Food Bank has been helping those in need since 2010
By Carelyn Sheppard Children, seniors, veterans, homeless, struggling families, and the disabled in the community are among those being helped by the Chesterfield Food Bank. Food bank CEO Kim Hill spoke to the Chester Lions Club recently. Many people are struggling to keep nutritious food on the table and... Read more
Argent Credit Union awards $5K in scholarships
William Bigger and Daisa Williams are this year’s recipients of the Ruby A. Robinson scholarships. Each received $2,500. Bigger attends L.C. Bird High School and the Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies. Williams attends Matoaca High School. Both plan to enroll at the University of Virginia. Read more
Lee recognized as ‘steward of the river’
Bensley resident LaTika Lee recently was recognized as one of four “stewards of the river” by the James River Advisory Council. Lee received the Historical Values Award from the nonprofit. She has coordinated presentations that explore the history of the James River: “Diversity on the River – Forgotten History... Read more
Soles 4 Souls
Kaiden Walters and Lexi Decker, cousins, organized a Kind Kid Club at Harrowgate Elementary School in the 2017-2018 school year. A ‘Socks of Love’ drive resulted in over 900 pairs of socks collected for the needy. This year, the club is collecting gently used and new shoes for Soles4Souls.... Read more
Off to Germany
Matoaca High School student Ian Thornbrugh, a rising senior, has received the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship. The scholarship, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and German Bundestag (Parliament), awards 250 American high school students. Thornbrugh will spend the school year in Germany living with a... Read more
Little Library
First-grade teacher Jennifer Ferguson is about to cut the ribbon April 25 at a ceremony for a Little Library at C.C. Wells Elementary School. As part of a Project Based Learning project, first-graders were challenged with a questions such as, “How can we build and collect books for a... Read more
Chester resident turns 99
Bernice Elder Bennett turned 99 on April 25. She celebrated her special day with many loved ones and friends at Tyler’s Retreat nursing home, 12001 Iron Bridge Road on April 27. She is pictured with her youngest sister, June Elder Williams. (Manuel Ruiz-Albino photo) Read more
Strong Men and Women exhibit coming to Matoaca
Matoaca High School invites community members to view the 2019 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History exhibit, currently on loan from Library of Virginia, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, May 13. The annual exhibit honors seven distinguished black Americans, past and present, who have made important contributions... Read more
American Idol contestant visits elementary students
Thomas Dale High School seniors recently visited Marguerite Christian Elementary School in their gradation gowns. Coralei Waller, Abby Moore and Lily Lashley are pictured with senior Shayla Winn, who recently was a national contestant on American Idol and advanced to the Top 40 in Hawaii. (Gena Lashley photo) Read more
Girl Scouts cleaning up
Girl Scout Troop No. 5257 from Enon recently worked on their community service badges by picking up trash along the trails at R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks. The troop will be holding a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at 1613 Enon... Read more