CCPL & Bon Air Historical Society merge past and present for Bon Air Victorian Days

Bon Air Victorian Day Parade

The Chesterfield County Public Library will partner with the Bon Air Historical Society to celebrate the history and tradition of Bon Air during the Bon Air Victorian Days celebration from May 2 – May 9.

The celebration will highlight the founding of Bon Air in the late 19th century with several activities, including an exhibit, demonstrations, music, festival and 37th consecutive annual parade.

The week-long celebration will also include the Hazen Memorial Lecture featuring archivist and historian Jon Schmitz of the Chautauqua Institution in New York. He will talk about the Chautauqua movement—education, entertainment and cultural activities that gained national prominence in the late 1800s.

Bon Air Library will host the Old Bon Air Exhibit, a display of artifacts from the Hazen Library and photos from the Bon Air Scrapbook. The library, established in 1902 was the first lending library in Chesterfield County.

· Old Bon Air Exhibit
Artifacts and photos from the scrapbook and county’s first library
Saturday, May 2-May 9

Wegmans Stonehenge Village Breaks Ground

Under Construction

Marchetti Properties LLC., owner of Stonehenge Village Shopping Center and Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wegmans 120,000 square foot Midlothian store on Tuesday, April 14th at Stonehenge Village.

Wegmans will anchor the planned Stonehenge Village Shopping Center. Stonehenge Village is a master-planned retail development that will contain approximately 230,000 square feet of retail uses, including a grocery store, restaurants and other shops. The project is located in a well-established retail corridor and is centrally located to serve the Midlothian community and the broader, highly suburbanized northwest portion of Chesterfield County.

The Store is expected to open in the spring of 2016 and will be the first Wegmans to open in the Richmond Region.

The store is expected to employ 550 to 600 people in full- and part-time positions. Wegmans has been on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for eighteen consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015.

New business coming to Bon Air

Bon Air Historical Society

Bon Air has a new business opening on April 15th.

Carrie Eagles Newman, LCSW is a full range counseling service including caregiver support.

Located just off Buford Road near Midlothian turnpike, the service is in the TwinRidge Office Park, Twinridge Lane, Number 605.

Hours are by appointment and in addition to weekdays, the office is open on Saturdays.

Carrie Newman is a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in counseling individuals, couples and families. She also conducts group therapy. Areas of service include dealing with life transitions, stress, anxiety, couples conflict and communication, depression, and caregiver concerns. Many clients just need a professional to talk things over with confidentially.

Fees for the services are based on a sliding scale with the average cost being about $40.00 per hour.

Appointments can be made by calling 804­.240.­6546.

Fine Arts Festival of CCPS on April 25 – 26

CCPS Fine Arts Festival

The annual Fine Arts Festival of Chesterfield County Public Schools will take place 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 25 and noon-4:30 p.m. April 26 at Cosby High School, 14300 Fox Club Parkway.

Swirling with creativity, this free event will feature examples of visual arts and performing arts.

Halls, the gymnasium and classrooms will showcase paintings, drawings, sculptures and other visual art created by students in the 63 schools of Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Three stages will feature student performers, including an improv comedy group, jazz bands, drama festival, choruses, musical ensembles, guitarists, fiddlers and drummers.

The festival is free and open to the community.

Sarah Fraher wins educational leadership award


Sarah Fraher, principal of Manchester Middle School, is the recipient of the 2015 R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. Bon Air Elementary Principal Bruce Tetlow is this year’s runner-up.

In addition to Sarah Fraher and Bruce Tetlow, these Chesterfield County principals were nominated:

  • Dr. Laura Hebert of Bird High
  • Dr. Calvin Frye of Swift Creek Middle
  • Don Ashburn of Carver Middle
  • Dr. Joshua Cole of Ecoff Elementary
  • Cathy Hines of Clover Hill Elementary
  • Matt Maher of Evergreen Elementary
  • Mary Dunn of Greenfield Elementary
  • Mike Crusco of Enon Elementary
  • Giuliana Brink of Gates Elementary

Open house on Bon Air Special Area Plan

Water Tower in Bon Air, Virginia

The Chesterfield County Planning Department will be hosting an open-house style community meeting to unveil the draft Bon Air Special Area Plan on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Bon Air Baptist Church, located at 2531 Buford Road in the Commons.

They need your help in making sure that the Plan guides the future of Bon Air in a manner that is supported by the community.

The meeting format is designed to allow you to come and go as you please, with no formal presentation by staff.  County staff will be available at the meeting to answer any questions or concerns you may have, as well as to record your issues and ideas regarding the draft Plan.

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation receives $150,000 contribution from Dominion Virginia Power


The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation received a $150,000 cash contribution from Dominion Virginia Power to be used toward the acquisition and construction of trails and linear parks.

“The county is in the latter stages of developing a new Bikeways and Trails plan, and Dominion’s generous donation will help us implement some of the planned linear parks,” Parks and Recreation Director Mike Golden said.

Dominion Virginia Power is planning improvements at its Chesterfield power station, and the $150,000 contribution is a proffered condition as part of those efforts.