Lions Club speakers bureau ‘rotates’ in retired NASA engineer
By Carelyn Sheppard Donner Grigsby, a retired engineer from NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, explained numerous topics from hurricanes and global warming to space exploration and the universe to the Chester Lions Club recently. He said scientists constantly monitor the heat at certain depths under the African deserts... Read more
Chester Lions Club hears from Chesterfield police chief
–submitted by Carelyn Sheppard Police chief Jeffrey S. Katz recently spoke to the Chester Lions Club. He has had eight months to settle into his “new” job, since moving from Florida, and put forth his programs for the county as it moves forward. The efforts and those of his officers... Read more
Bright Beginnings: New clothes for a new school year
ABOVE: A girl is about to enter Target last week as part of the Bright Beginnings’ shopping experience. Excitement was evident in the fluorescent-lit aisles of the Chester Target Aug. 13 as 24 children eagerly shopped for new back-to-school clothes with their designated shopping buddies. Students arrived by bus and... Read more
Matoaca Woman’s Club stays busy with scholarships
MATOACA – The monthly meeting of the Matoaca Woman’s Club was held on March 20 at New Hope Baptist Church. Wilma Norris, Education/Scholarship Committee chair, presented the March program with an in-depth history of past and current activities from the club’s many years. One of the program’s highlights was... Read more
Fashion Al Fresco – or fashion out in the open air – was the theme of the Woman’s Club of Chester’s 2018 Annual Fashion Show. The April 7 event showcased new outfits from Peebles Department Store to an audience of more than 100 patrons. The club hosted the benefit... Read more
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