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Reinforcing the holiday spirit

Christmas wreaths on West Hundred Road are beginning to spread. Last year, the Chester Community Association (CCA) purchased and hung six wreaths along the road through Chester. This year the group has branched out a little farther, adding 10 more ribbon-clad decorations hanging along the roadside.

A crown for Princess Snowflake

Kya Nicole Keyes, center, was crowned Princess Snowflake at the 54th Annual Contest sponsored by Beta Mu Sorority. The contest was held on Saturday at Elizabeth Davis Middle School in Chester. Kya is the daughter of Amy Riggs and Syr Keyes.

Harvard recognizes county initiatives as bright ideas

Two Chesterfield County initiatives, Compliance Checks: A Community Approach and Build-a-House, were among those recognized this week as Bright Ideas by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Chester Kiwanians help feed those in need

On Saturday, November 17, members of the Chester Kiwanis Club participated in the distribution of food to residents of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights and Dinwiddie who found themselves in an economic crisis.

Congressman Scott received First Baptist Church Centralia’s Man of The Year Award

On Sunday, November 18, 2012, Dr. Wilson Shannon, Pastor of the First Church Centralia, along with his congregation, presented Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott with “First Baptist Church Centralia’s Man of the Year Award.”

Lions keep the streets clean

The “Adopt a Highway” annual project of the Chester Lions Club, pictured on Centre Street, Chester. The Lions met recently for coffee and good fellowship before cleaning up the street and collecting the leaves in bags.

Girl Scouts help Christmas Mother fulfill wishes

For Ambassador Girl Scout Troop, 3925 of Chester, part of their Thanksgiving weekend was spent realizing how fortunate they are first hand. The troop, led by Dee Fisher and Lesli Davis and sponsored by Chester United Methodist Church, gathered at Walmart to use some of their hard earned cookie money to fulfill 17 wishes from the Christmas Mother Tree.