Recently, a handful of longtime members of the Chester Civitans reflected on the good times they had during the early years caring for and maintaining Camp Baker, a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat facility located on 22 wooded acres perched on a cliff overlooking the mouth of Swift Creek on Beach Road. The civic organization celebrated its 45th year with a dinner meeting held in the dining hall at Camp Baker last Tuesday.
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Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s message to the crowd at the historic Half Way House Restaurant on Route 1 last week was simple.
High-speed trains will be passing through Chester in a few years. They won’t stop here, but those who live along the CSX tracks will be impacted. What type of impact to expect is what representatives from Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Southeast High Speed Rail Association (SHSRA) will discuss during a special meeting in Chester on Thursday, May 27 at the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation headquarters on Centre Street, opposite the Chester Library, at 7 p.m.
A storm cloud rumbled in the distance as the Chester Rotary Club’s annual HOG (Happening on the Green) event opened last Wednesday afternoon on the Chester Village Green in Chester.
Two-year Chester resident Kris Kurth loves living in Chester. “I like the small town feel,” she said. One of the first things she did when her family relocated from Wisconsin was to find the nearest MOPS – Mothers of Pre-Schoolers – organization.
Nestled at the edge of an acre of asphalt that sees more than 26,000 cars a day sits a tiny oasis at the intersection of West Hundred and Harrowgate roads. This little pocket park was developed years ago to spruce up the mundane intersection, but it’s been difficult to maintain, according to Chester Garden Club President Melissa Ray. So the group decided to re-landscape the area.