Jamal Riley, the executive director of the Chester YMCA, shared the “2025 Strategic Plan” with the Chester Lions during their weekly meeting of Nov. 14. Although the Chester Y is only one of the 21 Y’s under the Greater Richmond area, it is the third-largest with about 11,000 members.... Read more
The Chester Station Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held its monthly meeting Oct. 2. Teresa Roane, noted archivist, activist, and nationally recognized speaker was the guest speaker. Roane spoke about African Americans who served in the Confederate army and later received pensions for their service. She also... Read more
From left: Greg Bergeret, Ralph Jones, Monte Weaver, Tom Roberts. Not pictured Courtney Wells. Read more
The Matoaca Woman’s Club kickoff their year in which they celebrated the club’s 50th anniversary with a potluck dinner before their first business meeting of 2017-2018 opened. Peggy Perkinson, president, presided over the opening Sept. 19 at New Hope Baptist Church, with members reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and... Read more
Church, club replace leaky roof for food bank
The Chesterfield Food Bank and its five different food programs fed 1,800 people last week. While their focus was on feeding people, two of their partners, Grace Lutheran Church and the Chester Rotary Club, took the weekend to shore up their physical facilities by replacing the roof of their... Read more
The Chester Kiwanis Club is making preparations for the 2017 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Parade of the Christmas Toys.” The parade will take place Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. It will begin at the Chester YMCA and end at Harrowgate Road. Entrants that... Read more
Members of the Woodland Pond Garden Club and Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Center administrators braved the rain recently to reminisce and receive updates on the horticulture program and the Campbell-Cobb Greenhouse. The Chesterfield Life Changing Academy is part of the greenhouse program, and the garden club has been donating to... Read more
The Kiwanis Club of Chester is having its annual Chester 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk May 6. The run is presented in conjunction with Thomas Dale High School and the Chester YMCA and Kiwanis Club member, Duane Wittman, discussed the partnership. “We were sitting there one day and... Read more
Kathy’s garden on  garden club’s walking tour
When Chris and Kathy Griffin bought their Colonial Revival home at the corner of Richmond and Dodomeade streets 14 years ago, the yard had numerous bushes and trees. Today, because of her love of perennials, Kathy has transformed their yard into an English garden. Kathy’s garden, along with four... Read more