but not disengaged:  ACCESS CHESTERFIELD OFFERS TRANSPORTATION TO THOSE OVER 60 AND THE DISABLED
If you are a Chesterfield County resident 60 or older, with a disability, or coming from a low-income household, and you need transportation, then you are eligible for Access Chesterfield. Access Chesterfield is a shared-ride transportation service for Chesterfield residents that services those aforementioned and curb to curb (and... Read more
Beulah ES getting new building
A groundbreaking ceremony for a replacement of Beulah Elementary School will be held Wednesday, May 31. The Beulah Elementary project was one of 10 school revitalization projects approved by county residents in the 2013 bond referendum, which focused on renovating or replacing older school facilities. Approved projects include the... Read more
Police honor their fallen
The Chesterfield County Police department honored their five fallen officers with a wreath laying ceremony at the Police Memorial Monument located next to the 1911 Historic Courthouse. The brief ceremony included the opening with The Virginia State Police Pipes and Drums, which included members from the City of Hopewell... Read more
REBOOT: Combat Recovery
Chester resident and 20-year Marine Corps veteran, James Wilson, last year was challenged by his military friends to participate, which promoted awareness for veteran suicide prevention. After Wilson participated, however, he felt like there was more he could do so he took it further by donating 22 hours of... Read more
New Town Home Proposed
Barney McLaughlin, has proposed a 16-unit townhome development that would be located at 4513 Lee Street and is currently owned by William “Bill” Graves. McLaughlin plans to build 17 units, which will be for sale. He says maintenance and landscaping will be part of a maintenance fee that homeowners... Read more
A little nip just for medicinal purposes
Ferdinand Meyer V. President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, www.peachridgeglass.com, found this example of a bottle which would have contained “Winfree’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters” Henry N. Winfree (H. N. Winfree is embossed on the Chester bottles), born 1853, is our most likely suspect. It is well known in the... Read more
The Kiwanis Club of Chester is having its annual Chester 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk May 6. The run is presented in conjunction with Thomas Dale High School and the Chester YMCA and Kiwanis Club member, Duane Wittman, discussed the partnership. “We were sitting there one day and... Read more
Chesterfield County’s own Liberty Bell
An iron bell no larger than a foot in diameter called court to session in 1749. The courthouse bell, 268 years old, was mounted on the top of the roof that graced the front porch of the house of law. It was hung from a three sided support and... Read more