By Carelynn Shephard Bridget Fitzpatrick spoke to the Chester Lions Club Jan. 15 about the Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and their proposed improvements for Chesterfield County. Fitzpatrick, the administrative director of operations at St. Francis Medical Center, explained that an expansion is necessary because of the county’s... Read more
Jones honored at Lions Club meeting; The late Goodwyn was also to be recognized
Ralph Jones was recognized for 50 years of service at the Chester Lions Club’s Nov. 13 meeting. Unfortunately, one of the Lions who was also to be recognized for 50 years of service, Bill Goodwyn, died two weeks earlier. Attending the meeting were District Gov. Jeff Gaddis, and his... Read more
The historic Yellow House holds tales from years gone by
The Chester Garden Club is offering a tour of an 1840s-era house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The holiday home tour of the Yellow House, formerly known as the Winfree House, is a fundraiser for the club’s community beautification efforts. The L-shaped home has six... Read more
Kiwanis Club donates coats to children
ABOVE: The Kiwanis Club of Chester delivered 85 coats to Ecoff Elementary on Friday. Pictured from left are principal Josh Cole, Pat Dvorak and Hank Dvorak. A local civic group recently donated 165 winter coats to students at four local elementary schools. The Kiwanis Club of Chester started the program... Read more
Lions hear about Alzheimer’s awareness
By Carelyn Sheppard There are 10 warning signs used for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease which the Chester Lions learned at their meeting in October. Sharon Condrey, a representative of the Greater Richmond chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, spoke to the club about the topic and distributed information about... Read more
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