Cline Appliances was a fixture in the Chester community for many, many years. The Cline family was as much a part of the community, as was Magee’s Pharmacy or the Chesterfield Bank. The appliance business is gone from Chester now but its legacy lives on through the Panchita Cline Scholarship at Thomas Dale High School.
The friends and classmates of Devin Hawkins, a student at Carver Middle School who was tragically lost this spring, planted a memorial butterfly garden in his memory on June 11.
Chester resident Bailey Galstan earned his Eagle Scout award on Sunday, June 5, 2011 – the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America – at a ceremony at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chester.
Loren Favale, of Chester, was one of 165 students recently named to the Dean’s List at Emory and Henry College for the spring 2011 semester.
Cousins Daniel and Chris Singleton are currently at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., completing their advanced training. Daniel, 23, a U.S. Marine, graduated from Parris Island, S.C., February 25 of this year.
Bobbi Altizer, of Chester, a student at John Tyler Community College, will attend Ferris State University in Michigan due in part to a scholarship from Virginia Credit Union. The credit union awarded college scholarships to seven students in Chesterfield County through its 2011 Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship Program.
Family, coaches and supporters gathered at Matoaca High School in May to witness Matoaca High School basketball standout Jasmine Edwards sign her letter of intent to play at Catawba College in North Carolina.
Twenty of Meadowbrook High School’s senior-athletes met in the school’s lecture hall before the close of the school year to announce the next step in their careers as student-athletes, some signing their official letters of intent to play athletics at the next level.