Zak Goodwyn is by no means a seasoned traveler – “He’s never been out of the country, never been on an airplane,” said his mother, Ginni – but all that’s about to change.
The Revolutionary War didn’t end on any particular day, but a treaty of peace officially ended the war in 1783. Technically, conflicts ended two years earlier about the time Cornwallis surrendered his entire army of over 7,000 men on October 19, 1781.
“It’s not what it use to be like,” said Glenn Ford, owner of The Video Post in Matoaca. Ford, 74, is one of the last video stores in our readership area and possibly in the region. With the corporate stores closing as quickly as they can, laying off workers, lowing their overhead by reducing their footprint to an automated box with $1 rentals, the final curtain on the early days of video renting is coming to a close.
The two Italians that recently opened Soprano’s Italian Bistro in the courtyard at Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center are shaking things up a bit. They formed the partnership to bring an affordable eatery to the folks in the courthouse area.
Sycamore Rouge’s production of “The Odyssey” overcomes almost as many challenges as Odysseus on his voyage back home after the Trojan War. Homer’s epic poem was written almost 3,000 years ago, but its themes still resonate; these are: fidelity, the inevitability of retribution for wickedness, the importance of honor, the yearning for home and the occasional need for trickery to survive.
Between the sound of airplanes flying in and out of the Chesterfield County Airport a mile away and the 31-foot Winnebago pouting in the driveway, there’s hardly a day when the Barkers aren’t tempted to just up and go.