When ChesterFest returns to the Village Green next month, so too will a host of artisans and crafters that will tempt festival goers with their varied wares. Kay Braswell, of Chester, and Jean Alvis, of Quinton, Va., are two of the more than 140 vendors who will set up shop at ChesterFest this year.
Calendar of events for the week of Wednesday, August 18, 2010 to Thursday, August 26, 2010.
It’s been a busy summer for the boys of Safety Word Orange. The Richmond-based band recently completed the third in a string of summer tours and performed at the Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach, according to drummer Travis King, a Chester native.
To the children of Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner, the hungry and homeless don’t always walk on two legs; sometimes, they bark or meow. Preschoolers at Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner celebrated their annual Precious Pets drive by presenting their pet food and supplies donation to Richmond Animal League on Aug. 2, 2010.
A little over nine years ago, a small group of Chester residents sat around a table and brainstormed about how to bring the community closer together in light of an expanding population and a citizenry that was becoming busier by the day.
Several local residents were among the 450 dental volunteers – including 125 students – at the Virginia Dental Health Foundation’s Mission of Mercy project in Wise County, Va., last month.