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Baseball and Johnny: Local pro ballplayer reflects on his years with the game

When Chester resident Johnny Grubb, 62, sat down Friday afternoon, baseball was on his mind; after all, the game had given him a lot to think about. Looking like a ballplayer, his eyes drifted out the window, waiting for the spring season to start.

County rejects Chester community garden project, days before planting to begin

A community garden proposed by the Chester Community Asssocitation (CCA) was rejected last week after the group’s project committee had assurances that the project would move ahead. The group had plans to begin turning the soil within days but a decisive review by Chesterfield County Public Schools ended the project, although with extenuating circumstances.

Chesterfield celebrates Civil War Sesquicentennial

As 2011 marks the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, or the 150th year since its commencement, president of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) Liess van der Linden-Brusse, observes the purpose of recognizing history.

Va. State Parks accepting Youth Conservation Corps apps.

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting applications for young women and men ages 14-17 to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia this summer, a press release says.

Charleston comes to Chester

Why is Charleston, S.C., called the “Holy City”? What was the “Mosquito Fleet”? Why is that dance called the “Charleston”? What connects Charleston and Minneapolis?

Fresh fruit and veggies

“It is fantastic,” said Jalen Davis while tasting the blood orange. It was citrus tasting day at Ettrick Elementary. Additonal comments from the fifth-grade students also included sweet, sour and even nasty. Caleb Hinchey also likes the blood orange and will try it again.

Dancing for fitness

The student body of Enon Elementary was one of 25 schools winning the “Get Active Get Fit!” School Challenge sponsored by 1290 AM Radio Disney and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. As part of the celebration, Radio Disney hosted a special dance party for the student body on Feb. 22.

Bird fights back, advances to semi-finals

Call them the cardiac kids. Advancing to states after holding off two furious comebacks by in-region foes John Marshall and Highland Springs, L.C. Bird was able to win in a different way—by coming back from a 15 point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to advance to the state semi-finals for the third time in school history, defeating the Osbourn Eagles 73-72 in the VHSL state tournament Friday night.