It’s been said that we don’t grow old simply by piling up the years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Time may wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm for life will wrinkle one’s spirit. Ruth Wooldridge, who celebrated 99 years last week, has her ideals intact and spreads enthusiasm to her family extending through five generations.
The Board of Supervisors will wait until Nov. 17 to decide what to do with roughly $28 million in savings from fiscal 2010. At the panel’s Oct. 27 meeting, Allan Carmody, budget and management director, gave a report on fiscal 2010 that had been presented to the Budget and Audit Committee, which includes Supervisors Dan Gecker and Jim Holland, the day before.
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a military helicopter experiencing technical problems hovered above Thomas Dale High School before descending directly onto the athletic field of the freshman campus.
It may not be a “bridge to nowhere,” but it could be called a bridge for no one; that is, if you’re walking. Area residents got their first look at a bridge-replacement project on Jefferson Davis Highway last week.
The holiday season is just around the corner and plans are underway for the 2010 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Chester YMCA on Route 10 and ending at the Chester Village Green. Closure of roads affected by parade traffic will begin at 1:45 p.m.
The future well-being of a community depends not on strategic land development or even strict budgeting, but on the young people within that particular community. As more time and effort is used to develop the youth of today, there is a stronger likelihood that the future of the community will be in good hands.
Fun was the order of the evening at Matoaca Elementary School’s Fall Festival last week. Along with class-decorated pumpkins, music and face painting, students and parents were able to enjoy a book fair in the library and a silent auction on gift baskets.