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Centennial Club

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Chester resident Philip A. White celebrated his 100th birthday on May 30. Born in 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, White served during World War II in the European Theater in the 24th Evacuation Hospital. After World War II, he finished school in Ohio, got married to Mary Ann, moved to New York to attend Columbia Teachers College, had four children and […]

Bon Secours Chester Emergency Center opens May 25

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Bon Secours Chester Emergency Center, located at 12021 Route 1, opens to the public on May 25. This is Bon Secours’ fourth freestanding emergency department in the Richmond market. The 11-bed department will staff medical personnel who provide the same services and level of care found in a traditional hospital emergency department, as well as outpatient imaging services, and occupational […]

VSU’s Abdullah to serve on White House board

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The White House has selected Virginia State University President Makola M. Abdullah to serve on the U.S. President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The board is part of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The mission of the PBA is to strengthen the capacity […]

Register now for kindergarten

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Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now underway. Chesterfield County Public Schools is holding in-person kindergarten registration for the Class of 2035 at their home schools by appointment. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2022 to enter kindergarten. For more information about the registration process as well as necessary forms, visit bit.ly/CCPSkinder. Aug. […]

County names new Parks and Recreation director

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Following a nationwide search, Chesterfield County has announced Edwin C. “Neil” Luther IV as its new director of Parks and Recreation. Luther, a Chesterfield resident who got his start in Parks and Recreation with the county before spending the past decade in the same position in Henrico County, began his new role effective March 21. Luther returns to Chesterfield with […]

CCPS graduations scheduled for May

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Graduation dates have been set for Chesterfield County Public Schools class of 2022. Ceremonies will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University on May 23 for Clover Hill High at 10 a.m.; Monacan High at 2:30 p.m.; and Midlothian High at 7 p.m. On May 24, ceremonies will take place for James River High at 10 a.m.; Manchester High at 2:30 […]

Chester native named director of the Perkinson Center

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Chelsea Buyalos has been appointed as executive director of the Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education. Buyalos joined the Perkinson Center as director of education in July 2021. Prior to moving back to the Chester community where she grew up, she served as the concert series coordinator and competitions manager at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. […]

Community can weigh in on new school design

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Residents of the Falling Creek Middle School community and attendance zone are encouraged to vote to help Chesterfield County Public Schools determine the facade features for the replacement Falling Creek Middle School, which is expected to open in 2024. At its December meeting, the Chesterfield County School Board received a preview of the proposed capital improvement program for the district, […]

‘Histories and Stories’: Perkinson Center co-hosts African American art exhibit

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In recognition of Black History Month, the Black American Artists’ Alliance of Richmond and the Perkinson Center for the Arts and Entertainment will host the exhibit “Histories and Stories: A Special Province.” The exhibit, now on display in the Baxter and Elaine Perkinson Jr. Art Gallery, features 13 award-winning artists who have come together to create distinguished, culture-based art forms […]

Tomahawk Creek Middle’s Breeden receives statewide recognition

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Tomahawk Creek Middle Associate Principal Charlee Breeden has been named the 2022 Outstanding Secondary School Assistant Principal of Virginia by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals. At Tomahawk Creek Middle since 2017, Breeden provides instructional leadership for the school’s professional learning communities, project-based learning activities, positive behavior interventions and support program and technology integration. She developed the HOWL program […]


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