Nicole Jordan, founder of the Chester Village Farmer’s Market, knows exactly what she wants to see when the market opens for the season on May 1.
Elizabeth Winfree Quaiff, 87, lives not more than five miles from where she grew up. Sharp as a tack with a long memory and a family history with deep roots in Virginia, the spectrum of her life’s story spans the beginning of her education in Beulah’s one-room school house to a portrait of her in her teens that graces the cover of a coffee table art book and even to her raising Monarch butterflies on her back patio.
Several options for restoring some of the parks and recreation programs that are not currently funded in next year’s budget are still on the table, Parks and Recreation Director Michael Golden said Friday.
Allen Thompson (right) was recently inducted into the Chester Rotary Club. He was sponsored by Rotary member Chris Sovine (center). Also pictured is Brion Seward, president of the Chester Rotary.
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.”