Over the last nine years, the Chester YMCA Training Team has grown from about 20 members to nearly 300. An excited and experienced coaching staff greeted a record number of participants last Saturday morning at Thomas Dale, kicking off a 10-week program preparing runners and walkers of all skill levels for the Monument Avenue 10k.
Thomas Dale football coach Vic Williams is no stranger to success. Though a state title was 23 years in the making, he has developed more than 100 kids into student-athletes.
After a long process of sorting through several full-ride academic and athletic scholarships from top-notch schools, Connor Kaufmann, a senior at Lloyd C. Bird High School, was holding out for the choice that was best for his academic career, as well as his passion for baseball. Finally, on Dec. 10 at 5:01 p.m. the offer he was looking for arrived.
IRON BRIDGE RD 1/10 Victim met the suspects, and one of the suspects displayed a handgun, forced him into the rear seat of their vehicle and took property from him. The victim exited the vehicle and the suspects drove off.
Thanks to falling state and local tax revenues and funding levels, Chesterfield County Public Schools could be forced to cut as much as $42.7 million from next year’s budget.
In spite of current economic and budgetary apprehensions, last week two arts organizations, one established and one still on its way, gathered to present the “State of the Arts” in Central Virginia. About 50 arts enthusiasts heard a history of performing arts in the Richmond area and got a glimpse of what the Chesterfield Center for the Arts could be during a presentation at the Highlands Country Club.
The School Board last week unanimously approved the school system’s five-year, roughly $183 million capital improvement program, which includes plans to use Chester Middle School to house Thomas Dale High School’s ninth graders starting next year.