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Morgan Keegan makes it official

A healthy crowd gathered Thursday to officially mark the opening of Morgan Keegan’s new Chester Village Green branch.

Unbroken boughs: Earth Day promotes opportunities for sustainability

A blackbird rode the currents of a recent breezy day, surveying possible nesting places. A 6-inch-long twig impeded her lift, but she eventually found her landing site atop the golden arches of a McDonald’s sign on Jefferson Davis Highway.

Farmer’s market returns: Market organizers hope for large crowd for May 1 opening

Nicole Jordan, founder of the Chester Village Farmer’s Market, knows exactly what she wants to see when the market opens for the season on May 1.

Reminiscence: Deep roots and a long memory

Elizabeth Winfree Quaiff, 87, lives not more than five miles from where she grew up. Sharp as a tack with a long memory and a family history with deep roots in Virginia, the spectrum of her life’s story spans the beginning of her education in Beulah’s one-room school house to a portrait of her in her teens that graces the cover of a coffee table art book and even to her raising Monarch butterflies on her back patio.

Groups step up to help keep parks, programs running

Several options for restoring some of the parks and recreation programs that are not currently funded in next year’s budget are still on the table, Parks and Recreation Director Michael Golden said Friday.

Chester Rotary inducts new member

Allen Thompson (right) was recently inducted into the Chester Rotary Club. He was sponsored by Rotary member Chris Sovine (center). Also pictured is Brion Seward, president of the Chester Rotary.

Enjoy 50 years of fashion on May 6

Early in 1960, the Episcopal Church Women of St. John’s in Chester were discussing new ways to raise money for the charities they supported. One of the younger members, Ginny Windsor, suggested a fashion show luncheon, an activity that had been very successful at a church she had attended in Hopewell.