CCAF establishes Memorial Gift donation fund in honor of Betty Burton

Betty Burton was one of our unique personalities in Chester Village and will never be forgotten. She was a worker and a doer, there in the beginning when the community gathered and held events in the old Community Center on Lee Street.

Henricus James River tours

Visitors to Henricus Historical Park in 2012 are encouraged to participate in history and conservation tours on the Discovery Barge II, a covered 24-foot pontoon boat captained by Mike Ostrander of Discover the James, an established provider of educational eco-tours and fishing trips.

Nominations for Youth Awards due by April 6

The Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development is seeking nominations for the 2012 Outstanding Youth Awards. All nominees must be Chesterfield County residents.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 22
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Winter Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

Early Literacy Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Enon Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Chester Library – 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  7 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.  No registration required.

Ironworks finally gets its place in Chesterfield history

The Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation got a little closer to their dream for the rich historic and industrial heritage of the Falling Creek area off Jefferson Davis Highway this January.

Black history through dance

Kicking off the Chesterfield County Public Library’s Black History Month Program, 2012, attendees for the first program at the Chester Library witnessed intense emotion and enthusiasm from the Virginia State University’s Sankofa Dance Theatre group.

Annual Bland Music Scholarship Competition open to public

Local middle and high school students are invited to compete in either the vocal or instrumental category in the Annual Bland Music Scholarship Competition sponsored by the Chester Lions Club.