Kathy’s garden on  garden club’s walking tour
When Chris and Kathy Griffin bought their Colonial Revival home at the corner of Richmond and Dodomeade streets 14 years ago, the yard had numerous bushes and trees. Today, because of her love of perennials, Kathy has transformed their yard into an English garden. Kathy’s garden, along with four... Read more
Chesterfield Twinning group travels to England
Bonnie Agnell traveled with the Chesterfield Twinning Association to Gravesend, Kent, England the week of March 19-25 to participate in the commemoration events to acknowledge the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas. Gravesend is where Pocahantas is buried. There were multiple commemoration events over several days, including a... Read more
A diamond jubilee for local restaurant
Last month they celebrated 75 years of continuous operation of the Half Way House with many of their long-time customers and staff. Specials guests were the Benders’ daughter-in-law Joan, her son Jay, and Jay’s daughter Samatha. Along with select items that have been on the menu for 75 years,... Read more
COMMENTARY By Rick Gray I couldn’t possibly catch my old readers up on over a year of my life, so if you’ll permit me, I’ll narrow it down to the first nine days of March, which I might call “Training Days.” On March 1, I flew to Denver, where... Read more
Camp Baker summer program focuses on fun
It is hard to believe that when Quarese, now 19, began attending Camp Baker years ago, he was shy and introverted. Especially since nowadays he says what he enjoys most about camp is talking to the staff and making friends with them. Quarese also enjoys other Camp Baker activities... Read more
If you attended high school in Chester in the 1970s, you would have lived and breathed Thomas Dale High School especially if you were a cheerleader and the homecoming queen. But cheering wasn’t enough for an energetic girl who would go on to garner accolades from her life as... Read more
The popular swimming hole right off U.S. Route One between Richmond and Petersburg, (directly across the Bermuda Crossroads Shopping Center) was the most refreshing refuge from humidity and sweltering dog days west of Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It was a mecca for locals seeking a few hours... Read more
It’s been almost 10 years since the Americana Mobile Home Park’s last resident pulled up stakes to find a new home in another park of the county. A developer was to build a shopping center and apartments there. After much talk, and applications, made at the Chesterfield planning office... Read more
County mapping specialist retires after 45 years. “My father said, ‘Don’t find a job for the money you can make; find a job that you like,’” – George Fickett There are few people, possibly none, more familiar with Civil War history in Chesterfield County than George L. Fickett, Jr.... Read more
The postcard on the top, as it says, depicts West Hundred Road going east just before crossing Chester Road in 1970. Not really that long ago in Fausz years. The photo features an Esso station at left where the Chester pocket park is today. The Esso in the picture was... Read more