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On a toy mission

Local six-year-old, Ben Lashley, has a mission and needs your help. Late last week, as Ben and his mother were putting canned goods together for a food drive at his school, Ben thought it would be a good idea to have a toy drive for the children in New York and New Jersey who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Photography exhibit on display at library

Local photographer Rick Dodson’s first camera was a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, but his eye for photography didn’t develop until he picked up a Nikon while serving his first tour in Vietnam. “I really started carrying my camera with me everywhere I went during my first tour in Vietnam,” said Dodson.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, December 5
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett will be discussed. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  No registration required.
Early Literacy Story Times. Chester Library. 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – No registration required.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Times. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. No registration required.

Day Care Story Times. Central Library. 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.. No registration required.

Fall down laughing stand up

“I went to my boss to ask for a raise, he says no, but I can give you a 401K, and I just stare at him. He says do you know what a 401K is? And I said no, but it sounds like a really long race to me.”

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.