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Chester Garden club spruces up Chester

For a number of years the Chester Garden Club has worked to make the raised Pocket Park at the corner of Ironbridge Road and Harrowgate Road as well as the bedding area around the Chester sign on the west side of Chester attractive sites for people coming into Chester.

Chester Family YMCA kicks off Strengthening Communities Fund

The Chester Family YMCA announces its 2012 Strengthening Communities Fund Kickoff. During the campaign, which will run through May, members, volunteers, employees and community members are encouraged to provide financial support to the Y.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 25
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com

Early Literacy Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Enon Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Chester Library – 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  No registration required.

Livin’ life: Reverend Clarence L. Turner

“The most important thing that I want everybody to know about my life is that you can be what you want to be; all you need to do is to put God first in your life,” said Rev. Clarence L. Turner.

Patriots Tea Party at fairgrounds

Local Tea Party groups gathered at the Chesterfield County Fairground on Saturday at an event call Celebrate Liberty. Vendors for the event included the Chester Patriots group as well as number of groups from around the area including the Virginia Patriots, Lousia Tea Party, Patrick Henry Tea Party as well as about eight others.

Chester resident honored as ‘Volunteer of the Year’

Stephnie McDonald, an associate training specialist with Dominion, was one of 12 employees from six states recognized as one of their 2011 “Volunteers of the Year” for Dominion’s volunteer program. Dominion celebrated its volunteer program and some of the individuals that make them a success on Monday of this week.

First Survivors Celebration

It was a time for celebration — the Inaugural Survivors Celebration of the Virginia Cancer Patient Fund (VCPF).