Off to Germany
Matoaca High School student Ian Thornbrugh, a rising senior, has received the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship. The scholarship, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and German Bundestag (Parliament), awards 250 American high school students. Thornbrugh will spend the school year in Germany living with a... Read more
Little Library
First-grade teacher Jennifer Ferguson is about to cut the ribbon April 25 at a ceremony for a Little Library at C.C. Wells Elementary School. As part of a Project Based Learning project, first-graders were challenged with a questions such as, “How can we build and collect books for a... Read more
Chester resident turns 99
Bernice Elder Bennett turned 99 on April 25. She celebrated her special day with many loved ones and friends at Tyler’s Retreat nursing home, 12001 Iron Bridge Road on April 27. She is pictured with her youngest sister, June Elder Williams. (Manuel Ruiz-Albino photo) Read more
Strong Men and Women exhibit coming to Matoaca
Matoaca High School invites community members to view the 2019 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History exhibit, currently on loan from Library of Virginia, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 13. The annual exhibit honors seven distinguished black Americans, past and present, who have made important contributions... Read more
American Idol contestant visits elementary students
Thomas Dale High School seniors recently visited Marguerite Christian Elementary School in their gradation gowns. Coralei Waller, Abby Moore and Lily Lashley are pictured with senior Shayla Winn, who recently was a national contestant on American Idol and advanced to the Top 40 in Hawaii. (Gena Lashley photo) Read more
Girl Scouts cleaning up
Girl Scout Troop No. 5257 from Enon recently worked on their community service badges by picking up trash along the trails at R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks. The troop will be holding a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at 1613 Enon... Read more
Chesterfield attorney awarded for public service
Michael Chernau, a deputy Chesterfield County attorney, was recently awarded the A. Robert Cherin Award by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. Chernau got the award for exemplary public service. He is the third attorney from the Chesterfield County Attorney’s Office to win the award. The A. Robert... Read more
L.C. Bird robotics team reaps success at int’l competition
L.C. Bird High School’s robotics team won a divisional championship at an international competition in Detroit over the weekend, and ultimately placed fourth out of 408 teams at the FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, event. Coach Steven Wagner attributed the RoboHawks’ success to a... Read more
Run the Rocks 5K: Soldiers help with annual community event
More than 400 people competed in the Run the Rocks 5K on Saturday at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School. Carrie Coyner, a former Parent Teacher Association president at the school, organized the event the previous five years, but this year handed the reins to Rebecca Hall. Coyner lauded Hall for... Read more
Eye see?

Eye see?

ClubsCommunity April 24, 2019

Pat Rende spoke to the Chester Lions Club April 9 about the Lions’ KidSight USA program, which is aimed at infants and children six months to 6 years. Approximately 5 percent of children in this age group have amblyopia, a treatable disorder also known as ‘lazy eye,’ can result... Read more