In Chester, just inside the doors of the unfinished American Family Fitness, lies a vibrant, four-walled mural and a mythical world created for gym visitors. Painted by professional muralist and Richmond resident Julie Lancaster, 53, with the help of her son, Patrick Welch, 25, the mural will be completed Tuesday, Feb. 15, when the gym officially opens for the community to see for themselves.
The Chester Community Association (CCA) will meet at the Chesterfield Center for the Arts office on Centre Street opposite the Chester Library on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. to present this year’s projects and programs to the community.
Near the end of the School Board’s Jan. 19 meeting, former Chairman David Wyman said the panel had participated in an illegal meeting a week earlier.
Several local residents have been recognized for their academic achievements at colleges throughout Virginia.
Several area schools were among the 26 Chesterfield schools that were recently honored with Virginia Index of Performance awards, according to information from the school system.
Among the 13 Chesterfield schools that earned the Board of Education Excellence Award were: Bensley Elementary, Beulah Elementary and Gates Elementary.
A Chester native was among several area students at Hampden-Sydney College who have been recognized as outstanding campus leaders in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, according to a press release from the school.
Whether they were making posters, watching movies, performing skits or reading stories, students throughout Chesterfield’s schools this month were working toward a common goal: Putting a stop to bullying.
On Saturday morning, a small group of middle-aged men convened in a room adjacent to the gym at First Baptist Church of Hopewell to discuss local sports and the promising futures of young athletes. However, a handfull of these young athletes but on the win gradually unfolding in front of them.