What's Up: Upcoming Events


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.

SWO got warped: Summer culminates in performance at VA Beach stop of national tour

It’s been a busy summer for the boys of Safety Word Orange. The Richmond-based band recently completed the third in a string of summer tours and performed at the Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach, according to drummer Travis King, a Chester native.

Primrose students collect food for their feline and K-9 friends

To the children of Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner, the hungry and homeless don’t always walk on two legs; sometimes, they bark or meow. Preschoolers at Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner celebrated their annual Precious Pets drive by presenting their pet food and supplies donation to Richmond Animal League on Aug. 2, 2010.

A Fest for the rest of us

A little over nine years ago, a small group of Chester residents sat around a table and brainstormed about how to bring the community closer together in light of an expanding population and a citizenry that was becoming busier by the day.

Weekly calendar

Calendar of events beginning August 11 through August 19