Woman’s Club hears about United Network of Organ Sharing
ABOVE: Matoaca Woman’s Club member Wilma Norris, on left, is pictured with last month’s guest speakers, Lisa Schaffner and Danielle Hawkins. The guest speaker at the Matoaca Woman’s Club’s November meeting was Lisa Schaffner, who spoke about her role in the United Network for Organ Sharing program, a non-profit... Read more
It’s an art: Kuper a super teacher, peers say
ABOVE: Amber Kuper holds a student’s art project, a hamburger made of clay. Amber Kuper believes art is a skill akin to learning to ride a bike or typing and that there is always something to show when finished with a project. In her art class at Salem Church Middle... 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
Where legislation begins? School board asks legislators for help
ABOVE: Matoaca District school board rep Rob Thompson, center, speaks while state Sen. Rosalyn Dance and House Speaker Kirk Cox listen. Adding school resource officers at each of the 38 elementary schools in Chesterfield County was one topic discussed at a joint meeting of school board members and local state... Read more
Brooks earns Eagle Scout rank
Jameson Connor Brooks, 15, son of Kimberly Brooks Spiers of South Chesterfield, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on June 12. He is a member of Troop 2815 at Chester United Methodist Church. Brooks has been active in Boy Scouts since he was 8. He was awarded the Arrow... Read more
Eagle Scout project benefits airport fire station
  ABOVE: These members of Troop 2837 helped with Torres’ project. Right, Jonathan Torres stands between the benches he and his team built for the Airport Fire Station. The seating accommodations just became more scenic at Chesterfield Fire and EMS Station No. 15, thanks to a local youth. Jonathan Torres, 15,... Read more
Virginia’s Native American heritage celebrated in November
ABOVE: Left, A Native American yehakin, or longhouse, is pictured at Henricus Historical Park. On right, Tamsye ‘Little Dove’ Stover of the Chickahominy Tribe has appeared at past Henricus events and demonstrated beadwork and crafting. Since 1996, Virginia has recognized November as American Indian Month. In Virginia, there are... Read more
Meadowdale Library celebrates 10 years in current building
   ABOVE on right: Former branch manager John Twombly, Mike Mabe, director of Library Services and current branch manager James Hudson. Meadowdale Library recently celebrated 10 years in its new building. More than 200 people attended a Nov. 10 celebratory event. Many changes have come to the library over the years.... Read more
‘Triple Nickels’ remembered
Members of the Jesse J. Mayes Tri-Cities Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Assoc., attended a commemoration of Ettrick’s Triple Nickel Bridge on Nov. 16. The 555th Parachute Infantry was the nation’s first all-black parachute infantry platoon, and was affectionately known as the ‘Triple Nickels.’ Read more