Midlothian District News

FY2017 Annual Report Published

The FY2017 Annual Report is out! The interactive document was presented at the Board of Supervisors meeting Oct. 25.

 Annual report 

Courthouse Centennial Celebrated

The centennial celebration of the Historic 1917 Courthouse was held on Oct. 26, the 100th anniversary of the day the cornerstone was laid. Soldiers from Fort Lee were there, also celebrating the post's 100th anniversary. After the ceremony, a reenactment of the first court case was held in the courtroom, which is still in use.

 Courthouse Centennial 

Unveiling of new interpretive sign celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Historic 1917 Courthouse. From left to right: Liess van der Linden-Brusse, Clover Hill Supervisor Chris Winslow, Midlothian Supervisor Leslie Haley, Matoaca Supervisor Steve Elswick, George “Buddy” Cranford, Bermuda Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle, Dale Supervisor Jim Holland and County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey. 

Festival of the Written Word a Success

Midlothian Library hosted the third annual Festival of the Written Word Nov. 4. This event brings authors, writers and readers together to network and explore the art and craft of writing. Participants met local poets and authors as well as attended workshops and panel discussions.

 Festival of Written Word 

Author Sadeqa Johnson chats with Ward Taft of Chop Suey Books, the bookseller for Festival of the Written Word. 

Sign Up To Participate in the Tacky Light Run

Travel to the North Pole and spend a night immersed in holiday cheer. Spots are still available to participate in the CarMax Tacky Light Run Saturday, Dec. 9! The race starts at 6 p.m. and starts and finishes at Midlothian Mines Park. The course will take you through the Walton Park neighborhood, where you will be dazzled with holiday lights.

MONEY Magazine Names Midlothian Among ‘50 Best Places to Live’

Last month, MONEY Magazine selected Midlothian as one of the “50 Best Places to Live 2017.” Midlothian was one of only three places in Virginia on the list, behind Reston at No. 29 and Ashburn at No. 30. Last year, Matoaca was included on the list.

Sports Tourism Generates $38.6 Million in Economic Impact in Fiscal 2017

Sports tourism continues to play a significant role in Chesterfield County, generating $38.6 million for the local economy in fiscal 2017, up from $37.7 million the previous year. The county hosted 50 sports-tourism events that had a regional economic impact of $81.7 million, up $5 million from last year. Sports Backers Executive Director Jon Lugbill and Richmond Region Tourism President and CEO Jack Berry presented the information at the Sept. 27 Board of Supervisor’s afternoon session. Read the full release.  

Girls Lacrosse

Girls lacrosse is one of 12 different sports that brought events to Chesterfield County in FY17.  

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