Rios enjoys showing love to her students
Diana Rios tells her students at Ettrick Elementary School, “I love you, have a good day” every school day. She is a firm believer that every day is a new day and her students know when they walk in, they are starting with a clean slate. Rios said the... Read more
Celebrating long-lasting love: Two couples win theater tickets for submitting their love stories
In celebration of 50 Days of LOVE and the 50th birthday of the “Virginia is for Lovers” theme, Swift Creek Mill Theatre launched a Facebook search in mid-April asking people to write down their love stories and submit them in a contest to win an evening at “The Mill”... Read more
Village News in the Bahamas
Gloria Andrs, center, enjoyed a cruise to the Bahamas recently with her sister, Viola Clark of Virginia Beach, on left, and her daughter, Brenda Andrs Wallace. Read more
Cold treats

Cold treats

Community May 21, 2019

Holly Willis, 13, on right, and Taylor Nestor, 19, passed out ice cream sandwiches at Tyler’s Retreat nursing home May 14 as part of National Nursing Home Week. Pet Dairy donated the ice cream. Willis, an eighth-grader at Elizabeth Davis Middle School, also recently gave Sweet Frog gift certificates... Read more
Food Bank has been helping those in need since 2010
By Carelyn Sheppard Children, seniors, veterans, homeless, struggling families, and the disabled in the community are among those being helped by the Chesterfield Food Bank. Food bank CEO Kim Hill spoke to the Chester Lions Club recently. Many people are struggling to keep nutritious food on the table and... Read more
Argent Credit Union awards $5K in scholarships
William Bigger and Daisa Williams are this year’s recipients of the Ruby A. Robinson scholarships. Each received $2,500. Bigger attends L.C. Bird High School and the Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies. Williams attends Matoaca High School. Both plan to enroll at the University of Virginia. Read more
Lee recognized as ‘steward of the river’
Bensley resident LaTika Lee recently was recognized as one of four “stewards of the river” by the James River Advisory Council. Lee received the Historical Values Award from the nonprofit. She has coordinated presentations that explore the history of the James River: “Diversity on the River – Forgotten History... Read more
Soles 4 Souls
Kaiden Walters and Lexi Decker, cousins, organized a Kind Kid Club at Harrowgate Elementary School in the 2017-2018 school year. A ‘Socks of Love’ drive resulted in over 900 pairs of socks collected for the needy. This year, the club is collecting gently used and new shoes for Soles4Souls.... Read more
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