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Weekly calendar

Wednesday, September 7
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett will be discussed.  Details:  748-6314.

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.

CHESTERFEST: Old Time, Celtic music traditions to merge at Sept. 24’s ChesterFest

Two area musical groups will bring a glimpse of Appalachia and the British Isles to Chester on Saturday, Sept. 24: The Old Towne Celtic Players, a session group out of Petersburg, and the Cary Street Ramblers, a band bringing Richmond sounds from the mountains, will be adding quite a bit of twang to this year’s ChesterFest.

Zach Perkins: To Nashville

In Chesterfield, he’s a driver for OfficeMax, but in Nashville, Zach Perkins is a true-blue country music singer. A resident of Matoaca, Perkins, 25, signed a recording contract in March with Lamon Records, an independent label, jumpstarting the path he had been dreaming of for the past few years.

14 years and counting

This week Village News begins a new year, Volume XIV No. 1. It is hard to believe time has passed so quickly and it has been 14 years since the first issue. We are still here because of this loyal community and the strong support from the businesses that allow us to push their messages.

ChesterFest celebrates 10th year, best yet

ChesterFest has been scheduled for Sept. 24 this year. A beautiful Saturday is expected say ChesterFest organizers. In addition to the ChesterFest favorites, a number of exciting enhancements are planned. “We want this to be an extra special Fest this year,” said Elliott Fausz, ChesterFest co-organizer.

County receives land for community use

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation, along with the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC), is pleased to announce the donation of a 113-acre parcel of land to the county from the estate of Paul and Anna Atkins.

Chester Wind Symphony to play at county fair Sept. 3

To John Schoepflin, a person’s age is no business of his – and that certainly applies to those in the Chester Wind Symphony which he conducts: “Yeah, I’ve got some grandmas.” But plenty of high-schoolers comprise the group’s 50 or so members as well.