Rare pig donated to enhance teaching at Henricus Historical Park

Today Eleanor, the most recent addition to the livestock exhibit, had a special treat with lots of juicy apples while posing in the warm sunshine of her new home at Henricus Historical Park.

Christmas Mother visit Chester Lions, shares holiday mission

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother had its origins in a program founded by Miss Lucy Corr at the end of the Second World War. Not unlike the situation today, many of the brave men and women who have chosen to serve the country in the armed services, return wounded (physically and/or psychologically).

Swift Creek Mill Playhouse open, refreshed

After a major renovation and a gala opening, Swift Creek Mill is ready for prime time. The season beganon November 7 and features five plays through August 7. The renovations to the playhouse include: an addition to the rear of the building that including a new kitchen, new bathrooms, stairs, an elevator, and new dressing rooms, among other facility maintenance items.

Weekly calendar

Electronics Recycling. 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Southern Area Convenience Center, 6700 Landfill Rd. Televisions - $5 each (no charge for TVs if paying $7 gate fee for trash.) Free – computer systems, computer accessories, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, VCRs, camcorders, stereos, microwaves.

Spending the Night on the Pike

If you could travel back 60-70 years, Jefferson Davis Highway would look much different than it does today. Oh, it would still be asphalt, but a pleasant drive through massive wood and passed cottages and motels so cute they’d yell at you to stop to stay for the night.

2013 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade Registration

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is the theme for this year’s Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade. Entrants that wish to compete for trophies should express their group’s idea of the theme.

Shoebox Angels begin collections

Pat Mcgowan, official Shoebox mother for the tri-cities, helped volunteers fill 300 shoeboxes over the summer during the 2013 Shoebox Packing Wednesdays mission.