Bermuda District News

Citizens Explore America’s First Iron Furnace at Annual Event

Residents and visitors had the opportunity to explore America’s first iron furnace, the 1619-22 ironworks on Falling Creek, during the annual Falling Creek Ironworks event held April 22. Tours were provided through the archaeological ruins of the 1619 ironworks along with several exhibits and period demonstrations. Children in attendance enjoyed period activities, including tin pressing, corn husk dolls and candle making. Watch a recap of the event.

Bensley Community Building Offers Activities for All Ages

The Bensley Community Building offers youths, adults and older adults a variety of programs and special events hosted by the county Parks and Recreation Department. The 5,000-plus-square-foot building is located in Bensley Park and offers a kitchenette, arts and crafts room, game room and multipurpose room. For a listing off the activities offered, check out the Parks and Recreation Program Guide.

Bensley Community Center 

Recently, County Administrator Joe Casey, Deputy County Administrator Sarah Snead and Parks and Recreation Director James Worsley visited the Bensley Community Building to hear about the many activities that take place in the building. While there, they participated in a chair fitness program for seniors. 

Atlantic Constructors Expanding Fabrication Facility

Atlantic Constructors, the region’s leading commercial and industrial contractor, is currently undergoing a $3 million expansion to enlarge its fabrication facility from 100,000 to 130,000 square feet. The project, which is scheduled for completion in July 2017, enables ACI to seize a competitive edge with its prefabrication and modular construction capabilities. For more information, visit

National Citizen Survey Results Released

The National Citizen Survey report is about the "livability" of Chesterfield County. The phrase "livable community" is used to evoke a place that is not simply habitable, but that is desirable. It is not only where people live, but where they want to live. Most residents surveyed rated the quality of life in Chesterfield County as excellent or good.

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