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ARTREPRENUER: An artistic solution to the daily grind

To an outsider, Iain Duffus, 27, seems to live a fairly normal life in his Chester suburb: He goes to work early in the morning, works hard all day and returns home hours later to be with his family.

Fabulous fashions showcased at woman’s club yearly spring event

It was all about spring fashion on Saturday with the presentation of the Woman’s Club of Chester’s yearly event “A Fashionable Spring.”

Local author publishes children’s adoption book

On Feb. 22 Chester resident Susan B. Keophila published her first book “But, Mama! She’s My Sister”, a full-color, illustrated children’s book designed to benefit the entire adoption triad – the adoptee, the birth parents and their children, and the adoptive parents.

Adams and Frith emerge as national leaders among anti-drug coalitions

Sharyl Adams, substance abuse prevention specialist for the Chesterfield County Department of Youth Planning and Development, and Wayne Frith, executive director of Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc., better known as SAFE, a coalition working toward the prevention and reduction of substance abuse.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 23
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Rd.

Computer Class: Microsoft Word. 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Central Library. Registration required. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 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).

Chesterfield County named for Lord Chesterfield

“The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.” This quote is attributed to the fourth Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, who died on March 27, 1773. Although he never traveled to this county, it was named in his honor and for good reason.

Habitual Hiker: Local writer Leonard Adkins and his adventures in the wilderness

Outside were the low, rolling hills of Chesterfield, yet inside the Chester library Wednesday evening were glimpses of a foreign landscape – colorful bundles of exotic wildflowers and majestic mountain summits – evoked by local writer and international outdoorsmen Leonard Adkins.