In the evolution of American culture, Thanksgiving has departed from its original, communal tradition. What was once a feast celebrating harmony within a community is today readily accepted as simply an elaborate, formal meal served between televised games of football.
In life, Jean Linden, whose works will be on display at the Chester Library next month, combined her love of reading and passion for quilting, inspiring her students to “Read It and Quilt It.”
Wednesday, October 27
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Future of Education Forum: Reaching the Stars Through STEM Education. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. L.C. Bird High, 10301 Courthouse Road. Astronaut Susan Kilrain will speak.
Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.
At a reception at Magnolia Grange last week, Johanna Beers was introduced as this year’s Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother. Beers, who has been a member of the Christmas Mother committee for six years, has served as chairman of the program’s volunteer committee and the recorder for meetings. She also works with the committee’s Gift Tree program.
The entrepreneurial spirit is still alive in Chester, even in the midst of a recessive economy. Four local “buddies” came together about two years ago to form Container First Services (CFS), a waste removal company. The four have been hard at it ever since, ensuring a quality service at a fair price.
In a roundabout way, the unusually hot summer was responsible for Lucy Wilkinson’s victory in the Brunch for a Bunch State Championship.
Whether it’s the smell of the autumn mornings, the celebrated change in the landscape or the feel of the brisk air at night, there’s no shortage of reasons to be outside and active during the fall season. Before the reclusive mentality that comes with winter sets in, depriving us of outdoor fun, let’s take advantage of local gatherings while the weather is inviting.