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Power in words

“It’s very important to me because it gives me a choice, where being younger a choice was robbed from me; the choice of having a childhood was robbed from me,” said the Chester resident, in a very distinct New York accent. “…So it’s a great honor for me, it’s very important because I didn’t really get the sense of family.”

Local church battles hunger across the world

The vestibule of New Covenant Presbyterian Church became a food-packaging operation two weekends ago, Saturday, May 7, as church members, and those from other churches, boxed and sent away 10, 000 meals to help stop world hunger.

School Board engages community at public meeting

Roughly 100 folks filled the Fulghum Center last Tuesday night when the Chesterfield County School Board hosted community members for a public engagement session on “Design for Excellence 2020” – a document that, if espoused by the Board, may very well steer the direction of our county’s school system for the rest of the decade.

Mission helped rebuild church destroyed by fire

“Out of the ashes, we rise.” These are the words that adorn the bulletin board just inside Branches United Methodist Mission in Florida City, Florida. They are words of hope, words of remembrance.

Chesterfield native Brett Mietus named Navy Commander

The Fighting Marlins of Patrol Squadron FORTY (VP-40) held its change of command ceremony May 6, when Chesterfield native Commander Brett Mietus relieved Commander John Maxwell. The ceremony marked VP-40’s 55th change of command since its commissioning on January 20, 1951.

Canine Carnival seeking vendors for this year’s event

The Chesterfield Employee’s Association is currently seeking pet-related product and service vendors for its annual Canine Carnival, an event for dogs and their owners.

700 seniors attend Chesterfield Triad’s 12th annual senior day

More than 700 seniors attended the Chesterfield TRIAD’s 12th Annual Senior Day at Victory Tabernacle Church on Wednesday.

Village News columnist Robert Owens will sign new book at Patriot’s meeting

Robert R. Owens, who holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and a Masters in History, will be the guest speaker at the Chester Patriot’s meeting on Monday, May 23 at the Central Branch of the Chesterfield County Library at 6:30 p.m.