Out of Africa: Chester woman incorporates Senegalese products into business
Omilade Davis-Smith has a heart for Africa. The Chester resident and Richmond native incorporates products from French-speaking Senegal into her business, Essentially Omi. Each year, Davis-Smith makes anywhere from one to three trips to Toubab Dialaw, a West African town located on the Atlantic Ocean. She brings black soap... Read more
Caleb’s Corner: Creating memories in Northwest Montana
It was a refreshing experience. Last week I was afforded the opportunity to take my 12- and 16-year-old daughters to the place I love: Northwest Montana. I had taken them there for the first time two summers ago, and we watched our first rodeo together in Polson, hiked on... Read more
Village News goes to Italy
VN celebrates a birthday
Cliff and Sally Noe and Mary and Bryan Schiano are pictured with Jo Noe, who celebrated her 90th birthday at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently. Read more
VN celebrates a wedding
Chester native Kelly Breakall got married this summer and moved to India with her husband, Ashish Bharti. The couple is pictured above in Ghaziabad, India, near New Delhi. Read more
VN on vacation
The Andrs family recently returned from their annual trip to Minneapolis. In addition to visiting many friends and family, the kids brought home almost 70 sunfish and a few others from several of the 10,000 lakes. They also enjoyed their shopping excursion to the General Store of Minnetonka and... Read more
White House visit
Jimmy and Gail Davis, owners of Davis Auto Sales and Davis Off Road on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield County, visited the White House on June 14 to hear about expanding health care options for small businesses through health reimbursement arrangements. The event was invitation-only. Read more
Brown and Lohmann tell about travel adventures
By Carelyn Sheppard Authors Bob Brown and Bill Lohmann entertained the Chester Lions Club recently with photos and stories taken from their books “Back Roads: People Places and Pie from Around Virginia,” “On the Back Roads Again: More People, Places and Pie Around Virginia,” and “Dr. Coptr: The Flying... Read more
Village News in the Bahamas
Gloria Andrs, center, enjoyed a cruise to the Bahamas recently with her sister, Viola Clark of Virginia Beach, on left, and her daughter, Brenda Andrs Wallace. 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