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.
There’s a stretch of tranquility perched on the bank of one of the fingers of the James River in Chester. On a recent Saturday morning there, the sun was bright, the air crisp and the friendships warm as an annual fish fry featured camaraderie, history and catching-up, and conversations ran the gambit from business to family, religion and politics.
“Before I left, I thought I was pretty open and responsive to people,” said Snivley, who works as the financial development director at the Chester Family YMCA. “But, going to Haiti, I realized how guarded I was.” She learned to let her guard down more, she said, “because in Haiti, it’s not an option. You automatically do it.”
JES Construction, a leading engineering solutions company specializing in foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawlspace moisture control, has recently added staff to continue to provide outstanding service and work to its growing clientele in the greater Richmond area, a press release from the company says.
Kerry Schamel-Gonzalez has been prospecting along the CSX railroad tracks from Richmond south to North Carolina for months. She’s been looking for anything with historical significance.
Last week, Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Chesterfield Del. Sam Nixon to serve as chief information officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency, according to a press release from the governor’s office. With General Assembly passage of McDonnell’s legislation to increase transparency and accountability in the agency, the chief information officer will now report directly to the governor, through the Secretary of Technology, for the first time.