John Tyler workforce center to be named after Talley
At a May 18 groundbreaking ceremony at John Tyler Community College, college president Edward “Ted” Raspiller announced the college’s new workforce center will be named the William H. Talley III Center for Workforce Development. Petersburg resident Talley is a longtime advocate of the college. The project, which will renovate... Read more
County extension office recognized for school garden program
CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield County’s Cooperative Extension office was recently recognized statewide for its school garden program, which works with area partners to help kids grow gardens and learn about healthy eating habits. The school garden program won Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 2017 Program Excellence Award at the Virginia Extension Service... Read more
Commanders honored for philanthropy at John Tyler
CHESTER – J. Richard “Dick” and Jeannine Commander recently received the 13th annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy, honoring their work with John Tyler Community College. Nominated for the award by the John Tyler Community College Foundation, the Commanders were recognized during a luncheon ceremony April 17. For... Read more
Food bank receives $47K donation from women’s club
Several members of the Junior Federated Women’s Club of Chester and their children presented a $47,000 check to the Chesterfield Food Bank recently. The monies were proceeds from the third annual Mary’s Charity Ball Boots & Bling event held in March. It was the second year the club elected... Read more
‘Awesome sauce’ scholars
CHESTER – Four employees of the Chester Chick-fil-A restaurant recently received $2,500 leadership scholarships. From left, Sam Connor, Chick-fil-A cow, Christopher Hopkins, Ryan Reitz, Cameron Curry and store manager Jason Branch. The store has awarded $1,000 scholarships since opening in 2005, Branch said, noting the dollar amount increased this... Read more
Hopkins Elementary cafeteria manager honored
CHESTERFIELD – Acknowledged as a great motivator and team player, Hopkins Elementary cafeteria manager LaNette Parham has been selected the School Nutrition Association’s 2017-18 State Manager of the Year. The application, submitted by Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services team, recognized Parham’s efforts to increase breakfast participation,... Read more
Scholarship winners
From left, Kiarra Dunn of Thomas Dale High School, Ruby A. Robinson and Jordan Morris of Matoaca High School. Dunn and Morris are this year’s winners of $2,500 Ruby A. Robinson scholarships, courtesy of Argent Credit Union. The scholarships commemorate 30 years that Robinson dedicated to the credit union... Read more
Humphries, Paypa win Idol competitions
CHESTERFIELD – The amazing performance by Penny Elizabeth Humphries of “God Bless the U.S.A.” earned her the title of Senior Idol at the eighth-annual Senior Idol competition held at Victory Tabernacle Church of God last week. Greater Richmond’s top 8 acts vied for the title. The first runner-up was... Read more
C.C. Wells students help at assisted living home
CHESTER – First-grade students and teachers at C.C. Wells Elementary School have worked closely with Magnolias of Chesterfield, an assisted living facility, for their yearly Project Based Learning project. Students took information they have been taught and worked on self-directed projects to create and share products based on real-world... Read more
Ettrick-Matoaca Train Day coming Saturday
CHESTERFIELD — In cooperation with the Chesterfield County Police Department, the Chesterfield County Public Library will host Ettrick-Matoaca Train Day—a family-friendly event that will include train displays, performances, presentations and indoor and outdoor activities for children. The event is Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ettrick-Matoaca... Read more