Last Thursday afternoon, two kayaks, paddled by two middle-aged men, pulled up to the Dutch Gap boat landing right off the James River in Chester. Sun burnt and damp, they had just concluded a four-day, 90-mile aquatic adventure which began in Suffolk, Va., early Monday morning; yet their energy confirmed they could have gone on for days.
Showers weren’t predicted for last Saturday morning, but the early morning rain did not keep serious bike riders away from CCHASM’s Spirit 76 Ride. The ride, with the starting point at Chester Baptist Church’s parking lot, gave bikers a choice of either a 76-mile ride or a 40-mile ride through southern Chesterfield County.
Henricus Historical Park received a check on Sept.16 from the Virginia Society Children of the American Revolution (VSCAR) for $3,000. The funds will be used to maintain the “Yehakins,” or longhouses, in the park’s Virginia Indian site. The undertaking was led by Laura Shelton, past president of VSCAR (2010-2011), as her state project.
Service, to Sarah Gregory, is more than offering a few hours of her time here and there – it’s more like a way of life. For 50 years, she has been improving her community by helping the individuals who comprise it; and she never sees herself stopping because “it’s hard to say no when somebody needs something,” she said.
Wednesday, October 5
Fall Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Details: 318-8778.
Computer Class: Word. Central Library. 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Register library.chesterfield.gov or call 751-CCPL.
At the golden age of 79, Ruth Baynard, also known as Ruth Bay, is bright, witty and full of life. This Chester resident has worked in hospitals as a RN, as a teacher in a maximum security prison, and presently works part-time as a pharmacy technician – and doesn’t think about retirement.