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High-speed rail just around the bend?

High-speed trains will be passing through Chester in a few years. They won’t stop here, but those who live along the CSX tracks will be impacted. What type of impact to expect is what representatives from Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Southeast High Speed Rail Association (SHSRA) will discuss during a special meeting in Chester on Thursday, May 27 at the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation headquarters on Centre Street, opposite the Chester Library, at 7 p.m.

Storm swamps HOG, but hosts persevere

A storm cloud rumbled in the distance as the Chester Rotary Club’s annual HOG (Happening on the Green) event opened last Wednesday afternoon on the Chester Village Green in Chester.

MOPS enjoy a Spa Day in May

Two-year Chester resident Kris Kurth loves living in Chester. “I like the small town feel,” she said. One of the first things she did when her family relocated from Wisconsin was to find the nearest MOPS – Mothers of Pre-Schoolers – organization.

Pocket park facelift a community effort

Nestled at the edge of an acre of asphalt that sees more than 26,000 cars a day sits a tiny oasis at the intersection of West Hundred and Harrowgate roads. This little pocket park was developed years ago to spruce up the mundane intersection, but it’s been difficult to maintain, according to Chester Garden Club President Melissa Ray. So the group decided to re-landscape the area.

Lucy Corr celebrates its nurses, retirees

A chorus of friendly chatter and laughter filled the air at Lucy Corr Village last week as current and retired employees came together for lunch and fellowship.

Seniors Connect

The mission of the senior advocate is to enhance the quality of life of older adults and their caregivers in Chesterfield County and to promote the ability to live active, independent lives as long as possible.

Working mothers: Whether running a successful law practice or a retail store, these mothers know balance

Balancing a career and family is a circumstance shared by most women nowadays. With households requiring two incomes, the stay-at-home mom is a rarity. But, there are some mothers who have taken a slightly different approach to balancing work and family.