SACL General Meeting 2/10/20

Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, February 10, 2020

Speaker:  Jackson Hewitt Tax Service at Wards Corner will talk about recent changes in tax laws and answer your tax questions.

When:  6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.

Where:  Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood.  Our Community Resource Officer from the Norfolk Police Department will give updates.  Hope to see you!


January 2020 Meeting Recap and Minutes

The minutes for the January 2020 Suburban Acres Civic League meeting held on January 13, 2020 are posted and available by clicking here.

Please review the minutes for a general recap of discussion items and speakers.

Highlights include:

  • A spike in car larcenies, generally in the Archer’s Green apartments area
  • Guest Speaker for the meeting was Lynn Clements, the Executive Direction of the Slover Library
  • Caton Park Picnic Shelter added to The City Capital Improvement Plan.

We look forward to seeing you all out at our next meeting, February 10, 2010 at 6:30 at Suburban Park Elementary.

The league calendar has been updated with dates of the various events for the year.

Please also remember to check out our events page on Facebook for information on our meetings and events for the year!

Don’t forget to renew your membership!

Good Times at the SACL & Wards Corner Joint Holiday Party!

League Holiday Party a Big Success!

The civic league’s festive holiday party was a great success with a record crowd of about 150 people. The Wards Corner Civic League co-sponsored the party with our league again this year.

A number of elected officials came by, including Virginia Delegate Rob Bloxom and his aide Ted Drake, Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron, Mayor Kenneth Alexander, Ph.D., City Council Members Andria McClellan and Courtney Doyle, Norfolk Public School Board Chair, Dr. Noelle Gabriel, and School Board members Carlos Clanton and Adale Martin. Tony Wagerman, representing Virginia Senator Lynwood Lewis, also joined us.

Nearby civic league presidents in attendance were Garnzie West from Coronado, Nate Kinnison from Larchmont-Edgewater, and Dale Ryder from Highland Park, in addition to our own Louie Gabriel and Wards Corner league president Scott Guirlinger. The Norfolk Public Schools Jazz Band provided the entertainment.

Thanks to everyone who helped out, brought side dishes and desserts, and helped to eat all the great food! And many thanks to Harris Teeter for its donation of gift certificates, and to Golden Corral for its donation to the costs of the fried chicken.

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[REMINDER] Suburban Acres & Wards Corner Civic Leagues Holiday Party, December 9th

When:  6:00 pm, Monday, December 9, 2019

Where:  Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

The Suburban Acres Civic League and Wards Corner Civic League will hold its annual joint holiday party at the December meeting, inviting the Wards Corner Civic League to join us.  Please bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share.  The civic leagues will provide fried chicken and beverages.  Entertainment by Norfolk Public Schools Jazz Band.

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Suburban Acres Civic League November 2019 Meeting Cancelled

The Suburban Acres Civic League will not meet on November 11th, due to the Veterans Day holiday.  Let’s send out a big salute to all our veterans and their families who so selflessly serve our county. Thank you!

Please mark your calendars for the next civic league meeting on December 9th, 6:00 pm, at Suburban Park Elementary.  It’s the annual pot-luck Holiday Party, with lots of food, fun, and musical entertainment.  It’s a great way to meet neighbors, talk with the civic league board and elected officials, and support our community.

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Ditches along Railroad Tracks near Yorktown Drive Cleared

Building off of the momentum from the September 2019 meeting of the Suburban Acres Civic League, Norfolk Southern and The City of Norfolk worked together to clear the ditches along the railroad tracks that run parallel to Yorktown Drive and Virginian Drive.  Completion of this project has been a long time coming for residents along Yorktown and Virginian.  This work should also lead to improvements in storm water drainage along surrounding streets.

The SACL would like to thank all residents who showed up at the September 2019 meeting and expressed to City speakers in attendance their frustration with the clogged ditches and resulting poor drainage, leading to this positive action.

For details of discussions at the September meeting, please see the Meeting Minutes area of the SACL website.  That meeting was attended by several neighbors who lived along Yorktown and Virginian, along with Councilwoman Andria McLellan, Gabriel Phelps from City of Norfolk Utilities, & John White from the Norfolk Department of Public Works.

It’s great to see SACL members and neighbors make a difference for our neighborhood through involvement with our meetings and direct communication with the City.

Pictured below is resident Louis Demarco.

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11/2/19 Suburban Acres Adopt-a-Spot Litter Cleanup Pictures

It was an absolutely gorgeous morning for cleaning up the neighborhood!  SACL members and neighbors cleaned up the grounds of Suburban Park Elementary and the streets and sidewalks of Thole Street from Galveston to Tinee Giant.

We even picked up two tires and a generator!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help pick up litter in the neighborhood.  See you all at our next event!

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