Christmas Mother raises $55K at annual auction
ABOVE: Guest spotter, Roy Cox, on left, congratulates winner Rhonda Anderson, on right, during the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother live/silent auction Nov. 17 at the Cultural Center of India, 6641 Ironbridge Parkway. CHESTERFIELD – The annual live/silent auction for Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother was held at the Cultural Center... Read more
Local robotics team advances to state championship
ABOVE: LibraryBots team member Tyson Tross works on the team’s robot in ‘the pits’ at competition at L.C. Bird High School. The LibraryBots, a robotics team sponsored by Chesterfield County Public Libraries, hosted the FIRST FTC Greater Richmond Qualifier tournament at L.C. Bird High School on Dec. 1. Forty-four teams... Read more
Woman’s Club hears about United Network of Organ Sharing
ABOVE: Matoaca Woman’s Club member Wilma Norris, on left, is pictured with last month’s guest speakers, Lisa Schaffner and Danielle Hawkins. The guest speaker at the Matoaca Woman’s Club’s November meeting was Lisa Schaffner, who spoke about her role in the United Network for Organ Sharing program, a non-profit... Read more
It’s an art: Kuper a super teacher, peers say
ABOVE: Amber Kuper holds a student’s art project, a hamburger made of clay. Amber Kuper believes art is a skill akin to learning to ride a bike or typing and that there is always something to show when finished with a project. In her art class at Salem Church Middle... Read more
Virginia’s Native American heritage celebrated in November
ABOVE: Left, A Native American yehakin, or longhouse, is pictured at Henricus Historical Park. On right, Tamsye ‘Little Dove’ Stover of the Chickahominy Tribe has appeared at past Henricus events and demonstrated beadwork and crafting. Since 1996, Virginia has recognized November as American Indian Month. In Virginia, there are... Read more
Meadowdale Library celebrates 10 years in current building
   ABOVE on right: Former branch manager John Twombly, Mike Mabe, director of Library Services and current branch manager James Hudson. Meadowdale Library recently celebrated 10 years in its new building. More than 200 people attended a Nov. 10 celebratory event. Many changes have come to the library over the years.... Read more
‘Triple Nickels’ remembered
Members of the Jesse J. Mayes Tri-Cities Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Assoc., attended a commemoration of Ettrick’s Triple Nickel Bridge on Nov. 16. The 555th Parachute Infantry was the nation’s first all-black parachute infantry platoon, and was affectionately known as the ‘Triple Nickels.’ Read more
Family time!

Family time!

Community November 27, 2018

Kristina Williams, on right, submitted a photo of five generations of women from her family’s recent Thanksgiving celebration. Top, Peggy Schmidt, right, Williams, bottom, Addison-Mae Mingloski, bottom left, Katelynn Mingloski, upper left, Rosemary Thompson. Read more
Village News goes to Israel!
A group of 22, mostly from Chester United Methodist Church, journeyed to Israel in October for a spiritual pilgrimage and vacation. In the background is the ancient walled city of Jerusalem as viewed from the Mount of Olives. Read more
Old Glory rises

Old Glory rises

Community November 20, 2018

Cover photo by Rob Beers; inside by Caleb M. Soptelean A U.S. flag was raised in Chester at Interstate 95, Coxendale Road and Route 288 Sunday afternoon. It is the largest and tallest flag in Virginia at 21 stories tall, or 212 feet, according to Rich Smith, president of... Read more