Revolutionary War prisoner life at the Chesterfield jail may not have been as rough as you might imagine. This week in 1779, Governor Thomas Jefferson had prisoners captured by Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark in his campaign at Vincennes sent to the Chesterfield Courthouse jail.
In a recent regional competition, Chesterfield school bus drivers won four of the top six awards and brought home the Director’s Cup as the top school division. Chesterfield County Public Schools has won the Director’s Cup 12 times since the competition began in 1981, including six of the past eight years.
The long awaited delivery of the 2008 Olympic Trials Pool from Omaha, Neb., to its new home at the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership Aquatics Center took place on Monday at Ukrop Park, located at the intersection of Chippenham Parkway and Ironbridge Road.
Chesterfield graduated 1,950 students in 1980, a little under a half of the total 4,200 or so for this year.
Chesterfield County officials, Lucy Corr Village’s governing board and staff, and friends and family gathered recently to dedicate Jake’s Place, Springdale’s pub, in honor of Jacob W. Mast, Jr., Lucy Corr’s retired CEO.
While on vacation have you ever had the feeling the same old vacation you’ve been taking for years was getting kind of boring? Chester resident Krista Hutchins was in the midst of trying to avoid that same old vacation when she stumbled upon VisitOrlando.com and noticed the “Win a Free Vacation” link. That was only the beginning of a “vacation makeover” that any family would die for.
We all had to stumble through reading aloud one Shakespeare play or another during high school, and only if we had to memorize part of a soliloquy did we remember many of the playwright’s words. Rick Gray, former Village News columnist, is undoubtedly the local expert on the most famous wordsmith in history. When you study Shakespeare you find that people haven’t really changed all that much over the last several hundred years, and it takes just a little shove to pique your interest.