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Yard sailing for charity

As a group of young volunteers washed cars outside, helpers inside the cafeteria at Elizabeth Davis Middle School manned a massive yard sale organized for the benefit of the Parker sisters.

Countdown to ChesterFest: Fun and games for the little ones

The Kids Zone: A place to inspire creativity, fun and friendly competition, a place where children can participate in sack races, wheel barrow races and jump on inflatables and, ultimately, a place where parents can take their children and know that the end result will involve happy, sweaty, tired kids – a parent’s dream. On Sept. 25, ChesterFest will take over once again and the Kids Zone will be going full force.

Calendar of events

Weekly calendar of events for Chesterfield beginning August 25, 2010.

Chester native earns Eagle Scout rank

Ronald Brown, Jr., son of Cynthia and Ronald Brown, Sr., obtained the rank of Eagle Scout on June 23. Ronald, 18, is a 2010 graduate of Thomas Dale High School. He is a member of Troop 2877, which is sponsored by Chester Presbyterian Church.

A passion for writing – and for vampires

Early last year, Chelsea Raine put her passion for writing and “thing” for vampires to work, starting the first in what will be a series of four vampire romance novels. “On Jan. 27 last year, I started writing,” she said. Since then, she’s completed two novels and is working on a third novel and a script for a film adaptation of her first book, she said.

Countdown to ChesterFest: Artisans, crafters gear up for fall festival

When ChesterFest returns to the Village Green next month, so too will a host of artisans and crafters that will tempt festival goers with their varied wares. Kay Braswell, of Chester, and Jean Alvis, of Quinton, Va., are two of the more than 140 vendors who will set up shop at ChesterFest this year.

Weekly calendar

Calendar of events for the week of Wednesday, August 18, 2010 to Thursday, August 26, 2010.