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Not quite a shad planking, but close

There’s a stretch of tranquility perched on the bank of one of the fingers of the James River in Chester. On a recent Saturday morning there, the sun was bright, the air crisp and the friendships warm as an annual fish fry featured camaraderie, history and catching-up, and conversations ran the gambit from business to family, religion and politics.

Transformed by service: Woman shares story of mission work in Haiti

“Before I left, I thought I was pretty open and responsive to people,” said Snivley, who works as the financial development director at the Chester Family YMCA. “But, going to Haiti, I realized how guarded I was.” She learned to let her guard down more, she said, “because in Haiti, it’s not an option. You automatically do it.”

JES Construction grows staff with 4 new hires

JES Construction, a leading engineering solutions company specializing in foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawlspace moisture control, has recently added staff to continue to provide outstanding service and work to its growing clientele in the greater Richmond area, a press release from the company says.

Hotel site yields a look into the past

Kerry Schamel-Gonzalez has been prospecting along the CSX railroad tracks from Richmond south to North Carolina for months. She’s been looking for anything with historical significance.

Nixon to head VITA

Last week, Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Chesterfield Del. Sam Nixon to serve as chief information officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency, according to a press release from the governor’s office. With General Assembly passage of McDonnell’s legislation to increase transparency and accountability in the agency, the chief information officer will now report directly to the governor, through the Secretary of Technology, for the first time.

Area Ukrop’s conversions set to begin next week

MARTIN’S Food Markets recently announced it will begin the conversion process of the 25 Ukrop’s Super Markets on Monday, April 5.

Rotarian honors: Local couple recognized for selfless service

“What would it take to change the world?” On Rotary International’s Web site it states, “Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.”