Lions Club speakers bureau ‘rotates’ in retired NASA engineer
By Carelyn Sheppard Donner Grigsby, a retired engineer from NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, explained numerous topics from hurricanes and global warming to space exploration and the universe to the Chester Lions Club recently. He said scientists constantly monitor the heat at certain depths under the African deserts... Read more
Boohoo or yahoo? Parents meet for breakfast on first day of kindergarten
Parents of Curtis Elementary kindergarten students celebrate their children’s first day of school last week. Curtis Elementary held its first ever “Boohoo or Yahoo breakfast” for kindergarten parents last Monday. A “Boohoo or yahoo” breakfast describes parents’ reactions to their kindergartners’ first day of school. People had been discussing... Read more
Fun meets flavor by way of food trucks
ABOVE: Patricia Clements orders food outside the LaBete food truck at St. Ann’s Catholic Church last week. The aroma of delicious food and sweet treats filled the air Aug. 22 as the parking lot at St Ann Catholic Church hosted several food trucks and hungry customers. Food vendors included La... Read more
New Beulah Elementary  readies for opening day
ABOVE: A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the new Beulah Elementary School at 5441 Beulah Road. From left are: county supervisors chair Dorothy Jaeckle, interim school superintendent Rusty Fairheart, school board member Carrie Coyner, school board member Dianne Smith, former school board member David Wyman, school... Read more
July Jingle Run
The Horn family participated in the July Jingle Run on July 28 at Pocahontas State Park. From left are Daniel Horn, Braydan Horn and Heather Horn, with “Little Horn” on her back. More than $9,000 was raised from the second annual event to benefit the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother... Read more
Summer theater campers produce Doctor Dolittle Jr.
ABOVE: Some of the youngsters who participated in a 12-day-long summer theater camp at Swift Creek Mill Theatre are pictured above. CHESTERFIELD – Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s annual performance camp ran July 30 through Aug. 10. Thirty-four students learned hands-on 21st century skills by producing and starring in their own... Read more
State budget may result in more teachers
ABOVE: School board chair John Erbach speaks at the dedication of the new Buelah Elementary School last week. Chesterfield County schools could be getting an additional 27.5 teacher positions as a result of increased funding due to the state budget that was passed in May and signed into law in... Read more
National Night Out

National Night Out

Community August 14, 2018

ABOVE: Fred Martinez got his face painted by Hannah Daniels at the Mid-Cities Civic Association’s National Night Out festivities Tuesday, Aug. 7. Daniels, a member of the Beach Community Grange, volunteered to help at the annual event, which is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts and... Read more
Buffalo Soldiers the topic at local banquet
ABOVE: From left: Trooper John Nicholas, student hostess Tierra Wilcox, interim youth advisor Shawntell Greene, Trooper George Grady Sr., and student host Reginal Trent are pictured at a recent NAACP banquet. CHESTER – Dressed in uniform and surrounded by historic posters and documents, several Buffalo Soldier re-enactors were guests at... Read more
Ettrick Park building dedicated to local doctor
ABOVE: Matoaca district supervisor Steve Elswick is pictured with Dr. Samuel E. Busch, his wife, Dr. Joyce Busch, and daughter, Susan B. Bell, at the dedication of the Ettrick Park concession building. CHESTERFIELD — The concession building at Ettrick Park has been dedicated in honor of Dr. Samuel Busch, a... Read more