Soles 4 Souls
Kaiden Walters and Lexi Decker, cousins, organized a Kind Kid Club at Harrowgate Elementary School in the 2017-2018 school year. A ‘Socks of Love’ drive resulted in over 900 pairs of socks collected for the needy. This year, the club is collecting gently used and new shoes for Soles4Souls.... Read more
Fishing with heroes
ABOVE: Billy Borum, founder of the ‘Fishing with Heroes’ program, was recently honored by Jim Ingle of USA Iron and Metal with the ‘Patriot of the Week’ award. Fishing with Heroes gives wounded veterans, police officers and first responders an opportunity to fish at no cost in a specially... Read more
Volunteers inspired to help Christmas Mother program
An estimated 1,400 families in need will know that people care about them this month, thanks to the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program. “I’ve been volunteering for 19 years,” said Betty Thackston, a Chester resident and retired Ecoff Elementary School teacher. “I do it because I love it. There... Read more
Necktie ceremony continues at Falling Creek Middle School
     LEFT: Jaden Jones ties a necktie with help from Steve Knox. CENTER: Kaquan Whitus, Tevyn Bennett, Steve Knox and others. RIGHT: Khalil Anderson looks for a tie. Some good students at Falling Creek Middle School were given neckties and taught how to tie them last week. An annual event recognizes boys... Read more
GoFundMe page set up for family of nine displaced by fire
ABOVE: Russell and Theanea Boesma Two adults and seven children escaped a fire that ravaged their home Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the 300 block of Silverdust Place. A call came into emergency communications at 2:57 p.m. Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS said crews found heavy fire... Read more
Donating a gift of life: Chester man recalls life of son, who was an organ donor
ABOVE: Michael Brigati, on right, and his son, Matthew. Matthew Brigati was a New Year’s Day baby, born in 1988. In 2010 he lost his life in a tragic motor vehicle crash, but left behind a chance of life for others. “Matt loved sports and was an avid fan of... Read more
‘Giving tree’: Local eatery supporting disabled veterans
   ABOVE RIGHT: Cheryl Camden holds a photo of Sonny Bice, a disabled veteran who served in Vietnam. Cheryl and Doug Camden started their “giving tree” about 10 years ago. The owners of the Village Grill, 4337 Old Hundred Road in Chester, decided they wanted to give back to the... Read more
Those in search of yummy comfort food were in for a tasty treat Saturday as the Trinity United Methodist Church held their Apple Butter and Brunswick Stew event. Previous years saw the church selling their stew and apple butter on different weekends however this year, they decided to do... Read more
Book donation program to benefit Chesterfield  children in need
This holiday season, Haley Buick-GMC is partnering with the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Book Committee through a literacy initiative, “Books in Buicks = Bucks.” The book collection program will empower over 1,800 community children, birth through middle school, with literacy. In addition, Haley Buick-GMC will donate to the Christmas... Read more
A trailer loaded with nonperishable foods, snacks, drinks, paper products, and other household necessities headed to the Vetshouse in Virginia Beach last month. The Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution adopted Vetshouse as their service project during their Fall Forum meeting at the Hilton Richmond Hotel in Short Pump,... Read more