There was a time when I lived with several of my friends. There was a house in a community several miles from the farm where we and the owner’s brother would spend our time when not working. We actually didn’t work the farm much except for a little planting, tobacco harvesting and on hog butchering day.READ MORE
In this space last May, we mentioned 26 potential candidates for the Republican nominee, one of whom will in all likelihood face Barack Obama in the Presidential election this fall. Of those named, all 26 are still alive and perhaps interested in the nomination, which may not be determined before the party’s Tampa convention in August.READ MORE
It was early 2009. The economy was in decline and the world was watching Washington to see what it would do. We need to jump start the economy, leaders in Washington said. We have to take strong measures in order to keep unemployment from rising, we heard.READ MORE
Getting old is a reality of this life. The problem is, are you ready for that time to come? Many would say that this is not the role of a pastor, but I have found myself, on more than one occasion, having to guide people through the difficult decisions that aging brings.READ MORE
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful dental world of the Dogpound. A few weeks ago I wrote about my experience with my dentist and the impression he tried to take of my back teeth. Well, in about the same time frame I had to go to another dentist to have a root canal done.READ MORE
Now that spring is here to stay, the excitement and frequency of making trips to garden centers is rising exponentially, making temptations difficult to resist; so, while easier said than done, it makes sense to assess the available space, soil and light conditions, and microclimate of different areas of the garden before yielding to temptation.READ MORE
I have a friend who is currently caring for her older adult mother diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I recently asked my friend the question, “What is it that you wish you had known before you started taking care of your mother that you know now?” I found her answer interesting.READ MORE
Mother’s Day, a glorious day of rest and relaxation for Mothers all over the world, a day when massages are given and breakfast is had in bed, a day when your children are perfect and a day where you get to sit on the couch watching marathons of Real Housewives eating ice cream out of the carton.READ MORE
My high school English teachers would certainly be amazed by my positive (I think?) contributions to this newspaper over the last three years. It has been a great deal of fun, and I must admit I have at times enjoyed those 15 seconds of fame.READ MORE
A very impressive teacher once told me, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This has stuck with me for more than 30 years. From that day forward, I’ve made planning an important part of everything I do. I take it so seriously I plan to be spontaneous.READ MORE
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I am writing to remind the Chester community that it has many honest, caring and responsible merchants who support our area with heartfelt service to those they serve.
Regarding the Chesterfield BOS effort to eliminate or reduce the proffer fees for home builders, I was struck this week by a possible connection between your news article and your opinion piece – one on the proffer system, and the other on the proposed new meals tax.
In response to your column (“Proffer opponents hire Mad Men”) I must agree that the supposed horrible damage done to the Chesterfield economy by the proffer system is very overstated.
I have read the various articles on the cash proffer situation in the County and how they chose members to be on the proffer committee. I can’t say that I agreed with the selection process or the final recommendation to the BOS. I would like to recommend that the county set up a web site that outlines the subject being studied (Proffers, Electronic Signs, ETC.)