Irving Peoples was 12 years old when he lifted his first weight, and his motivation was simple.
Tim Mackin of Disputanta was on a winning streak. He had stopped at the 7-Eleven on Harrowgate Road for a cup of coffee following a visit to Patient First. “I like their coffee,” he said.
In Chester, just inside the doors of the unfinished American Family Fitness, lies a vibrant, four-walled mural and a mythical world created for gym visitors. Painted by professional muralist and Richmond resident Julie Lancaster, 53, with the help of her son, Patrick Welch, 25, the mural will be completed Tuesday, Feb. 15, when the gym officially opens for the community to see for themselves.
The Chester Community Association (CCA) will meet at the Chesterfield Center for the Arts office on Centre Street opposite the Chester Library on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. to present this year’s projects and programs to the community.
On Saturday morning, a small group of middle-aged men convened in a room adjacent to the gym at First Baptist Church of Hopewell to discuss local sports and the promising futures of young athletes. However, a handfull of these young athletes but on the win gradually unfolding in front of them.
President Ulysses S. Grant, on January 26, 1870, signed the act that allowed Virginia’s representatives to return to the U.S. Senate and House, thus ending Reconstruction in the Commonwealth.
Wednesday, January 26
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint. 10:15 a.m. Central Library. Registration required. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.
Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).
Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.