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.
News from the City on transportation safety improvements along Granby Street.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Come Out Saturday Morning to Help with the Suburban Acres Litter Cleanup!
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00 am.
Where: Meet at Suburban Park Elementary School teachers’ parking lot.
The Suburban Acres Civic League is holding the quarterly Adopt-a-Spot event. Neighbors will gather to clean up litter around Suburban Park Elementary School and Caton Park, and along Thole Street to the Tinee Giant.
Bring your friends and family to meet neighbors and help for about an hour to keep our community one of the best (and greenest) in Norfolk!
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The minutes from the October 2019 Suburban Acres Civic League meeting held on October 14, 2019 are posted and available. Please click here to view the minutes from the meeting.
The meeting was extremely well-attended. Candidates on the ballot for the upcoming elections were in attendance and addressed the membership! Members had a great opportunity to hear from and interact with the candidates.
Candidates in attendance:
State Senate District 6
- Lynnwood Lewis
- Elizabeth Lankford
Delegate for District 100
- Rob Bloxom
- Phil Hernandez
Clerk of the Court
We had a great turnout for the Crock-pot Cook-off and another year of fabulous dishes prepared by members! There is some serious cooking talent in our community!
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who brought dishes and contributed to such a great event.
Here are the result of the cookoff!
- Crock-pot Cook-off Results:
- 1st Place: Gabriel & Helen Kinnison – Veggie Chili
- 2nd Place: Ann Owens – Beans and Beef
- Special Recognition: Marissa O’Neill – Chocolate Lava Cake
- Other food: Thanks to everyone else who brought delicious slow-cooked dishes (Everett Leseberg, Joan Wilson, and Dave and Kathryn Hunter); cornbread (Pearl Windle and Karen Mayne); and desserts (Noelle Gabriel and JoAnn Powell). And many thanks to Harris Teeter for its donation of gift certificates.
We’ll see everyone again at the Holiday Party in December!
When: Monday, October 14, 2019. Doors open at 6:00 pm for the Crockpot Cook-Off. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.
Where: Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street
Candidate Forum for the Virginia General Assembly
Senate of Virginia, 6th District
Elizabeth A. Lankford – R
Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr. – D
House of Delegates, 100th District
Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. – R
Phillip M. Hernandez – D
Crockpot Cook-off: Show off those slow-cooking culinary skills. PRIZES . . . and bragging rights for the best slow-cooked dish! Please bring your own serving spoon. Plates, bowls, tableware, beverages, power cords provided.