[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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October General Meeting Recap: Crock-pot Cookoff and Candidate Forum

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

  • George Schaeffer

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!

 

[REMINDER] SACL October Candidate Forum and Crockpot Cook-off

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.

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SACL October Candidate Forum and Crockpot Cook-off

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.

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September 2019 General Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the September 2019 General Meeting are posted online.  Please click here to view the minutes.

It was an excellent meeting with lively discussion between speakers and members.  Highlights included plans revealed for work to be done on sewer/water drainage on Yorktown drive and ditch maintenance along the railroad tracks from Little Creek to Thole.  Please review the minutes for more detailed notes.

City Councilwoman Andria McLellan also spoke to the membership and answered questions about infrastructure projects, multi-modal lanes, and the regional fiber internet ring project.  Please review the minutes for more detailed notes.

Looking forward to more great, informative future meetings.  See you out there!