If You Can Read This, 
Thank a Teacher

With the celebration of local men in June and adventures in July, this summer already has been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time for it to end. But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school out forever). And,…

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Dive into the pages of any good adventure book—or into the screen of a movie at the local theater—and you’ll quickly be immersed in captivating stories. You’ll be pulled into worlds of wizards fighting dark magic, pirates trying to seize control of ghost ships, a quest for revenge on a whale, a 1,100-mile hike for self-discovery and healing, the visit…

A Great Month to be a Guy

As June arrives, we realize we’ve nearly made it through half the year—and wonder how that could be possible! It feels like just yesterday we were thinking about New Year’s resolutions and Valentine’s Day gifts. Now, we’re planning for summer—long days and warm nights, grilling, pools and everything else the year’s middle months bring along.

Here’s to Strong Women

Washington Irving, the 19th-century American author known for stories such as Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow once wrote: “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us,…

A Community Resolution

The beginning of any year brings a lot of new things. A new start, a new outlook and, of course, a New Year's resolution...or several. Some of the most common resolutions include resolving to eat healthier, to get to the gym more and, overall, a goal for better physical fitness.

Happy Holidays!

"Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you." If you couldn't tell, we're snuggled up by the fire, drinking some peppermint hot chocolate and dreaming of sugar plums—reading this month's issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle, of course. Thanks for joining us!

Thankful.

The penultimate month of the year is always a special one—one in which we're reminded of the wealth of gratitude we have for the people in our lives and for the Chesterfield community. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing and the year, although winding down, is as busy as ever, but we can't help but take some time…

Family & Friends

October's issue celebrates family and friends; we can never have too many of either, in my opinion. Family members are the first people we get to know in the world, and we start adding friends around the time we go to preschool and continue our whole lives.

It’s Better to Give…

We have all heard the saying, "It is better to give than to receive;" most people probably don't realize the origin of the statement. It is biblical--Acts 20:35, "I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed…

Summer FUN!

This summer has been flying by! It seems like the summers lasted a lot longer when we were kids; doesn't it? We really spent entire days outside, either at the pool or at the creek. We maximized the daylight hours and literally wore ourselves out eating snow cones and just having fun.

Heroes & Helpers

A “hero” is a person who is admired or idealized for courage or outstanding achievements, while a “helper” is a person who helps someone else. Heroes are usually helpers in some way and helpers can also be heroes. Though everyone isn’t going to be officially considered a hero, per se, every one of us can be a helper to someone…

Gentlemen…
Start Your Lists!

This month, Chesterfield Lifestyle celebrates our male readers with our “Men’s Issue.” I have had the pleasure of meeting many of our gentlemen readers at Chesterfield Lifestyle events and have received a variety of emails from our male readers regarding favorite articles, ideas for features and responses to our mystery picture feature. We are delighted that our carefully chosen and…

There’s No Place 
Like Home

No matter where you roam, there's no place like home. This saying holds true for one naughty dog in our neighborhood. This particular puppy has a collar and belongs to our neighbor; any chance she gets she escapes and runs the streets. Whenever we see her out and about we holler, "Go HOME!"...and she does! Though the dog gets a…

Of Garbage 
and Gardens

Learn steps from a gardening and horticulture expert, for planting a low maintenance flower garden on page xx. Send pictures of your garden (when the time is right) to: LMullen@LifestylePubs.com. Spring is here! All around our Chesterfield community things are looking a little bit greener. It’s a time of new beginnings; nature is coming alive. Buds are forming on the…

The Art 
of Understanding

Artist, Paul Klee, said, “Art does not reproduce what we see…it makes us see.” The arts are interpretations of life. Art tells stories. Art can open our eyes to allow us to gain new understandings about people, places and situations--and even our own feelings.

Life is Uncertain…
Eat Dessert First

How many times have we gone out to eat, at one of the fine restaurants, in Chesterfield and when our server asks if we would like to order dessert, we are much too full to even consider it? If you are like us, this happens every time you dine out! Last time this happened, we agreed we should go out,…

Our rich tapestry.

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. Author and inspirational speaker, Ola Joseph concurs, "Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness." Those of us that grew up in the 70s and 80s or were parenting at that time, might…

Enjoy your journeys

We have all heard the saying, “getting there is half the fun;” often times, we forget to enjoy our travel journey if all focus is placed on the destination itself. Great memories can be made, during our journeys, if we practice “mindfulness.”