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Clarke House saved for now by Preservation Committee

Chester has lost a lot of historic structures over the years and the log cabin at 4111 West Hundred Rd. is the latest. Another historic house in the Chester area is also being threatened by progress – the Clarke House on Centralia Road.

Senate hopeful George Allen stops in Chester boutique

Former Senator George Allen, in an effort to win back his U.S. Senate seat, made a campaign stop in Chester last Thursday, at a local business in the Village Green. She Chester, located at 11884 Chester Village Dr., hosted several folks for Governor Allen’s visit.

Chesterfield County economic development land the big fish

The Chesterfield Economic Development (CED) has caught some big fish lately. Amazon was a whopper; Capital One, not too shabby with the Northup Grumann Information Center adding to the mix. And that’s just at Meadowville Technology Park in Enon.

Appomatox River water level 57 inches below normal

The Appomattox River basin has been hit particularly hard by drought. The drought has affected much of the Midwest, as well as a significant amount of Virginia.

Chesterfield invokes mandatory water-use restrictions

As of Thursday, Aug. 23, mandatory water-use restrictions are in effect for all Chesterfield County water customers.

First annual Chesterfield Fair Princess Pageant was a huge hit

Miss Chesterfield County Fair Princess Pageant event had to be moved from the fair stage to the auditorium at L.C. Bird High School due to the number of entries. The first-ever event was held last Saturday and with 40 entries, pageant director, Brenda White, was very pleased with how well the girls performed.

Kiwanis help to get students started back on the right foot

On August 21, nine members of the Kiwanis Club of Chester, along with some of their spouses and six members of their sponsored youth Key Club at Thomas Dale participated in the Chester YMCA’s Bright Beginnings shopping night for youths in need at Target in Chester.

The Chester Family YMCA receives $2,000 grant from Target

The Chester Family YMCA is the recipient of a $2,000 grant from Target. The grant is in support of the Chester Family YMCA Fun Club at Marguerite Christian Elementary School.