Reminder: Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, August 14, 2017

Note: Location for this month’s meeting has changed because Suburban Park Elementary is closed for the summer.
When: 6:30 pm, Monday, August 14, 2017. Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.
Where: Norfolk Collegiate Upper School, Hackney Theater, 7336 Granby Street
Speaker: Steve Gunn, Editor, The Virginian-Pilot

Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood!

Mark your calendars: the Ward’s Corner Festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 22!

The Greater Ward’s Corner Business Association, in partnership with the Norfolk Masonic Temple, honors 100 years of the Norfolk Naval Base! 

What: An event benefiting the Armed Services Y.M.C.A. of Hampton Roads…inflatables, carnival games, prizes, raffles, food, vendor booths & more!

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017, Noon – 5:00pm

Where: Norfolk Masonic Temple, 7001 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505 – Indoors in air-conditioned comfort! Offsite parking at Royster Memorial Church.

Additional information available at http://www.wardscornerbusiness.com

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Reminder: Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, July 10, 2017

Note: The location for this month’s meeting has changed because Suburban Park Elementary is closed for the summer.

When: 6:30 pm, Monday, July 10, 2017. Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.

Where: Norfolk Collegiate Upper School, Hackney Theater, 7336 Granby Street

Speaker: Martin Thomas, Norfolk City Council, Ward 1.

If you have a question or comment for Mr. Thomas, please write it down and bring it with you.  He would like to know what is on your mind.

Suburban Acres 4th of July Parade & Picnic

Happy first day of summer! And that means in less than two weeks, we will have the Suburban Acres Civic League’s July 4th Parade and Picnic.

This year we are having a sidewalk parade at Suburban Park Elementary School, rather than a street parade. Decorate your kids and pets, wagons, strollers, hand trucks, battery operated small vehicles, bicycles, tricycles, and anything else that can be pushed or pulled. The sidewalk parade will start at the Galveston Blvd. and Carl St. playground and go around the back of the school grounds. We encourage all neighbors to come and support, cheer, and wave to the folks in the parade, and then stay and enjoy a hot dog, chips, and a drink with your neighbors.145d601b7465b7b881073c4310d0a9f5

Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting set for June 12, 2017

When: 6:30 pm, Monday, June 12, 2017; Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.
Where: Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street
Speakers: Fleta Jackson & Michele Williams, City of Norfolk Department of Public Works, will talk about Norfolk’s storm water drainage system and what we can do to keep our waterways clean and reduce flooding.
Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood!

E-cycling: don’t just toss out those old electronics!

The latest and greatest electronic devices seem to be unveiled faster than you can say the 3Rs. Proper electronic recycling is paramount because electronics contain hazardous waste such as lead, mercury and cadmium, which can be released into the air, soil and water and cause health and environmental risks. So, think before you toss. If your electronic device still works, donate it to a second-hand store or re-sell it to further its life. If the electronic device does not work, take it to a responsible electronic recycler.

A reputable recycler does not ship electronics to developing countries for processing where men, women and children work under hazardous conditions and toxins are improperly disposed of into the environment.

The EPA recognizes the e-Stewards® Recycler certification program and the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) certification program for their advancement of environmentally-safe practices and standards. You can locate facilities that have earned the e-Stewards® Recycler certification by visiting www.e-stewards.org to ensure that electronics will not be sent to other countries improperly for processing.

Don’t forget that electronics can have value even if they’re broken. The metal, plastic and glass that is extracted can be sold and reused again. Properly recycled electronic parts can be used in many new products including car parts or furniture.

Small household electronics such as televisions, printers, video games, etc. may be recycled for free by Norfolk residents and those businesses on the City of Norfolk waste collection system. View a list of acceptable items. Two locations are available for collection:

Division of Waste Management
1176 Pineridge Road
Phone: 757-664-6510
Hours: MondaySaturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Division of Towing
1188A Lance Road
Phone: 757-441-1062
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The HHW and E-waste collection site is located at the back corner of the parking lot, near the baseball fields.

Norfolk residents are limited to five gallons or 75 pounds of materials per visit.

This article was provided by askhrgreen.org