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A random act of kindness: Local man buys new home for couple

Every Christmas our hearts are warmed by the random acts of kindness spread throughout the Chester community. This year is no different. A retired, humble postman with few assets has embraced the Christmas spirit by giving a local couple the gift of a lifetime: A new home.

Mission Simple – Feed the Hungry

Every Friday night you can find Karie and Travis Whittle in the same place on Iron Bridge Road – doing their jobs, not their paying jobs mind you – but the jobs they are sure is their mission in life.

Celebrating a birthday with giving

Jacob Lee celebrated his 11th birthday with 18 of his friends from Marguerite Christian Elementary, Ironbridge Baptist Church, and surrounding communities on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Hopewell Recreation and Parks Pool.

Christmas memories

Residents of Dunlop House Assisted Living recently reminisced about Christmas when they were children. They experienced a magic that few know about today.

Honoring the veterans interred at Sunset Memorial Cemetery

A cold and rainy day didn’t dampen the spirits and resolve of the people who came to take part in the first Gold Star Mother’s Wreath Laying Ceremony at Sunset Memorial Cemetery here in Chester.

Chester Family YMCA names new Executive Director

The YMCA of Greater Richmond announces that Chris Hughes is the new Executive Director of the Chester Family YMCA. In this role, he will be responsible for leading Chester’s philanthropic initiatives, volunteer and board development efforts and community partnerships.

Chevy car club donates $1,500 to Spiritos School

Old Dominion Late Great Cheveys Car Club show, sponsored by NAPA, donated the proceeds of $1,500 to Spiritos School for Autism and Developmental Delay. Barbara Wilmoth, the treasurer of the car club, and members, presented the check to Janet Lachowsky OTR/L MIS BCBA, and Julie Holly.