Last Friday was a very special day for Ms. Kitty Knittel. Surrounded by friends and family on the deck of the Chester YMCA’s pool, she celebrated her 98th birthday. Miss Kitty, as her friends in the H20 Kids group call her, swims with the “Just My Speed and Arthritis Class” three days a week.
Made of sticks, mud, sod and logs as large as 12-inches in diameter, a beaver dam on Reedy Branch Creek has caused problems for years. It was removed a few years ago to allow the wetlands that lies stagnate along Chester Road north or Chester Station subdivision to drain with a steady flow. It’s back again.
“Compassionate, smart, fun, ambitious and lively” is how Jennifer McCray, leader of Girl Scout Troop 447, describes the six girls within her group. Kylie Arthur, Amanda Coats, Olivia Johnson, Kelsey Norris, Madison McCray and Madisson Smith joined the group in the first grade and have been growing and learning together for the past four years.
The women of Cornerstone Assembly of God Church were recently treated to a Ladies’ Tea which included a fashion show of their own wedding gowns and formalwear. An open invitation was sent via the church email to every woman in the congregation calling for their special gowns for the event.
The Matoaca High School library sponsored a “Hunger Games” Trivia Contest the week of March 19. With many students looking forward to the movie premiere on Friday, March 23, there was lots of interest within the student body.
Taffy Jones-Hayes was the recipient of the 2012 Pat Cullen Award. Ms. Jones-Hayes has served as a Chesterfield County Teacher at Harrowgate Elementary School 19 years as the Parent Liaison Coordinator. In this capacity, Ms. Jones-Hayes has provided enormous resources for parents and students of the Harrowgate community.
After a two-day robotic basketball tournament that tested their engineering, teamwork and alliance-building skills, high school teams, the robotics contest brought together 59 teams from Virginia, The Carolinas, Connecticut and Washington, DC to face off at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center.
The Colonial Heights Senior Golf Association is set to begin play for the 2012 season on Tuesday, April 3 at the Prince George Golf Club. Under the leadership of newly elected President Dwight Reagan, the league conducted the spring all-members meeting on March 22 at the Colonial Heights Senior Center on Roanoke Ave.