Early in 1960, the Episcopal Church Women of St. John’s in Chester were discussing new ways to raise money for the charities they supported. One of the younger members, Ginny Windsor, suggested a fashion show luncheon, an activity that had been very successful at a church she had attended in Hopewell.
Crime Solvers needs the community’s help to identify two women who used a stolen credit card number to make fraudulent purchases at Sheetz, 231 East Hundred Road, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009.
MARINA DR 4/03 Falling Creek Apartments. One female victim was returning to her apartment when an unknown suspect approached her from behind and forced her inside the apartment door at gunpoint. Once inside, the victim was forced to the floor while the suspect searched the apartment for valuables. The suspect then fled the apartment and entered another nearby apartment where a male and female victim were robbed of their valuables at gunpoint. The suspect then fled the area on foot.
Beulah United Methodist Church has embraced the Upward Sports concept and is happily hosting 21 soccer teams each Saturday morning, fulfilling Upward’s mission to introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities through sports.
Thomas Dale junior Lacey Waldrop proved she was not fooling in firing a perfect game on April 1 versus visiting Hopewell. She followed that up with more domination, leading the Knights to a championship in the Colonial Heights Holiday Tournament last week. Tournament entries included some of the better teams in the Central Region, and the championship elevated coach Dennis Jones’ team to the top of the class in area softball.
Prom night has long been a rite of passage for American teenagers. Unfortunately, the night is often marked by a large number of young people who abandon their core values, common sense and reasoning skills. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that on a typical prom weekend, 48 teenagers will perish and 5,200 more will be injured in vehicular crashes. About half of these crashes will be alcohol or drug related.
Students from Meadowbrook, Matoaca and Thomas Dale high schools recently competed in a Future Business Leaders of America regional event at Dinwiddie High, according to information from Chesterfield County Public Schools. Chesterfield students won a total of 34 awards, and Matoaca High was recognized as having the largest local FBLA chapter.
There’s a stretch of tranquility perched on the bank of one of the fingers of the James River in Chester. On a recent Saturday morning there, the sun was bright, the air crisp and the friendships warm as an annual fish fry featured camaraderie, history and catching-up, and conversations ran the gambit from business to family, religion and politics.