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Festival attracts its largest crowd yet

Wide brimmed hats, shorts and lots of fluids helped ChesterFest goers get through the day on Saturday. Sun-washed patrons of the ninth annual event, which was presented by the Chester Community Association (CCA), braved temperatures in the 90s while perusing artisan booths, lunching on Greek, Mexican and southern treats and listening to American music.

Ruritan Club honored by county leaders

The South Chesterfield Ruritan Club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, was recently honored by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, according to information from the club.

Weekly calendar

Weekly calendar of events beginning September 29 - October 7.

Battle of Chester

When the Thomas Dale Knights and Lloyd C. Bird Skyhawks take the field Friday night, they will know what’s on the line. It won’t be the district standings; this game doesn’t matter in those. It’s all about bragging rights and pride.

VBS needs all blood types

Virginia Blood Services is still trying to recover from a tough summer of decreased blood collections and urgently needs all blood types, according to a press release from the organization. The inventory suffered even more after the Labor Day weekend, it says.

Survivor donates hair for second time

Local cancer survivor Allie Stough recently grew her hair out for a second time to donate it for making wigs for cancer patients.

Locals run to raise money for Crohn’s

Chester natives Shelly Williams and Shauna Camp will participate in a half marathon in December to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America in honor friends and family who suffer from the disease.