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Area Ukrop’s to get facelifts

MARTIN’S announced last week that it will remodel and refurbish 25 former Ukrop’s stores as part of this conversion to the MARTIN’S banner.

Walk Against Cancer raises funds, awareness

On Saturday, March 6, the year’s first Saturday with a hint of spring, a spirited group of walkers gathered for a 2-mile nature walk at Boulevard Flower Gardens in Walthall, according to information from Vickie Lojek. The walkers were mostly strangers to each other, but they were united in the same mission: To raise money for cancer research.

Chester Artists Association joins push for new arts center

“Visual and performing arts can work together to make Chester a wonderful art village,” said Marti Fann, president of the newly formed Chester Artists Association. Fann, a Matoaca resident, is displaying a portrait of her cat as part of a multi-artist show at the Chester Library this month.

Coming classes to focus on parenting

Prevention Services, a division of Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, will offer the following classes this spring for parents. Fee assistance is available for all classes. For more information about Prevention Services programs, call 768-7212.

Chester kids collect 4,600 pairs of shoes for Haiti

When news of the massive Haiti earthquake broke on Jan. 12, 5-year-old Nicholas Meriwether was watching television. As he watched a little boy stumble out of the rubble, Nicholas turned to his mom and said, “I should send him my shoes.”

Salute our Troops banner in Afghanistan, ChesterFest date set

Salute the Troops, one of the many activities during last year’s ChesterFest, gave community members a chance to send a message to troops serving in Afghanistan. Whoever wanted to send a short thank you note to the troops signed a huge banner that was then sent overseas.

Life in the Legislature: Teens push paper as pages for General Assembly

While most of their peers are donning coats and heading for bus stops, two Chester teens instead don blazers and prepare for a day of work at Virginia’s General Assembly.