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Board defers future of ‘The Lake’ performance grant

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

The Board of Supervisors deferred to the regularly scheduled August meeting voting on the particulars of a performance grant agreement on a proposed surf park project in the River City “entertainment district.” During last week’s work session, the performance grant agreement item was moved from the board’s consent agenda to a discussion item during the regular meeting. That discussion comprised […]

New Horizons: Greenwood property acquisition unifies historic land under public ownership

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

The Capital Region Land Conservancy closed on 38 acres of historic islands and Appomattox river-front property Monday in a purchase that, for the first time in 160 years, unifies the land under public ownership. Chesterfield county contributed $1.725 of the $2.3 million total sale price on the Greenwood property comprising 20 land-held acres and 18 acres of islands on the […]

Police investigate fatal crash

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

Chesterfield County Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred in the 7500 block of Hopkins Road on Thursday, July 28. Police were called to the scene of a robbery that occurred in the 3700 block of Meadowdale Boulevard at 6:59 p.m. The victim of the robbery was assaulted with a firearm and the suspect fled the scene in […]

Boys, summer and baseball: Chesterfield club plays host to far-flung teams at Pony League series event

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

Hudson Miller, the catcher for the 11U Chesterfield Baseball Club, sits on top of the bleachers next to the second baseman, Drew Robertson. Miller is trying to get one of the other players to run to the fence and back to show off his speed. “He’s the only player faster than me,” he says, but Robertson disagrees. “I’m faster than […]

Technology meets the moment: Chesterfield schools continue to lean into the digital frontier

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

The term “digital native” has been around possibly longer than actual digital natives have been alive – we’re talking about people who have almost no life experience or memory that doesn’t include computers or internet-based technology. The current population of U.S. school kids, Generation Z, are considered the first true digital natives. And while computers in general have had a […]

Off to a fresh start

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

Schools and county officials participated in the ribbon cutting for the new Moseley Elementary School last week before hundreds of students and families in the Matoaca District. The school was completed on time and under the budgeted $32.6 million in capital improvement funds allocated for the project; the school is the district’s 40th elementary and will welcome its new students […]

August Calendar

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

Wednesday, Aug. 3 Summer Nights at the Perk: Cook County Bluegrass, 6-8 p.m., Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education, 11810 Centre Street. Hang out on the Panchita Cline Patio for a mid-week break for some music, drinks and good times. Free. Registration required. 804-748-5555, perkinsoncenter.org Thursday, Aug. 4 Westchester Commons Concert Series: The Embers, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Westchester Commons, 15786 […]

The home stretch

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

I could see the weeds in my flower beds whenever I closed my eyes, and I couldn’t wait to attack them. Crazy, I know. But we are used to short vacations, and not trips lasting close to a month. I miss our cat and my own bed. And weeding. The normal at-home things. Once we crossed the desert on our […]

2022-08-03 E-Edition

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

Referendum projects focus on community facilities

By ops@our-hometown.com | August 03, 2022

County and schools staff and officials are making themselves available to residents who have questions about the $540 million bond referendum question on this year’s ballot ahead of early voting beginning next month. The “Speakers Bureau” sessions are available for groups spanning two to 200 residents and can be scheduled online as part of the county’s information campaign leading up […]