Minnie Susie Elliott celebrates 106 years
Sue Patton and Betty Patton visitwith their mother, Susie Elliott, at Tyler’s Retreat almost daily. Mrs. Elliott celebrated her 106th birthday last weekend, August 1. She is the mother of nine children – three of her children have passed away. She is a grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother to... Read more
Meadowbrook Grad tapped for Hall of Fame
Ted Salmon, who will be inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame, graduated in 1968 from Meadowbrook High School, where he captained both the football and basketball teams and was selected as the school’s athlete of the year as a senior. Salmon, director of student activities at... Read more
Campers get TRAK’D
Ecoff Elementary School recently completed its summer camp, which focused on TRAK’D, providing kids with hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and arts (STEAM). The camp is for pre-k through fifth grade children in Southern Chesterfield. “It was a high energy environment where science was fun and helped... Read more
Erbach Seeks Dale District School Board Seat
John Erbach, a local business lawyer, recently announced his candidacy for the Chesterfield County School Board to represent the Dale District. “I am proud to send my four daughters to Chesterfield County Public Schools, and I want every member of our community to have pride in our public education... Read more
Fire Marshals, Police Make Arrest Following Weekend House Fire
The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded late Friday, July 17, at 11:52 p.m., to the 10300 block of Elokomin Ave for the report of a house fire. Fire crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from a window on the side of the house.... Read more
Monsoons postpone park plantings
Monsoons and sidewalk construction delayed the yearly landscaping of Chester Park, at the corner of West Hundred and Chester roads. Brad Peebles, who planted the ornamental plants for the Chester Community Association (CCA) yearly project, said it was just too wet to plant until recently. At one time, the... Read more
Neighbors oppose special events venue
Virginia  Arandall is concerned that a bed and breakfast and special events venue could be approved in her neighborhood. But she is not alone. Other residents in her neighborhood, off Hopkins Road in the in Meadowbrook area, are also concerned. Residents of the Windy Oaks Lane/Sunbeam Road neighborhood are... Read more
Anne’s Big Adventure
World history and human geography teacher Anne Canipe has returned home from San Francisco after a week-long World Project Based Conference in Napa Valley. The R.E.B.  recipient’s story was shared in the Village News June 24 issue detailing how she would be using the $12,000 grant she received for... Read more
Shoosmith Seeks DEQ Permit for Quarry Fill
The folks at Shoosmith landfill are applying for DEQ permission to use the Tarmac rock quarry, once it is completely used up, for additional space to add to their landfill. The quarry could be nonfunctional in a few years once the company takes the last bit of stone they... Read more
James River Contractor Opens New Office
James River Industrial Park officially opened last month with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  James River Contractor will be the first occupant in the 5,000 square foot center that will cater to general contractors and small businesses needing office space. Participating in the ribbon cutting were from left Charlie Hughes,... Read more