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Riptides Seafood receives CCA Orchid Award

The Chester Community Association (CCA) awarded Riptides Seafood with their prestigous Orchid Award last week. Riptides Seafood was recognized for their “exemplary care and maintenance of property.” Sal and Tillary Buffa have owned Riptides Seafood for five years and have continually worked to improve their property.

OPERATION: Zipper Pouch

After many months, Catherine Garrett, a member of the Junior Federated Women’s Club of Chester, shipped a huge box of specialty bags full of goodies for soldiers in the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division. This division was formerly under the command of Maura Puleo’s husband, Major Bob Puleo. Maura Puleo is also a member of the Women’s club.

News from the Chester Lions Club

Tammy Geddings, RN, wife of club member Linwood Gettings, was guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 23 Chester Lions Club Dinner Meeting. Geddings informed the membership of the need to understand the symptoms of a heart attack and the need to obtain medical help especially during the first hour.

Area runners sprint for the finish in Chester Kiwanis 5K

The Chester Kiwanis held its first annual Chester Kiwanis 5K over the weekend, with Harrison Wood named the overall winner, finishing in 17:40. The race attracted about 150 runners to Linear Park from the region, and the race was a very successful event, according to president of the club, Thomas Sokol.

Christmas Mother holds benefit auction

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Committee will host its sixth annual fundraiser--a silent and live auction at the Cultural Center of India, 6641 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester, on Saturday, November 10. The event, beginning at 6 p.m., will be an evening of music, food, and a silent and live auction.

South Chesterfield author releases kids’ book nationwide

This week marks the nationwide release of “Freddy Meets His Goliath,” the first book in the Sweet Frog Bible Story Series by South Chesterfield author Amy Parsons Meadows.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 31
Halloween. Trick or Treat 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Adventures in Learning Fall classes.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chester Baptist Church. 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689.

Early Literacy Story Times. Chester Library. 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – No registration required.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Times. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. No registration required.

Thursday, November 1