Ms. Kitty turns 100

Twice each week Kitty Knittel slowly enters the pool at the Chester YMCA and each time she exits feeling refreshed. “I think it will put me back on my feet,” she said. “And it does every time.”

Chester Business Association contributes to Arts Center fund

Chester Business Association (CBA) recently contributed, and challenged, all business owners to support and make a pledge to the building fund for Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation. The deadline is quickly approaching to raise the money.

The Happiness Factory is opening in Chester at the end of March

Opening at the end of March 2014, The Happiness Factory, a place for people to gather to get much needed creative time. The space is designed to fuel inspiration and help you find joy in creating. It will offer a range of classes for the most novice crafter to the most experienced, and everything in between.

New manager at CCHASM Career Clothes Closet

CCHASM is pleased to announce that Ms. Tamara R. Piguet has accepted the position of Manager for the CCHASM Women’s Career Clothes Closet. This position was previously filled by Ms. Brenda Croxton who gave over a decade of volunteer service to the Clothes Closet as its manager.

Polar Plunge at Carver Middle School

In an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics for Carver Middle School students, a Penny War was held at lunchtime for the week of February 24 – 28. The seventh grade raised the most money, and the entire school raised over $300.

Ettrick names teacher of the year

Mrs. Stephanie Haines has been selected by her peers as Teacher of the Year for Ettrick Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year. Mrs. Haines is loved and adored by her students and the staff of Ettrick Elementary School. She gives her heart and soul to her students and according to student, Markayla Evans, “She is the best teacher ever.”

Falling Creek Ironworks Day

Visitors to the Falling Creek Ironworks Day last Saturday encountered a special guest new to the event, Archibald Cary, portrayed by Bill Rhodes, provided his accomplishments at the ironworks site.

L. C. Bird High School receives $1,000 in supplies

Amanda Simon, a ninth-grade teacher at Lloyd C. Bird HighSchool, was presented $1,000 in school supplies by local CITGO Marketer Petroleum Marketers, Inc.(PMI) and CITGO Petroleum Corporation as part of the CITGO Fueling Education Program.