Irving Peoples was 12 years old when he lifted his first weight, and his motivation was simple.
Tim Mackin of Disputanta was on a winning streak. He had stopped at the 7-Eleven on Harrowgate Road for a cup of coffee following a visit to Patient First. “I like their coffee,” he said.
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.