At a reception at Magnolia Grange last week, Johanna Beers was introduced as this year’s Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother. Beers, who has been a member of the Christmas Mother committee for six years, has served as chairman of the program’s volunteer committee and the recorder for meetings. She also works with the committee’s Gift Tree program.
The entrepreneurial spirit is still alive in Chester, even in the midst of a recessive economy. Four local “buddies” came together about two years ago to form Container First Services (CFS), a waste removal company. The four have been hard at it ever since, ensuring a quality service at a fair price.
In a roundabout way, the unusually hot summer was responsible for Lucy Wilkinson’s victory in the Brunch for a Bunch State Championship.
Whether it’s the smell of the autumn mornings, the celebrated change in the landscape or the feel of the brisk air at night, there’s no shortage of reasons to be outside and active during the fall season. Before the reclusive mentality that comes with winter sets in, depriving us of outdoor fun, let’s take advantage of local gatherings while the weather is inviting.
Wednesday, October 20
Wings of Freedom Tour. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Chesterfield County Airport. See an authentically restored B-17, B-24 and P-51. View the planes inside and out for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. No charge for WWII Veterans. Details: 568-8924.
Teen Read Week Movie. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Central Library. The movie is rated PG. Details: 748-1204.
After a lifetime of literally not fitting in, Chester resident Ed Gomes decided enough was enough. “It started in January, not really as a New Year’s resolution, just as I was lying in bed one day,” Gomes said. “I just started thinking about my family and, if I died, what was my family going to do.