Trojans unleash volley of talent

Ben Pomeroy wasn’t sure what kind of welcome he’d receive from his new players when he took over as head coach of the Midlothian High girls tennis team last winter. Prior to replacing the immensely popular Doug Garrett, who stepped down after a decade at the helm, Pomeroy had spent the past six years coaching girls tennis at Blessed Sacrament […]

Beekeepers to host festival at Rockwood Park

The Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association will host the fifth annual Honey Bee Festival on Saturday, June 28, from noon to 5 p.m. at Rockwood Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. The festival will include Buzz Talks on topics including Using Hive Products for Culinary and Medicinal Purposes, Why the Need for Pollinators, and Becoming a Beekeeper. There will be opportunities to […]

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, June 19 Flowers After 5, 5-9 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy food, wine and the rural country-rock sounds of Exebelle and the Rusted Cavalcade. $11, $10/seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/ages 3 and younger. 262-9887, www.lewisginter.org. Jazz café, 6-9 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. The KG […]


Thursday, June 19 Chesterfield Triad, 9 a.m., Clover Hill Police Support Facility, 2730 Hicks Road. Open to all seniors and groups involved with seniors. Free. Debbie Leidheiser, 768-7878, leidheiserd@chesterfield.gov. Community workshop, 4-8 p.m., Chester YMCA, 3011 W. Hundred Road. Chesterfield County seeks community input for its first Bikeways and Trails Plan and the update of the Parks and Recreation Master […]

Alzheimer’s advice

Alzheimer’s seminar, Friday, June 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Southerland Place, 14016 Turnberry Lane. Learn about the changes, needs and care associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Light lunch provided. Free. Registration required. 967-2580.


Richmond firm receives county planning award E.D Lewis and Associates, Richmond-based land planning, civil engineering, surveying and landscape architecture firm, was recently named the first company to receive a new award for success in the land-development approval process given by the county’s Community Development Division. Bill Dupler, deputy county administrator for community development, created the program to “acknowledge firms that […]

Traveling with the Observer


Koch brothers are no role models I usually don’t write letters to the editor, but felt moved to reply to Mitch Tedeschi’s letter May 28] in which he praises the good deeds of the Koch brothers. “The Koch brothers run businesses that hire thousands of people and have received awards for environmental excellence. We need more entrepreneurs acting like the […]

The Cinderella projects

I am addicted to the home makeover TV shows. I love to see the mice-gnawed wiring, the water-stained plaster and the kitchen cabinet doors hanging at a tilt in the “before” tour of the house. The crew comes in, rips out the old and installs the new in just an hour. The couple is astonished at the transformation – new […]

Archery club to hold first tournament

The Chesterfield Golden Arrow Archers Junior Olympic Archery Development Club will hold its first public youth archery tournament on Saturday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at Manchester Middle School. This tournament opportunity is open to young people 6-19 who are interested in target archery but have little to no previous tournament experience. The event aims to raise interest and awareness […]