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The Civil War Trust donates 11.5 acres to Chesterfield for Howlett Line Park addition

The Civil War Trust, America’s largest Civil War nonprofit preservation organization with over 55,000 members donated to Chesterfield County 11.5 acres of additional land for Howlett Line Park.

Dandridge bounces back from serious injury

MATOACA – Serious injuries are a part of sports, a pivotal part of any player’s career who suffers one. Countless athletes with loads of talent have had their careers cut short by them, but countless others have come back- in some cases stronger to prevail. It would appear that Matoaca High senior Devorian Dandridge is on his way to doing the latter, qualifying for states in the long jump with a leap of 22 ft. 6.25 in. at the Christopher Newport Winter Frolic in December after severely breaking his leg two years ago.

Harrowgate Athletic Association storied program begins to rebuild

Fifty-seven football players, 34 cheerleaders and scores of parents will end the season this Friday for the Harrowgate Athletic Association football program with its final game, but it is just the beginning for a rebuilding program for an association that began with the Chesterfield County Quarterback League in the 1950s.

Online registration now available for Chesterfield Parks and Rec programs

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is now offering online registration for courses. Participants will be able to register and pay online for camps, senior classes and workshops, kayaking excursions and more through REGi, the new registration system for Parks and Recreation.

Virginia Edge 14U wins NSA 18U World Series in Williamsburg

Edge went undefeated in bracket play with a win over the Michigan ICE 2-1 in the championship game Friday, July 26 for the World Series Title. When 14U Edge decided to play up in an 18U tournament no one saw a 14U team coming in and earning the title for the 2013 World Series, but these girls showed them what they were all about.

First Touch Sports rolling

First Touch Sports, a local non-profit organization that combines children’s sports activities (primarily soccer) with a trademarked curriculum, received a much-needed van for transportation from the generosity of Colonial Orthopaedics located on Riversbend Drive in Chester.

CBC Nationals win BIB tournament 16-11 over CBC American, winning third straight for CBC organization

In the 56th annual Boy’s Invitational Baseball tournament (BIB) sponsored by the Colonial Heights Optimist Club, a unique situation occurred in which two teams from the same association faced each other for the title – CBC (Chesterfield Baseball Clubs) American and CBC Nationals.

Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience traveling exhibition

“Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience,” a national traveling exhibition that chronicles the remarkable history of baseball’s Negro leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players, opened at Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, on Nov. 10, and will be available to the public during normal library hours until Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Area runners sprint for the finish in Chester Kiwanis 5K

The Chester Kiwanis held its first annual Chester Kiwanis 5K over the weekend, with Harrison Wood named the overall winner, finishing in 17:40. The race attracted about 150 runners to Linear Park from the region, and the race was a very successful event, according to president of the club, Thomas Sokol.