Over the years, lifelong Chester resident Otha Lee Taylor, 73, has witnessed many changes on a one-mile stretch of road that included his family’s 9.3 acres and home, which faced the road known to the locals as “the Pike” or the 301(Jefferson Davis Highway).
The dedicated rail line that will be constructed for high-speed rail will not directly affect Forest and Pamela Fenner’s home, but the resulting road construction needed to eliminate at-grade crossings will.
Former Virginia Gov. George Allen held a book signing for his recently published book What Washington Can Learn from the World of Sports as a prelude to Tavern Talk, the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia’s new fundraising project.
U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes will host a job fair with area businesses in Chesterfield County on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lloyd C. Bird High School, according to a press release. The job fair is free and open to all constituents who are interested in learning about available jobs with area businesses.
Local artist Marti Fann will be exhibiting at the Chester Library in August. Recent Works, a collection of mixed media paintings, will be on display Aug. 7-31.
Offers of aid for Chester sisters Cherry, Hanna, Vanessa and Molly Parker are still rolling in, and volunteers organizing the effort hope the help keeps coming.
The Bard would have been thrilled to see one of his most beloved works performed so well. Sycamore Rouge’s large-cast production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at historic Battersea was staged in a perfect rural setting: A grassy clearing circled by trees, with stone pillars and benches cleverly lit, music of drums and a cappella singing by the cast. Even the moon cooperated.