Soles 4 Souls
Kaiden Walters and Lexi Decker, cousins, organized a Kind Kid Club at Harrowgate Elementary School in the 2017-2018 school year. A ‘Socks of Love’ drive resulted in over 900 pairs of socks collected for the needy. This year, the club is collecting gently used and new shoes for Soles4Souls.... Read more
Ivey UMC dedicates prayer labyrinth
The community has a new path for prayer. High school student Chris Ganoe recently built a labyrinth outside Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church, located on the northwest corner of Jefferson Davis Highway and Harrowgate Road. An International Baccalaureate student at Prince George High School, Ganoe was required to complete... Read more
Off to Germany
Matoaca High School student Ian Thornbrugh, a rising senior, has received the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship. The scholarship, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and German Bundestag (Parliament), awards 250 American high school students. Thornbrugh will spend the school year in Germany living with a... Read more
Little Library
First-grade teacher Jennifer Ferguson is about to cut the ribbon April 25 at a ceremony for a Little Library at C.C. Wells Elementary School. As part of a Project Based Learning project, first-graders were challenged with a questions such as, “How can we build and collect books for a... Read more
Walking is a virtual reality for Chester woman
June Peat has been virtually walking for nearly 12 years, and she enjoys it. In the summer of 2007, Peat and her family took their usual trip to Duck, N.C. “We were on the beach, and I looked so horrible in a bathing suit that I decided I needed... Read more
Community talks about criminal justice reform
Although Democratic state House candidate Tavorise Marks promoted legalizing marijuana during last week’s town hall on criminal justice reform, three inmates who are enrolled in the Chesterfield County Jail’s Heroin Addiction Recovery Program all said they were undecided. Marks hosted the May 1 forum at the Central Library, and... Read more
Chester resident turns 99
Bernice Elder Bennett turned 99 on April 25. She celebrated her special day with many loved ones and friends at Tyler’s Retreat nursing home, 12001 Iron Bridge Road on April 27. She is pictured with her youngest sister, June Elder Williams. (Manuel Ruiz-Albino photo) Read more
Strong Men and Women exhibit coming to Matoaca
Matoaca High School invites community members to view the 2019 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History exhibit, currently on loan from Library of Virginia, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 13. The annual exhibit honors seven distinguished black Americans, past and present, who have made important contributions... Read more
Music series begins May 16
Third Thursdays on the Green, presented by the Chester Community Association, starts up the season of music in Chester Village at 6:30 p.m. May 16 on the Village Green. Jay Turner and the Swinging Doors will be on stage playing classic country tunes. According to Chris Bopst at Style... Read more
Oil change?
Workers were busy last week at 10850 Iron Bridge Road, where a Valvoline Instant Oil Change is being built between Kroger Marketplace and Murry & Kuhn Dentistry. (Caleb M. Soptelean photo) Read more