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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

CHESTERFEST: Artist, artisans bring crafts to the Fest

This year, the Chester Community Association (CCA) celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Village’s biggest annual event: ChesterFest. Out of the many booths and venders at ChesterFest, the Village News spotlighted three artists and artisans scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s celebration – each bringing their own craft for people to see.

Chester resident named 2011 Miss Chesterfield County Fair

A year after Courtney Jae Borders dazzled six judges to become the 2010 Miss Chesterfield County Fair, 18-year-old Jessica Fee, outshining seven other young ladies, ascended to the crown last Monday evening. The pageant served as Monday night’s Grandstand entertainment for the 100 or so people in attendance.

Robbery suspect sought by police

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a robbery suspect.

Police blotter

Broadwater W 8/28 Broadwater Townhouses. Entry gained to residence by unknown means. After gaining entry, suspect/s vandalized the interior. At this time nothing has been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, September 7
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett will be discussed.  Details:  748-6314.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

VA Lady Titans win NSA 16U “A” Division Fast Pitch World Series

They say lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, but the Chester-based VA Lady Titans would beg to differ. The female fast-pitch travel team just returned from Chattanooga, Tenn., where they won the National Softball Association 16U “A” Division Fast Pitch World Series, repeating what they had accomplished in 2009.

Local football teams prep for season

The 2010 brand of the L.C. Bird Skyhawks did something no other Bird team had done before: they won their first 11 games of the season. In their twelfth game in the regional playoffs, they fell to Hermitage 17-14. Bird finished their season at 11-1 and won yet another Dominion District Championship.

G'Night Irene

Chesterfield said goodnight to Irene at about 3 a.m Sunday morning. While many thought she would just skirt the coast, the storm was so large even Chesterfield felt her wrath. After a soaking rain, the roots of hundreds of trees could no longer stand against the 40 mph sustained winds and gusts that reached as much as 70 mph.