Chesterfield County has launched a new, mobile-friendly, enabling users to easily plan their next local adventure while on the go. The new Experience Chesterfield website offers themed, three-day itineraries as well as a comprehensive listing of seasonal activities. This summer, for instance, take in free concerts at centrally... Read more
The greatest story teller of our life time, Charlie Brock, has gone to be with the Lord. Born in Highland County, Va. near the Blue ridge mountains, Charlie had a larger than life personality that will be missed by all his friends and family. Always a world changer since... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Library has received several nature backpacks for each of its 10 libraries. The backpacks are part of a partnership with the Library of Virginia, Virginia State Parks, and the Science Museum of Virginia. They include a free parking pass to any of the Virginia State Parks... Read more
Chesterfield County recently named Dr. James D. Worsley as new director of the Chesterfield County parks and recreation department. Worsley is filling the position of longtime director Michael S. Golden, who retired April 1. Worsley will begin Aug. 1. Currently the parks and recreation director for Columbus, Ga., –... Read more
Firefighters will be there, but there’s no fire. Police officers will be there but there’s no crime. What will be at the Boots vs. Badges charity softball game is compassion for a family that is suffering the loss of a loved one, and a little friendly rivalry between police... Read more
Founded in 1830, a route between Richmond and Petersburg was built by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad. One stop on the railroad was in Chester. The little train depot was located at a rail crossing on Curtis Street. The crossing still exists as a modern crossing, but the station... Read more
BENSLEY, Va. – The beat of a Native American drum calling to dancers filled the air, and buckskinned clothed dancers along with a youth in silk regalia and shawl mesmerized the onlooking crowd with their dances Colonial style music and singers transported one in thought to another era in... Read more
CHESTERFIELD, Va. – On Saturday, May 21, the Chester library hosted “Get Your Wheels on the Road,” a bike workshop presented by the Rag & Bones Bicycle Cooperative of Richmond. A volunteer-run shop, located in Scott’s Addition, Rag & Bones offers workshops and public tools, sells affordable bikes, and... Read more
The courtship of two Barred Owls began in February on Winfree Street in Chester. After courtship feeding and mutual preening, the Barred Owls settled in a tree hollow of an aged oak tree on Gene and Lynn Alexander’s property at the corner of Winfree and West streets. The Alexanders,... Read more
Chesterfield County, like many local governments, has amazing volunteers, and the county greatly values their contributions. In fiscal 2015, approximately 4,000 volunteers dedicated 142,000 work hours valued at $3.5 million. Because of the tremendous work our volunteers do alongside county employees, Chesterfield is able to provide exceptional services and... Read more