Families First Diaper Drive great success

More than 8,800 diapers were donated to assist families in need during the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, March Diaper Drive.

Boy Scouts clean-up Ettrick

Members of Boy Scout Troup 917 and Cub Scout Pack 917 spent one of their spring break days cleaning up Ettrick. The Scouts participated in an annual Ettrick Clean-Up Day coordinated by R. L. Dunn last Thursday.

The Elvis Pie - big winner in cookie contest

Reporting from an earlier story of a local Girl Scout finding a creative way to sell Girl Scout cookies, the results are in and Girl Scout Troop 5239 picked the winners from fellow Scout Serena Barr’s cookie contest held in March.

Weekly calendar

150th Anniversary of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Clover Hill Athletic Complex. 17701 Genito Rd.

PADDY WAGONS: Taking a look back at how Chesterfield transported prisoners during the 1800s

Nothing is more intriguing than a lost piece of history. Here is a mystery of a prison wagon that begs to be solved. Prison wagons were a popular tool in the 1800s and early 1900s. In our modern age, the motorized police vans had replaced the older paddy wagons as they were usually crudely adapted for accommodation of prisoners.

Sunny day brings visitors out to Presquile’s annual event

Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, a hidden nugget managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was opened to the public on Saturday, April 12.

Easter services and events

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at God’s Storehouse Baptist Church, 5007 Jessup Rd., Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. Children will meet the Easter Bunny and learn about Easter from the pastor, Dr. Tom. Come experience the fun and fellowship.