DAR helps at food bank
Members of the Chesterfield chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently donated to the Chesterfield Food Bank. Since adopting the food bank as a service project last year, members have volunteered twice a month. Pictured from left are Betty Waltman, Peggy Lawrie, Shelby... Read more
First responders honored at Kiwanis’ Fall Fling
The Fall Fling kicked off on Sept. 11 underneath the stars and stripes of the largest American flag in Virginia. Event-goers experienced delicious barbeque, listened to music and got the opportunity to honor first responders. Representatives from the state police and Chesterfield County police, fire and EMS received a... Read more
Garden Club’s installs new officers
The Chester Garden Club recently installed new officers for two-year terms. From left, Carol White, treasurer, Donna Schilly, recording secretary, Phillipa Smith, president, Melissa Ray, first vice president, Linda Wynne, corresponding secretary, and Mary Musselwhite, second vice president. Read more
Historical society meets at historic bank
By Carelyn Sheppard The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia held its annual meeting Sunday, July 28, at the historic Violet Bank in Colonial Heights. The meeting was followed by a tour of the historical property Violet Bank, which was part of the 144 acres purchased by Thomas Shore in... Read more
Little Free Library
From left, Cathy Cheely, chapter vice regent and literacy chair for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, county supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle and her granddaughters, and Stan Thorne, county chief of parks, are picured at R. Garland Dodd Park, which recently got a Little Free Library.... Read more
Bright Beginnings
Kiwanis Club president Hank Dvorak presents a $500 check to Michelle McKinley, community engagement director of the YMCA, at the club’s July 1 meeting. The funds support the Bright Beginnings program. Read more
Amin named Chester’s ‘Businessperson of the Year’
P.C. Amin was honored as the Chester Business Association’s Businessperson of the Year last week. In receiving the Snead-Stebbins Award for his efforts to promote business in the Chester area, Amin gave the area high praise. Amin, who immigrated to the U.S. from India, said locals have not given... Read more
Collie awarded
Chester resident Bill Collie was presented with a certificate and medallion pin June 4 recognizing over 50 years of service to the Chester area through the Civitan Club of Chester. Presenting the pin to Collie is current club treasurer Larry Grimes. Collie was a charter member of the club,... Read more
Matoaca Woman’s Club scholarship
Recent Matoaca High School graudate Ashlynn Bowers was awarded the Matoaca Woman’s Club’s Rachel McEwen Scholarship for $1,000. Bowers is pictured at the club’s June 4 picnic at New Hope Baptist Church. Read more
Lets Go Services provides rides to those in need
Lets Go Services is a new nonprofit that provides transportation and more for people who need it and might not otherwise be able to afford it. The company serves Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Richmond, Varina, and other local areas. Owner Theresa Sears saw the transportation need while... Read more