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CGFR to host various events The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department would like to invite everyone out to their upcoming events. On Aug. 11, they will be holding a Back to School Bingo for the children with prizes…

The beauty(s) of Chester Gap Last Saturday (April 14) saw Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosting its annual beauty pageant – with more than 50 contestants participating. The pageant was the result of much hard work and perseverance on…
Chester Gap column for March 1

Annual awards Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosted their annual awards banquet Feb. 4 at the station – with a very strong attendance for the department’s premiere community celebration, where neighbors and friends come out in force and bring…

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will be hosting its annual awards banquet Jan. 29. The banquet begins at 5 p.m. with an hour of socializing, with the meal starting at 6.

Two finishing training Two new members of the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department are set to finish their Firefighter I and II training this month. Kurt Feldmeyer and Randy Norman have proven to be invaluable assets to the…
Chester Gap: Work detail a huge success

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Department’s work detail over this past weekend to replace the retaining wall in front of the station was a huge success. The turnout from the membership was inspiring to see and allowed multiple tasks to…

It is with a heavy heart friends that I write of the passing of our own James Wines – better known as Jimmy to those who knew him.. Jimmy went home to be with the Lord on July 22. He…

The Chester Gap Baptist church presented two new awards this past Sunday at the morning service. At the start of the school year Pastor David Johnson and Youth Group leader Teresa North told the boys and girls that they would…
Chester Gap: You did it once, let’s do it again!

First I’d like to congratulate you folks on your prayers and support for our own Jimmy Wines. I’m very happy to report that he has made some great progress and has been taken off the ventilator. Now, though, I’d like…
New firehouse plans

A meeting has been scheduled for 2 p.m. June 6 at the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Department’s banquet hall to discuss plans and considerations for the proposed new firehouse to be constructed. Department Vice President Mike Wolnevich will be on…
Chester Gap: Local contestants make good

Local beauty pageant legacy Alexandra Phillips has competed in her first pageant in the Miss Rappahannock Friends category and secured her first win as well. Allie, as she is known to friends and family, is the daughter of multiple pageant…

The Chester Gap Fire & Rescue Department celebrated its 50th anniversary this past Saturday evening. The department had been working very hard for several months to ensure that it would be a special night, and the only concern was how…

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are the proud new owners of a 2010 Ford F-350 four-door pickup truck. The new piece of emergency response equipment was purchased with a grant from the Loeb Foundation. The pick-up with…

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will be not only hosting its annual awards banquet this March 27 with a fellowship hour at 6 and dinner at 7, but will also be celebrating the department’s 50th anniversary. Chester…

That’s right folks, there is indeed a treasure right here in our backyard. You see the top of our mountain borders right up to Shenandoah National Park, giving those of us who are willing access to nearly 196,000 acres of…