‘Crowder bench’ dedicated at Ecoff Elementary School
From the day the doors of Ecoff Elementary School opened in 1990 until her retirement in 2011, Mary D. Crowder was a beloved primary teacher at the school. When she died in August, a group of her former colleagues decided to place a lasting memorial to her at the... Read more
Horse rescued by firefighters
A 35-year-old Polish Arabian horse named Tigre was down in his stall, in the 7900 block of Cogbill Road, and the owner and vet had done everything possible to get him up, Chesterfield firefighters and a large animal special rescue team was soon on the way to help. It... Read more
Village News goes to Disney World
The Village News traveled to Orlando and visited the Disney Hollywood Studios Jan. 5. From left, Sally and Cliff Noe, Bryan and Mary Schiano and Kathy Peebles, all of Chester. They were celebrating Bryan’s 60th birthday. Read more
‘Jumpin’ Johnny’ Wilson dead at 91
CHESTER – A famed former Harlem Globetrotter, “Jumpin’ Johnny” Wilson died Jan. 11. He was 91. Wilson moved to Chester about two years ago to live with his son, John Wilson Jr., an assistant athletic director at Virginia State University. A native of Anderson, Ind., John E. Wilson was... Read more
Caleb’s Corner: 2018 was good, will 2019 be better?
With the first month of the new year in full swing, I decided to take some time and reflect on 2018 and the new year. 2018 was a good year overall. The economy kept humming along, and we had more money in our pockets, thanks to federal income tax... Read more
‘The Basics’: Program aims to help close ‘achievement gaps’ for children 3 and under
Getting more social and emotional human interaction with low-income children, especially boys, is the goal of a new initiative. The Basics are five principles that parents and others can use while interacting with their children from newborn to age 3. Amy Bartilotti heard about the initiative while attending a... Read more
Village News visits Dollywood
Val and Bethany Yurachek recently vacationed to Gatlinburg, Tenn., where they stopped in at nearby Dollywood with the Village News. Read more
Credit union names new CEO
CHESTERFIELD – Argent Federal Credit Union recently hired Jamie Asciolla as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Asciolla has more than 20 years of experience in the credit union industry. His last job was at 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union in Yorktown, where he was the chief... Read more
El Juguetazo

El Juguetazo

Community January 8, 2019

Toys were distributed to area children Saturday, Jan. 5 at L.C. Bird High School for El Juguetazo, or ‘the little toy,’ an annual event held in conjunction with Three Kings Day. The event commemorates the arrival of wise men bearing gifts for the child Jesus. The event was started... Read more
Police investigating bank robbery
Chesterfield police are investigating a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank at 5630 Hopkins Road. Police said a woman entered the bank just before 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, and provided a note to a bank teller demanding money. The woman obtained a small amount of money and fled... Read more