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Village News prides itself in abiding by its philosophy: "Your Community, Your Neighbors, Your News." In its 19th year serving Chester area, the Village News continues its commitment of bringing the community together. Call or email us about story ideas or upcoming events or give us a call for advertising rates. Keeping your ad dollars in the community is the most effective way to promote your business.

Cinema Cafe construction is progressing nicely. The dine-in movie theater plans for an October 2020 opening!
05/08/2020

Cinema Cafe construction is progressing nicely. The dine-in movie theater plans for an October 2020 opening!

#FridayForwardProgress features Cinema Cafe - Pembroke Meadows and their 45,000 square foot, 1,400-seat nine-plex theater. Cinema Cafe combines dining and entertainment in a unique one-stop experience that will be a great addition to the #Chester marketplace. A concept that was started in Hampton Roads the establishment will also feature a spacious bar and lounge located in the lobby, which will provide guests an ideal hangout before and after the movie where they can enjoy one of the twenty different beers on tap or a signature cocktail. They are expected to open to the public in October 2020 so keep your eyes out for announcements. #choosechesterfield #RVA #LiveWorkPlay

05/02/2020
King's Korner Catering and Restaurant

Sunday dinner!

WE'RE HAVING FRIED CHICKEN TOMORROW!!!

Come to our mobile site at 4412 W Hundred Rd in the Chester Village Shopping Center this Sunday between 11 AM - 7 PM! We have BBQ, RIBS, FRIED CHICKEN, and More! It's drive-thru so you NEVER HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR CAR! Let us serve you. 😃

SEE YOU THEN!! 😃

04/24/2020

Southside Church is pleased to announce the re-opening of its food pantry every Wednesday at noon, located on its Chester Campus at 13930 Happy Hill Road, Chester, VA 23831. "We are here to help the community as always, but especially during this difficult time in our nation." Carla Pollard, ministry leader, believes no one should have to choose between putting food on their table or paying their bills. "We have the resources to supply families in need with food. If you would like assistance, our have a desire to volunteer, please contact us. We can help." In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, the food distributions are handled on a drive-through basis. You may call: (804) 778-7800, or e-mail: [email protected]

Virtual Planning Commission details. Be sure to tune in
04/21/2020

Virtual Planning Commission details. Be sure to tune in

TODAY IS THE DAY! Join us for the virtual Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting at 6 p.m.

The virtual meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Comcast Channel 98, Verizon Channel 28, and live streamed at YouTube.com/ChesterfieldCountyVA.
Find the full Planning Commission agenda at https://www.chesterfield.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04212020-376.

Virtual meetings are the new norm; stay informed and tune-in
04/18/2020

Virtual meetings are the new norm; stay informed and tune-in

Chesterfield County is taking extra precautions to keep residents safe while completing taxpayer business. The 6 p.m. April 22 Chesterfield Board of Supervisor Meeting will once again be VIRTUAL to reduce public gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents who wish to make comments on any of the public hearing items and/or the portion of the Board’s agenda known as "Citizen Comment Period on Unscheduled Matters" can submit comments via www.chesterfield.gov/BOScomments; or call in comments and leave a message at 804-748-1808. You can view the full April 22 Board of Supervisors agenda at www.chesterfield.gov/boardmeetings.

For more information, including where to view the meeting and commenting and question procedures, read the full news release at https://www.chesterfield.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1330.

Can’t beat curbside wine delivery! Check out Ashton Creek Vineyard
03/27/2020

Can’t beat curbside wine delivery! Check out Ashton Creek Vineyard

Get your weekend started right! Come down to the vineyard for your to go bottles! Don’t want to leave your car? Give us call and we will bring it out to you! (804) 896-1586

Hungry? We are currently offering a limited menu for to-go or curbside! Don’t forget about our Family Fun Meal Deal tonight! Swipe over to see the menus!

The format for the March 25 Board of Supervisors meeting, which includes multiple public hearings related Chesterfield C...
03/23/2020
Chesterfield County

The format for the March 25 Board of Supervisors meeting, which includes multiple public hearings related Chesterfield County’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget, has been modified to decrease the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19. The changes are designed to accommodate public input for the hearings while encouraging the public to continue self-quarantining and practicing social distancing, as recommended by health officials.

The following rules for the meeting are subject to change at any time pending recommendations by health officials who are continually monitoring the situation.

Access to the Public Meeting Room will be extremely limited.

Citizens are highly encouraged to use an online form to submit their comments, instead of coming to speak in person: https://www.chesterfield.gov/FormCenter/Budget-Management-4/Citizen-Comment-on-FY21-Proposed-Budget--155

Citizens may submit online comments in advance of the public hearings until March 24 at 5 p.m., and all electronic comments will be distributed to Board of Supervisors members prior to the public hearings on March 25.

The online form will, again, be available for use the day of the public hearings, and all additional comments received will be provided to Board of Supervisors members.

Comments received by the close of the public hearings on Wednesday evening will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

No more than eight citizens at a time will be allowed into the Public Meeting Room to speak.
Upon arrival, citizens will be directed to multiple staging areas supervised by sheriff’s deputies and then escorted to the Public Meeting Room at the appropriate time. Staging areas will consist of no more than eight participants.

The lectern and mic inside the Public Meeting Room will be cleaned after each speaker, and speakers are instructed to not touch the lectern or the mic at any time.

Each speaker must leave the Public Meeting Room immediately following their remarks.

Any group wishing to come speak should select a single representative to speak on the group’s behalf or consider using the online form.

Individuals or groups wishing to come thank Board members for their financial support of programs or services are advised to use the online form or consider other correspondence methods.

Speakers who have signed up ahead of time to speak will be contacted and encouraged to use the online form, instead of attending.

A speaker sign-up sheet will be available outside the Public Meeting Room for anyone who comes and did not sign up in advance.

Board meetings are livestreamed on WCCT Chesterfield Community Television, including Comcast channel 98 and Verizon channel 28, and on YouTube.com/ChesterfieldCountyVA for those who would like to tune in to the public hearings.

The official YouTube Channel of Chesterfield County, Virginia. Visit www.chesterfield.gov for more information about Chesterfield County.

More information to come...
03/23/2020

More information to come...

From the Chief of Police:
03/19/2020

From the Chief of Police:

Update on Chesterfield County’s response to COVID-19 tonight at 6:30 p.m. prior to budget meeting. Submit questions by 6...
03/19/2020

Update on Chesterfield County’s response to COVID-19 tonight at 6:30 p.m. prior to budget meeting. Submit questions by 6 p.m. to [email protected]

Tune in TONIGHT, March 19 @ 6:30pm for a Facebook Live briefing on the county government's response to COVID-19. This briefing will be held prior to the budget community meeting. Citizens may submit questions to [email protected] by 6 p.m. or during the Facebook Live event.

Chesterfield County is conducting Facebook Live budget community meetings in lieu of traditional in-person meetings due ...
03/19/2020

Chesterfield County is conducting Facebook Live budget community meetings in lieu of traditional in-person meetings due to COVID-19. Submit your questions and tune in tonight.

Did you miss yesterday's Facebook Live on the FY2021 proposed budget? There's still time to tune in! Submit your questions by filling out the questionnaire form at chesterfield.gov/budgetfeedback. Or, submit them during the Facebook Live session once the event is launched.

BOYS BASKETBALL FINAL:Massaponax 58Thomas Dale 53Jahmeel Campbell (pictured) had 14 pts tonight. The Knights fall in the...
03/07/2020

BOYS BASKETBALL FINAL:

Massaponax 58
Thomas Dale 53

Jahmeel Campbell (pictured) had 14 pts tonight.

The Knights fall in the region 6 state quarterfinals.

They won the 6A Region Championship.

An EPIC season for the Knights, who finish the season 20-6 after winning just 5 games last year.

Boom!!! Thomas Dale’s run continues!! 6A Region Champs!
03/03/2020
Say good Knight to Western Branch; Dale claims 6A region championship

Boom!!! Thomas Dale’s run continues!! 6A Region Champs!

Dale to face Massaponax on Friday at Cosby in first round of state tourney Thomas Dale boys basketball has done the improbable all season.  But, they’ve accomplished all of their feats through good team basketball and fundamentals. Junior Kylon Lewis hit two free throws with two seconds left ...

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation
02/20/2020

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation

As of 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, all Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation activities held in county schools, parks, recreation centers, senior centers, historic sites and the Nature Center are cancelled and the facilities are closed.

The final beam is in place for the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts.
02/18/2020

The final beam is in place for the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts.

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation
02/10/2020

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation

We are excited to announce that the Chester Dog Park at Goyne Park now has water. Bring your fur friends to run, play and stay hydrated.

12/04/2019

With basketball season underway, here are some scores from the first two days of the season. Follow Sports Editor Josh Mathews on Twitter @JoshMathewsRVA

Boys
Meadowbrook 57
Highland Springs 49

Lamondre Gregg led the way with 19 points.

Thomas Dale 53
Douglas Freeman 51

Kylon Lewis and and Neal Phillips had 14 points each.

Carver Academy 45
Colonial Heights 43

Zyaire Muhammad hit a three pointer to take the lead late, finishing with 7 points.

Girls

L.C. Bird 65
Huguenot 42

Kameron Brown 28 points for the Skyhawks in the win.

Everyone so far has started out 1-0!

11/30/2019

FOOTBALL FINAL:

Oscar Smith 29
Thomas Dale 7

The Knights finish the 2019 season 9-4. Antonio Goins scores the lone touchdown for the Knights.

11/30/2019

END OF THE THIRD QUARTER:

Oscar Smith 22
Thomas Dale 0

Smith has limited TD to just 55 yards of total offense in this game.

11/30/2019

HALFTIME-

Oscar Smith 15
Thomas Dale 0

The game has been closer than the score shows.

The Tigers came up with a big blocked punt to score their first touchdown. Oscar Smith is known for their tough defense this year and it's lived up to the billing, but the Knights have hurt themselves with penalty flags.

11/30/2019

End of the first quarter:

Oscar Smith 8
Thomas Dale 0

Follow along live on Twitter @JoshMathewsRVA

Knights take on Oscar Smith tonight in Chesapeake for region title. Kickoff is at 7 pm. Here’s how they fared last week ...
11/29/2019
Dale drops Ocean Lakes 36-6

Knights take on Oscar Smith tonight in Chesapeake for region title. Kickoff is at 7 pm. Here’s how they fared last week in regional semi-final...

http://villagenewsonline.com/2019/11/27/dale-drops-ocean-lakes-36-6/

Will play Oscar Smith for region title Thomas Dale traveled to Ocean Lakes for the second round for the Region 6A playoffs and brought a storm the Dolphins couldn’t withstand. The Knights scored early, the defense clamped down, and special teams made plays as the maroon and gray dominated in...

Petersburg Symphony season starts Dec. 8http://villagenewsonline.com/2019/11/27/petersburg-symphony-orchestra-opening-wi...
11/28/2019
Petersburg Symphony Orchestra opening with “A Classic Holiday”

Petersburg Symphony season starts Dec. 8

http://villagenewsonline.com/2019/11/27/petersburg-symphony-orchestra-opening-with-a-classic-holiday/

The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will hold its second concert of its 42nd season on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. with “A Classic Holiday.” The orchestra will be playing music that celebrates the spirit of this special season, including some Bach and Brahms, “Greensleeves,” “Carol of the Bel....

Misi Rose has found her calling...http://villagenewsonline.com/2019/11/27/mercy-mall/
11/27/2019
Mercy Mall

Misi Rose has found her calling...

http://villagenewsonline.com/2019/11/27/mercy-mall/

Misi Rose has found her calling. She is the Operations Director and Volunteer Coordinator for Mercy Mall, a nonprofit organization in Chesterfield that provides clothing, household items, and baby gear for families in need. Rose began her journey with Mercy Mall as a volunteer, and worked two part-t...

11/23/2019

Region 6A playoff final

Thomas Dale 36
Ocean Lakes 6

Chris Tyree and Jasiah Williams score two touchdowns each, Jordan Branch adds one as well.

The Dolphins didn't score until there were 12 seconds left in the game- a valiant defensive effort.

11/16/2019

Football final score:

Thomas Dale 55
Grassfield 28

The Knights will travel to Ocean Lakes next Friday in the region 6A playoffs.

11/15/2019

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 3500 block of Colonnade Drive in South Chesterfield on Thursday, Nov. 14. At about 11:42 a.m., police responded to that area for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at a residence. Upon arrival, police found evidence of a shooting and learned that two male victims had been taken to an area hospital with gunshot wounds. Police continue their investigation into this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or use the P3 app.

POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING MOTHER, 3 KIDSChesterfield Police are searching for a woman and her three children, ages 13, 9...
11/14/2019

POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING MOTHER, 3 KIDS
Chesterfield Police are searching for a woman and her three children, ages 13, 9 and 2, who have been reported missing by Chesterfield County Department of Social Services. On Oct. 30, a DSS employee was unable to locate the three children and their mother, identified as Erica M. Rivas, at their residence in the 2100 block of Marina Drive. Rivas did not respond to the DSS employee's attempts to contact her.
Rivas, 38, is described as a Hispanic female, about 5 feet tall and weighing about 137 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. Rivas' three children, Dayami Valasquez, 13, Melanie Rivas, 9, and Isabelle Gamez, 2, are all described as Hispanic females. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Rivas, Dayami, Melanie and Isabelle is asked to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or use the P3 app.

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Can you please cover the 2A meetings where people are trying to protect their rights...can you also cover how we can stop the proposal the Democrats in our state proposed that will make most of Virginia felons? I know Democrats prefer criminals to law abiding citizens but making the law abiding citizens felons is not the answer...we need to stop this ASAP. Please cover this as this is an important topic.
Thanks for keeping us updated!
My Son's truck was broken in to at the Chester American Family Fitness last night. His vehicle was not the only one broken into last night.Please be mindful when going there. We are hoping to view the cameras on Monday. We were told last night that the manager is the only one that has access and she was big there.
How dare you risk a family's safety by being bought off to allow a politician to posts their oppenent's address? Pretty low to put a family in possible danger. You should be responsible for any security that is needed.
I think it is so incredibly awful that you let Tim McPeters buy and aid and print the personal address of his opponent out there for the public! She is a single mother - what about their safety?!