Club Champions League for football events in the county

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Chesterfield County will continue to host multiple of the Club Champions League major football events through 2024 under recently renewed contracts made possible by Richmond Region Tourism. This marks the third multi-year contract signing between CCL and Chesterfield, bringing four of its key events to the River City Sportsplex, Mary B. Stratton Park and Horner Park. In the past, the Club Champions League has hosted up to five events in Chesterfield in a single year, including the College Showcase Series and the Fall Festival. As the first and now largest youth soccer league in the US, the CCL’s College Showcase events are unique in that league games are a club-versus-club format where players can show their talents in the hope of being discovered by more than 500 college Coaches. The CCL is bringing five events to River City Sportsplex in FY 2021. The first event under this contract extension is the CCL Autumn Festival, which is scheduled to take place from September 18-19, 2021.

government

With local tax deadlines approaching for 2021 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of Revenue will continue to support residents and protect the health of employees and the general public by offering pre-scheduled personal appointments. To make an appointment, taxpayers can call 804-748-1281 or email [email protected] with their name, tax account number and a brief description of their problem.

In January the Chesterfield County Department of Utilities The rating for AAA bonds has been confirmed by Fitch Ratings, one of the leading international rating agencies. Chesterfield County Utilities is one of only a handful of water and sanitation companies in the nation to have received AAA ratings for their revenue bonds from each of the top three rating services, including Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Services, and Standard & Poor’s. The department received the rating for its stability, low operating costs, tariff setting practices and tariff flexibility.

Chesterfield County Prevention Services offers a virtual teenage and tweens active parenting program to help parents gain the confidence and courage to face the challenges (and joys) of their children’s teenage years. The five-week program runs from February 24 to March 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Microsoft Teams. The registration fee is $ 50. For more information and to register, see chesterfield.gov/889/preventionprograms.

education

Virginia State University The Chief Accountants work in partnership with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to prepare and file income tax for tax returns for 2020 for individual or joint applicants in the Tri-Cities area with incomes less than $ 58,000. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance website accepts tax information at 102 Singleton Hall on the Virginia State University campus, which is open three days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 12 noon February to April 8th at 7 p.m. If you need help with the preparation and submission of your tax returns, you should bring all essential documents with you – W2 forms, possibly SSA-1099 etc. Due to COVID-19, tax information and valid The ID will be handed in and the taxes will be collected after completion.

Recognizing the economic challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to families’ lives, Virginia State University has announced that it will not increase tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year for new and postgraduate students. This is the second year in a row without an increase in tuition fees at VSU. Virginia State University currently maintains one of the lowest tuition and fee rates for a four-year public institution in Virginia and is a leader in access and affordability in higher education. In addition, the visitors’ committee voted to keep the room and meal prices unchanged for the coming academic year. The VSU tuition fees do not increase for domestic or foreign students. Currently, Virginia residents pay $ 4,577 per semester (Bachelor’s) to attend VSU and an additional $ 5,772 per semester to stay on campus (room rates vary by dormitory).

Community

Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate

The Chesterfield County Public Library will host a virtual writer visit with the New York Times bestselling author Lisa Wingate On Saturday, March 6th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Wingate, author of the bestselling book “Before We Were Yours”, will speak about her motivation to tell “lost” stories and how they work beyond the simple act of can read. “Before We Were Yours,” a fictional account of the true story of Georgia Tann’s kidnapping and selling of children by the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, was one of Publishers Weekly’s longest-running best-sellers in 2017. This virtual event, hosted by the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library and is hosted on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the event link. Visit chesterfield.evanced.info/signup/calendar for more information.

Recently the Chester Odd Fellows Lodge # 281 formally received its charter. The Odd Fellows, who served in Chester from 1905 to 1945, are a global, apolitical, non-sectarian fraternal nonprofit that aims to improve the community. unusual people who come together for the benefit of others. There are 18 founding members and membership is open to anyone aged 16 and over. For information send an email to [email protected]

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