“It’s very important to me because it gives me a choice, where being younger a choice was robbed from me; the choice of having a childhood was robbed from me,” said the Chester resident, in a very distinct New York accent. “…So it’s a great honor for me, it’s very important because I didn’t really get the sense of family.”
“Out of the ashes, we rise.” These are the words that adorn the bulletin board just inside Branches United Methodist Mission in Florida City, Florida. They are words of hope, words of remembrance.
The Fighting Marlins of Patrol Squadron FORTY (VP-40) held its change of command ceremony May 6, when Chesterfield native Commander Brett Mietus relieved Commander John Maxwell. The ceremony marked VP-40’s 55th change of command since its commissioning on January 20, 1951.
The Chesterfield Employee’s Association is currently seeking pet-related product and service vendors for its annual Canine Carnival, an event for dogs and their owners.
More than 700 seniors attended the Chesterfield TRIAD’s 12th Annual Senior Day at Victory Tabernacle Church on Wednesday.
The Rotary Club of Chester’s spring event took a new direction this year; not just serving barbecue, but conducting a barbecue competition.
Wednesday, May 18
Enon Book Discussion Group. 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. “StillAlice” by Lisa Genova will be discussed. Enon Library. Details: 530-3403.
Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.
Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.
Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.