2022-03-23 E-Edition

Justis House in dry docks: Nonprofit makes moves to acquire historic home’s materials

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When Old Hundred Elementary School opened in 2019, the brick antebellum home on its property was in danger. The 2,900-square-foot home, built on Turkey Run Farm in 1836, was best known to Midlothian residents as the home of Virginia Justis, biology teacher for 38 years at Midlothian High School and beloved community member. The house – abandoned since 2017 – […]

County EDA, planners push ahead on Spring Rock Green

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The proposed Spring Rock Green mixed-use redevelopment project is one step closer to breaking ground after the Planning Commission unanimously voted in favor of moving the rezoning case on to the Board of Supervisors in April. The 42-acre project borders the county and city of Richmond at the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike and Chippenham Parkway, across from the Stonebridge Shopping […]

County to expand patients’ options for urgent care

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A potentially significant change is coming to the Chesterfield Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. Previously, 911 callers have had to choose between a visit to the emergency room or a total refusal of services. Beginning in April, ambulance care teams will have the ability to provide alternative services as part of the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model. […]

Thomas Dale student faces April 7 court date in rape case

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According to a Richmond Times-Dispatch report, a 15-year-old Thomas Dale High School student is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on April 7 after being charged last week with rape and abduction of a female classmate, who police said was assaulted after being pulled into a school restroom. The student, whose name was withheld because he’s a juvenile, was charged […]

Five Minutes With … Linda Scott

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President, the Pickleball Club of Chesterfield County

Q: Tell us about how you found pickleball and how the game is growing here in Chesterfield. Scott: My husband Dave and I started playing pickleball 15 years ago when we were introduced to it in The Villages, which is a retirement community in Florida that we were visiting. And we just thought we would try it because we heard […]

Upper Magnolia Green cases head for panel’s review

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The Planning Commission will hear both Upper Magnolia Green rezonings in April following a work session dedicated to the West case and a deferral on the East case slated for public hearing at last week’s meeting. Both the work session and deferral hinged on a still-missing piece of the planning puzzle: the potential environmental impacts of installing an I-2 heavy […]

Crime Watch 03/23/22

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The following is a sampling of crimes recently reported to the Chesterfield County Police Department. 60 West Commercial Plaza (Research Court) – Miscellaneous vehicle parts were stolen from a vehicle at Meek Motors in the 11000 block sometime before 2:30 a.m. on March 9. Ashton Creek Apartments (Creek Way) – Firearms, miscellaneous items, currency and electronics were stolen from a […]

Texan fish tale: Thirty-seven years later, Swift Creek reprises ‘Greater Tuna’

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This spring, a west Texas town has been transported to Chesterfield. Or at least, that’s how the Swift Creek Mill Theatre audience may feel, as the playhouse dusts off an old favorite, “Greater Tuna.” The 1981 comedy about a small town called Tuna, Texas, opened March 19 and runs through April 30. Mark Costello, who began his career at the […]

Spring chicken: Discover the light, lemony pleasure of avgolemono

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Spring is a fantastic time to be in the kitchen. The promise of seasonal produce brings a renewed sense of creativity to my cooking. The changing weather (especially here in Virginia) allows for a lot of variety in our meals, with some days requiring a stick-to-your-ribs dish to warm up from a chilly rain, while balmy, sunshiny days call for […]