Chester woman hits century mark
ABOVE: Ferne Schreffler opened birthday cards at the party on Saturday. Also pictured is her son, Brad Schreffler. Long-time Chester resident Ferne Schreffler celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with a surprise visit by her 91-year-old sister, Lois Gruver. Bob and Ferne Schreffler lived in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Utah before... Read more
Village News goes to Minneapolis
Dean Andrs, on left, recently traveled from Chester to Minneapolis with some of his family to visit his uncle, Bill Andrs, who is 88 years old and enjoys reading the Village News. Dean and family enjoyed fishing on several of the state’s 10,000 lakes and visiting relatives and friends.... Read more
Medication collection unit installed at police headquarters
ABOVE: Police chief Jeffrey S. Katz and Regina Whitsett. CHESTERFIELD – A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit was recently installed in the lobby of Chesterfield County Police headquarters at 10001 Iron Bridge Road. The unit was donated to the police department by Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc., the substance abuse prevention... Read more
Two local residents complete agriculture leadership program
CHESTERFIELD – The Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results program, the commonwealth’s premier agriculture-leadership training program, celebrated the graduation of its third class of leadership fellows at the Hotel Roanoke July 14. The VALOR fellows, who engaged in a service project and professional development activities during the past two years,... Read more
Local LDS teens spruce up Petersburg park, high school
PHOTO: Olyvia Harter from Surry (kneeling) and Estella Kirby from Chester work at Poplar Lawn Park in Petersburg. Forty-four Latter-day Saint teens and 21 adult leaders from Chesterfield, Chester, Colonial Heights and Petersburg gathered together July 13 in a volunteer effort to clean up Poplar Lawn Park and paint the... Read more
Three inducted into senior volunteer hall of fame
CHESTERFIELD — Three senior citizens were recently inducted into Chesterfield’s Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame for contributions they have made to the community since age 60. Gretchen Craig, Frank Linkous and Robert Pratt were recognized at the Board of Supervisors June 27 meeting. Craig has been volunteering at J.G.... Read more
Amazon employees help at YMCA’s Camp Red Feather
CHESTER – Nearly 40 Amazon associates from two local fulfillment centers visited the Chester Family YMCA June 29 to host more than 100 children for a field day. Amazon surprised the Y with a golf cart filled with more than 2,700 items, such as water balloons, towels, and picnic... Read more
Meadowbrook grad wins Bravo! award
CHESTERFIELD – A Meadowbrook High graduate is among the winners of the Chesterfield Education Foundation’s 2018 Bravo! Awards. Vincent Ellis White works for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia. He serves as program manager in the community workforce department, where he oversees the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. A... Read more
July Jingle Trail Run to benefit Christmas Mother program
CHESTERFIELD – Want to exercise in the beauty of nature and support a great cause? Come and participate in the second annual July Jingle Trail Run, a fundraiser benefiting the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program. The event will take place Saturday, July 28 at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State... Read more
Lake an ‘Outstanding Preceptor’
Holly Lake was recently honored with the Outstanding Preceptor Award from Virginia Commonwealth University. The award is presented to pharmacists who distinguish themselves by teaching students during their fourth year of pharmacy school. Lake is a pharmacist at Rx3 Compounding Pharmacy, 12230 Iron Bridge Road in Chester. Read more