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‘Barrier-free’ playground opens

A “barrier-free” playground officially opened on Saturday, June 19, at the Bird Athletic Complex, located at 10401 Courthouse Road, according to information from the county. The community was invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony that morning.

Local student earns Eagle Scout rank

Adam Francis Robert White, a sophomore at L.C. Bird High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held on June 21, according to information from Carlton Meeks.

Calendar of events

Chester area calendar of events from July 7, 2010 to July 15, 2010.

Reminiscence: Courthouse tales

There’s a common thread that connects one locale to others. Although roads allow us to travel between places, such as Chester and Courthouse and Beulah, they are not the real connection – it’s the people. As we’ve featured different folks in different areas for the Reminiscence series, we at the Village News have found that there’s a strong connection.

Artists have a heart for Lucy Corr Village

On a recent afternoon at Lucy Corr Village, a crowd gathered to view art works in oils, fabric, wood and other mediums, all with a common theme: Heart.

Seeds of democracy: Chester area rich with hands-on history

“Virginia [the state] is an incredible opportunity to teach people case studies in democracy,” said H. Edward “Chip” Mann. “We are open about it [knowing] that we made mistakes. We are not afraid to talk about our mistakes.” Mann, executive director of the Federal Commission for the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, was a field leader for 20 undergraduate journalism students from Bangladesh, India and SirLanka.

Calendar: June 30, 2010

Chester area calendar of events from June 30, 2010 to July 8, 2010.