Fashion show raises scholarship funds
The Woman’s Club of Chester hosted their annual fashion show Saturday, April 6, at Chester Baptist Church. The outfits were provided by Peebles Department Store of Colonial Heights, as they had prior years. A local nonprofit, Fishes and Loaves, catered the event, and 62 door prizes, raffles, and a... Read more
Photo of ‘Skitch’ presented to Coyner
Chester Lions Club member Ralph Jones recently presented Carrie Coyner with a photograph of her mentor, “Skitch,” which was taken in 1977 at a Chester Lions Club Variety Show. Coyner, a Chesterfield School Board member since 2011 and House of Delegates candidate, spoke to the Lions Club recently. She... Read more
Key Club installs officers
The Kiwanis Club of Chester recently installed the new officers for the Thomas Dale High School Key Club for 2019-2020. Above from left, Gavin Carroway, treasurer, Caitlin Spencer, vice president, and Rana Ritchie, president. Also pictured is Key Clubber of the Year Harrison Coleman. The Key Club’s projects last... Read more
Chargers, Camaros, pickup trucks, roadsters, ’57 Chevys and others can be found at cruise-ins hosted by the Oldies But Goodies Classic Cruizers car club. Cruise-ins are held the first Saturday of the month until September, with the first scheduled April 6 at the Keystone Tractor Museum, 880 W. Roslyn... Read more
Rift in Chesterfield’s NAACP chapter followed November election
A rift in the Chesterfield chapter of the NAACP became evident in December and culminated with the organization’s president calling the police during a meeting. Tavorise Marks said the organization’s president, L.J. McCoy Jr., called the police shortly after the Dec. 18 meeting at Second Baptist Church of Chester... Read more
Cox named Kiwanis Club’s ‘Person of the Year’
State Del. Kirk Cox thinks it’s “pretty cool” being House Speaker. Cox – who’s in his 30th year serving in the General Assembly – was honored last week as the Chester Kiwanis Club’s “Person of the Year.” The Colonial Heights native said that, despite being tentatively redistricted into a... Read more
Lions Club hears about Regenesis Life Ministries
By Carelynn Sheppard The Chester Lions Club recently heard about a new ministry from Regenesis Life Ministries. Pastor Gary McReynolds and his wife, “Miss Tracey” McReynolds, spoke to the Chester Lions Club on Feb. 26. Regenesis is dedicated to helping individuals who have the drive to succeed in their... Read more
Wells honored

Wells honored

ClubsCommunity February 19, 2019

W. Courtney Wells was honored for 59 years of service to the Chester Lions Club in a surprise announcement during the club’s 80th anniversary celebration Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Meadowbrook Country Club. Wells, on left, receives the International Certificate of Appreciation from Hauser Weiser, a past international director of... Read more
MEGA Mentors celebrate 10 years      of mentoring, achievement
MEGA Mentors students from Carver Middle, Falling Creek Middle, Manchester Middle and Providence Middle schools visited the Freedom Classic Festival at the Virginia State University’s Multi-Purpose Center on Jan. 19. The students were rewarded for excelling in academics and discipline at their respective schools. MEGA Mentors was founded in... Read more
Woman’s Club hears about Soles for Souls
Stephanie Hathaway recently spoke to the Matoaca Woman’s Club about Soles for Souls, a Nashville, Tenn.-based nonprofit that gives women the opportunity to learn a skill and earn money by selling shoes. The club has already collected 40 pairs of shoes and will be collecting them through June. The... Read more