HOWLLOWEEN: Therapy dog, owner work in community to promote happiness

Kia, a Goldendoodle, and his master, Jennifer McMichael, like to dress-up for holidays. For this Halloween, they dressed as Peacocks - decked out with tails, cuffs, top hat with feathers in teals and greens, they won first place in an annual Halloween Costume contest held at Heritage Oaks Retirement Community for Most Original.

Police share tips for a safe Halloween

With Halloween approaching, the Chesterfield County Police Department is encouraging residents to do their part to make Wednesday, Oct. 31, a safe holiday for all.

November recognized as Cultural Arts Awareness Month

Although the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors declared in a resolution recognizing November as “Cultural Arts Awareness Month,” after the resolution was read, it quickly became a tribute to Betty Matthews, Chairman of the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation Board of Directors.

Riptides Seafood receives CCA Orchid Award

The Chester Community Association (CCA) awarded Riptides Seafood with their prestigous Orchid Award last week. Riptides Seafood was recognized for their “exemplary care and maintenance of property.” Sal and Tillary Buffa have owned Riptides Seafood for five years and have continually worked to improve their property.

OPERATION: Zipper Pouch

After many months, Catherine Garrett, a member of the Junior Federated Women’s Club of Chester, shipped a huge box of specialty bags full of goodies for soldiers in the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division. This division was formerly under the command of Maura Puleo’s husband, Major Bob Puleo. Maura Puleo is also a member of the Women’s club.

News from the Chester Lions Club

Tammy Geddings, RN, wife of club member Linwood Gettings, was guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 23 Chester Lions Club Dinner Meeting. Geddings informed the membership of the need to understand the symptoms of a heart attack and the need to obtain medical help especially during the first hour.

Area runners sprint for the finish in Chester Kiwanis 5K

The Chester Kiwanis held its first annual Chester Kiwanis 5K over the weekend, with Harrison Wood named the overall winner, finishing in 17:40. The race attracted about 150 runners to Linear Park from the region, and the race was a very successful event, according to president of the club, Thomas Sokol.