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The weight is over: Local man loses 114 pounds in 38 weeks

After a lifetime of literally not fitting in, Chester resident Ed Gomes decided enough was enough. “It started in January, not really as a New Year’s resolution, just as I was lying in bed one day,” Gomes said. “I just started thinking about my family and, if I died, what was my family going to do.

C.C. Moore’s birthday ride

Charles C. Moore, Sr., 92, received his belated birthday present from his morning coffee buddies on Wednesday at the Chesterfield County Airport when a blue and yellow PT-19 landed on the runway just for him.

Haunted history: Henricus to host night of horror under harvest moon

Those brave enough to have seen the autumn sun set over Henricus would say that the mood changes once night falls upon the lost citie. Some would say that there’s a reason why the gates close at dusk. Some would go as far as to say you’re never truly alone at night.

Calendar of events

Wednesday, October 13
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Images of America: Along Virginia’s Appalachian Trail. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Central Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 318-8778.

Reminiscence: C.C. Moore

The human life span puts boundaries on the personal histories that are so important to us. We can only go back one lifetime, so, as time goes on, we lose invaluable information about where we live and the people who make our home what it is.

Eleven finalists, one Senior Idol

The 11 finalists for the first Chesterfield/Tri-Cities “Senior Idol” competition were all show-stoppers at last Friday evening’s event, held at Thomas Dale High School, but only one could make it to the top as the first-place winner.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 6
Board of Zoning Appeals. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. Chester Library. Details: 748-6314.

Early Literacy Story Time: Down on the Farm. 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Chester Library; 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enon Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov, 748-6314 (Chester) or 530-3403 (Enon).